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Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

State Representative Holly Hughes announced April Coffee hours to meet with people in her 101st  district. Everyone attending has the opportunity to discuss state and local issues of interest.

Below are the times and places where she will be meeting people:

Friday, April 24th   9:30 – 10:30am  Toast N’ Jams at 3462 Henry St. in Norton Shores

Monday, April 27th   10:00 – 11:00am   Holton Township Hall at 6511 Holton Whitehall Rd. in Holton

Monday, April 27th   11:30am – 12:30pm  Mr. Quick at 5501 East Apple Ave in Muskegon

No appointment is necessary for district office  hours; residents unable to meet Rep. Hughes during the above scheduled times can contact her office toll free at 877-633-0331 or by e-mail at HollyHughes@house.mi.gov

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

News Release:

Applications for the 2015 Lakeshore ATHENA Scholarship Program are now being accepted at the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships, offered through the Lakeshore ATHENA Awards Program, a collaboration of The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, assist women in reaching their full potential through financial support for training programs and education.

Future of 1960s drive-in restaurant in jeopardy


MONTAGUE, Mich. (WZZM) -- There's been a neon glow in downtown Montague for more than 50 summers, but that light will not return this year unless a new operator can be found to take over the Dog 'n Suds Drive-In.

The glow of Dog 'n Suds has reflected off the White River and White Lake from late March through October since the 1960s, but owner David Hosticka says it's time to step away from the restaurant his parents founded.

"I feel like I am more like a caretaker, but yes I am the owner." Hosticka grew up on the grill working alongside his father. "Some of my fondest memories where right here in this building."

This Dog 'n Suds is seasonal; Hosticka runs another that is open year-round in Norton Shores.

"You do not see these kind of restaurants dotting the landscape like you use to," he said.

My Town: 'Ask Grandma' all your parenting questions through new site

My Town: 'Ask Grandma' all your parenting questions through new site

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Parents have a new, free resource to lead their children down a path of success.

The Great Start Collaborative of Muskegon County launched its new website early this year.  ParentVille.org is an age-based guide to prepare children for success in kindergarten.  The website focuses on children up to age four, delivering age appropriate information on physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development.  The site also includes links to local resources and an “ask Grandma” area.

In a survey of Muskegon area parents, Great Start Collaborative found parents were not confident of their role as their child’s first teacher and did not regularly engage in teaching early literacy or math skills.

My Town Whitehall: Police identify suspected thieves

My Town Whitehall: Police identify suspected thieves

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Whitehall police say they've identified two suspected thieves, thanks to viewer tips.

In a post on Facebook, the police department says:

"We would like to thank you all for your tips and thoughts. They have assisted us in identifying the suspects in the theft. We can’t say exactly what was stolen but that isn’t as important as your help.

While this may not be as serious a crime as others, we take our responsibility seriously and that is why we took the time to ask for your help, and we weren’t disappointed. No one can do it alone but together we make this a community where this case gets our attention and assures us all that this is a great, safe place to live."

The surveillance images were taking Sunday, March 29 at the Admiral station on Colby Street. 

My Town Whitehall: Police search for suspected thieves

My Town Whitehall: Police search for suspected thieves

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Whitehall police are looking for a man and woman suspected of stealing from a gas station.

The surveillance images were taking Sunday, March 29 at the Admiral station on Colby Street.   Officers say the man was wearing a green baseball cap with the white Michigan State logo on the front and a white letter “S” on the back.  He was last seen wearing a blue and gray flannel shirt and jeans.  The woman he was with was wearing a blue and white flannel style jacket and jeans. Officers say she was also wearing large hoop earrings.

If you recognize either suspect, contact police at (231) 894-2317.

My Town: Bill to help college-bound veterans advances to Senate

My Town: Bill to help college-bound veterans advances to Senate

MONTAGUE, Mich.—A bill that would provide college credit to those who served their country in the military is on its way to Michigan’s Senate.

House Bill 4060 would require state public universities to inform veteran applicants about college credits for their past military service.  The bill would also require universities review a veteran’s Joint Services Transcript. 

The bi-partisan legislation was sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague.

“When you serve our country in the military, your experience and hard work should be recognized when you transition back into civilian life,” said Hughes. “Our veterans shouldn’t be taken advantage of by charging them twice and forcing them to take classes over again. In states that have implemented similar legislation, veterans have seen significant savings, sometimes upwards of $30,000 and a year’s worth of college courses.”

The bill passed 110-0 in the State House Friday.