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September 21, 2017

Prosecutor to shatter myths; alert parents and students to drug dangers

Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson is urging parents, educators, students and community members to take a break in their day on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to connect virtually ( to a live event designed to shatter the myths about drugs impacting Muskegon County. “The biggest myth of all,” Hilson said, “is that there is no drug problem here.”

September 18, 2017

Career Tech Center students explore MSU medical school

High school seniors Kristina Herder (Mona Shores High School), Stephanie Vasquez (Muskegon High School), and Madison Woods (Western Michigan Christian High School) were among 100 students throughout the state to be selected to participate in the OsteoCHAMPS program at Michigan State University’s College of Medicine (MSU-COM) in July. OsteoCHAMPS is a nine-day exploration into what it’s like to attend medical school. 

September 15, 2017

Free seats still open in full-day Muskegon County preschools

Seats are still open in preschool classrooms at Explorers Learning Center in Roosevelt Park, Reeths-Puffer’s McMillan Early Childhood Center, Montague, Muskegon Heights, Oakridge, and Ravenna’s Beechnau School. The free, full-day openings are available through the state-funded Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) are for children who turned four between September 2, 2016 and September 1, 2017.

August 9, 2017

Community urged to "stuff the bus" with school supplies for homeless students

The giant yellow school bus near Toys “R” Us in Norton Shores is there for a reason—to remind shoppers to pick up some extra items during their back-to-school shopping. Located on the corner of Harvey Street and Sternberg Road, Toys “R” Us is partnering with the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District to collect school supplies for over 600 homeless students throughout Muskegon County. The collection ends September 11.

August 9, 2017

Free, high-tech training offered to adults at Tech Center

Classes start September 12

Adults interested in moving from class to career in 18 weeks are urged to enroll now in the Linked Muskegon hands-on training courses at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center.  The high-tech classes are free and begin on September 12, 2017. Adults who are on track to complete their high school diploma or GED can choose to attend courses in machining, welding, or health from
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The courses will be offered again in January 2018.

August 9, 2017

Tech Center Vet Science students earn 13 first place awards at County Fiar

Life is better on the farm, the theme of this year’s Muskegon County Fair which took place July 24-29, 2017, was especially true for the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) FFA Chapter. These students are enrolled in the Environmental/Veterinary Sciences program at the MACTC. The team brought home thirteen first place ribbons during their first appearance at the fair. Six members from the chapter, representing five different school districts, competed.  The students, some also representing their 4-H Clubs, participated in eight different areas.

August 8, 2017

Parents invited to “stock up” on school supplies in August

This month families are invited to gather at fun “School Stock Up Backpack Giveaway” events at Lebanon Lutheran Church in Whitehall and The Gateway Church in Spring Lake to receive free backpacks stocked with school supplies. Both events include free hot dogs, hands-on activities, resource tables, and free vision and hearing screenings. Between the two churches, 800 backpacks will be distributed!

March 29, 2017

5 county Criminal Justice Career Day connects teens with future

Students from Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren, and Newaygo Career Tech Centers will interact with representatives from 35 local police, fire, courts, corrections, and emergency personnel, as well as college and military representatives, during the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center’s (MACTC)  Criminal Justice Career Day. The event will take place Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the MACTC located at 630 Harvey Street in Muskegon. It will include a career fair, demonstrations, breakout sessions with agency leaders, and wrap up with keynote speaker First Lieutenant Robert Hendrix from the Michigan State Police headquarters in Lansing.

March 29, 2017

Teen versions of Queen Titania, Grinch & genie win show

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Cosmetology students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) and Nuvo College of Cosmetology hosted Storybook Tales, their 9th Annual Hair show, at the Career Tech Center. A total of 71 students, 50 from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, participated.