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Locals March for Our Lives

There were two local demonstrations this weekend protesting as a result of the school shootings that have taken place across the country. Attendees report the Manistee March for Our Lives had a small but vocal group. Kathy Wiejaczka, who is running for 101st Seat in the Michigan House, was in attendance and spoke to the group. The candidate opposing Rep Curt VanderWall for the Senate seat, Mike Taillard, also spoke in Manistee. In Ludington approximately  70 people gathered in front of the courthouse with signs, garnering both waves and rude gestures. The student led movement had a lack of youth participation, with many questioning why. Some cited spring break for lack of students, others questioned parental support.

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A Brush Fire

Sunday evening the Fountain Fire Department responded to a grass fire on Sugar Grove Road. This is a reminder of the current burn ban in Effect. 15 counties in the center of the state has been issued a burn ban by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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The ban prohibits leaf and debris burning due to dry conditions. Included in the ban are Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Mason, Lake, and 12 other counties.You can see the complete map online at http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/

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New Student Drama Club

comedy 157719 960 720The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), in Ludington is starting a new free drama club for area students in grades 3-5.

The club, headed by Trinja Hendrickson, will allow young children an opportunity to experience the art of acting through improvisation, character development, non-verbal exercises and a lot of fun while learning about dramatic arts.

Drama club will meet Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. in the LACA Performance Hall beginning April 12 and will conclude May 17. The club will not meet May 3.

In order to register, contact LACA at 231-845-2787

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