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Whitehall man killed in motorcycle crash

WHITEHALL TWP. – A 58-year-old Whitehall motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident after striking a utility pole with on Sunday evening, July 6, Comments (0)

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Orbit 3-on-3 soccer tournament registration deadline is July 14

MUSKEGON — Soccer players both young and old will have the opportunity to compete in an exciting tournament at the end of July when Reeths-Puffer Middle School hosts the Orbit 3-on-3 soccer tournament. Comments (0)

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Tanya's Topics - Monarchs and Milkweed

A few years ago I planted a native seed mix in part of my yard – the goal being to gradually eliminate lawn areas and provide a better natural habitat for bees, butterflies and birds. Native plants provide huge benefits to the native insects and birds in our area that lawns can’t offer. I am still working to get it managed properly – every year it seems to change considerably. This year I was pleasantly surprised to find that several milkweed plants had appeared alongside my tall coreopsis plants. It reminded me of my elementary schools days. I’ll bet I am not the only one who remembers watching a chrysalis grow on milkweed as a science project. I doubt we ever thought that the monarch butterfly, the outcome of the chrysalis, could ever be in danger. A favorite butterfly for many, it is known for its beauty, its hardiness, and for its mystic ability to travel over a thousand miles every year, in what has been a fairly predictable cycle from Mexico and southern California to the northeast every year and back. Comments (0)

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