New Vanderwall legislation works on registration and hunting liscenses


Representative Curt Vanderwall introduced two types of legislation this week. The first was regarding License plate registration. “We’re getting more into the computer age in society.” Said Vanderwall, “[People] are renewing their license tabs via the internet. When they do that, if they request them a day before or are renewing them a day before they are due, they are not going to have those tabs mailed in time to have them on their vehicle.” The license plate tab bill would provide a 30-day grace period for motorists who have renewed their tabs but have yet to receive them.  

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Representative Vanderwall also introduced legislation making hunting more tempting for out-of state hunters.

“What we’re trying to do is basically grow the Michigan outdoors with making it a little bit more accessible for people that live out of state, and a little more reasonable on the price. Hopefully, they’ll come up and spend a weekend, enjoy the outdoors, find out that ‘You know next year, I’m going to buy a full season license instead of just one weekend license’” The hunting bill would create a three-day version of the seven-day out-of-state small game license at half the cost.

Vanderwall also created a hunting  bill to allow out-of-state hunters owning land in Michigan to hunt on their own property with a base license of half the cost of the non-resident license. “I had somebody come to me and say, ‘you know what, I own a bunch of property and I’m paying some pretty high taxes here in the state. Is there a way that if we own a pretty sizable piece of property that we can get a discount on our hunting license?’ and I feel that is a legitimate request.” said Representative Vanderwall

Spending by hunters in Michigan totals around $2.5 billion annually.


Macker Accepting Teams

The 2017 Ludington Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament is accepting teams, Gus Busters and volunteers for this year’s tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 at Stearns Outer Drive and Lakeshore Drive in Ludington, Michigan.

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The Ludington Gus Macker is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. The Ludington Macker will once again be lined with courts for 900 teams playing 3-on-3 basketball with the picturesque view of Lake Michigan as the backdrop.Online registration will be open until May 29th.  Every team must have four players.  to register go to Anyone interested in being a Gus Buster or volunteer is asked to call Kathy Fisher at #231-845-7018


West shore plans to honor students

West Shore Community College will be recognizing students’ academic and extracurricular achievements Thurs., April 27. The Student Awards Convocation will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Center Stage Theater located in the Arts and Sciences Centre. There will be a reception at 5:45 p.m., for students and their families, before the ceremony.


Faculty will present awards to students who have excelled within a specific discipline, and service awards will also be presented to students who were active in various campus organizations during the 2016-17 academic year. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the college will convey its highest student honors, recognizing the outstanding graduates in liberal arts/sciences and in career and technical education.  

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