Summer events in the 31st District
July 19th- 25th Tuscola County Fair
: 188 Park Dr. Caro, MI 48723
July 28th-Aug 1st Eastern Michigan State Fair
: 195 Midway St. Imlay City, MI 48444
July 30th-Aug 2nd Munger Potato Festival
: 1920 S. Finn Road Munger, MI
July 31st-Aug 2nd Vassar Riverfest Parade
: LOCATION CHANGE
: Central Elementary: 425 Division St. Vassar, MI 48768
Aug 4th-Aug 8th Bay County Fair
: 800 Livingston Ave. Bay City, MI 48708
Aug 5th-Aug9th Millington Old-Fashioned Summer Festival
: Downtown Millington
Aug 21st-Aug 23rd Lapeer Days Festival
: Lapeer, MI
Sep 11th-Sep 13th Woods-N-Water Outdoor Weekend
: Imlay City, MI
Green backs new law to provide college credit for military service
Veterans and active duty members of the military could find a quicker path to earning their college degree under a new law.
Public Act 44
of 2015 allows veterans and individuals serving in the military to apply their college-level military experience and education toward academic credit. The new law requires Michigan's public universities to inform applicants that their training may translate into credit and review the applicant's Joint Services Transcript for evaluation of any transfer credits.
Fight the bite
West Nile virus activity has already been identified in Michigan. Birds are the most affected, although the virus can cause illness in people, horses and other animals.
Most people infected with West Nile virus will have no signs of illness or will experience a mild flu-like illness. To help protect against mosquitoes, which can transmit the virus, health officials remind us to apply repellent during peak mosquito biting times (dawn and dusk), install and repair window and door screens, and drain standing water around our homes.
Find more information at www.michigan.gov/westnile
Fall turkey hunting
In 2013, Michigan ranked 7th in the nation for turkey harvest. While the spring season is the traditional time to hunt wild turkey, limited fall hunts are offered in specific areas. Hunting applications are available through Aug. 1; the application fee is $5. Both applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at www.mdnr-elicense.com
More information on the fall turkey season is available at www.michigan.gov/turkey