Coast Guard scholarships

TRAVERSE CITY — Coast Guard Foundation accepts scholarship applications until March 15. Children of active duty, reserve or retired Coast Guard members may apply for $1,000 to $5,000 awards for undergraduate education. Contact: 860-535-0786.

Community college awards

SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College accepts scholarship applications from current students or those planning to attend during the 2020-21 year. Students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for a need-based award. Applications are due March 15. Contact: 231-843-5518.

Talk called off

ALDEN — George Robson’s March 15 talk at Alden District Library is canceled. The library is working to reschedule. Contact: 231-331-4318.

Program canceled

TRAVERSE CITY — Northern Lakes Community Mental Health is not hosting the March 16 “Community Connects” program at Leelanau Studios. The organization plans to reschedule this free event. More details: 231-935-3963.

Old Mission history talk

TRAVERSE CITY — Author Karen Rieser presents her latest book “The History of Education on Old Mission Peninsula” at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at Peninsula Community Library. Books are available for purchase and signing.

Genealogical society gathers

KALKASKA — Kalkaska Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. March 16 at Kalkaska County Library. More information: 231-258-9411.

Information sessions scrapped

TRAVERSE CITY — Habitat for Humanity- Grand Traverse Region canceled its March 16 and 25 homeownership information sessions. A video presentation will be available at Qualified applicants need good credit, a steady job earning 30-60 percent of the area median income, low personal debt and willingness to work with Habitat. More details: 231-941-4663;

Early college information

TRAVERSE CITY — TBA Early College hosts a parent and student meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 17 at the Career-Tech Center. Learn about earning college credits and pursuing technical education training during high school. Registration is required at 231-922-6425 or

One of state’s oldest airports will close

PARK TOWNSHIP — A small airport whose history includes pilot training during World War II will close after a western Michigan community rejected a property tax for upgrades.

Critics said any improvements would benefit airport users but not other members of the public in Ottawa County’s Park Township. The 10-year millage was defeated Tuesday, 56.3% to 44.6%.

The paved runway will be removed by Oct. 1, reported.

“My hope and my wish is we come together as a community and identify how we can best use this site in an open-space recreational context for the community,” township Manager Howard Fink said.

The airport was created in 1937. It was a hub for corporate planes, but West Michigan Regional Airport in Holland has picked up a lot of that business.

Recommended for you