Rep. Hoitenga invites local first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today hosted first responders Big Rapids Fire Lt. Travis Williams and Firefighter Nathan Yehle as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in…

Rep. Hoitenga testifies on female mutilation bill

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton (left) testifies to the committee of Law and Justice along with State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan (right) in favor of legislation which would prosecute doctors who assist in female genital mutilation.

Rep. Hoitenga takes oath of office at state Capitol

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga today was sworn into office as the 99th Legislature met for the first time at the Michigan State Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office. Hoitenga was joined, from left, by her son Greg Thon, daughter-in-law Leann Thon, son Tyler Thon, parents Mary and…