September 22, 2017

School News & Calendar

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

AMERICAN LEGION PRESENTS…2016 student awards at the end of last school year to Coloma Jr. High students Nicholas Eastman and Brenna Prescott. Nicholas is the son of Rand & Susan Eastman. Brenna is the daughter of Amanda Prescott. Pictured from the presentation (from the left) Principal Peter Olsen, presenter Mark Mckie from the American Legion, and recipients Nicholas Eastman and Brenna Prescott.

AMERICAN LEGION PRESENTS…2016 student awards at the end of last school year to Coloma Jr. High students Nicholas Eastman and Brenna Prescott. Nicholas is the son of Rand & Susan Eastman. Brenna is the daughter of Amanda Prescott. Pictured from the presentation (from the left) Principal Peter Olsen, presenter Mark Mckie from the American Legion, and recipients Nicholas Eastman and Brenna Prescott.

Every day is rides wristband day at BCYF

A staple at the Berrien County Youth Fair has always been “Rides Wristband Days” during Fair week, where on certain days and times fairgoers can ride the rides unlimited for one price. Again this year, “every day will be Rides Wristband Day,” says Executive Director, Karen Klug.
Wade Shows rides personnel oversee the rides at the Fair each summer, and partnered with the Fair last year to make each day a wristband day.  Karen said, “The response continues to be overwhelming; it is such a good deal.” Karen commented that fairgoers enjoyed the rides wristbands because they can be used throughout the day instead of a restricted time period, “which makes everybody happy because the prices are affordable and the times are flexible.” She also said the lines are not as long because everyone is not trying to get on the rides at the same time.  During the fair, wristbands will have two price levels: Monday through Thursday prices will be $22 each, while Friday and Saturday prices will be $25 each. A special sale promotion on rides wristbands will take place from July 5 through August 12 where the price will be $16 per wristband at select Honor Credit Union locations and the BCYF office.  This saves riders $6 per wristband if they use it Monday through Thursday, or it will save them $9 per wristband if they use it on Friday or Saturday.  Karen said, “We are excited to partner with Honor Credit Union on this promotion to offer the discounted wristbands to people all over the county. That saves fairgoers money and makes it affordable for families. Buy as many as you want to use throughout the week!”  Wristband vouchers are available at the following Honor Credit Union locations: Benton Harbor, Berrien Springs, Coloma, Decatur, Dowagiac, Kalamazoo, Niles, Paw Paw, South Haven, St. Joseph and Stevensville, as well as the BCYF office for a limited time!  Riders will receive a wristband voucher to be used on any one day during the Fair. The vouchers are exchanged for a wristband at the Fair in the rides area. The minimum height requirement for all rides is 36”. Some rides may have additional height restrictions.
Be sure to get your wristband voucher before the sale ends on August 12. Fair dates are August 15-20. The Fair’s theme this year is “Kick Up Your Heels.” For more information, please contact the Fair office at 473-4251.

Lil’ Panther Cheer Camp

“Kute Kids”…  This little “kutie” is Eowyn Mac Gregor, 8, of Wisconsin. She is the daughter of Dave and Cheryl (Gregg) Mac Gregor and the granddaughter of Gloria Eilert, of Coloma; Dennis and Barbara Herrold, of St. Joseph; and Clyde & Brenda Wayne, of Schoolcraft. Eowyn is very much loved by all of us!   Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you’d like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098. Pick up the photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we’ll mail it back to you.  Where are your “Kute Kids”?

“Kute Kids”… This little “kutie” is Eowyn Mac Gregor, 8, of Wisconsin. She is the daughter of Dave and Cheryl (Gregg) Mac Gregor and the granddaughter of Gloria Eilert, of Coloma; Dennis and Barbara Herrold, of St. Joseph; and Clyde & Brenda Wayne, of Schoolcraft. Eowyn is very much loved by all of us!
Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you’d like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098. Pick up the photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we’ll mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Lil’ Panther Cheer Camp will be on Monday and Tuesday, August 8&9, from 6-8 p.m., for girls ages 4 and up, in the Watervliet South School Gymnasium.  Registration will be on Monday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25, which includes a cheer T-Shirt. They will learn new  material; fight song, team bonding and much more!  For more information, call Coach Chapin at 269-519-4404.

 

Local students graduate from Grand Valley State University

The following local students were awarded their degrees at the finish of the 2016 winter term.  From Coloma, Heidi A. Conrad, BS; and Caroline G. Elsner, BFA.  From Watervliet, Jamie A. Dawson, MED; and Cheyenne M. Marlin, MED.

 

Community Calendar

 Thursday, August 4, 2016, 5 a.m.-7 p.m. “FREE Pre-Diabetes Class” at Lakeland Hospital in Watervliet classroom B.

August 5 – 7, 2016, “COLOMA GLAD-PEACH FESTIVAL”. Pick up a brochure from one of many area locations for the full schedule of events

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., “Sister Lakes Lions Club Swiss Steak Dinner” at the clubhouse in Lions Park, 66991 95th Ave., Sister Lakes. Tickets available from Club members or at the door.

Monday, August 8, 2016 5:30 p.m. “Lil Panther Cheer Camp” registration at Watervliet South School Gym. $25.00 includes t-shirt, camp is August 8 & 9 from 6-8p.m.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 3 p.m., “LIZARD FEEDING” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton
Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6-8 p.m. “Final sign-up for Hartford Rec. Council flag football, rocket football and cheerleading” at Indian Pride Park (HRC Little League Fields).

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m., “TURTLES OF SARETT” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children.

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 11 a.m., “WHS ALL ALUMNI REUNION” at the FOP Lodge #147, 3470 Angling Rd. Coloma. For all former students, graduates, faculty of WHS & sponsors. Paid reservation only, deadline is July 30, 2016. Have any questions or more info contact Marsha Cole, 269-463-3712 or Donna Curtis, 269-463-6680.

Saturday, August 20, 6 p.m. “WHS class of 1970 GATHERING” at Hawgsville Saloon in Watervliet. This is also the same day as the Watervliet 40 Year Club all class reunion, which will be held earlier in the day.

August 22-27 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.  “HUNTER ARCHERY SAFETY COURSE”  at the Coloma Rod and Gun Club.

Thursday, August 25, 2016, “QUARTER AUCTION”. 6:00 p.m. preview; 6:30 p.m. auction at the Coloma F.O.P. Lodge, 3470 Angling Rd., Coloma. Tickets $5.00 at the door. Food available for purchase.

On Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

On Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., “GRIEF SHARE SUPPORT GROUP” meets at Watervliet Free Methodist Church, 7734 Paw Paw Ave., Watervliet. Learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way. It is a place where hurting people find healing and hope.

Call the church at 463-8280 for more information.

On Thursdays 6 p.m. –10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

On Thursdays nights, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., “INTRODUCTION TO PICKLEBALL” at St. Joseph Catholic School, Watervliet. Instruction and equipment provided. There is no charge. Open play for all skill levels.

Third Monday of every month, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 468-8422.

Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., “SOUTHWESTERN STAMP CLUB MEETING” at the Lincoln Township Library located on John Beers Rd. in Stevensville.