January 22, 2018

School News & Calendar

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

“Kute Kids”… These cousins playing in the Kentucky mud are Jett Kling, 11, son of Nic Kling and Jayden Igert, 14, daughter of Chestney Igert. Proud grandparents are Tom and Barbara Greco. All are from Watervliet.

“Kute Kids”…
These cousins playing in the Kentucky mud are Jett Kling, 11, son of Nic Kling and Jayden Igert, 14, daughter of Chestney Igert. Proud grandparents are Tom and Barbara Greco. All are from Watervliet.

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 The Hartford Class of 1956 had 45 graduates and of those graduates 15 attended a reunion on July 20, 2016 at Mill Creek Charlies Restaurant. Those attending were Peter Harvey Nation from Peoria, Illinois; Malcolm Harry Broadhurst and Donna Rae Knapp Broadhurst from Carol Stream, Illinois; Richard Charles Walker from South Bend, Indiana; Donald George Kiefer from Sherboygan, Wisconsin; Erma Louise Rowley White from Watervliet; Lynne Adrienne Wehlau Cobianco from South Haven; Elizabeth (Betty) Joan Miller Huddleston from St. Joseph, and Stephen Gregory Shafer, Josephine Carol VanLiere Perry, Rodney L. Lynch, Marion Elizabeth Prouty Jensen, Dale Noble Childs, Robert Latus and Nancy Dyer Huffman all from Hartford.  Also attending as spouses or guests were Patricia Nation, Amy Munjoy, Bill and Margaret Briggs, Virginia Shafer, Bette Latus, Dean Huddleston, Rodney Lynch III and Arlene Kiefer.  The 1956 Class Sponsor for several years was Roger Hallgren and our Green and White Annual advisor was Mrs. Claire Olds. Superintendent was Howard C. Walter and Principal was Arvon M. Collins.  Class officers were Tom MacKenzie as President, Roger Smith as Vice President, Marion Prouty as Treasurer, Bob Latus as Student Council Representative and Nancy Dyer as Secretary.   Our Class Motto was “The top is our goal, no matter how high”.  The Co-Valedictorians were Malcolm Broadhurst and Eugene Kirsch.  Those that did not attend for unknown reasons were Mona Lee Ulrath Burt, Joan Wax Umphrey, Joan Marie Ilg Lowe, James Leroy Cobianco, Margaret Elaine Macleod Goodwin, Clayton Francis Shafer, Gail Frances Hammond Allen, Donald Edwin Cochran, Donna Fay Straw Flagel and Pearl Virginia Phillips Lewandowski.  Those from the class that are deceased are Clifford Brown, Emilia Bundesman Cunningham, Leonard Cheshire, Stanley Dowd, Carol Freeman, Charles Gifford, Rosalie Hazelett, Patti Hester, Loretta Hickman, Ruth Keillor Keech, Eugene Kirsch, Thomas MacKenzie, Horace Martin, Leland Miller, John Obermesik, Ann Penwell Martin, Janis Rapa, Roger Smith, Florence Teal Saline and Maxine Wallace Jones.  Many memories were discussed during this reunion and the ones that were not in attendance were certainly missed.

  Community Calendar

Thursday, August 11, 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.  Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 p.m., “FILM: FANTASTIC VOYAGE” at North Berrien Historical Museum, Coloma. Free to attend, for more info call 269-468-3330.  Wednesday, August 17, noon – 2 p.m., “PAW PAW LAKE FUN” at North Berrien Historical Museum, Coloma. For kids 6 – 12, free to attend. For more info call 269-468-3330.  Wednesday, August 17 at noon, “COLOMA LIBRARY SUMMER READING PICNIC”. All children who participated are invited to Randall Park, Coloma. Prizes and hot dogs are provided.  Wednesday, August 17, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., “BERRIEN COUNTY RECYCLE EVENT” at Love Creek County Park, 9292 Huckleberry Rd., Berrien Center. Info can be found at www.berriencounty.org/recycle or call Jill Adams at 269-983-7111 x8234.  Saturday, August 20, 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, “QUARTER AUCTION” sponsored by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary. 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.  Monday, August 29, “RETIREMENT PARTY FOR LOIS HARTMAN”, Watervliet Library Director, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Saturday, Sept. 24, “WIRX BIKE BASH” at LMC’s Mendel Center from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. More info at wirx.com  Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.  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.  Thursdays 6 p.m.–10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.  Thursdays, 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.  Last Monday of every month, “ADULT COLORING NIGHT” at the Watervliet Public Library.  Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., “SOUTHWESTERN STAMP CLUB MEETING” at the Lincoln Township Library located on John Beers Rd. in Stevensville.