July 29, 2016

Four Republican candidates seeking Van Buren County Sheriff seat; Voters will be asked to renew millages

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By Annette Christie With Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler not running for re-election, four Republicans are looking to move on to the general election in November with voters in the August primary getting to choose.  David Walker, a lieutenant under Sheriff Gribler is seeking to…

07-28-2016 Tri-City Record

School News & Calendar

“Kute Kids”… This Kute Kid is Ava Brielle Thomas! She turned 7 years old on July 25. Ava will be a first-grader at Watervliet South Elementary School this fall. Her favorite activities include cheerleading, dance, hanging out with her friends and family and doing crafts with her 4-H club. She is a sweet and sassy little girl with a big heart. Ava is the daughter of Dennis Thomas Jr. and Kassie Thomas. She has one brother, Jacob. 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 ap-pears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we’ll mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Pokagon Fund donates to Hartford Public Library    Millions of Americans use computers in public libraries on a daily basis to access essential information, engage in distant learning, apply for jobs and passports, or advertise their business. According to a recent study released by the…

City Manager Review presented by Watervliet City Commission

  By: Annette Christie An extra early Watervliet City Commission meeting was held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 for the purposes of performing an annual review of the City Manager.  LaGrow Consulting provides city management services to Watervliet with Emilie Sarratore as being…

Tri-City Area Sports

EATON PARK CHAMPS!…The Hartford 12U All-Star team won the Eaton Park tournament on July 12 after going undefeated. Hartford defeated St. Joe 7-0, Benton Harbor 5-3, and Bridgman 4-2 for the win. The games against Benton Harbor and Bridgman went into extra innings. Team members include front row (left to right): Blair Barchett, Dylan Voss, Jared Foerester, Nicholas Milliken, and Hunter Bloom. Back row (left to right): Coach John Johnson, Logan Fairbanks, Donovan Sikes, Oscar Trevino, Kaden Johnson, Aaron Sin-clair, Tanner Kinchen, and Coach Shaggy Sinclair.

                                          Busch brings home fourth win of 2016  Kyle Busch won Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis…

Outdoors

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FISHING The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported that the extremely warm temperatures we had over the weekend drove the fish into deep water or areas with shade or thick vegetation, especially during the day.  Your best bet is to try night fishing or head…

Public Notices and Want Ads

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Tri-City Obituaries

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  KEITH HAROLD DIAMOND SR.  Keith Harold Diamond Sr. passed on September 16, 2015 from congestive heart failure. He was residing in Las Vegas at the time and was surrounded by his children and loved ones.  Keith was born in Watervliet on February 4, 1945 and…

Letters and Commentary

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  PLEASE VOTE TUESDAY, AUGUST 2…. I overheard recently… “I never vote in the primary election, the real election is in November.”  Not so, besides voting to nominate candidates to run in the general election in November there are many other issues as well.  Many important local…

Fire and Police Reports

  Watervliet Schools review background check policy; Investigation complete for Courthouse shooting By Annette Christie  It was not long after the reports came out revealing the identity of the Berrien County Courthouse shooter that a connection was made with our local area.  Larry Darnell Gordon…

Tri-City Area History Page

Paw Paw River Journal

Small Town Editor   There’s something about small towns…..a flavor, something distinct.  Eldest daughter Deb and Gary live in such a small town over outlying north of Detroit.  Once a year they have a celebration….Founders’ Day, or Pioneer Days, or some such thing.  The town…

Mayor of Coloma appointed to the fire board

NEWLY WEDS...Ted Eisbren-ner and Chelsey Johnson were married on June 25, 2016 at Funks Grove, Chapel In The Trees in McLean, IL.  The wed-ding reception was held at Bloomington Center for the Per-forming Arts in Bloomington, IL.  Ted’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eisbrenner of Water-vliet, MI.  Chelsey’s parents are Debbie Johnson of LeRoy, IL and Steve Johnson of Minier, IL.

By Christina Gelder  Coloma’s mayor, Jim Polashak has agreed to serve on the North Berrien Fire Rescue Board for a short time and that was approved at the Monday, July 25 meeting of the Coloma City Commission. At their last meeting it had been announced…