August 24, 2016

Fellows wins Miss Southwest Michigan; local Mason receives 70 year membership award; Hartford man killed at Watervliet Industrial park accident; Watervliet School will open on time

ELISABETH FELLOWS… a former Miss Watervliet, leans down to receive the 2017 Miss Southwest Michigan crown. She will go on to compete in the Miss Michigan Pageant in June 2017, with her eye on Miss America. The 20 year-old is a junior at Grand Valley State University.

  Elisabeth Fellows adds another title; Miss Southwest Michigan 2017 By Annette Christie Elisabeth Fellows, former Miss Watervliet 2014 was crowned Miss Southwest Michigan 2017.  She will go on to compete for the Miss Michigan title in June of 2017, and if she wins that…

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Tri-City Area Sports

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Tri-City Record Armchair Quarterbacks return for another season of football By Kristy Noack Six familiar faces return as armchair quarterbacks for the 2016 football season. Analyzing data, researching teams, and comparing stats to determine the winner of select football games will be RoxAnn Rodney-Isbrecht, Tom…

Outdoors

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Fishing   The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that the inland lakes across the state are producing Bluegill, Crappie, Sunfish and Bass.  Water levels on the rivers and streams are quite low and boat anglers need to use caution.  The lower levels can make…

Lakeland Board of Directors Approve Investment in $160 Million Medical Facility

TOP READERS...in the Hartford Public Library summer reading program. There are five children in the young read-to-me category and five children in the independent readers. (from the left) Front row: Kaydence Buchanan, Remington Sexton, Aubry Ackerman, Evelyn Barrientos and Rene Barrientos; Back row: Anya Sexton, Rowan Rumley, Ethan Rumley and Aleah Sexton. Not pictured Sulan Alvarado.

  On Monday, July 25, the Lakeland Health Board of Directors evaluated and approved funding for the $160 million medical facility expansion at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, located at 1234 Napier Avenue. The Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion is slated for completion in 2020 with…

Columns

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Investing in Michigan’s future  At this time of the year, with the beginning of a new school year less than a month away, I wanted to highlight the record investments being made in the education of Michigan’s children. This year’s state school aid budget includes more…

Coloma Township funds heavy body armor protection for Police Officers; Modern Mothers Club of Hartford turn’s 50; Community hymn sing

MODERN MOTHERS… of Hartford charter members (from the left) Ellen Friday and Myra Weberg are all smiles in cele-bration of 50 years of communi-ty service to the area. From blood drives to bake sales the club has been a subtle advocate for those in need, and time and time again have answered that call with their special brand of volunteerism, all with a moth-er’s touch. (TCR photo by Jon Bisnett)

Modern Mothers of Hartford turns 50 By Jon Bisnett For a half century the Modern Mothers Club of Hartford has served the community with their special blend of both a service and social club all done with a mother’s touch. The group celebrated its 50th birthday…

Tri-City Obituaries 08-18-16

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Michelle A. White Michelle A. White, 45, of Coloma passed away unexpectedly August 4, 2016 at her residence.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6756 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma. Those wishing to…

Back-to School

  Coloma Schools setting up for new school year, back-to-school open houses set By Annette Christie Plans are underway for the beginning of the school year to start in just a few short weeks.  Every school in the Coloma School District will be holding an…

Public Notices and Want Ads

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School news and calendar

ELLA SPIES, 5, OF COLOMA… is a first year ex-hibitor at the Berrien County Youth Fair. In her very first class, Color Halter Class, she came in First Place. She is the daughter of Steve and Ashley Spies.

Berrien  County Youth Fair plagued by first day of rain By Annette Christie The 2016 Berrien County Youth Fair got off to a soggy start on opening day, Monday, August 15.  Almost four inches of rain, sometimes in a straight up downpour, made grassy areas…

Letters and Commentary

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Tips from Social Security when applying for disability  Becoming disabled and unable to work is a very stressful time in one’s life. There are so many questions and unknowns when you have to transition out of the workforce due to medical issues. While an employer…