September 30, 2016

09-29-2016 Watervliet City Commissioner seeks self-funded festivals; Watervliet offers part-time City Clerk and Deputy Clerk full time positions; Watervliet City Commission renews Shared Services with Watervliet Township;

TEAM LEADS GYM CROWD IN NATIONAL ANTHEM… When the public address system failed in the Watervliet High School Gym for a volleyball game September 20 the Panther team started singing the National Anthem and was soon joined by the opposing team and the audience. Pictured are WHS Panthers (from the left) Logan Mizwicki, Katie Schultz, Zoe Smith, Kara Liles, Mercede Daugherty, Maggie Lynch, Ma-dalyn Hutchins, Katie Clark, Grace Smith and Ariana Rowe. On the day of this game, reno-vation work in the gym was near completion and all the team banners and the American Flag were not yet back on the walls. As it was, the American Flag was at center court, held by coaches when the PA mal-functioned. After a few mo-ments, the WHS Girls Volley-ball Team began singing the anthem and was soon followed by their opponents, the Sauga-tuck Girls Volleyball Team and then the entire gymnasium. A video of the spontaneous demonstration of team spirit and pride quickly appeared on Facebook and soon went viral. The video was picked up by the TV news feature “Inside Edi-tion” and aired earlier this week. (Photo by Gloria Reeves)

Watervliet City Commissioner seeks self-funded festivals; nearby communities have different ways to support events By Annette Christie Watervliet City Commissioner Dan Hummel spoke out as an individual at the last Watervliet City Commission meeting recommending that their local festivals become free from the use of…

09-08-2016 Tri-City Record flipbook

09-08-2016 Tri-City Area Obituaries; Police Reports


Gary Philip Moore Gary Philip Moore, 64, of Hartford, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at his home under hospice care. He was born September 23, 1951 to Vern Dave and Roena (Shafer) Moore in Coloma. Gary graduated from Hartford High School in 1970. He married…

09-08-2016 Outdoors

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  Fishing The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fishing report for the week states that Salmon are staging in some areas and are just starting to move up into some of the rivers.  Those fishing the rivers are reminded that snagging is illegal.  Bass and…

09-08-2016 School News and Calendars

THIS “KUTE KID” is... Clark Current, 17 months old. He is not the real Superman but he is a charmer that has stolen the heart of his great grandma Jo Brown of Watervliet. Clark’s daddy is Jon Current and his mommy is Kelley (Becker) Current. His grandparents are John and Wendy Current of Kalamazoo.

Red Cross supports the 9/11 National Day of Service  The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in…

09-08-2016 Keeler Twp. renews cleanup assessments for Little and Big Crooked lakes; VB Conservation District offers Fall Farm Field Day

4-H STRAIGHT SHOOTERS KIDS… accompanied by four leaders went to State shoot Au-gust 6, 2016 at the Centerline Gun Club just past Battle Creek. Front row (from the left) are RJ Sinnett, Darlene Mattson, Maggie Avery and leader Julie Holtsclaw. Back row (from the left) are leaders John Andrasi, Herman Mattson and Keith Kreiger. All three of the kids had a great time. It was RJ’s and Maggie’s first time, they already want to go back!

Keeler Twp renews Lake Cleanup Assessment By Annette Christie The Keeler Township Board approved a renewal of a special assessment district for the Big and Little Crooked Lakes.  The renewal for the lake management program will be for the 2017 through the 2021 seasons.    In…

09-08-2016 Search for North Berrien Fire Chief begins; City of Watervliet advertising for full-time city manager; New Executive director hired at North Berrien Historical Museum

Marc & Mitzi Moore

Marc & Mitzi Moore celebrate 25 years  Marc and Mitzi Moore, originally of Coloma, now of Custer, South Dakota are celebrating 25 years together in the saddle of love. The two were married September 10, 1991, in Alpena, Michigan. The couple plans to ride off into…

09-08-2016 Columns

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Investing in Your Future EDWARD JONES Make the most of gifts to grandchildren  Did you know that National Grandparents Day is less than a week away? While this “Day” is not as widely known as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, it is nonetheless important, as…

09-08-2016 Tri-City Area History Page

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  COLOMA COURIER 100 years ago – 1916 The Ladies Social Union of the Congregational Church will be entertained at the home of Mrs. C. Vogt at Cottage Hill farm in North Coloma. Ed Soper, manager of the Fruit Belt Canning factory is something of a…

09-08-2016 Letters and Commentary

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Grant for Watervliet County Park Dear Editor, This is a letter sent to Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. This fall the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund will make a decision on the $300,000 application for a grant to Berrien County for the new Watervliet County Park. The…

09-08-2016 Public Notices and Want Ads

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09-08-2016 Tri-City Area Sports


Coloma scores first in home opener but not enough for win The Coloma varsity football team opened their season at home Thursday evening with two scoring drives in the first quarter. However, it was not enough as the Comets fell to the visiting Gobles Tigers…