February 19, 2018

09-01-2016 Tri-City Record Flipbook

09-01-2016 Kelsey Griffith; Last year as BCYF exhibitor; Pokagon Band Pow Wow Labor Day Weekend

KELSEY GRIFFITH...20 has been showing at he Berrien County Youth Fair since she was five years old.

Kelsey Griffith; Last year as BCYF exhibitor By Annette Christie Kelsey Griffith, 20, of Bainbridge Township, has entered her last exhibits in the Berrien County Youth Fair.  Her title as Berrien County Youth Fair exhibitor is over.  Griffith has been showing at the fair since she…

09-01-2016 Tri-City Area Sports


Panthers pummel Indians in super-sized shutout The high school football season opened last week to cheers all around. Watervliet welcomed the Indians of Hartford to town for their home opener and, frankly, wiped the field with the Indians. In what would turn out to be a…

09-01-2016 Coloma Schools roll out Five Year Strategic Plan; Inspire to Achieve – Empower for Success; Police and Fire

By Annette Christie  The Administration of the Coloma School District rolled out the results of a strategic plan process that began in September 2015 at a special meeting held Monday, August 22.  In an effort led by facilitator Dr. Tim Westerberg, the core team of…

09-01-2016 Griffin/Endsley Wedding Announcement; Retirement for Lois Hartman; Watervliet Twp. approves final step in Lake clean-up

HAPPY RETIREMENT LOIS… A retirement party was held Monday evening in honor of Lois Hartman, Director of the Watervliet District Library for the past twenty-two years. Many family, friends as well as patrons attended to wish Lois well on her retirement. Pictured above are board members (from the left) Don Young, Patricia Geisler and Anne Bayer pre-senting Lois with a card in rec-ognition of her service. The Li-brary Board is in the process of hiring a new Library Director. (TCR photo by Karl Bayer)

Watervliet Twp approves final step in lake clean-up continuation By Annette Christie The Watervliet Township Board delayed their August meeting by one week, holding it on August 22.  At the meeting the board approved the final step needed to continue a Special Assessment District aimed at…

09-01-2016 Tri-City Area Obituaries

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  Salvatore “Sam” Tavolacci Salvatore “Sam” Tavolacci of Watervliet was born January 20, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.  Sam grew up in Chicago where he graduated high school and met the love of his life Diane who preceded him in death.  Sam and Diane married November 20,…

09-01-2016 Outdoors

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  While pulling weeds I disturbed a colony of pavement ants. Instantly, a large number appeared in response to the “call to arms” smell released by the guard workers. They raced about looking for the intruder. A number of them found it…my sandaled foot. The more…

09-01-2016 Public Notices and Want Ads

CDL-A Drivers NOW Hiring Full-time & Part-time. Local runs, Benefits, Home at night. Email to: resumes@southshorecompanies.com or  Fax to 269-983-7307 SOUTHSHORE COMPANIES (2-6-14 TFN TCR)   HELP WANTED SPECTRUM…Community Services hiring direct support staff, part-time positions that provide assistance to adults with intellectual/physical disabilities. Apply…

09-01-2016 School News & Calendars

THE NEWEST MEMBER… of the Paw Paw Lake Rotary Club is Matt Clauser. Pictured (from the left) are David Moss, Rotary President; Sandy Daignault, Ro-tary member and Matt's spon-sor; and Clauser. Matt grew up in Hartford and he and his wife, Shawna live in Portage. He is a Financial Representative for Modern Woodmen.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, September 1 Varsity Football, Home vs. Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – ½ DAY FOR STUDENTS Thursday, September 8 Varsity Volleyball Quad at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; JV Volleyball Quad at Hackett, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football…

09-01-2016 Letter and Commentary


SAVE YOUR NEWSPAPER… A community newspaper closing should be sad news for us all.  Undoubtedly, the newspaper business is changing and many publications are cutting back coverage due to declining readership and interest.  The resulting loss of a local newspaper is irreplaceable to the entire community. The…

09-01-2016 Columns

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  Working for you  Since 2010 when you chose me to be your State Representative, I have always kept in mind the fact that I work for you. You sent me to Lansing to be your voice and to fight for efficient and effective government….