01-23-2020 Hartford Football hires next leader of the “Tribe”; Substitute school board in Watervlie

DIDN’T GET THE MEMO… Out of state utility workers risk an unadvisable shortcut when the Van Buren County Road Commission closed 70th Street (County Line Road) due to flooding at the intersection of Dwight Boyer Road Tuesday, Jan. 14, just north of the Paw Paw River bridge. The river has stayed within its banks at this point, but readers are cautioned NOT to proceed through flood waters. During the flooding in 2018 Tri-City Record ran a photo of a small car that became disabled and floated sideways at this very spot! (TCR photo by Jon Bisnett)

CONTROVERSIAL… calls! Isaiah Yazel went 3-1 and won a third place medal in the 160-pound class. His day started with a 15-0 technical fall win and then he lost 5-3 in overtime on a couple controversial calls. After that he won two more matches with pins at 1:13 and 2:31. Pictured is Isaiah waiting for the referee to call the pin in his last match against Marcellus wrestler Chadlee Nestell. (TCR photo by John Oliphant)

Hartford Football hires next leader of the “Tribe”

By Jerrod Birmele Late last week, the Hartford Athletic Department was permeating with big news. The December 12, 2019 Hartford Press Box reported that Brad Manning had stepped down as the head coach of the Hartford Indian football team. The position had been open since then, but that all changed on Thursday, Jan. 16, when Athletic Director Nick Blackmer announced the hiring of Tom Matthews.