01-23-2020 School news & calendars

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL… “Students of the Week” for Jan. 13 – 17 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Rylee Deckard, student of Gary & Kristen Deckard; 10th Grade – Rylee Reinhardt, student of Dustin & Sara Reinhardt; 11th Grade – Katalina Soria, student of Gaspar & Reyna Soria; 12th Grade – Joel Soto, student of Guadalupe & Maria Soto. Congratulations to these students and keep up the great work!


Coloma Community

Schools Calendar of Events

Friday, January 24 HALF DAY K-12; Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Watervliet, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Watervliet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 Middle School Wrestling at Allegan, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Competitive Cheer at Delton Kellogg, 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 27 Start of 2nd Semester; Jr. High Study Hall Closed; Bowling vs. Saugatuck 4:00 p.m.; Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Lawton, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 Jr. High and High School Report Cards 2nd Marking Period Posted; JV Girls Basketball at Schoolcraft, 5:30 p.m.; JV Boys Basketball vs. Schoolcraft, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls Basketball at Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 29 Wrestling vs. Delton Kellogg and Martin, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30 Elementary School Family Game Night, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Middle School Wrestling at St. Joseph County Meet, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls Basketball at Martin, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball at Martin, 7:30 p.m.

Miss Spirit of Blossomtime Pageant is Saturday

The Miss Spirit of Blossomtime Pageant is open to all Blossomtime Communities 1st runners up, and offers one more lady an opportunity to enjoy the many events and activities her sister queens will participate in. Nineteen young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Spirit 2020 this Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. The pageant will be held at the St. Joseph High School Auditorium. Doors open at 4 p.m. with tickets available at the Blossomtime office (269-982-8016) for $15 until Friday, Jan. 24 or at the door for $20. The winner of Miss Spirit will go on to compete in the Showcase of Queens awards at the Mr. Blossomtime and Showcase of Queens Pageant on Sunday, March 15, and is eligible to win the Bob Braamse Community Service award, the Queen’s Legacy scholarship and the title of Miss Blossomtime which will be awarded at the Miss Blossomtime Pageant on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Lake Michigan College, Mendel Center, in Benton Harbor.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 23 MS Wrestling Area Meet at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; MS Girls White Basketball at Andrews, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Girls & Boys JV Basketball, Home vs. Coloma, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 24 Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball at Coloma, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 Rec Council Baseball & Softball Sign-ups, High School Cafeteria, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; MS Wrestling at Comstock Tournament, 9:30 a.m.; Boys JV & Varsity Basketball at Hartford, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m.; PTO Movie Night at South School, 5:15 p.m. Monday, January 27 MS Girls White Basketball, Home vs. Fennville, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; Girls JV & Varsity Basketball at Lawrence, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 Boys 9th, JV, & Varsity Basketball at Kalamazoo Christian, 4:15, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.; MS Girls Maroon Basketball, Home vs. Niles, 4:45 & 5:45 p.m.; Rec Council Baseball & Softball Sign-ups, HS Cafeteria, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 29 Girls 7th & 8th White Basketball at SJ Upton, 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.; 7th & 8th Maroon Basketball at Home, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Wrestling at Coloma with Martin and Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30 MS Wrestling at South Haven, 5:00 p.m.; Girls & Boys JV Basketball at Fennville, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 31 Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball at Fennville, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 1 Rec Council Baseball & Softball Sign-ups, HS Cafeteria, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Band Solo & Ensemble at Southwestern Michigan College, 9:00 a.m.; 7th White & 8th Maroon Basketball, Home vs. Coloma, 9:00 a.m.; 7th Maroon & 8th Maroon Basketball, Home vs. Bloomingdale, 11:30 a.m.

Honor CU to award 24 high school seniors with $1,000 scholarship

Honor Credit Union is proud to support local outstanding high school seniors with the annual Honor Credit Union Community Commitment Scholarship. For the 2019-20 academic year, the credit union will award a $1,000 scholarship to 24 graduating high school or home school seniors throughout Honor’s communities. To be considered for the scholarship, the student must be a primary account holder at Honor Credit Union. The graduating senior must complete an online application detailing their academic performance and community involvement. In addition, applicants will be asked to provide a 300-400-word essay explaining how they have made their community a better place. The deadline to apply for the Community Commitment Scholarship is March 15, 2020. Applications must be submitted online. Applications delivered to an Honor member center will not be considered. Scholarship winners will be contacted and announced in late April. To access the application form and view the complete list of requirements, please visit www.honorcu.com/scholarship.

Community Calendar


Friday, Jan. 24, 4-9 “GAMING FUNDRAISER” at Watervliet District Library. Many ways to play and raise money for the library’s computer upgrade. Anyone needing further information or interested in participating is encouraged to contact the library at 269-463-6382 or info@wdlib.org. Prizes, pizza and snacks at the event.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. “WATERVLIET REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGN-UPS” at WHS Cafeteria

Saturday, Jan. 25, 6-9 p.m. “WINE, GLIDE, & DINE” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Ski (or walk if no snow) over the trails to a bonfire and enjoy wine tastings or hot chocolate. Potluck following inside the Nature Center. Cost is $5 for non-members and ski rentals are available.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m. “WATERVLIET REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGN-UPS” at WHS Cafeteria

Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. “WATERVLIET REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGN-UPS” at WHS Cafeteria

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “BOOK SALE” in the Community Room at the Coloma Public Library

Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. “COOKBOOK CRAFTING” at Watervliet District Library. Sign up in advance.

Friday, Feb. 7, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Menu: soup, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. Cost: $5/adults; $3/children up to 12; free for children under three. Proceeds go the HOPE Resources.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 5-8 p.m. “VALENTINE’S STEAK FRY” at Coloma American Legion Post 362, 351 St. Joseph Ave. Menu: 12 oz. ribeye, baked potato, salad bar, Texas toast. Tickets: $13 until Feb. 9; $14 at the door. Benefits building improvement fund.

Monday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. “PRESIDENT’S DAY STORY TIME” at Coloma Public Library with special guest “Abraham Lincoln”. Includes craft and photo opportunities.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m. “HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET” at Pebblewood Banquet Hall, 9794 Jericho Rd., Bridgman hosted by Berrien County Trophy Toms chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation. Call Dale Jasper at 269-921-3474 or send email to kkdjasper1992@sbcglobal.net for more info.

Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “INDOOR SHOP HOP” hosted by Sweet Charity Sewing Group at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 601 Sycamore St., Niles. Quilting related items for sale from Indiana, Illinois & Michigan vendors. Raffle tickets with paid $5 admission and food by Brew Ha Ha of Niles.

Saturday, Apr. 25, 2020 6 p.m. “SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANTS” for Mrs., Ms., Miss and Miss Teen Southwest Michigan at Bridgman High School Auditorium. Visit www.misssouthwestmichigan.org for more information.

Friday, May 8, 4 p.m. “OPEN HOUSE” for Riverside Park and Kayak Launch, 3510 Coloma Road, Coloma

August 17-22, 2020 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” celebrating 75 years with the theme “Diamonds are Fair-ever”

Tuesdays 1-5 p.m. “SOCIAL WORK INTERN” at Watervliet District Library, 333 N. Main St. provides assistance with educational opportunities, employment assistance, emergency services, family matters and any other issues that people may need help with. The intern does not give legal advice nor do they counsel people, but they can refer them to agencies that provide these services.

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