03-02-2017 School News & Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Joshua Robert Owens, 5-year-old from Hartford. Joshua is the only son of Brian and Brittany Owens. His grandparents are Tonya and Cory Gargus, Rob and Lisa Owens all from Hartford and Tanya and Curtis Eldred of Paw Paw. Joshua’s great-grandparents are Jackie Heffington, Bobby and Debbie Owens of Hartford, Vicky Urick of Coloma, and Tommy and Vicky Chambers of Searcy, Arkansas.

Watervliet High School

2016-17 Honor Roll 1st Semester


All A’s: Augustus Hinch

B average and above: Keegan Adams, Elena Alvarado, Jordyn Angelo, Ashley Bumstead, William Collins III, Stephanie Cox, Brennan Dygert, Allison Eisen, Elaina Fogarty, Logan Franklin, Jessica Gearhart, Logan Geisler, Jackie Gettig, Josh Gruszczyk, Masyn Hotovy, Alex Isbrecht, Harneet Kaur, Serena Kerr, Meghan Klann, Jacob Loomis, Tekoa Marshall, Maria Munson, Taylor O’Neil, Trever Pelton, Cole Pline, Brian Ramirez, Serena Reyna, Jayna Rodgers, Logan Roland, Audrey Romeo, Saarah Schaefer, Alyssa Schlender, Chelsea Speck, Katelynn Sutherland, Nick Tilley, Dylan Tucker, Susanna VanLente, Noah Weber, Madelyn Wilkinson


All A’s: Lindsay Adams, Angela Hays, Elaine Kosher, Emma Kraklau, Allison Pazera, Tyler                  Pennington, Madeline Teresko, Hannah Yerington.

B average and above: Jakob Aldrich, Abby Andres, Alexander Anthony, Emma Armstrong, Johnny Benavidez, Derrick Burkhardt, Omar Cardoso, Allen Chapin III, Mikalah Clay, Jazlynn Cowgill, Avalon Cramer, Sydney Ellison, Anna Gagliardo, Manny Guzman, Brytnie Harden, Jerrica Hardgreaves, Alan Hartman, Coby Henslee, Isabella Hook, Wyatt Howard, Eric Kehrer, Jacqueline King, Celina Klimkiewicz, Sabrina Klimkiewicz, Brenna Langston, Parker Lawson, Emmanuel Maldonado, Garrett Matthews, Matthew Melcher, Morgan Muenchow, Hannah Nye, Brittney Porphir, Payton Priebe, Noah Pritchard, Maria Privett, Austin Roberts, Bayan Saierjiang, Katherine Schmidt, Grace Smith, Russell Smith, Victoria Smith, Josh Stibal, Harlee Thornton, Natalie Wesaw, Jacob Wilmoth, Emma Yazel


All A’s: Trent Boone, Ryan Chisek, Katie Clark, Kelli Elston, Heather Frank, Cianna Quattrin, Ariana Rowe, Taylor Shafer, Madison Smith, Ellie Troyer, Joe Williams

B average and above: Ariaan Avina, Gabby Baham, Octaviano Blanco, Luis Cervantes, Conner Clemmons, Dan Cluster, Jamison Davis, Arianna Dolge, Tyler Eyerly, Stella Grear, Alexys Hess, Alyssa Hobson, Madalyn Hutchins, Bryant Kieft, Jordan Leoni, Kara Liles, Courtney Little, Klayton Marshall, Jaelyn Pitre, Taylor Prillwitz, David Robinson, Marlene Romero, Alex Rye, Brian Schlender, Lamarrius Smith, Zoe Smith, Nick Swanson, Valerie Wells, Isaac Workman


All A’s: Tyler Brant, Alexis Bryant, Kaylee Chapin, Katelynn Collins, Emily Fellows, Devon Flowers, Caylie Harden, Maggie Lynch, Cody McCarthy, Karli McClendon, Aaron Nance, Maggie Palmiter, Trevor Scheidemna-Mulson, Harleigh Unger, Emily Wright

B average and above: Allison Beck, Keana Concepcion, Leslie Cortes, Macy Dabicci, Mercede Daugherty, Chase Edelberg, Ashley Edgerly, Rick Ertman, Bailey Evans, Alexis Fillmore, Jarred Fish, Jessica Flagel, Rebecca Fuller, Jakub Gitersonke, Cody Goben, Casie Gohr, Spencer Goodrich, Alyssa Green, Carlos Hernandez, Brenda Hess, Andrea Hook, Zoey Howard, Jobe Kerr, Cade Krieger, Matthew Lambercht, Mikayla Lee, Ryan Lefor, Lauren Matthews, Jade Miller, Logan Mizwicki, Jacob Modelewski, William Morgan, Mark Myers, Mia Pelton, Cameron Rendo, Haydon Richards, Brooke Ricketts, Katie Schutlz, Meagan Simkins, Brent Simmons, Danielle Simon, Rakmanjot Singh, Jake Speck, Dylan Steffic, Jada Taylor, Trevor Townsend, Nicole Trux, Kylie Tyler, Brad Yazel, Taylor Zehner

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for the week of February 13 – 17, 2017 are pictured (from the left): 9th Grade – Yair Delgado, student of Aurelio & Antonia Delgado; 10th Grade – Makiah Tripp, student of Tino & Tosha Tripp; 11th Grade – Alexus Kempf, student of Chris & Kim Hicks; 12th Grade – Cody Romeo, student of Dennis & Stacey Romeo. To become a “Student of the Week”, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just being a kind person to another. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the HS front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record newspaper. At the end of the school year, all Students of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!

Visitor restrictions in effect at Lakeland Health

As in many parts of the United States, residents of Southwest Michigan are experiencing an increase in the flu. To help protect the health of our patients, Lakeland Health is asking community members to stay home and refrain from visiting loved ones at the hospital if they are currently sick and/or contagious; have a fever, runny nose, cough, body aches; are not an immediate family member of a hospitalized patient; or are less than 18-years-old. Visitors who have not had a flu shot will be asked to wear a mask while in the facility and remain six feet from patients.

The best way to prevent against the spread of the flu is to get vaccinated. Keep in mind it’s not too late to do so – contact your primary care provider as soon as possible. Lakeland Health also reminds all community members to wash their hands, using soap and water liberally, before and after contacting any patient, and after touching any individual or surface. Avoid touching your mucous membranes (mouth, nose, and eyes) at all times, unless you have just washed your hands.

If you are exposed to the flu, either at work or at home, you can potentially prevent the disease by using Tamiflu.  If you have been running a temperature, do not return to work until you are fever-free for 24- to 48-hours, even if you have been treated with Tamiflu or other medications from your primary care provider.

Friday, Mar. 3, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at the North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. $5/adult; $3 for children up to 12; under 3, free. Proceeds go the North Berrien Food Pantry. Hosted by Coloma Lioness Club.

Fridays, Mar. 3 – April 14, 5:30-8:00 p.m. “LENTEN FISH FRY” at Coloma American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph Street, Coloma. Fish dinner $8/all you can eat $10/children 4-12 $4/under age 3, free. Take outs available, call 269-468-5501.

Saturday, Mar. 4, 6 p.m. “COMMUNITY HYMN SING” at Plymouth Congregational Church, 123 First St., Watervliet. Everyone is invited; includes singing, fellowship and refreshments.

Sunday, Mar. 5, 1:30 or 3:00 p.m. “MAPLE SYRUP” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. $5/adult; call 269-927-4832 to register.

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2 – 4 p.m. “PARKINSON’S & MOVEMENT DISORDERS” a comprehensive approach to care event at Hilton Garden Inn, 1300 Cinema Way, Benton Harbor. Contact Donnemarie Rockwell at 616-437-6043 or Donnemarie.rockwell@medtronic.com for info or to RSVP; or Barbara Ann Ford at 269-429-3675 or bcpdsupport@aol.com.

Saturday, Mar. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “ST. PATRICK’S BOOK SALE & STORY TIME” at Coloma Public Library. Special Story Time at 1 p.m. for all children. Call 269-468-3431 with any questions.

Friday, Mar. 24, 4 – 7 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFIT” at Watervliet North Elementary, 287 Baldwin Avenue. Fundraiser for school counselor, Cathy Bingaman and her family. Adults/$10, $7/children 10 and under. For tickets contact: Teri Richcreek – Middle & High schools; Dana Morris & Karla VonKoenig – North Elementary; Deb Beebe & Diane Collis – South Elementary.

Saturday, Mar. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. “AMY’S ANGELS 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER” at Hartford High School. Teams from 4th-grade through adult. More information is available at myamysangels.org/events or by calling 269-350-7851.

Monday, Mar. 27, 2-6 p.m. “HOSPITALITY JOB FAIR & TALENT SHOWCASE” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. For more info, contact Debbie Gillespie at gillespie@lakemichigancollege.edu or Samantha Gizzi at gizzis@kinexus.org.

Friday, Mar. 31, 9-10 a.m. “OFFICE COFFEE HOUR WITH KIM LASATA” at The Hot Spot, 361 E. St. Joseph Street, Coloma. Visit www.RepLaSata.com.

Saturday, Apr. 8, 9 a.m. “SPRING STAMPEDE” 5k run and walk at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. Registration and packet pick-up will be open at 7:30 that morning. Pre-register by March 24 for $20, at www.sarett.com.