04-30-2020 Hinkelmans celebrate 65 years; Watervliet Library has resources for “Learning From Home”;



Hinkelmans celebrate 65 years

Carl and Donna Hinkelman of Benton Harbor celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 16, staying at home due to the coronavirus, reminiscing on their years together. Carlyn Hinkelman and the former Donna Haak were married April 16, 1955, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Benton Harbor. Their children are Carlyn Hinkelman of Windemere, Fla., Jon (Diane) Hinkelman of Watervliet, Beth Anne (Rick) Martin of Coloma, Karen (Randy) Olds of Lawrence and Jayne (Fred) Cook of Suttons Bay, Mich. They also have 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Carl retired after 31 years at Clark Equipment Co. as computer operations manager, and later as a farmer. In his retirement, Carl enjoys his woodshop and working on his yard. Donna retired from Benton Harbor State Bank. She also owned and operated Donna’s Ceramics and Bainbridge Bears. She still sews teddy bears as a hobby. They are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet, where Donna served as a Eucharist minister and prepares food for funerals. They are also members of Welch Food Co.

EARNS DEGREE… In 2015, Annabelle Hernandez of Hartford was accepted to Cornell University’s Summer Small Animal Medicine Program. Through scholarships from Cornell and Hartford Public School Foundation, Annabelle spent three weeks in Ithaca, New York learning more about the career path she had chosen for her future. Annabelle graduated from Hartford High School in 2016. In High School she participated in the Early College program through Lake Michigan College and graduated with an associate’s degree in biology in the spring of 2017. She then transferred to Michigan State University and was accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine Technology Program and will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology on May 1, 2020.


Watervliet Library has resources for “Learning From Home”

The Watervliet District Library staff is working from home to streamline their catalog, plan, create and post virtual programs, and to assist with ebook access to their online collection. Please don’t hesitate to contact them. Their facility is closed through May 15. The library’s Facebook page has posting for weekly events, games, book talks and entertainment. The weekly schedule includes Make-It Monday @ Home, Trivia Tuesday, Celebrity Story Times on Wednesdays, Foodie Friday, and Saturday Surprise. Library staff can be reached through Facebook, or email (info@wdlib.org). To speak to the director, call the library at 463-6382 and follow the prompts. For information about the COVID19 crisis, unemployment and business support during this time, visit their website at www.watervlietlibrary.net. Also, the library is connected to a world of online books and audio books through Overdrive. A link is provided on their webpage. Anyone that needs to do research for school or work from home can try mel.org, the state wide database resource. MEL includes a huge selection of articles, journals and ebooks for curious minds of all ages, and contains a link for tools to help kids and parents, under Learning From Home. These are available to all Michigan residents.