06-08-2017 Watervliet Fire Fighters present Brews in the Park on Saturday; Keeler Township works on

WHS 60 YEAR CLASS REUNION… last fall at the home of Bobbi Guertel in St. Joseph. In attendance were (from the left): Front row – Ka-ren Kniebes Rosenbaum, Icie Brewer Richardson, Lydia Bar-nek Dearing; Middle row – Bobbi Knight Guertel, Nancy Warren Bowers, Art Loomis, Donna Kay Collins Hayes; Back row – Frank Pflugradt, Lyndy Smith, Vince Pratt, Morris Burford, Wayne Gay and Preston Sanders Jr.


Watervliet Fire Fighters present Brews in the Park on Saturday

 On Saturday, June 10 the Watervliet Fire Fighters Association is holding Brews in the Park fund-raiser event sponsored by Hartford Speedway. It takes place from 3 – 7 p.m. in Flaherty Park, 309 Butternut Street in Watervliet.

The fire fighters association invites the community to support this event. There will be live music, 12 breweries represented and food available for purchase. Thanks to David Coyle and Ed Nash from Arclight Brewing Company for going above and beyond to make this event happen.

The cost to attend is $40 in advance, $50 at the door that includes 10 tasting tickets. There are also 50 VIP tickets available for $60 each that includes 10 tasting tickets, two food tickets and a special brew sampling. Tickets are available online at http://m.bpt.me/event/2934612.

Proceeds go to many charitable events, scholarships for Watervliet students, Adopt a Family and much more.

For more information, contact Bill Whitney at 269-757-4293 or bwhitney2187@yahoo.com.

COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL BAND SENIORS… were recently presented personalized blankets or framed certificates in honor of their years of participation in the Coloma Band Program. Pictured (from the left) Front row: James Jones, Ariel DeLaTorre, Zack Heater, Bailey O’Neal, Destiny Motton, Jennabeth Thomas, Adam Batey, Hannah Strunk, Ben Ball; Back row: Naomi Cottrell, Brad Kelley, Abigail Tuttle, Hannah Mort, Abby Blevins, Brenden Ferry, Cassidy Fickett, Jacob Sharpe, Jenna Walter, Clayton Burgess, Jake Kelley, Nathene Wendzel, and band director Mrs. Cheryl Thomas.


Keeler Township works on ordinance violators

By Annette Christie

Keeler Township officials continue to work on ridding their township of blight.  At their Tuesday, June 6 meeting Supervisor Bill Kays gave a legal update for several residences that they are working on.

The longstanding battle to clean up the old Sister Lakes Playhouse property is nearing victory.  Kays said the demolition bid has been awarded and they are only waiting on the asbestos report.  There was some discussion over leaving a pole building on the property which could provide some value in the efforts to sell the property. An interested resident said that the pole barn could be rehabbed with a roof replacement, good power wash job, and some extensive effort.