06-13-2019 School news & calendars

ROBERT DELANY MATH AWARD… for 2018-2019 is presented to Watervliet Middle School students Julie Rudell and Jacob Schaefer.


JERRY GOODMAN HONOR AWARD… for 2018-2019 is presented to Watervliet Middle School students Brady Bornas and Lillyanne Lefor.


LMC hosts Part-Time Faculty Job Fair at Allegan Tech Center

If you’ve ever thought about passing along the professional knowledge you’ve gained throughout your career, Lake Michigan College wants to talk to you. LMC is holding a job fair to recruit college instructors who can teach in their spare time. The Part-Time Faculty Job Fair is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at the Allegan Tech Center at 2891 116th St., Allegan. Positions are currently available in a variety of technical and academic fields at both the South Haven campus and the Allegan Tech Center for Fall 2019 and beyond. Many of LMC’s instructors are professionals with full-time jobs in their industries who teach around their schedules with a time commitment as low as three to four hours per week. Part-Time Faculty educate, direct, and inspire students as they pursue their goals and help build a well-educated workforce in our communities. Training, lesson plans, and materials are provided with opportunities to enhance the lessons with real-life knowledge and experiences. Benefits include competitive pay and may include tuition and mileage reimbursement assistance. Attendees should bring their resumes and be prepared for on-site interviews. For more information, including qualification requirements, visit www.lakemichigancollege.edu/teachatlmc.

Van Buren County Museum in Hartford opens for the 2019 season

Van Buren County Museum is now officially open. As in past years they are again going to be hosting events and special guest speakers throughout their season. On Saturday, June 15 the Decatur paranormals MIPRO under the direction of Carl Wickett, will once again conduct a tour at the museum starting at 7 p.m. Preregistration is required by calling Tad at 1-269-621-2546, cost is $20. On Sunday, June 30 a presentation on The Polar Bears of World War 1 (not the white woolly type) will be presented at 2 p.m. Attendees will discover there were men from Van Buren County that served in this special unit during the war. The museum is open Wed., Fri., and Sun. from 12-5 p.m. Call 269-621-2188 for additional information. Wednesday is archival day. By calling ahead for an appointment they will search to help find information about a person’s family or town. There is a small fee for this service. Admission remains $5 for adults, $2 for children 5-12, veterans and current military plus their immediate families get in free, have ID available. Visit and enjoy 44 rooms of mainly Van Buren County history. To volunteer, call the above number. Van Buren County Museum is located at 58471 Red Arrow Hwy in Hartford.

ECHS Class of 1969 announces 50-year class  reunion

Eau Claire High School Class of 1969 is planning a 50-year reunion for Saturday, October 12, 2019 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The 1969 class reunion is being held at Coach’s Bar & Grill, 2528 W. Glenlord Road in Stevensville. Also happening on October 12 at 11:00 a.m. will be the All School Reunion for alumni at the Eau Claire High School Cafeteria located at 7450 Hochberger Road, Eau Claire. For more information, email Char Prillwitz Schilling at 31silver51@gmail.com or call 269-944-3530, or check out the Facebook page of Eau Claire High School at “You’re from Eau Claire if ….”

Covert Branch Library Summer Reading Program upcoming events

Expand your children’s universe by signing them up for Van Buren District Library’s Summer Reading Program titled, “A Universe of Stories.” The Summer Reading Program began on May 28 and continues throughout the summer until August 17. Children and teens may earn prizes by meeting reading goals in one of five reading groups (Mighty Martians- 2 year to Kindergarten, Shooting Stars- first and second grades, Awesome Astronauts- third and fourth grades, Cool Comets- fifth and sixth grades, and Unique UFOs- seventh through twelfth grade). There is also a reading group for adults titled Epic Earthlings. Sign up at the library or online at https://www.vbdl.org/srpregistration/. On Friday, June 14 take the kids for a “Fun Friday” session at 1 p.m. They will be creating a gift for Father’s Day. On Friday, June 21 at 1 p.m. kids will create sun catchers and decorate beach themed cupcakes. Fun Fridays takes place twice per month during the summer. The Covert ‘Cover to Cover’ Book Club will meet on Monday, June 24 at 5:45 p.m. to discuss the book “Love You More” by Lisa Gardner. Refreshments will be provided. Call the library or stop i