Ryans wed 70 years Paul Ryan and the former Billie Satterwhite of Coloma were married June 25, 1949 at Hartford, Michigan. Their son Greg and his fiancée Sandy came from Denver, Colorado to be with them for their anniversary. Paul has been a farmer all his life. Billie was owner and operator of her own beauty shop for 20 years. They were snow birds for many years to Florida where he loved to fish and she got plenty of reading and relaxation done. They are thankful to still be together and blessed to continue to enjoy their home. And grateful for the friends and relatives and medical team who are always there to help with that.

Local students make GVSU Dean’s List Grand Valley State University announces the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the Winter 2019 semester concluding in April. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. The honor is noted on the students’ official records. Grand Valley is dedicated to providing a rich learning environment for students, offering a wide range of majors and hands-on research opportunities. Highly credentialed and responsive faculty and individual advisors and mentors promote a liberal arts emphasis that teaches students critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students honored for the winter semester include: Madison A. Cullitan, Chelsea E. Glisson, Stephanie J. Owen and Morgan M. Wagner, all of Coloma; Maria L. Boers and Kendall R. Ziemer of Hartford; Matthew D. Kaley, Taylor M. Krieger, Karli R. McClendon, Alexandra L. Smith and Jenna L. Wess, all of Watervliet.

50th Wedding Anniversary for Ed & Noreen Jacob

Ed and Noreen Jacob of Watervliet will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 28, 2019. Their family will be coming from near and far to join them for a celebration at Salem Lutheran Church after the service on Sunday, June 30.

Coloma Masons present gift to HOPE Resources Freemasons from the Coloma Masonic Temple presented a $4,000 gift from the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation to HOPE Resources, a food pantry supported by six area churches, and many local organizations, and individuals. Pam Quinn, Chair of the HOPE Resources Board, stated that the gift will help provide food security to over 150 families in the area. HOPE Resources is currently located in the Coloma United Methodist Church and assists residents of the school districts of Coloma, Watervliet, or Riverside/Hagar #6. The pantry is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Through its Community Charities Matching Grants Program, the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation will match a local Lodge’s contribution to benefit a variety of organizations, causes and programs such as schools, public safety and youth organizations, local food banks and struggling families. Whether a Lodge chooses to help a number of organizations, or concentrate its efforts on one large cause, Masons are working hand in hand with local partners to tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of a community, and tackling some of the immediate challenges facing its citizens, enriching lives and deepening the connection between lodges and their communities. Coloma Lodge #162, Free and Accepted Masons, was chartered on January 12, 1865 by the Grand Lodge of Michigan. Freemasonry is an institution that has been a major part of community life in America for over two hundred and fifty (250) years. It is America’s largest and oldest fraternity, and one that continues to be an important part of the personal growth and development of men from all walks of life.

THIS KUTE KID IS… 7-year-old Rylee Shawa, a student at Watervliet South School. She loves staying busy in competitive cheerleading, swimming lessons, and gymnastics. Rylee’s proud parents are Bill and Danette Shawa of Watervliet. Her loving great-grandparents are Neta Mullen and Ken Mullen of Watervliet and Diane Parky of Pelston, MI. Her family thinks Rylee is a great kid!


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