07-04-19 School news & Calendars

COLOMA 8U boys All Star team won the championship at the Berrien Springs tournament by defeating Lakeshore 13-7 in the championship game on Sunday, June 23. Pictured (from the left) are: Front row – Bat Boy Robert Brooks, Johnny Dahlquist, Bryce Harris, Aiden Shoeneich, Kollen Norden, Jayden Hampton, Brody Winnell, Bryce Cartwright; Middle row – Matthew Hejduk, Lane Ulleg, Gunnar Yahr, Parker Duffield, Eli Veal; Back row – asst. coaches Cody Kelley and Gordie Cartwright, and Manager John Dahlquist.


60th Birthday Party for members of the WHS Class of 1977 Members of the Watervliet Class of 1977 are invited to celebrate their 60th birthday on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The celebration will be held from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the banquet room at Chief’s Bar, 4790 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor. More details may be found on the “WHS Class of 1977 Reunion” page on Facebook; by contacting Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com, or by calling Greg at 269-876-8260.

Coloma High School Class of 1979 reunion August 10 The Coloma High School Class of 1979 will hold its 40-year reunion at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10 at Keith Hauch’s lake house, 10023 Rose Hill Road in Berrien Springs. The cost is $30 per person/ $50 per couple which includes a complete, summer backyard cookout with ice-cold pop and bottled water available. Please take lawn chairs, adult beverages and plan to stay for boat rides and a bon fire. Please help spread the word for those who are not on Facebook or anyone else they may have missed. Please RSVP to their “CHS Class of ‘79” Facebook page or invitation by Thursday, August 1, 2019 so they can be sure to have plenty of food for all! For more information contact Debbie Becker, debbecker@rocketmail.com or Debbie (Ory) Beckert, debbeckert@gmail.com. Classmates should send their name(s), address and how many attending, along with a check or money order payable to Debbie Becker at 2615 Boyer Road, Coloma, MI 49038.

COLOMA 10U took home the Berrien Springs All Star Championship against 11 other local All Star teams. This team went undefeated in the preliminary seeding to earn them the #1 Seed in the Tournament. They continued their undefeated streak throughout the Tournament weekend beating New Buffalo in the semi finals and Bridgman in the Championship. Picture (from the left) are: Front Row – Brody Ashley, Carson Coble, Ethan Schelling; Middle row – Jared Mccoy, Dylan Mccoy, Brady Carlson, AJ Moore, Masyn Hess, Ross Smothers, Dylan Groendyk, Jaeylin Vawter, Aiden Hampton; Back row – asst. coaches Mark Coble, Kenny Ashley, Paul Darling, and Head Coach Josh Groendyk.


Watervliet All Class Reunion August 17 The Watervliet All Class Reunion (formerly the Watervliet 40 Year Club) is Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Watervliet Middle School, 450 East St. Joseph Street. Social hour begins at 11:00 a.m., with lunch being served at noon. Anyone that graduated from or attended the Watervliet Public School system is welcome to attend. Former school employees are welcome also. Besides the social hour and lunch, tours will be available for the Middle and High School buildings and grounds. Reservations are $15.00 per person, and are due by Friday, August 9, 2019. A downloadable reservation form and more information may be found on the “Watervliet All Class Reunion (formerly Watervliet 40 Year Club)” page on Facebook. More information is also available by calling Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712, or Donna Gillard Curtis at 269-463-6680.

Saturday, July 6, 9 a.m. “MONTHLY MEETING” of the Paw Paw Lake Association at Watervliet Township Hall, 4959 M-140. Sunday, July 7, noon – 3 p.m. “INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC” at Salem Lutheran Church, 275 Marvin St., Coloma Sunday, July 7, 2-3 p.m. “MITCHELL’S SATYR BUTTERLY” program at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Program includes a talk and walk. Call 927-4832 for more information or visit www.sarett for more information on the nature center. Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. “VENDOR BAZAAR & BAKE SALE” at Twelve Corners Community Church, corner of Hicks Ave. & Benton Center Rd. Raffle drawing; lunch served beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 5-8 p.m. “FISH BOIL FUNDRAISER” at Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven. Tickets: $10/plate; $5/children 5 and under. Sunday, July 14, 9 a.m. “GUEST ORGANIST NICHOLAS QUARDOKUS” at Salem Lutheran Church, 275 Marvin St., Coloma. Public invited; reception to follow service. July 15-20 “VAN BUREN YOUTH FAIR” For more information visit www.vanburenyouthfair.com. Saturday, July 27, 4-9 p.m. “WHS CLASS OF 1977 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY” in the banquet room at Chief’s Bar, 4790 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor. More details may be found on the “WHS Class of 1977 Reunion” page on Facebook; by contacting Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com, or by calling Greg at 269-876-8260. August 8-10 “VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL” at Calvary Pentecostal Church, 13 South Haver St., Hartford. Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday Fun Fair 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact Kerri Archie at (269) 254-5929. Saturday, Aug. 10, 4 p.m. “CHS CLASS OF 1979 REUNION” at 10023 Rose Hill Rd, Berrien Springs. RSVP required. For more information contact Debbie Becker, debbecker@rocketmail.com or Debbie (Ory) Beckert, debbeckert@gmail.com. August 12-17 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” Visit www.bcyf.org for more information. Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. “WATERVLIET ALL CLASS REUNION” at Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph St. Social hour 11 a.m.; lunch served at noon. $15/person registration due Aug. 9. Anyone that graduated from, or attended the Watervliet Public School system is welcome to attend (also current & former employees). More information is available by calling Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712, or Donna Gillard Curtis at 269-463-6680. Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. “50-YEAR CLASS REUNION” for Coloma High School Class of 1969 at Coloma F.O.P. Lodge, 470 Angling Rd. For more information, email nmessal@att.net, call 630-464-8287 or check out the Facebook page of Coloma High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion. RSVP required. Sept. 5-8 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum, 06285 68th Street, South Haven. Watch for more information on www.michiganflywheelers.org or Facebook. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES” hosted by Berrien RESA at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs.

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