09-15-2016 Tom & Lois Jordan celebrate 50th Anniversary; Miss & Mr. Coloma tea; Hartmann &


 On August 27, 2016, Tom and Lois Jordan of Coloma celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren rejoicing in the goodness of God who has faithfully blessed them throughout their lives together. A trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana is planned for later in the year.  In honor of their anniversary, they have sent KJV Expositor’s Study Bibles to the Armed Forces, First Responders, and to prisoners, as well as to pastors and missionaries in Africa.  Tom Jordan and the former Lois Schlender were married August 27, 1966 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Joseph.  Their children are Toney (Kathy) Jordan of Watervliet and Andy (Me1isa) Jordan of Coloma. They have three grandchildren: Roger, Courtney and Thomas.  Tom served in the Michigan National Guard and worked at Industrial Rubber before being employed at Gast Manufacturing where he retired after 43 years. Lois worked as a secretary/ administrative assistant in government, educational, medical and financial fields before becoming an author. She wrote for both the Herald-Palladium and the Tri-City Record until retirement. Currently, she volunteers at Woodland Terrace in Coloma.

Miss and Mr. Coloma informational meeting

  Young women and men interested in entering Blossomtime’s Miss and Mr. Coloma pageant can attend an informational meeting at 1 p.m. for Miss and at 3 p.m. for Mr. on Sunday, September 18 at the Coloma Township Hall, 4919 Paw Paw Lake Road.  The meeting will include information for the contest and a Fashion Show by Memories Bridal & Evening Wear in Kalamazoo.  Contestants must be 17-20 years old and be accompanied to the meeting by a parent or guardian. The Miss and Mr. Coloma pageant will be January 7, 2017 at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center in Benton Township. For more information, please call Doreen Hess 269-468-4020.


 Jennifer Hartman and Jason Winnell are planning an October 1, 2016 wedding. They will be married at Sister Lakes Community Church, officiated by Pastor Scott Stambaugh. Hartman, the daughter of Mitchel and Michele Hartman of Watervliet graduated from Watervliet in 2012 and KVCC in 2016. Her fiancé, the son of Mark Winnell and Dawn Winnell is a 2007 graduate of Watervliet. Jason is currently an electrician apprentice. Attending the bride will be Gabby Hopkins of Decatur; best friend and maid of honor. Flower girl and ring bearer are Jason’s children, Aubrey Winnell and Brody Winnell. A reception will be held at Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club. Following the ceremony the couple will reside in Watervliet.

North Berrien Senior Center Services

 Wednesday, September 21 commodities recertification from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Friday, September 23 Fall Fling Dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Septembe