09-26-2019 Annual members-only meeting at N.B. Historical Society to feature historian Bob Myers as

THIS KUTE KID IS… four-year-old Evelyn Bryant and her toad friend. Evelyn lives in Coloma with her mom Shelby Eastburn. Her dad, Matt Bryant, lives in Coloma as well. We thank Evelyn’s neighbor, Kim Rochefort, for sharing this kutie’s picture with the readers of the Tri-City Record.


WHS HOMECOMING 2019… Watervliet High School Senior Class Homecoming Royalty was crowned at halftime of the Friday night football game on Sept. 20. Homecoming Queen is Serena Reyna, daughter of Brandy Buckley and Moises Reyna. Homecoming King is Nick Tilley, son of Cathy Tilley and Michael Tilley. This year’s theme was “The Happiest Homecoming on Earth”, with the week’s events focusing on popular Disney movies. Float building winners were the Freshmen Class with “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The Senior Class won first place in the window painting. (Photo by Annette Christie)




Annual members-only meeting at N.B. Historical Society to feature historian Bob Myers as speaker

We have all heard that people used to be shorter in the past. But is it true? On Tuesday, October 15, Robert Myers, the Director of Education at the Historical Society of Michigan, will appear as the keynote speaker at the Annual Members-Only Meeting for the North Berrien Historical Society. Myers’ presentation “Mythbusted: History Myths Exposed” will take on the commonly held history myths. He will also scatter in a few tidbits which seem ridiculous, but really turn out to be true. This program is reserved for Society members. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, October 4. For membership details, please contact the Museum at info@northberrienhistory.org, visit northberrienhistory.org, or call (269) 468-3330.

50 YEAR REUNION… Coloma High School Class of 1969 celebrated its 50 year reunion Saturday, August 24, at the Coloma F.O.P Lodge. Attending were (from the left): First row – John Weber (faculty), Susie Moser Knuth, Linda Lofblad Winslow, Gary Dolezan, Dennis Richardson, Steve Bower, Raelene Scheffler Stickney; Second row – Dave Stowers, Gerry Geik (faculty), Larry Yonker (faculty), Bill Spalding (faculty), Casey Clark (faculty), Al Johnson (faculty), Mary Weber Irving, Cheryl Cook Fardello, Alpha Bailey Spalding, Mary Herman Robinson, Mary Krell Klug, Barb Hall Balkin, Cindy Linville Aviles; Third row – Phil Cottier, Vic Weir, Cheryl Struble Wilkie, Kathy Schroeder Koppert, Jane Hartman, Kathy Wood Thibeault, Linda Lenz LaGrow, Nancy Smith Skorupa, Bonnie Suwarsky Wolf, Marsha Hammond, Toni Eubanks, Dino Balfour, Linda Thompson Oles, Sue Wilkins Fowler, Mary Vitale Kelley, Rick Harris; Fourth row – Allen O’Brien, Larry Hiler, Sally Holt Reed, Linda Urban Grubka, Jim Schroeder, Mike Burke, Connie Becht Burke, Cheryl Arent Ryno, Nancy Hiler, Larry Arny, Mark Shankland, Bill Little, Bill Becker, Joe Aviles.


Bag Sale Friday at Coloma UMC

Coloma United Methodist Church is having a Bag Sale Friday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for women’s clothing only. The sale cost is $1.00 per bag from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 bags for $1.00 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 144 S. Church St. in Coloma.

FAIR ISLAND EXHIBIT… Isabella Bultema, a sixth grader at Watervliet Junior High School, was awarded a B.C. Youth Fair Honorable Mention for her Lego Creation of her experience at Mackinaw Island this summer. She also exhibited a market rabbit, market chickens, flowers, a pencil drawing, and photographs. She is 11 years old and the daughter of Cindy Burger and Keith Bultema.


GRAND CHAMPION… Kameron Bultema, a freshman at Watervliet High School, was awarded Champion at the B.C. Youth Fair for his Lego Creation of the Great Wall of China. He worked on the exhibit three years to have all the details just right. He also exhibited a market rabbit, market chickens, flowers, and a pencil drawing. He is 14 years old. Kameron is the son of Cindy Burger and Keith Bultema.


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