09-26-2019 School news & calendars


HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “Students of the Week” for Sept. 16 – 20, 2019 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Rylee Ackerman, student of Gary & Tammy Ackerman; 10th Grade – Bryan Cardoso, student of Atilano & Erica Cardoso; 11th Grade – Luis Barcenas Perez, student of Luis Barcenas & Maria Perez Gonzalez; 12th Grade – Joe Beebe, student of Teresa Smith. To become a “Student of the Week”, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just doing a good deed. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the High School front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record. At the end of the school year all Student of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 26 5th Grade Field Trip (Laws & Morse) to Tall Ships in South Haven; MS Maroon Volleyball, Home vs. Hartford, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Soccer SENIOR NIGHT, Home vs. Bangor, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football at Kalamazoo Christian vs. Kal. United, 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 27 North School Panther Dash (PTO Fundraiser); 5th Grade Field Trip (Bongiorno & Pline) to Tall Ships in South Haven; Varsity Football, Home vs. Kalamazoo United, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28 MS & HS Cross Country at Lake Michigan College for Berrien County Meet (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE), 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Volleyball at River Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; JV Volleyball at Constantine JV Tournament, 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 30 MS White Volleyball at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball Quad at Home, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 PTO Meeting at North School, 3:45 p.m.; MS Cross Country SAC Meet at Kalamazoo Christian, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 2 MS Football at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; MS Maroon Volleyball at Lakeshore, 5:00 p.m.; MS Club Soccer Home, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Soccer, Home vs. Coloma, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 3 JV Volleyball, Home vs. Brandywine, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Brandywine, 6:00 p.m.; JV Football, Home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 4 Mid Marking Period Progress Reports; 5th grade Band Instrument Demonstration, 8:30 a.m.; Varsity Football at Delton Kellogg, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5 MCBA Portage Northern Band Competition; 7th Grade Maroon Volleyball at Coloma Tournament; 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball Home Tournament; 7th Grade White Volleyball at Paw Paw Tournament; HS & MS Cross Country at Portage West MS, Portage Invitational, 9:00 a.m.

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events

Friday, September 27 Green and Gold Dress Up Day; District-wide Homecoming Assembly, 1:00 p.m.; Homecoming Parade, 5:30 p.m.; HOMECOMING Varsity Football vs. Constantine, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28 JV Volleyball at Bloomingdale, 9:00 a.m.; Middle School/Varsity Cross Country at County Meet (Riverview Park), 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 30 Tennis vs. Otsego, 4:30 p.m. Middle School Volleyball vs. Watervliet, 5:00 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Kalamazoo Hackett, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 JV/Varsity Volleyball vs. Fennville, 5:30 p.m.; Tennis at Three Rivers, 4:30 p.m.; Middle School Cross Country at Kalamazoo Christian, 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2 Jr. High Football vs. Watervliet, 5:00 p.m.; Tennis at Edwardsburg, 4:00 p.m.; Middle School Volleyball at Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.; Soccer at Watervliet, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3 JV Volleyball at Parchment, 5:30 p.m.; Soccer vs. Comstock, 6:00 p.m.; JV Football vs. Kalamazoo United, 6:00 p.m.

Honor Credit Union announces Lorie Owen as Regional Manager

Honor Credit Union is excited to announce the hire of Lorie Owen. Owen recently accepted the position of Regional Manager in Southwest Michigan. Owen’s region covers Honor’s member centers in Berrien Springs, Benton Harbor, Buchanan, Coloma, Decatur, Dowagiac, Niles, Paw Paw, South Haven, St. Joseph and Stevensville. Originally from Galien, Lorie Owen has lived in Buchanan since 1994 with her husband Jonathan, daughter Chelcie and son Cody. She is an active member and treasurer for the Niles Four Flags Snowmobile Club and the Berrien County Crime Stoppers. In her spare time, Owen enjoys fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and camping with her husband or spending time with her four grandchildren. Owen has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University and a master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She comes to Honor with 18 years’ experience working in the credit union industry as an Assistant Manager, Branch Manager, and Regional Market Development Manager. As Regional Manager, Owen will lead the overall member experience team in Southwest Michigan and closely work with Honor’s Marketing, Real Estate, Business Services, Lending, and Operations team. While driving consistent experiences and expectations between Honor’s locations and virtual channels, the Regional Manager will support team members in providing exceptional member experience, hospitality, and sense of urgency. “In my new role, I look forward to working closely with Honor’s team members to create the best member experience,” commented Lorie Owen. “Honor provides solutions for financial success to each individual member from Niles in Michigan’s lower peninsula to Gwinn in the upper peninsula. Honor Credit Union truly is your hometown credit union.” Honor Credit Union is proud to serve more than 85,000 members across the State of Michigan. Providing solutions for financial success and giving back to the communities it serves remains the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union.

For more information, call 800-442-2800 or visit honorcu.com.