UNIT 2121… also known as the “Super Pumper” was delivered Thursday, Oct. 12 to Watervliet Fire Department. This $534,000 vehicle takes place of two older vehicles that were recently sold. Unit 2121 was custom built for WFD by Sutphen Corporation in Dublin Ohio, with a life span of 25 years. Not only can it carry 3,000 gallons of water on board but it has a 2,000 gallon per minute pump. It is equipped with rescue and extrication equipment making it an extremely versatile vehicle. This new truck doubles the amount of water being available to a fire scene, allowing a better opportunity and quick control of a developing fire. In addition, this vehicle allows for short-handed (day time) crews to bring more assets to a fire scene with less manpower. Unit 2121 is currently in service with WFD and has already responded to over a dozen calls. (Contributed photo)
“Bunco for Charities” a successful fund-raiser for Lioness Club
The Coloma Lioness Club would like to extend a big “Thank You” to their Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors, Merchants and friends who graciously supported their first “Bunco for Charities” evening on Thursday, October 18, 2018. With this generous support, they will be able to donate sizeable sums to each of these charities: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan, the Marie Yeager Cancer Center and the Caring Circle, a Lakeland Health affiliate. Nearly 100 cash donations and raffle prizes were received by club members to make this event a memorable and successful evening. This following is a list of the sponsors: Attila Real Estate, Eddie’s Drive In, LMC Mendel Center, Studio 807 Salon, Back on the Rack, Edible Arrangements, Lana’s Boutique, Southwest Michigan Symphony, Bennet Leedy, Florin Funeral Home, Linda’s Antiques, Top Notch Physiques, Best Energy, Friends by Design, Martins’ Supermarkets, Tri-City Record, Big C Lumber, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Mattson’s, Tri-County Computer, Black Rose Jewelry, Four Seasons Pool & Spa, Menasha, Tyler Automotive, Blue Mechanical, Fruit Acres, Michigan Pizza Hut, South Bend Chocolate Co., Casey’s General Store, Grins, Moser Nurseries, The Tux Shoppe, Cato’s Fashions, Hair Innovations, Mutterly Love, Unique Impressions, CK Catering, Heaven Scent, Noack Construction, Wesco, Clementine’s, Hired Guns Roofing, Oh My Darlings, Wightman & Associates, Coloma Frozen Foods, Hot Spot, Orchard Landfill, Home Sweet Home, Coloma Harding’s, Hub 185 Central, Monte Package Co., Wells Fargo Advisors, Coloma Hometown Florist, Escape Salon & Day Spa, Quality Paving, Wil-O-Paw Animal Hospital, Coloma Sash & Door, Iliff Chiropractic, Randall Higdon Gallery, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Combined Insurance Agcy, Jazzy Dog, Red Arrow Medical Center, West Street Station, Cutting Corners, Judi’s Studio, Soulard’s, Watervliet Hardware, Cynthia J. Garrone DC, Kling’s Kut, T&W Transport, Vincent J. Jewelers, Darlene Getz DDS, Kniebes Centennial Farm, Tala Real Estate, Watervliet Fruit Exchange, DeGroot’s, Lane Automotive, The Christmas Tree, 12 Corners Vineyards, DeVries Insurance, Liebelt Dental Care, The Dirty Baker, Whirlpool Corporation, DiMaggio’s, Lifestyle Chiropractic, The Flower Basket, Ed Sill, Rosanne Bittner, Cheryl Scholl, Don Young Insurance, LOMA Theatre, The Friendly Tavern, Roxanne Soden, Sandy Kraemer, Deb Friday.
Scene of a murder played out at Watervliet District Library November 8
The Watervliet District Library will again be the scene of a crime. “The Business of Murder”, a murder mystery, will take place Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6-8 p.m. Community members are invited to help discover the victim and uncover the perpetrator among the faculty of a prestigious school of finance. Who will solve the mystery and who is the guilty party? All hams and sleuths are encouraged to attend. Preregistration i