11-01-2018 Elections are Tuesday, November 6 City Commissioners facing challenges; Berrien County Co

ONE COMET SOARS TO THE TOP! Coloma Comet Emma Van-dermolen, running in the Regional Cross country race on Saturday fi-nished in the top 15 in a time of 21:57.02, is celebrated here with her fellow team mates. Her regional re-sults qualify her to run in the State Cross Country race next Saturday, to be held at the Michigan Inter-national Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. Best of luck Emma!

Elections are Tuesday, November 6 City Commissioners facing challenges; Berrien County Commissioner race;  School Board members unopposed

By Annette Christie Watervliet City Commission Watervliet City Commissioner incumbents Deah Muth, Larry Hehl, and Rick Kinzler are facing challengers this November. Michael Bumstead and Jennifer Helms hope to have a seat at the Commission table. Deah A. Muth, 43,

resides on Silver Terrace in the City of Watervliet. She is a graduate of Watervliet High School & Lake Michigan College. She has a son who attends Watervliet High School. Muth is employed by the Watervliet School District as a building secretary. She also has a background in finance and business ownership. She has been serving on the Watervliet City Commission since January 2012. She has chaired the Watervliet Home Town Christmas Celebration for the last four years and has been the Chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Committee. Muth was one of the forces that worked diligently to get the new skate park located at Hays Park. Muth is seeking re-election because she loves being involved and making a difference in the city where she was born and raised. “I love being the voice for the citizens and hope to continue with the growth. I would love to be involved in the development of the Paper Mill site,” Muth said.

Larry Hehl, 62, resides at 241 S. Main St., Apt. #2, in the City of Watervliet. He has three grown children. He has served the City of Watervliet as a Commissioner for two years following an appointment to fill a vacancy. He is seeking election for a four-year term. He has also served on the Planning Commission