11-08-2018 Gene & Sandy Keirnan celebrate 50 years; Hartford’s Holiday Bazaar is back again!

TOP SCORES FOR COMET MARCHING BAND… This fall the Coloma Comet Marching Band earned their 14th consecutive 1st Division Rating at MSBOA District 6 Marching Band Festival, and the band placed 1st in Class C at the Hastings Marching Band Invitational. They also earned an additional award for Best Music in Class C. The theme of the show this fall was “Love in the ‘80s,” which featured the following tunes: You Give Love a Bad Name, Freeway of Love, Love Shack, and Groovy Kind of Love. The 87-member band is directed by Cheryl Thomas and assisted by Christopher Keech.


Gene & Sandy Keirnan celebrate 50 years

Gene and Sandy Keirnan of Coloma were married in Muskegon, Michigan on October 6, 1968. They have resided in Coloma for the past 47 years. Sandy grew up in Muskegon and Gene grew up in Ganges and Berrien Springs. They met in Holland, Michigan on a blind date in May 1968. Gene worked in the printing business since college in 1964. He retired in May 2013 from IPC Print Service in St. Joseph.

blessed with six grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Their daughters helped them celebrate 50 years together at Coach’s Bar and Grill in Stevensville on October 13. A Caribbean cruise is scheduled for February 2019.