School news & Calendar

“Kute Kids”…THIS KUTE KID is… Brianna Schultz, she graduated from Coloma High School on Friday, June 3. Her proud parents are Shawn and Michelle Schultz of Colo-ma. She is the granddaughter of Randy and Bonnie Schultz of Watervliet and Becky and the late Robert Rose Sr. of Coloma. We all are extremely proud of the young lady she has become. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neigh-bors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you’d like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098. Pick up the photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we’ll mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Coloma Jr. High Honor Roll 

Principal’s List 6th grade

Riley Davis, Mike DeRosa, Christopher Eastman, Ava Genovese, Isabella Greenman, Cassidy Henley, Katrina Howell, Jake Ickes, Ethan Kreitner, Chloe Mathis, Molly McVay, Luke Phillips, Wesley Seabury, Ethan Vandermolen, Chloe Williams,

Honor Roll 6th grade

Austin Arnold, Alyssa Birmele, Joe Davis, Aiden Dryer, Joseph Franklin, Kayla Gillan, Eric Gomez, Cali Grenon, Abigail Huttenga, Caeleb Ishmael, Grace Kiessling, Adeline Kimmerly, Jenna Kreitner, Bailey McVay, Paige Penkal, Yesenya Perea, Allie Pleyer, Kylie Prisk, Devin Sawyer, Cameron Schnick, Sierra Shuburte, Breana Tillotson, Layne Whitaker.

Principal’s List 7th grade

Jonen Bravo, Mia Cole, Drew Goodline, Miranda Green, Kayleigh Jewell, Maurissa LaGrow, Madison McQuillan, Kimberly Spaulding.

Honor Roll 7th grade

Vaneza Alvarez, Kayleen Kahlke, Kaitlin Foster, Kevin Hearn, Lillian Howard, Breanna Kiser, Mason Lampros, Ashley Little, James Mathis, Brenna Moore, Kiely Moore, Noah Mort, Ava Oberst, Cody Palgen, Marisa Pullins, Ben Reynods, Logan Robets, Shane Sherburn, Robert Sinnett, Kayla Smith, Karon Smithj-Mewwe, Parker Terrell, Abigail Vandermolen, Kayla Walter, Gracie Whitaker.

Principal’s List 8th grade

Alice Askren, Nicholas Eastman, Morgan Hosbein, Ian Ishmael, Megan Koenigshof, William Perry Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Megan Neubecker, Brenna Prescott, Marissa Sherburn, Emma Vandermolen, Miranda Wright…

Honor Roll 8th grade

 Santanna Adkins, Rachael Arnold, Vanessa Crisenberry, Camryn Cromer, Amaria Echols, Rozalyn Emrich, Damian Gomez, Jacob Hammond, Brenden Jacobs, Cole Kirby, Erin Morris, Cameron Needham, Luke Radde, Acacia Robertson, Isabelle Stevens, Tyler Streu, Vincent Tavolacci, Mikae’l Turlin, Cameron Tuttle, Emma Watson…

Country museum site for paranormal investigation

 The Van Buren County Museum will sponsor a fundraiser visit by the Southern Michigan Paranormal Investigators (SMPI) Saturday June 17, 2016.  The group will seek out paranormal activity at the century plus old building, located at 58471 Red Arrow Hwy., in front of the county fairgrounds.  The SMPI’s have been coming to the museum since 2009 and upon finding unusual readings on their sophisticated equipment have been returning several times a year.  The public is invited to attend this event that begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m.  Pre-registration is required and reservations can be made by calling 269-621-2546 or 269-569-1639, cost is $10 per person and can be paid at the door, space is limited. Day of the event the cost is $15 if space is still available.  Participants are required to bring a flashlight and to wear comfortable shoes.  The site’s history can be traced back to the 1800’s when the county’s poor and indigent population did not have the benefit of a social support system and as a result the care of those people was provided by the county.  The Van Buren County Poor House was originally a wood frame farmhouse set on 173 acres.  This served until 1884, when it was destroyed by fire, resulting with the loss of many lives.  Because of the fire, the county realized the need for a less fire prone dwelling and built a brick structure.   The Poor House operated until 1952, when it was closed due to changes in  the care of the poor.  In 1972 the Van Buren County Historical Society began creating the museum, filling the four story, 44 room building with Van Buren History.  The museum’s hours are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.  Wednesday is research day-by calling 269-621-2188 in advance of a visit, volunteers may be able to find the bit of local or personal history you may be looking for.  The museum offers a number of volunteer opportunities as well.

Coloma graduatestudents top in major at Grand Valley State University

 At the graduate level the faculty reviews the academic records of master’s degree candidates to choose the one award recipient for each graduate degree program.  Jamie Dawson of Coloma has been awarded the School Counseling Departmental Award.  Heidi Conrad of Coloma has been awarded the Chemistry Departmental Award.

Attention Watervliet Class of 2016

 Your free photos from Lifetouch are now available in the high school office; you may pick them up between 7:30 – 4:00 daily until June 10.  After June 10, you may pick them up in the high school office located at North School between 7:00 – 3:00 pm.

Community Calendar

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, “MEDLEY IN THE PARK.” In downtown Coloma, the car show starts at 10 a.m. and several different musical groups will perform until 9:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday June 12.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., “HISTORY OF MUSIC.” At the North Berrien Historical Museum. This is a free program, designed for kids ages 6-12. No RSVP required. For questions, contact the Director of Programs at (269) 468-3330 or by email at

On Saturday, June 18, 2015, 5-7 p.m., “GAZEBO LAWN CONCERT.” At Coloma United Methodist Church. Bring your blankets and chairs and your sing-a-long voices. Donations accepted.

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 noon, “FATHER’S DAY BUFFET.” At the Coloma American Legion Post #362, 6505 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma.  The cost is $7 for adults, kids age 3-8 $3.50 and kids under 2 eat free.

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, 11 a.m., “WHS ALL ALUMNI REUNION.” At the FOP Lodge #147, 3470 Angling Rd. Coloma. For all former students, graduates, faculty of WHS & sponsors. Paid reservation only, deadline is July 30, 2016. Have any questions or more info contact Marsha Cole, 269-463-3712 or Donna Curtis, 269-463-6680.

On Sunday’s 8 a.m. – noon “BREAKFAST.” At the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

On Wednesday nights, 5-6 p.m., GRIEF “SHARE SUPPORT GROUP MEETS.” At Watervliet Free Methodist Church, 7734 Paw Paw Ave, Watervliet. Learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way. It is a place where hurting people find healing and hope. Call the church at 463-8280 for more information. Thank you.

On Thursday’s 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. “Trap shooting.” At the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

On Thursdays nights, 7-9 p.m., “INTRODUCTION TO PICKLEBALL.” At St. Joseph Catholic School, Watervliet. Instruction and equipment provided. There is no charge. Open play for all skill levels

Once a month on the third Monday of the month, 3-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK.” At Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma. 468-8422.

Once a month on the third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., “SOUTHWESTERN STAMP CLUB MEETING.” At the Lincoln Township Library located on John Beers Rd. in Stevensville.


P.O. BOX 7


CALL: 269-463-6397
FAX: 269-463-8329

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