MATTAWAN - Antwerp Sunshine Library’s summer reading program, Every Hero Has a Story, continues through August 1 with everything from magic, science and Super Hero Zoo friends.
The Van Buren District Library has teamed up again with the Van Buren Youth Fair to offer area youngsters, 14 and under, a chance to earn three free ride passes for carnival rides at the fair, July 20 - 25.
On Friday, June 12, T.W. Lane of Lest We Forget Our Vets presented 17 veterans residing at White Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Support, Lawton, with pins to honor their service. In addition to the pinning, two AmTrykes were presented to the residents for their use.
Young softball players from area communities gathered at the Mattawan Little League fields on Saturday, June 13, for their annual Challengers Jamboree. The Mattawan Wildcats program hosted teams from Kalamazoo, Dowagiac, and Coloma, for morning and afternoon match-ups, with lunch in between provided by Subway. A cloudy start to the day gave way to sunny, clear skies at midday, providing a steamy stint on the ball diamonds for the second game. The Challenger Division of Little League offers children, ages 4 to 22, with physical and developmental challenges, the opportunity to play baseball. Teams are set according to abilities rather than age; each player takes a turn at bat in an inning; and generally, no one keeps score. At the close of Jamboree competition, players received medals, bright orange Challenger Jamboree tee shirts, and many smiles and hugs.
LAWTON - Things in the Village of Lawton are back to normal after a series of power outages over the past few months. Residents and business owners throughout Lawton were calling for answers from the Lawton Village Council at its June 9 meeting. The random power outage problem has since been resolved and there should be no further problems, according to the Indiana Michigan Power Company.
MATTAWAN - Based on the Mattawan Village Council’s Policy and Personnel Committee recommendation to fill a vacant council seat, the Mattawan Village Council Monday night approved the appointment of Joanne Rossman to the seat.
LAWRENCE - A third Lawrence Board of Education member has resigned in three weeks.
Old favorites headlined the 2014 Wine & Harvest Festival in Paw Paw last weekend. Grape stomping, arts and crafts, carnival games, the petting zoo, the St. Julian Festival Parade... food, drink, sunny days, fireworks, and thousands of your very best friends were uncorked for the annual event.