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Community of Hartford with access to important organizations in the Community of Hartford, Hartford Business Directory, History of Hartford website with the Hartford High School Graduate Database, Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce website, Local Events, Community Meetings and Announcements calendar.  All searchable through the on-line search from every page. 

Property Tax SearchHartford Township, City of Hartford, and all of Van Buren Co.  through Van Buren County Clerk’s Office.

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Resourceful links to local employment listings with an extensive variety of jobs in Van Buren and Berrien Counties, as well as other locations.

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Michigan Works and State of Michigan’s Talent Bank
Berrien County Government
Van Buren County Government
Van Buren Intermediate School Dist (VBISD)
Southwestern Michigan College
Lake Michigan College (LMC)

Hartford Public Library

The Hartford Public Library has a new microfilm reader-printer and film of the Day Spring newspapers is again accessible to the public.

Stephanie Daniels, Librarian
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI  49057
(269) 621-3408

Click here to send an email with your request or question

Hartford Public Schools with access to Hartford High School, Hartford Middle School, Red Arrow Elementary, and Woodside Elementary, and Adult Education Program.

Hartford Sports Stats & Schedules Hartford High School Football schedules, articles, photos, game recaps, stats, history.  Created and maintained by Jarrod Birmele HHS 2004.   Save this site to your favorites . . . it’s all about Hartford! (all Hartford sports schedules and information) (all sports stats-highlights of SAC league Hartford is in.) (stats) (all Hartford sports schedules) (conference and statewide scores-stats)

Helping Hand  –  This site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need. For information, simply click on one of tabs about jobs and training, Veteran’s education and employment information, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing.  Also provides resources on how to avoid foreclosure, eviction, and utility shutoffs, finding low-cost health care, and help with grocery and utility bills.  State of Michigan.

Herald-Palladium – daily newspaper for Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass Counties.  Obits listed daily, usually in the afternoon.  On-line search of archives available to subscribers.

Kalamazoo Gazette – daily newspaper for the Kalamazoo and surrounding areas, but does have obits and occasional news from Hartford.

Military Links Several sites listed on our own military section.  These are helpful sites for those who served during WW11, Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, etc. Information available for families of veterans who wish to pursue finding records of loved military personal.

Tri-City Record – weekly newspaper of Watervliet, Coloma, and Hartford area. Obits listed on-line about 2 weeks after the published newspaper.  No on-line archives over 1 year past publication, no on-line search feature available. Click here to email editor or call (269) 463-6397.

Van Buren Intermediate School District

Van Buren Co. Community Center – County maps searchable by parcel ID, owner name or address – good resource!

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Revised: March 23, 2009