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  • Toilet Paper Without the Roll?

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Look, Ma, no tubes!

    Consumer products companyKimberly-Clark is about to roll out what it says is the world’s first toilet paper roll without a tube, a central toilet paper fixture for 100 years. The company will be introducing the tubeless toilet paper rolls in Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores beginning Nov. 1.

    A survey conducted for the company found that only 37 percent of consumers say they often recycle the cardboard tubes. Eighty-three percent of those surveyed said they would be happy to go tubeless if it helps the environment.

    U.S. households throw out an estimated 17 billion (that’s billion with a “b”) toilet paper tubes a year -- enough to circle the earth’s equator over 45 times, Kimberly-Clark said.

    Which, when you think about it, is a whole lot of … cardboard.

  • Governor Candidate Rick Snyder in Quincy

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Republican Gubernational candidate Rick Snyder toured Paragon Metals in Quincy Monday afternoon, and then spoke to supporters outside the plant.

    Rick Snyder tours Paragon Metals

    Rick Snyder's Nerdmobile

    Rick Snyder at Paragon Metals in Quincy

  • Feeding Branch County

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    The Feeding Branch County effort to provide food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas to needy families in the area is now underway.


    Dressing                          1,500 bxs

    Veggies                         12,000 cans

    Noodles (pasta)              3,000 pks

    Fruit                                6,000 cans

    Jell-O                              6,000 bxs

    Gravy/broth                    3,000 pks

    $95,000 for meat, rolls, margarine, dessert


    Thanksgiving Registration

    Now – Nov. 12

    Christmas Registration

    Oct. 18 – December 10

    Distribution–Thanksgiving Boxes

    November 22 from 10am – 4pm

    Former Jay’s Olds Building

    595 W Chicago; Coldwater

    Distribution – Christmas Boxes

    December 20 from 10am – 4pm

    Former Jay’s Olds Building 595 W Chicago; Coldwater


    To Volunteer:

    Deb McKinley


    Email: deb.mckinley@frontier.com

    Food Drives:

    Cindy Adams


    Email:  lcnaadams@yahoo.com

    Donations: (food/funds)

    Branch Area Food Pantry

    22 Pierson St/Coldwater


    Email bafp@cbpu.com

  • Birthday Cake Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Congratulations to this week's winner of the Ice Cream Cake as part of the Delaney in the Morning "Birthday Club":  Kimberly Austin.  Kimberly celebrated her birthday on October 12.


  • Birthday Cake Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Jamie Cutler is the latest of the Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen of Coldwater with our Delaney in the Morning Birthday Club.  Jamie's birthday was October 5th.

  • Birthday Cake Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Our latest winner of the Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen is Sandy Bolton, who celebrated her birthday September 28.


  • Nick Rose Birthday Cake Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Congratulations to Nick Rose, the latest winner of our Ice Cream Birthday Cake from Dairy Queen of Coldwater.  Nick celebrated his birthday September 21.

  • Gold Wing Motorcycle Rally Schedule

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Final plans are being put in place for the Great Lakes Region D Gold Wing Road Rider’s Association Rally and Convention set for Thursday – Saturday, September 16, 17 and 18 with a majority of the activities being held at the Branch County Fairgrounds..

    This annual rally will bring over 600 motorcycles with events set for both members of the association and the public.  On Friday and Saturday there will be activities that will feature motor cycle riding skills, safety education (rider and motorist awareness) and much more.

    Friday, September 17th from 6 – 9 p.m. Rally participants will be bringing and parking on Chicago Street their motorcycles, trike conversions and/or sidecar units to Downtown Coldwater for a “Block Party”.  This Party will feature live music, downtown businesses open with specials and a unique Arts Alive Art Show in the Airway Oxygen building at 49 W. Chicago. This Art Show will be featuring eight very unique artists from around Branch County – pottery, photography, watercolors, and much more.

    Saturday night will feature a Grand Light Parade of cycles in and around the residential areas of Coldwater.  The parade is scheduled to begin around 8:30 p.m. and will end at the Dearth Center Parking Lot at the Fairgrounds where the public is encouraged to come and view another light show in the parking lot.

    The Gold Wing Road Riders Association is a family oriented motorcycle association and Region D is made up of members from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

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    Also find a Schedule of Events FYI


    GWRRA Region D 2010 Rally – Schedule of Events

    Tentative Schedule


      Noon - 7:00 pm                  Registration Open                                                                                Dearth Center

      Noon - 6:00 pm                  Vendor Trade Show                                                                             Vendor Buildings

      Noon - 7:00 pm                  50/50 sales           (Drawing during Movie)     


         Seminar                            4:00 pm -5:00 pm   How to have Fun at a Rally   K. Hunter        Dearth Center     


      7:00 pm - ???                      Movie / Free Popcorn        50/50 Drawing                                     Dearth Center


      7:30 am -  9:00 am            Breakfast Available  (Open to Public)                                               Dearth Center

      8:00 am -  6:00 pm            Registration Open                                                                                Dearth  Center

      8:00 am – 6:00 pm            Vendor Trade Show                                                                             Vendor Buildings


      9:00 am - 10:30 am         Opening Ceremonies & Region D Couple of the Year Selection           Dearth Center


      9:00 am  -  5:00 pm           50/50 Sales           (Drawing at 5:00 pm)                                          4H Cabin/Gazebo

    10:30 am -   4:00 pm           Self guided Rides     (Motorist Awareness Booth)                              Schlubatis Bldg

    10:30 am -   4:00 pm           Membership Enhancement & Goodies Booth                                Schlubatis Bldg

    10:30 am -   4:00 pm           Rider Ed & Motorist Awareness Booth (*Masters Breakfast sign up)                Schlubatis Bldg



           Seminars         11:00 am  -  Noon        Oil Change/ Maintenance         Route 66                  Vendor site

                                       1:00 pm -  2:00 pm    Co-Rider                                      J & L Kuehl              Dearth Center

                                       2:15 pm -  3:15 pm   Bike Judging Certification            R Miller                            “



    11:00 am -  Noon                 Pirate Bingo & Euchre                                                                                 4H Cabin/Pavilion

    12:30 pm -  3:30 pm           Bike & Light Show classification                                                        Burton Hall

      1:00 pm -  3:00 pm            Hospitality Open                                                                                  4H Cabin/Pavilion

      1:00 pm -  3:00 pm            Pirate games & tattoos                                                                        Midway

      1:00 pm -  3:00 pm            Chapter Sales                                                                                        Midway

      2:00 pm -  4:00 pm            Self Guided Rides Check In    (Motorist Awareness Booth)                     Schlubatif  Bldg

      3:00 pm -  4:00 pm            Best Dressed Theme Competition  (Individual, Couple, Chapter)         Dearth Center

      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm            PIZZA PARTY          (Requires Full Registration)                                4H Cabin/Pavilion

      5:00 pm    + or -                 50/50 Drawing                                                                                     4H Cabin/Pavilion

      6:00 pm -  9:00 pm            Downtown Block Party                                                                        Downtown


      9:30 pm - ????                    Lighted Campsite Judging                                                                   Camping Area’s


    (The day time Campsite Judging will take place during the day on Saturday)



      7:00 am -   8:30 am           Masters Breakfast & RE Awards    (Must be signed up by 5:00pm Friday) Dearth Center

      8:00 am -   3:00 pm          Registration Open                                                                               Dearth Center

      8:00 am -   6:00 pm           Vendor Trade Show                                                                             Vendor Buildings

      8:00 am -   6:30 pm           50/50 Sales           (Drawing during Closing Ceremonies)                       Dearth Center

      8:30 am -   9:30 am           Breakfast Available   (Open to Public)

      9:00 am -   Noon                                Bike & Light Show Classifications                                                      Burton Hall           

      9:00 am -   4:00 pm           Self Guided Rides      (Motorist Awareness Booth)                                                Schlubatis Bldg

      9:00 am -   4:00 pm           Membership Enhancement & Goodies Booth                                Schlubatis Bldg

      9:00 am -   4:00 pm           Rider Education & Motorist Awareness Booth                               Schlubatis Bldg

      9:00 am -   6:30 pm          50/50 Sales           (Drawing at Closing Ceremonies)                     Dearth Center

      9:30 am – 10:30 am          TOP GUN PRACTICE    (Proper riding gear required)                             Dearth Center Parking Lot 10:00 am – 11:00 am                 Couple of the Year Reunion (all past & present COY’s) Dearth Center      ______


              Seminars        9:30 am -  10:30 am      LT   Public Speaking 101             S Wyscarver     Dearth Center

                                    11:00 am  -  Noon            Couple of the Year info              K & R Moffitt             “

           Tentative ??   11:00 am  -  Noon           Oil Change/ Maintenance                  Route 66      Vendor site

                                       1:00 pm -   2:00 pm      MA Think Motorcycles                      S Stillwell    Dearth Center

                                       2:15 pm -   3:15 pm      LT    Delegation                                     K Heibel              “

                                       3:30 pm -   4:30 pm      RE   Tires                                             R Whittier             “  


    10:30 am -   Noon                TOP GUN COMPETITION    (Proper Riding gear required)                    Dearth Center Parking Lot

    11:00 am -   Noon                Pirate Bingo/Euchre                                                                            4H Cabin/Pavilion

           Noon -   1:00 pm           Light Show Judging                                                                              Barton Hall

       1:00 pm -  3:00 pm           Hospitality                                                                                             4H Cabin/Pavilion

       1:00 pm -  3:00 pm           Pirate Games & Tattoos                                                                      Midway

       1:30 pm -  3:30 pm           AMAZING TEAM CHALLENGE   (Proper Riding Gear Required)         Dearth Center Parking lot

       2:00 pm -  4:00 pm           Self guided ride check in     (Motorist Awareness Booth)                                Schlubatis Bldg   

       2:00 pm -  5:00 pm           Triketor Pull  =  Kids / Ladies / Men                                                 Midway

       2:30 pm – 3:30 pm           Bike Show Staging                                                                                4H Cabin/Midway

       3:30 pm -  4:00 pm           Purple Peddlers Tricycle Drill Team                                                 Midway

       3:45 pm -  4:45 pm           Bike Show Judging                                                                               4h Cabin/Midway

       5:00 pm -  5:30 pm           Pirate Parade  -  Purple Peddlers                                                     Inside Fair Grounds

       5:30 pm -  Dark                 Light Parade Staging                                                                            Dearth Center Parking Lot


       6:30 pm -  8:00 pm          Closing Ceremonies   &  50/50 drawing                                         Dearth Center


    Dark – Light Parade starts and ends at the Dearth Center Parking Lot

    Be Alert / Pay Attention / Ride Safe

    Light Show Winners will be announced during “Light Show” at Dearth center Parking lot







    8:00 am                                 Non-Denominational Worship Services                                           4H Cabin/Pavilion


  • The Hope 35 Project

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    "10,000 Cancer Patients Honored and Remembered Through Art".  More details on the "Hope 35" project we talked with Joe Chase about Thursday morning.

    Click here

  • This Week's Birthday Cake Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Congratulations to Sandra Humphreys, this week's winner of the Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen of Coldwater as part of our Delaney in the Morning Birthday Club.

  • Birthday Club Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Congratulations to Phil Damon, the latest winner of an Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen of Coldwater, as part of our AM 1590 WTVB Birthday Club.  Phil celebrated his birthday on August 12.