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  • Melissa Fleming-Birthday Cake Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Congratulations to Melissa Fleming, the latest winner of an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen with our WTVB Birthday Club.  Melissa celebrated her birthday on August 4.

  • The Nose For News Hits The Stage

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Putnam Co Spelling Bee

    WTVB News Director Jim Whelan is on stage this week.  Check out the press release:


     COLDWATER – Tibbits Summer Theatre will feature some familiar local faces during its upcoming musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” as each performance includes guest spellers as well as randomly chosen audience members to participate on stage in the spelling bee.

     The musical centers around quirky teens competing in a spelling bee run by even quirkier adults where they learn winning isn’t everything and “losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.” Audience participation adds a spontaneous portion to each performance.

    The local celebrity spellers for the first week will be: Jim Whelan, News Director for WTVB-AM (Aug 5, 2 pm); Judy Krzeminski, Executive Director of Branch County United Way (Aug. 5, 8pm); Lisa Vickers, Advertising Manager for The Daily Reporter (Aug. 6, 8 pm); and Mary Gail Stevens, Registered Nurse at Community Health Center (Aug. 7, 8 pm). For the second week local spellers will be: Karen Hargreave, Mayor of the Village of Quincy (Aug. 11, 2 pm); Jeff Gallup, Bronson High School Football Coach and teacher (Aug. 12, 8 pm); Terry Wilber, Manager of Branch County Abstract (Aug. 13, 8 pm); and Bill Milnes, Principal of Coldwater High School (Aug. 14, 8 pm).

     The guests and the randomly chosen spellers will not have to sing and dance, but they will be expected to do their best spelling the words they are given; whatever those words happen to be. In the Broadway production, Julie Andrews was chosen as a guest speller and missed spelling supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

     “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” is generously sponsored by Wal Mart Distribution #6043 and Wal Mart Transportation #6843. Tibbits Summer Theatre’s 2010 season is also presented with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

     Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of cast and crew at a free talkback immediately following the August 7 show.  Tickets prices are $26 to $12 and are available at www.Tibbits.org, or by calling or visiting the box office 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10 am to noon on Saturday, Aug 7. Rush tickets are available for $10, 10 minutes before show time, cash only, limited number available. Group rates are also available and offer great savings. Contact the box office for details.

     Tibbits Opera House offers an intimate historic setting, air conditioning, handicap accessibility, and hearing assistance devices. The theatre is located at 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, MI. Call 517-278-6029 or visit www.Tibbits.org.

  • Branch County Tea Party 6

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Branch County Tea Party 6-"The Value of the Vote" was Saturday, July 31 at the Four Corners Park in Coldwater.  I had the privelege to be Master of Ceremonies.  Candidates included Senator Tom George (Governor), Representative Ken Kurtz (House of Representatives), Marv Carlson and Brian Rooney (Congress), and Linda Fronzcak, Lance Houck, Mike King, and Jerry Hubbard (County Commissioner).

  • Brickyard 400 Ticket Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Brickyard 400

    Congratulations to Roland Cockrell of Coldwater, the Grand Prize Winner of two tickets to the Brickyard 400 this Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  We drew his name during our broadcast at Tasty Twist Monday afternoon.

    By the way, the Black Raspberry shake is very tasty.



  • Travel With Us To Ireland

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Cliffs of Moher

    See beautiful sites like the Cliffs of Moher, the Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Kilkenny, Killarney, and lots more.  Join me for the 10-day Shades of Ireland tour March 29-April 7, 2011.  The trip includes round trip airfare, deluxe motor coach transportation, a wonderful Irish guide, hotel stays, and all transfer taxes.  The cost is just $2949 based on double occupancy.

    Pick up a complete brochure at our WTVB studio or call All Aboard Travel at (517)437-4844.  We'll also be holding another open house meeting in September. Be watching and listening for details. 

    Feeling At Home In Dublin

  • Win Tickets to the Brickyard 400

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Brickyard 400

    Stop into Tasty Twist on North Marshall in Coldwater and register for a pair of tickets to the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 25, 2010.  We'll draw for the tickets as I broadcast live from Tasty Twist this Monday, July 19 from 4-6 pm.

  • Birthday Club Ice Cream Cake Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Congratulations to Laura Russell, who won the Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen of Coldwater as part of our Birthday Club Friday, July 16.  Laura celebrated her birthday July 15.  E-mail us your birthdays at wtvbstudio@wtvbam.com

  • Birthday Cake Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Congratulations to Kim Dix of Coldwater, this week's Ice Cream Cake Winner from Dairy Queen of Coldwater as part of our Birthday Club.  Kim celebrated her birthday Julu 1. 

  • Birthday Club Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Congratulations to Lisa Fuller, the winner of this week's Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen of Coldwater.  Lisa celebrated her birthday on Thursday, June 24.