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  • Some Match the Bulbs winners to help you keep track of the numbers

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Here are some of the winners so far in Match the Bulbs for 2012:

     

    Laura Russell-One month membership from Sauk River Athletic Club-Bulbs #3 and #30

    Lynn Olszewski-$50 gift certificate from Clubhouse Bar and Grill-Bulbs #4 and #50

    Janeil Trall-White Band Jelly Watch from Culy's Jewelry-Bulbs #8 and #42

    Jill Dirschell-Oil Change up to $24.99 from The Oil Place, Coldwater-Bulbs #20 and #27

  • Mike Huckabee book signing events in Michigan

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Radio commentator Mike Huckabee (who you hear weekdays at 8:30 am, 12:25 pm, and 5:25 pm on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 WTVB) will be stopping in Kalamazoo and two other locations in Michigan to sign copies of his new book "Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett".

    Michigan Book Signing Events

    Date: Thursday, November 29

    Time: 3:00 PM EST

    City: Kalamazoo, MI

    Store: Family Christian

    Address: 4413 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

    Plan on attending this book signing? RSVP here.

     

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    Date: Thursday, November 29

    Time: 7:00 PM

    City: Grand Rapids, MI

    Store: Barnes & Noble Woodlands Mall

    Address: 3195 28th Street Suite SE, Suite B116, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    Plan on attending this book signing? RSVP here.

     

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    Date: Friday, November 30

    Time: 4:00 PM

    City: Flint, MI

    Store: Barnes & Noble Genesee Valley Mall

    Address: 4370 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

    Plan on attending this book signing? RSVP here.

  • October Students of the Month at Coldwater High School

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Coldwater High School is honored to present the October 2012 students of the month:

    Mikayla Spray, daughter of Jamie and Kelly Spray, is a 9th grade student at Coldwater High School. She participates in FFA at the Branch Area Career Center and also volunteers at the Career Center. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and biking to the park near her house. Her favorite subject is History and English. The best part about being a Cardinal is meeting new people, making new friends and learning new things. In the future, she plans on going to college for 4 years then taking 4 years of vet school before starting her own practice as a veterinarian.

    Brendan Spangler, son of Karen and Randy Spangler, is a 9th grade student at Coldwater High School. He participates in JV football, basketball, and baseball. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends. His favorite subject is biology. The best part about being a Cardinal is showing pride for the school and wearing red. In the future, Brendan plans to attend a four year college and get a degree, but it is still unknown what he intends to study.

    Shelby Bowers, daughter of Chris and Jill Bowers, is a 10th grade student at Coldwater High School. She participates in volleyball, basketball, and soccer at CHS. She is also a member of the Interact Club and vice president of the class of 2015. In her spare time, Shelby enjoys being out on the lake and also listening to music and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite class is weight training. The best part about being a Cardinal is being able to show school spirit at sport games and during homecoming week. In her future, she plans on going to college, but she is still undecided on where she wants to go or what she wants to do yet.

    Zach DeMeester, son of Mark and Sharon DeMeester, is a 10th grade student at Coldwater High School. He participates in football, basketball, baseball, AEWE, and Interact. In his spare time he enjoys spending time playing sports and hanging out with friends. His favorite subject is Spanish because he has a nice teacher and a fun class. The best part about being a Cardinal is having a lot of peer support, both academically and athletically. In his future, he plans on going to college for four years at MSU to pursue something involving math and science.  He would also like to play football at the college level.

    Anna Wendorf, daughter of Samantha and David Wendorf, is an 11th grade student at Coldwater High School. She participates in golf, Interact, NHS, youth in government, and band. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf, reading, and hanging out with friends. Her favorite class is AP Psychology. The best part about being a Cardinal is all the school spirit. She loves being involved in school events.  Anna plans on going to U of M and double majoring in art and architecture.

    Josh Norton, son of Steve and Sherry Norton, is an 11th grade student at Coldwater High School. He participates in Cross Country and Track and Field. In his spare time he enjoys running every day and drawing. His favorite class is history. The best part about being a Cardinal is the atmosphere he learns in and that he runs under the best coach in Michigan, Jim Bilsborrow. Josh plans on going to college, but he’s still unsure of what profession he wishes to take on.

    Holly Hepker, daughter of Gayle Harvey and Eric Hepker, is a 12th grade student at Coldwater High School. She participates in interact, class council, CHS throwing team, Lockwood Community Church Youth Group, and Key Club. In her spare time she enjoys family time, listening to music, reading, and traveling. Her favorite subject is AP literature, thanks to Ms. Biddlecome. The best part about being a Cardinal are the teachers that teach at CHS, who spur her on to be the best she can be. In her future, Holly plans on achieving a degree in social services and counseling, as well as a degree in Biblical studies at New Tribes Bible Institute.

    Nathan Rodgers, the son of Michelle and Troy Rodgers, is a 12th grade student at Coldwater High School. He participates in NHS, HTHS, FCCLA, and Community Leaders of America. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys playing video games, going outdoors, and helping his grandparents out. Nathan believes the best part about being a Cardinal is the spirit at sports games. In his future he plans on going to Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL to become a secondary school teacher.

     

  • Know any of these kids? September Students of the Month at Coldwater High

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Coldwater High School is honored to present the September 2012 students of the month: 

    Katie Stanton, the Daughter of Shelly Stanton, is a 9th grade student at Coldwater High School. Her favorite class is Social Studies with Ms. Kiss and she is involved in volleyball, basketball, softball, and the CHS Spanish club.  Stanton’s favorite part of being a Cardinal is being to wear the school colors of red and white. In her spare time Katie enjoys relaxing and being with her friends. In the future she would like to achieve her goals by become an actress.

    Luke Beckhusen, the son of Eric and Dawn Beckhusen, is a 9th grade student at Coldwater High School. His favorite subject is History, and he is involved in JV football, basketball, and AAU basketball in Ft. Wayne when the school season is over. Beckhusen’s favorite part of being a cardinal is the extracurricular activities at Coldwater and the atmosphere around the school. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports and hanging out with his friends. In the future Beckhusen hopes to play football or basketball in college, also become a chiropractor.

    Brandi Fox, daughter of Dawn Fox, is a 10th grade student at Coldwater High School. Her favorite class is Chemistry. In her spare time she enjoys reading and also has a passion for music. She is currently involved in band and the internet club. She is planning on joining basketball in the winter and track in the spring. Fox’s favorite part of being a Cardinal is the school spirit, and feels Mrs. Kiss and Mrs. Wendorf start the fire that drives the school spirit to its peak. In her future she plans on attending Michigan University or an Ivy League school. As of right now she isn't certain of what she wants to do for her career.

    Corey Brewster, son of Steve Brewster, is a 10th grade student at Coldwater High School where he takes his favorite class, biology. In school he does football, bowling and lifting weights. In his spare time he studies philosophy and physics and hangs out with friends. Brewster’s favorite part of being a Cardinal is being on a sports team. In his future he plans on going to college and earn a P.H.D. in Theoretical Physics.

    Jessica Becks is an 11th grade student at Coldwater High School. Her favorite class is weight training. In Becks’ spare time she loves playing sports, hanging out with friends, and having fun. She plays basketball and softball for the school. Beck’s favorite part of being a Cardinal is school spirit, especially in sports. In the future she plans on going in the Armed Forces.

    Isaiah Osborne, son of Kathy and Kim Moler, is an 11th grade student at Coldwater High School. His favorite class this year is math. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with friends and walking around town. Osborne’s favorite part of being a Cardinal is the school spirit and support for CHS sports. In the future he plans on going to college and getting a job.

    Sara Owens, the daughter of Karan and Joe Owens, is a 12th grade student at Coldwater High School. She likes all of her classes this year and thinks all of her teachers are great. In her spare time she likes going to church and youth groups, as well as volunteering at CHC. She has also hosted foreign exchange students over the past two years. Owen’s favorite part of being a Cardinal is being able to be with her friends and knowing that all of the teachers and staff will help you; it’ amazing. In the future she would like to become a registered nurse at Glen Oaks.

    David Williams, the son of David Williams, is a 12th grade student at Coldwater High School. His favorite class is health class. In his spare time he enjoys drawing, playing video games and hanging out with friends. William’s favorite part of being a Cardinal is showing off his school spirit. In the future he plans on going to MTCI for design.

  • Are you ready for a Pure Michigan Winter? Check out this video

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    You might not be ready for winter, but the Pure Michigan folks are

    LANSING – Visitors to michigan.org will be seeing snow with the Pure Michigan winter campaign now underway on the website.  Television, radio and billboard ads in key markets in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin will follow beginning on December 31 and run through the end of January. Pure Michigan is also launching a new interactive video series to highlight the wide variety of activities available in Michigan throughout the winter season.

    With seven new partners participating in the winter campaign through the Travel Michigan Ad Partnership Program this campaign is the largest winter campaign for Pure Michigan to date.  The total winter advertising budget is $2.24 million, including $270,000 in funding committed by these partners.

    “This year’s campaign demonstrates the diversity, beauty and adventure Michigan has to offer visitors during the winter months,” said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  “Michigan is a premier four-season destination and we are excited to have so many new partners on board to help share that story to travelers across the region and beyond.”

    The Pure Michigan Winter video series will feature a total of 13 videos celebrating Michigan’s winter offerings. The videos showcase attractions and activities that make winter in Michigan a terrific time to visit, including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding, ice climbing, and ice sailing. From sweeping views of Michigan’s sparkling winter landscape to extreme sports in motion – the video provides expert commentary on different winter attractions and adventures.

    The videos released today include a Winter Wonderland overview, as well as videos highlight snowshoeing, indoor water parks and winter ziplining in Michigan.  Additional videos will be released over the next two months.

    This year’s winter ad campaign features seven new partners in addition to the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA), which is a returning partner. The 2012-2013 winter partners are Cadillac, Detroit, Gaylord, Mt. Bohemia, Mt. Pleasant, Muskegon, Ski Michigan (MSIA), and the Wilds of Michigan.

    The Pure Michigan television ads Snow Days and Chance of Snow and the radio ads Snow Day and Snow will air in the regional markets of Chicago, Ill., Indianapolis, Ind., Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, and Milwaukee, Wis.  Additionally, the radio ads will air in Southern Ontario and a digital campaign will be targeted toward a new market, Minneapolis, Minn.

    The Pure Michigan billboards – which highlight Michigan’s winter activities and scenic landscapes – will also being featured in these regional markets, as well as in St. Louis, Mo., Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Lansing and Traverse City.

    Other markets being targeted by partner ads include Ft. Wayne and South Bend, Ind., Toledo, Ohio, and Green Bay, Wis. as well as in-state markets. All partnership advertising also includes the Pure Michigan brand identity, a featured web presence on michigan.org and support for public relations and social media efforts.

    Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, markets the state’s tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services. For Michigan travel news and updates, go to michigan.org.

  • What do you know about Dunce Day?

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    November 8 is the anniversary of the death of John Duns Scotus and a day now recognized, albeit as an obscure holiday, as "Dunce Day".  Here's more 

  • Get your sample ballot before Tuesday's election

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    It's the weekend before the BIG election.  I mean big, because there are some many candidates and so many ballot questions.  You'll want to be armed with information ahead of time.  Click here to view a Sample Ballot that's tailored to the precinct where you vote.  You'll have to enter your name, birth month and year, and zip code, but then you'll see exactly what you'll see when you vote Tuesday.

     

  • Sportsmen Against Hunger

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Butcher's Row in Coldwater and Countryside Quality Meats in Union City are participating.

    Check out the full release from the DNR

     

    DNR encourages support for Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger

     

    With more than 1.1 million Michigan residents annually seeking food assistance, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to keep this critical need in mind as they head out this season.

     

    The DNR asks all hunters to consider making a donation to Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger (MSAH) when purchasing hunting licenses this year. Donations will be used to support the processing of deer donated to participating processors. Last year, the venison donated to local food banks and food kitchens throughout Michigan supplied enough meat to provide more than 100,000 meals with a source of nutritious protein.

     

    “Today, we have the opportunity to continue a tradition started by hunters before us, who hunted to provide food for early settlements in Michigan,” said Raymond Rustem, DNR liaison for MSAH. “Hunter donations of funds or venison can help those who are still experiencing hard times in our state.”

     

    When renewing fishing or hunting licenses, residents should tell the license vendor of their intent to make a monetary donation to the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program. Anglers and hunters can donate in amounts of $1, $5, $10 or $20. The vendor will simply add the donation amount to the overall purchase price and it will show up as an additional item on the license.  

     

    Those who would like to donate a deer should visit the MSAH website,www.sportsmenagainsthunger.org, to find the nearest processor.

     

    Rustem pointed out that even individuals who don’t fish or hunt can still support this important program by visiting the Michigan e-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore, click on Tax-Deductible Donations, and then choose the Help Feed the Hungry option. Fill in the information about the donation and add the item to the cart.

     

    “Many people continue to struggle in this economy,” he added. “Donating to this important effort is a simple way to help.”

     

    Rustem reminded donors to save any receipts or forms. Donations to Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger are tax-deductible.

     

    Since 1991, Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger has been working to create linkages between donors, wild game processors and charities that feed needy individuals. MSAH is an all-volunteer organization and is led by sportsmen and women concerned about making a positive difference in the community. Together, they have assembled a network of processors and charities across Michigan to help channel wild game donations into the hands of those in need. Learn more atwww.sportsmenagainsthunger.org.

     

  • Your Top Halloween Songs

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    What are must have songs for your Halloween party (or to play for the trick-or-treaters? Here's #1:

     

    Click here to check out the complete list.