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  • Honoring The First Man On The Moon

    Posted by Ken Delaney
    President Obama has ordered the flag of the United States lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, August 31, 2012 to honor the memory of Neil Armstrong.
     “With one small step, Neil Armstrong touched the lives of people across our country and the globe, inspiring citizens of all ages by transforming what was once only imagined into reality. His legacy of service, remarkable vision and innovative spirit will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with his entire family during this time,” said Snyder.
  • Follow the Red Brick Road?

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    I never realized Division Street just south of the Four Corners used to be a brick road. Here's how it looked after they ground off the old pavement earlier this month.

  • Coldwater Reunion Music Festival Videos

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Some music from the Coldwater Reunion Music Festival Saturday we caught on video:

    The Balladiers of 1972 got back together

    And the United Methodist Praise Band, lead by Greg Brayton, rocked the stage.

  • Golf Ball Drop Is This Saturday

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    August 6, 2012 – Coldwater, MI  -  How would you like to be $1,000 richer on Saturday, August 25?  This is just one of the three prizes that will be given away at the Sue Nagle Help from Above Golf Ball Drop to benefit the Branch County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

    Golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter and the ball that drops the closest to the pin or goes in the hole will win $1,000, 2nd closest will win $500 and furthest from the hole wins $250.  Golf balls will be sold for $10 a piece at The Golf Club of Coldwater, Wilber’s Furniture, Iyopawa Island Golf Course, or by calling the Shelterhouse at 278-SAFE.  Participants need not be present to win. 

    During the event the Club House Bar and Grille Restaurant, located in the club house at the Golf Club of Coldwater, will offer a cookout dinner, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Shelter House.  Thank you to Jack and Susan Shaw, the Golf Club of Coldwater and ticket sponsors Monarch Community Bank and Graphics 3.  If you’re interested in being a $50 Titanium Sponsor, please call John Rohloff at 278-6615.

    All of the monies raised from the event will help provide services to those that use the Naomi Davis Home, Altrusa Teen S.H.A.R.E, and Laura’s Place.  The Shelterhouse has a wide range of services for the community to take advantage of including 24 hour crisis line for domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking survivors, Legal Advocacy Program for domestic violence survivors involved with the criminal or child protective services system, and the Circle of Care program for families with school age children who are homeless. 

    Donations from area individuals and organization make it possible for the Shelterhouse to offer safe refuge, encouragement, support services, food and clothing to victims fleeing domestic violence. The Shelterhouse headquarters is located at 220 N. Michigan Ave. in the Naomi Davis Home.  For more information about the Sue Nagle Help from Above Golf Ball Drop, call 517. 278.7432.


  • Union City Takes Back Its Park!

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    The Union City "Take Back Our Park" event this past Sunday was a big success. Here's the note I got from Tom Lowande,the chair of the Park Board:

    Just wanted to update you on how the "Take Back Our Park" Picnic went yesterday. We had close to 300 people show up and received nearly $3000.00 in donations for the Riverview Park. The winning Decorated Picnic Table was from the Clarion new paper (photo attached). I want to say a special Thank You to Bruce Caswell who was asked to take part in MIS events but decided to attend the Take Back Our Park picnic. Bruce has always been supportive of Union City events.
    Major donations were received by the Knights of Columbus Council 2900 ($500), Union Lake Association ($500), Dr. Matthew Christopher DDS ($200), Jim & Georgia Hayden ($200), Heator's Insurance ($100), Hull Farms ($100), Brian Nessel's Nutrition of Battle Creek ($100), Union Township Friends of the Library ($100), Frank Kominek ($100), Mary Guthrie ($100), Dr. Robert LaPenna ($100) and we also donated $100 to the park.
    Thanks for your help in getting the word out.

    Glad to help Tom, and congratulations to the whole community for a great effort!

  • David Luce-This Week's Birthday Club Winner

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    David Luce is the winner of this week's $25 Meijer gift card, just for being a member of the Morning Birthday Club.  David celebtated his 43rd birthday on Thursday, August 2.

    Mke sure you email us your birthday at wtvbstudio@wtvbam.com or call them in to 279-1590.

    The Morning Birthday Club is Monday-Friday at 7:30 am with Delaney in the Morning.

  • Meet the Coldwater High School Mock Trial National Champions

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    The national award-winning Mock trial Team from Coldwater High School

    From left to right: Nick Waterbury, Brandon Henry, Makayla Bendele, Kristen Drzewicki, Austin Gagnon and Alex Daoud make up the CHS National Mock Trial Championship Team


  • Take A Listen To This Year's Bronson Polish Festival Royalty

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Our Sean Watson caught up with King Ray Weinberg, Queen Adelia Kubasiak, Princess Chanelle Gunthrop, and Prince J.J. Hyska at Thursday night's Opening Ceremeony for the 43rd Annual Bronson Polish Festival.


    2012 Bronson Polish Festival Royalty

  • More Tigers Trip Tickets Now Available

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    We're joining again with Frank Talk On The Road for a bus trip to see the Detroit Tigers.  Our latest trip is Sunday, August 5, 2012 to see Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, Quinten Berry and the crew pound the Cleveland Indians!  These are great seats behind home plate.  With the first batch sold out, we were able to secure a dozen more tickets, but don't hesitate. They will go fast.

    Your $65 cost includes the bus, tickets to the game, and box lunch.  All kids will also receive replica Jose Valverde glasses.  It's a 1:05 pm start, so we'll be leaving Coldwater at 9:30 am that morning.

    Call Frank Talk On The Road at (517)320-6670 to reserve you seats. 

  • Charlotte's Web Opens This Friday

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    "Charlotte's Web is coming this Friday.

    Costumer Clare Hungate-Hawk works on the mask for the goose in Tibbits Popcorn Theatre show “Charlotte’s Web” opening this week and running July 20, 21, 27, 28 at the opera house

    COLDWATER – When a pig and a spider form an unlikely but heartwarming friendship it’s easy to see why “Charlotte’s Web” became an all time family favorite tale.

     “Charlotte’s Web is the third Popcorn Theatre play for the 2012 summer season presented for children by Tibbits Summer Theatre. It’s the heartwarming story of the enduring friendship between a rambunctious pig named Wilbur and the wise spider Charlotte created under the direction of Daniel Janes.

     To make Popcorn Theatre even more special, children are invited to meet the cast following the show for pictures and autographs. Professional cast members include: Altamiece’ Carolyn Ballard-Cooper playing Charlotte, Paul Warren Smith as Wilbur, Matt Haupert as Templeton, Amy Lamberti as Fern and T. Chad Henke as the narrator. Coldwater resident Alex Marshall will play the role of Homer. The actors for Tibbits Summer Theatre come to Coldwater from across the United States; this year 12 different states are represented.

     This production is sponsored by Great Lakes Chiropractic. Popcorn Theatre is also made possible through the generosity of Dr. Jon & Seibra Herbener and Dr. Nichole Ellis.

     “Charlotte’s Web” opens on Friday, July 20 and runs again July 21, 27 and 28 at the Tibbits. All Popcorn Theatre productions begin at 10 am. Tickets are $7 which includes popcorn donated by Dr. Ed Lake and Dr. Young Yoon. Juice is donated by McDonalds’s of Branch and Hillsdale counties, White Pigeon, Centreville, Tekonsha and Marshall.

     The Popcorn Theatre season will continue through August 11 with “The Abracadabra Magic Show” on Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at Tibbits. Tickets are still available.

     Tibbits is located at 14 S. Hanchett St, Coldwater, MI. Tickets are available on line atwww.Tibbits.org, at the theatre box office or by calling 517-278-6029. While restoration work is being done on the façade, the theatre entrance is covered with scaffolding, but remains open for performances throughout the year. The box office is located in the elevator lobby.


    Cutline – Costumer Clare Hungate-Hawk works on the mask for the goose in Tibbits Popcorn Theatre show “Charlotte’s Web” opening this week and running July 20, 21, 27, 28 at the opera house