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Obituary — Kathryn Lorensen

Kathryn Lorensen
May 3, 1932 — June 14, 2012
Kathryn I. Lorensen, 80, of Port Clinton, passed away, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her residence.  She was born on May 3, 1932, in Gypsum, to Louis and Agnes (Novoselec) Kocsis. On Dec. 11, 1953 in Port Clinton, she married Robert E. Lorensen, and he survives. Kathryn worked as a dedicated teacher for the Port Clinton school system for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, and was a Sunday school teacher for 17 years. She also wrote a children’s book. Kathryn loved reading, her flowers and crafting. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

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Locals among top performers in Mills Trophy Race

We had a lot of local folks as well as folks with local ties perform well in last weekend’s Mills Trophy Yacht Race. Jim Fredericks and his crew got first place in the multi hull class sailing Big Storm. My nephew Chip Schaffner was tactician aboard the J-122 First Tracks took first in class and second overall on the long course —72 miles. Dave Caracci of Catawba sailed his 24-foot Cracker Jack to first place in JAM D. Also Rob Kyle, a member of Port Clinton Yacht Club, sailed Sally Jo to second place in his class.

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Healthy Lake Erie Fund signed into law

Rep. Randy Gardner’s efforts to fight Lake Erie algae problems received a major boost Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes Gardner’s $3 million Healthy Lake Erie Fund.
“I’m pleased to have Governor Kasich’s support for the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, and to have bipartisan backing to begin to attack this environmental and economic challenge facing our region,” Gardner said. 
There has been growing concern by travel and tourism-related businesses that the worsening algae problem in Lake Erie is impacting the region’s economy and forcing higher unemployment.   

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