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The Maiden Voyage of Onward

03-03-2015 Hits:88 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

The Maiden Voyage of Onward

A model of Onward made by Jim Robenalt of Tiffin. A story about Matthews Boat Company and a journey around The Great Loop On Sunday, March 1, Bob Reynolds, in association with...

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Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

28-02-2015 Hits:1137 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

One of the Norman the Snowman creators, Lenny Kromer, raises his arms in the air and flames rise into the sky. On Saturday, February 28, the inaugural Burning Snowman Festival took...

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Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bo…

28-02-2015 Hits:440 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bob Reynolds

In 1890, Scott J. Matthews founded the Matthews Boat Company in Bascom, Ohio.  Fifteen years later, in 1900, Matthews designed and built a 70-foot yacht.  This vessel was capable of...

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Christmas Art Club at ICS makes the season bright

Each month a small group of students at Immaculate Conception School are given the opportunity to take their love of art and their enthusiasm for creativity a step further than in their classroom weekly art lesson.  

Mrs. Joni Hoffman, ICS art teacher, offers an after school art club in which she selects a project that takes a little more time than her weekly classes allow for.  On Wednesday, the art club students made beautiful trees by cutting in half a cardboard toilet paper rolls which they then used to paint with. Each tree was as different as those found at a tree farm, but each just as beautiful as the next.

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Advent is a time of waiting

Waiting for Christmas can be so hard, especially when you are in preschool.  Miss Mary Heschel’s class has been busy getting ready for the big day.  Songs have been sung, trees have been decorated, ornaments have been made and stories have been read.  But, ICS preschoolers have taken time to learn about advent as a time to prepare our hearts for the birthday of Jesus.   

The Immaculate Conception Preschool studies the church’s Advent wreath and talked about the true the meaning of the season.   The season of waiting is not easy for 3 and 4 year olds, but they have learned that the Birth of Jesus is the greatest gift of Christmas and so very much worth the wait.

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Blessing of friendship

Brynnlee Siefke stirs the cornbread for her class's Thanksgiving Feast.

The IC Preschool gave thanks on Thursday for a table full of treats and the blessing of friendship.  The class made their own butter and cornbread and enjoyed other fruits and vegetables as well.  The classroom was decorated with pumpkins, at teepee, and even a pilgrim or two. "Thank you Jesus" was the motto of the day Thursday and every day!

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