The Beacon is running its first Best of the Best contest. To vote, readers can fill out a ballot that are found in The Beacon on page 9A or voting can take place online at surveymonkey.com/s/thebeaconbestofthebest2014 . The contest will determine the Best of the Best in Ottawa County.
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be offering a back roads bus tour to enjoy our national icon. Seating is limited and you must make a reservation by calling the Visitor Center at (419) 898-0014. Busses will leave from the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center parking lot June 25 and July 5 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and trips will last about 2.5 hours. Refuge volunteers will be driving the bus and will gladly interpret refuge management and your wildlife experience during the tour.