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Where in the world is The Beacon?

29-11-2015 Hits:204

Here Chris Bodnar brought his Beacon to Bend, Oregon. In the background is Pilot Butte. Has your Beacon traveled somewhere with you? Send your photo to Jasmine at editor@thebeacon.net.

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Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery

28-11-2015 Hits:460

Chris Redfern at Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery. “Three years ago Kim and I walked through buildings in downtown Port Clinton, Catawba Island Township and Marblehead. People thought my...

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Snoochy Poochy

27-11-2015 Hits:237

Amanda Linton, left, and her daughter, Joey, out in front of the Snoochy Poochy. Amanda Linton, owner of Snoochy Poochy, has always worked with animals. Her mother owned a boarding kennel...

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The Amazing Island Raise coming to Ottawa County

Ottawa County CASA and Joyful Connections are teaming up to host The Amazing Island Raise, Put-In-Bay style, on June 15. This is for all of the Amazing Race fans out there that want to solve clues, complete challenges and win great prizes while enjoying the fun and sun of Put–In-Bay.

Teams of 4-6 adults will race against one another to see who has what it takes to be an Amazing Race champion. Teams will ride the Miller Ferry to the Island where the clues and challenges will take place. Once the winner has been declared, the teams can remain on the Island to enjoy the rest of the day and return on the ferry when they are finished.  The entry fee of $30 per person will cover the cost of transportation to the island as well as a team t-shirt. The fun will begin at 11 a.m. and the group will depart for Put-in-Bay at noon.


Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby will be at Walleye Festival

The Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, from 12-1:30 p,m.  This free family-oriented event will be held at Derby Pond.

All children ages 12 and under are invited to participate.  Trophies for each age group will be awarded in each of the following categories: longest, shortest, most fish caught and most unique.  Trophies will be presented in the Entertainment Tent at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


ICS grows with Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District

Becky Simpson and Jackie Lammers from the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District visited Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton and gave the school a lesson on being good stewards to our earth. The pair told the students the important role they can play in making our earth a healthy and beautiful place for all just by conserving, recycling and not polluting.Each student received a pine tree sapling to plant at home.

Ms. Simpson and Ms. Lammers told the children that a single tree can provide enough oxygen for about 4 people. There are 20,000 species of trees in the world.


Alexa Haskin receives state award

Port Clinton High School senior Alexa Haskin was awarded the Robert F. Lucas Lt. Governor Award for her leadership in the Kiwanis Club sponsored Key Club. As a Key Club member, this distinct honor is for those that go above and beyond as a leader in Key Club. Alexa created a newsletter, held monthly meetings, organized a beach cleanup, and worked with fellow Key Club members to help the Humane Society make Christmas ornaments for those less fortunate. She also helped to charter a new Key Club at Tiffin Calvert.

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