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Fishing on the up side

02-08-2015 Hits:96

Fishing on the up side

Doug and Lori Brown owners/partners at Channel Grove Marina with daughter Morgan Brown and friend Joe Strippoli caught these Walleye with Capt. Erik Bosley on Eye Hunter II.The 2015 Lake...

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Special meeting pulls 6-1 vote for ballo…

31-07-2015 Hits:328

Special meeting pulls 6-1 vote for ballot ordinance

On Thursday, July 30, Port Clinton City Council held a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The meeting was held especially for council to discuss the second...

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Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

30-07-2015 Hits:265

Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

Peach harvest from 1914.Most area residents know of the great history of peaches growing in the Catawba Island area.  Few, however, realize the importance of this particular year as it...

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Maxine Phipps, March 15, 1920 – March 12, 2013

Maxine Phipps, 92, slipped gently into the arms of the Creator on, Tuesday, March 12,.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William H. Phipps in 1999. She is survived by her son Bill, a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren of Camp Verde, AZ, her daughter Sandee (Jerry) Abele of Marblehead, and the daughter of her heart, Honey (Irene) Phipps of Catawba.

Per Maxine’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, Maxine wished for memorials to be sent to the Humane Society of Ottawa Co., 2424 E. Sand Rd., Port Clinton, OH  43452 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH  44870.  Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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OSWCD Women in Conservation taking registration

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District “Women in Conservation Series” is starting soon. The series will be held in various locations in Ottawa County from 5:30 p.m.– 8 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from April through September. The first workshop will be on April 17th at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most popular spots in America for bird watching. Staff from the refuge will lead the group on a bird tour through different habitats ranging from forest to marsh.

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Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton present annual awards

Thursday evening at the Catawba Island Club the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held their annual dinner and awards ceremony. In a full evening for Port Clinton business leaders, Linda Aigler, chairwoman of the Chamber Board, Laura Schlachter, president of the Port Clinton Chamber, and Missy Walker, President of Main Street, conducted business meetings and elections and presented awards.


Lori Opfer, Carrie McGlothlin

The Lighthouse Award winner is Edgewood Manor nursing home. Edgewood also this year received the prestigious Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau, has an award-winning team of nurses and has a complete rehabilitation team.


Dave McDougall, Vince Leone, Ernie Hopkins

The Beautification Award winner is Veteran’s Park. In the last two years an Eternal Flame and star were added to the park, along with a brass statue, archway and landscaping, all of which have enhanced the hallowed ground that honors our veterans.


Judi Halstead

The 2012 Chamber Bright Star Award winner is Judi Halstead. Halstead has been a devoted Chamber Member, is an integral part of other community and chamber events and emceed the Walleye Festival Grande Parade.


Kevin Lowe and Bill VanDerGiessen

The Outstanding New Business of the Year Award winner is 1812 Food and Spirits and Rosie’s Bar and Grill. Bill Van DerGiessen and Kevin Lowe have restored the Island House to its former glory, providing a vibrant anchor for downtown. 


Dana Bacak-Lynd, Steve Cooper

The Business of the Year Award winner is the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The CMP offers Open Public Shooting every Tuesday and Thursday evening, operates a store at Camp Perry and partners with the Ohio Army National Guard and NRA to conduct the National Matches. 


Larry Hartlaub

Main Street Volunteer of the Year Award winner is Larry Hartlaub. Hartlaub has been Chair of the Economic Restructuring committee for Main Street Port Clinton since 2010, is a vital part of the Walleye Festival and in December was appointed Ottawa County Auditor.


Becky Clemons

Main Street Business of the Year is Bait House River Bar. A former actual bait house, since its founding in 2011 the river-front bar has become popular for entertainment and as a gathering place for locals and visitors all through the summer months.

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