St. Boniface fish fry keeps growing

Bill Verbryke of Elmore enjoying a meal at a recent fish fry. St.Boniface Catholic Parish found that its famous all-you-can-eat fish fry had become so popular it had outgrown the undercroft beneath the church. Its new venue in the school gymnasium reflects how the event has grown and changed over…
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Oak Harbor Young Farmers complete successful year

The Oak Harbor Young Farmers have recently completed their Educational Topics and community activities for the 2013-14 school year. The local Young Farmer chapter meets regularly on Thursday evenings at Oak Harbor High School. The group is under the direction of advisors Mr. Noah Neiderhouse and Ms. Krysteena Brown, the…
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Number of homeless decline

A point in time (PIT) count of the number of homeless residents in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca counties indicated that the number of homeless persons in 2014 declined from the count in 2013. However, this count, conducted on Jan. 28, was on one of the coldest days of the…
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Little Free Library coming to Port Clinton

This spring Port Clinton will be getting a Little Free Library at Lakeview Park. Stephanie Kyle, the steward for the library, organized the project. The Free Little Library offers a way to share favorite books or books readers would recommend to others. The library is a little wooden box with…
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Water bills may be higher than expected

Due to the extenuating circumstances caused by the unusually harsh winter, the City of Port Clinton was forced to estimate most water meter readings since 11/23/13. Estimated readings were based off last year’s readings. Residents may receive a bill with higher than normal usage due to underestimated usage on December,…
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Residents overwhelmingly in favor of development

From Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. to Tuesday, March 25 at 8 a.m. the Beacon conducted a survey concerning the development of Waterworks Park and the revitalization of downtown Port Clinton. Representatives of the Beacon were sent also into the community to personally ask people’s opinions and have then…
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Port Clinton resident is a Spark for area families

A native of Oak Harbor, now a Port Clinton resident, Ken Sayre is recipient of a Spark award at WSOS. Sayre is a family advocate currently working in the Pathways to Fatherhood Program at WSOS Community Action Agency. He was hired two years ago to provide services to veterans in…
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