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Friendships bloom despite disabilities

L to R: Tom Welco, Dennis Marquardt, Edith Bard, Judy Marquardt Tom Welco and his sister, Edith Bard, receive services from the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities. When Tom and Edith moved to Genoa 25 years ago, they became good friends with their neighbor, Dennis Marquardt. Dennis shared that…
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The Village Square: accommodating bicycle traffic

Happy Labor Day! It seems another summer has come and gone. Where did the time go? Our local children are back in school and the number of visitors to our neck of the woods will begin to dwindle. Looking back, I had a very enjoyable summer. I was fortunate enough…
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Jodie McCallum signs and donates books at Art Walk

Jodie McCallum and her husband, Grant. At the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council Art Walk on Thursday, August 28, local artist Jodie McCallum had her two children’s books Vacationland Coloring & Activity Fun and The Keeper’s House Coloring & Activity Fun on display and for sale. McCallum also donated…
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Joyful Connections to host the 3rd Annual Family Frenzy

The Ottawa County Noodleheads from last year’s Family Frenzy Joyful Connections is holding their third Annual Family Frenzy (similar to the TV game show Family Feud) on Saturday, September 13, at 6 p.m. at the Catawba Island Township Hall on NW Catawba Road. Come watch the fun as six local…
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Chick Schaffner Tournament presents checks

On Thursday, August 21, the organizing committee for the 25th Annual Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic presented checks totaling $18,000 to the two beneficiaries of the annual event. Pictured are: (l-r) Alison France, American Heart Association; John Schaffner, Tournament Co-Chairman; Jan Bucholz, CEO of Stein Hospice; and Alan Lynch,…
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