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St. Boniface holds spring fling

St. Boniface Catholic School will host the annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 27, 3 at 6 p.m. at the school gymnasium at 215 Oak St., Oak Harbor. Advance tickets are $25 per person, or a table for 10 for $200. Adult beverages and sodas will be available. 

The evening includes a dinner of chicken and /or ham, green beans, cheesy potatoes, rolls and butter and our famous St. Boniface apple pie. There will be a live DJ, silent auctions, live auctions of hand made treasures by each class,  raffles, a $500 Gas for Cash Bonanza drawing and a chance to be a contestant on “Let’s Make a Deal”. 

To reserve your tickets contact Sandy at 419-732-1728 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Evolution of women's work in Ottawa County

In Ottawa County in the 1960's, when women of the baby boomer era were in school and deciding what they wanted to be when they grew up, the most common career path was housewife or farm wife. If a woman wanted to or needed to work outside the home, perhaps until she married and started a family, or if she ended up as an "old maid", jobs as secretary or maid or waitress or beautician or sales clerk were options. If she did well in school, saved enough of her babysitting money and if her parents were forward-thinking and financially able to provide for college, she might consider becoming a teacher or nurse. Women were becoming more common as bank tellers and there were a few women in real estate, including Ann Bolte, matriarch of Bolte Real Estate. Once a woman settled into a job, she tended to stay in that job for life. Women seldom referred to a job as a career.

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Small Business Seminar set for April

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering a free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business. 

The next seminar is Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ottawa County Improvement Corporation conference room, 8043 W. S.R. 163, Oak Harbor.

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Danbury girls reflect on season

After going 7-14 last season, the Danbury Lakers showed steady improvement this year, going 10-13 and 9-5 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference.

And with nearly the entire team returning next season, there is reason to believe that better days are on the horizon for Danbury.

Head coach Joe Fetzer, who returned to coaching this year, was pleased with the team’s progress but is hoping for better results in the future.

“Well, we thought we made progress from the beginning of the year,” he said. “We finished third in the conference, so we were happy with that. Our goals are certainly higher than that, but that’s the best finish we’ve had in a couple years. We’re pleased with our progess.”

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Justin Kleinhaus to go to USA Jr. Olympics

Justin Kleinhaus, 13, of Port Clinton, has been shooting Air Rifle as a member of the Ottawa County Shooting Stars 4H Club for 4 years and will be competing in the USA Jr. Olympics in Colorado Springs, CO, in April. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday Justin practices at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) at Camp Perry with his 4H club. On April 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and April 7 from noon to 3 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on CR 17 in Oak Harbor is having a bake sale and garage sale to help support Justin’s trip.

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ICS second grade had festive winter

The last several months have been full of fun for the second graders of Immaculate Conception School. Mrs. Penny Boyd’s second grade class celebrated 100 days of school by stringing together, in groups of 10, one hundred pieces of cereal that they then wore as colorful necklaces. They also wore 100 day stickers and made drawings of themselves and what they felt they would look like in 100 years. In addition, a student won a prize every 10 minutes throughout the day, and for every 100th minute the student won two prizes.

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Woodmore Kindergarten Registration/Screening for the 2013-14 School Year

Registration and Screening for kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year will be held on June 10th & June 11th at the Woodmore Elementary School, 708 W. Main Street in Woodville, Ohio. A child who is five (5) years of age on or before August 1, 2013 is eligible to enter kindergarten this coming school year.

Parents are asked to call the school office at 419-862-1070 (Ext. 203) starting March 18th – May 17th between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make an appointment. Registration and Screening will be done by appointment only, and the process will take between 60 and 90 minutes.

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Terra State announces guest artist for arts festival

Preparations are well underway for Terra State Community College’s annual “Celebration of the Arts” Festival, April 5-14. 

Each spring the college celebrates the fine, digital, performance, and culinary and literary arts with exhibits, presentations, performances and activities. This year includes special features such as the unveiling of a new monumental sculpture in Building D, collaborations with the Northcoast Arts Alliance in presenting a new regional Arts Showcase and Symposium and the annual recital and art show with Fremont City School’s art and music educators.

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National Mobility Awareness Month

May is National Mobility Awareness Month. As such, on the website of the same name; there are thumbnail sketches of hundreds of deserving people who hope to win a wheelchair lift van. The top vote-getters will be considered for the prize. Of course, one of those "local heroes" featured is near and very dear to us, our granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Huffman. She's a cancer survivor with Pitt Hopkins Syndrome and a jazzy purple wheelchair. She and her family have a tired, old van that no longer meets the needs of a growing family with a handicapped child. I urge your readers to go to the following website, http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/sarah-huffman-englewood-oh/, read why Sarah and her family deserve to win; and vote for her. Voting continues until May 10th, and winners will be announced May 31st. Thank you for participating in something that could make a big difference for a deserving family!

Paula A. Young,
Tiffin and Port Clinton

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