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Ottawa County Fair celebrating 50th year

 

Kendyll Hartlaub sits on one of the antique tractors on display at the Ottawa County Fair.

This year the Ottawa County Fair is celebrating its 50th year. To celebrate, the Fair Board has lowered admission to $5. There will also be a 50th anniversary fireworks display Friday night at the Demolition Derby. On Monday night, over 100 past and present county and fair royalty gathered together to celebrate the 50 years over a dinner before the crowning of this year’s fair king and queen.

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B-C-S Schools welcome new administrators

Cheryl Schell, Principal at Oak Harbor High School

Students in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will be welcomed by two new dynamic and energetic building administrators on the first day of school, August 26.  Mrs. Cheryl Schell has taken the helm as the Principal of Oak Harbor High School and is proud to be a Rocket.

“Mrs. Schell is very excited about her new leadership role and brings will bring a wealth of student-centered leadership experience to our high school,” said Superintendent Guy Parmigian.   “Cheryl is eager to meet staff, students, and community members, and is currently working and meeting with folks this month to make a smooth transition,” Parmigian added.  

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Community Markets wins Oak Harbor Chamber Independence Day fundraiser

Lester Weatherwax, Manager at Community Markets, and Cathe Riffle, cashier at Community Markets.

In late May, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off a fundraising campaign for their annual Independence Day Celebration. Patriotic stars were sold at several businesses throughout town, and the response was wonderful. 

“We would like to thank all of the businesses that sold the stars and all of the people who purchased them,” says Valerie Winterfield, Executive Director. “It is a great feeling to see the town rally together and support this wonderful event, and we are grateful for all of the contributions.”

Community Markets in Oak Harbor raised the most money, bringing in over $1,200 in donations with cashier Cathe Riffle selling the most stars. There have also been several donations by businesses in town and private citizens.

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