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Pheasants Forever Fundraising Banquet being held March 8

The Erie-Ottawa-Sandusky Chapter of Pheasants Forever is holding their23rd annual Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, March 8, at the Camp Perry Clubhouse. Events include: live and silent auctions; raffles and door prizes; and a catered dinner that includes prime rib, roasted chicken, side dishes and dessert. Beer and soft drinks will be provided with a cash bar for mixed drinks. Over 30 guns will be raffled off at the event.

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Redskin bowlers roll best matches of the season

Port Clinton’s Redskin Bowlers rolled their best matches of the season in sweeping the varsity teams from Huron at Star Lanes at the Harbor Thursday, Jan. 23.

The Lady ‘Skins missed a school record by 1 pin by defeating the Lady Tigers 2576-2356. Port Clinton rolled games of 837-838 and added 901 in Baker, to Huron’s 788-735 and 833 in Baker. PC is now 14-0. 

“Huron’s girls have really improved,” said Redskin Coach Bob Black. “We knew we would be challenged and our girls really bowled great. Kassidy continued her outstanding bowling with a 399 series, and Alysia rolled 391. Hopefully we are peaking at the right time for the upcoming tournaments.” 

Kassidy Mahler led the ‘Skins with games of 198-201, and Alysia Zoeller rolled 204-187. Sam Stroupe added 161-182 for the ‘Skins. 

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Thank you Danbury Township

I want to thank the Danbury Township crew, especially Brett Waldron for taking care of a sewer problem. I also want to send a thank you to Chief Meisler and Officers Brandon and John for checking daily on an 87 year old person with the window card program. 

Also a special thanks to Officer Brandon Taylor for his personal help. These guys are true lifesavers and I cannot thank them enough.

The best,
Dave Kirkwood

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Pet First Aid App available from Red Cross

Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.

The 99 cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone and Android smart phone users instant access to expert information so they learn how to maintain their pet’s health and what to do during emergencies.

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Camp Perry Open brings in visitors from all around the country

60 shot matches, relay 2 performing on Saturday

Driving through the parking lot at the 10m range Saturday, Jan. 18 at Camp Perry one couldn’t help but notice all the license plates from different states; Missouri, Arkansas, Rhode Island, etc. When going about our day to day activities in the area, it’s easy to forget the assets our area has that as locals we may take for granted. Shooters and sportsman gather from across the country to utilize the ranges all year round at Camp Perry. 

Famously known for the National Rifle Matches which are held in the summer, Camp Perry is also host to other competitions that make use of the indoor facilities that are offered. This past weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 10m Range was home to the Camp Perry Open.

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Do you believe?

The Ida Rupp Public Library holds many seminars, group meetings and discussion groups. An interesting discussion group currently in monthly rotation at the library is a Do you believe series. On Jan. 16, the group asked the question… Do you believe in aliens?

Participants researched facts to bring to the table for discussion and shared personal stories on if they thought aliens really existed. One of the researched topics was the 1961 Drake Equation which found a mathematical formula that calculated it is probable that there are 1000-100 million civilizations like ours in the Milky Way Galaxy. With that being said, there is also the scientific data that states the nearest star nearest to the Earth, Proxima Centauri, is 23 times the distance from the Earth to our sun. By traveling the speed of light, it would take 73,000 years to reach Proxima Centauri. Could any being feasibly travel that distance?

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Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission Seeking Potential Members

The Catawba Island Township Trustees are seeking individuals who may be interested in serving on the Township Zoning Commission.  Currently, there are two openings for alternate members on the Zoning Commission.  The Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month as needed and is responsible for amendments to the zoning resolution and map.   

To be considered for an alternate member position on the Zoning Commission, the applicant’s residence of record must be Catawba Island Township.  An application for appointed positions is available at the Township Zoning Department in the Administration Building on Cemetery Road or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Applications should be returned to the Zoning Office in the Administration Building.

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Danbury Local Schools cancellations

The girls basketball game scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25 against Maumee Valley will be made up on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. There will be no JV game that night.

The make-up date for the Danbury boys basketball game at Emmanuel Christian is Saturday, Feb. 8.  JV tip is 6:00 p.m.

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St. Boniface to hold annual fundraiser at Happy Hour Inn on Feb. 9

St. Boniface Catholic School will host their second annual Taco Salads and Subs fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Happy Hour Inn, 124 W. Water St., Downtown Oak Harbor. In addition to homemade taco salad and sub sandwiches, the school will sell tickets for a 50/50 drawing. Dine in or carry out is available.

All proceeds from sales of Taco Salads and Subs will benefit St. Boniface, a Catholic elementary school in Oak Harbor. St. Boniface, founded 48 years ago, is currently teaching children preschool through sixth grade from Ottawa County and the surrounding areas.

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