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Redskin bowlers second at Tiffin tournament

Both the Redskin boys and girls varsity bowling teams finished second at the Tiffin Tournament at heritage Recreation Center in Tiffin Saturday, Feb. 8.

The boys were the leading qualifier with a 3676 total for three team games and five baker games. They defeated Tiffin Columbian in the semi final Baker match then lost to tournament champion Woodmore in the Finals 2-0, losing 190-188 and 177-176. 

Darryl Trent and Caleb Conrad made the All Tournament Team with their series of 601 and 584 respectively. Trent rolled games of 225-179- 197 and Conrad 207-175-202. Kordell Blankenship rolled games of 230-195.

The Lady Redskins qualified third with a total of 3118 behind Rossford and Eastwood. They defeated Eastwood two baker games to one in the semi finals, but lost to Willard 2-1 in the championship match.

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Ki Jadwisiak: An Immigrant Family History

On Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton, Casimir “Ki” Jadwisiak will share his family’s story and hold a book signing of his newly published book, “An Immigrant Family History”.

Casimir ''Ki'' Jadwisiak, lifetime area resident, recounts in over 50 emails to his relatives and friends, experiences and adventures of his 87 years in his newly published book, 'An Immigrant Family History’.

It all began with storytelling to his children usually at the dinner table where he told and retold stories of his youth. Following these stories, his children would often say, ''Gee Dad, I wish you would write that down.''

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Volunteer opportunities at Magee Marsh

The Friends of Magee Marsh will be sponsoring many special events throughout the year and are in need of volunteers to assist with these events. Volunteers at the Migratory Bird Center in the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will be able to enjoy nature and wildlife and help people of all ages.  Volunteers are asked to help with a variety of activities including scheduled programs and events, working in the garden, answering visitors’ questions, assisting in the store and giving out information and maps of the area. 

The Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center are 17 miles west of Port Clinton, located at 13229 W. State Route 2, between State Routes 19 and 590. The Bird Center is open weekends beginning March 1 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The area is known as one of the best birding spots in North America.

A volunteer training session is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at 12 p.m. at the Sportsman Migratory Bird Center and will include a pizza lunch. If you are interested in volunteering and signing up for the session, visit the Facebook page for Friends of Magee Marsh, click on message and send your contact information (name, phone number and address); or you can send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information.

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RC Waters Kindergarten registration and screening

Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will hold kindergarten registration and screening on April 14, 15 & 16, at RC Waters Elementary. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be five years old by Sept. 30. All kindergarten students should be screened and registered to begin the school year. Parents and guardians should call the elementary school at 419-898-6219 to schedule an appointment. 

Appointment times are at 8:15-10:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. each day. Items to be brought to the appointment include the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, the child’s Social Security card, proof of residency, your driver’s license and custody papers, if applicable. Children should dress in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. 

A parent/guardian must be present with the child during the entire screening appointment. All parent information and registration forms will be completed at the screening session.

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Gamers Club in Port Clinton reopens

Gamers Club and Mega Nites were the first to open Internet Sweepstakes Cafes in Ohio and rapidly became the industry leader. The Cafes were popular and the owner eventually opened several Cafes across the I-90 corridor. Many competitors followed suit, but they still were voted the “Best of the Best Internet Café” in a poll by the Lorain Journal. 

In October, 2013, the Ohio legislature passed laws that essentially made Sweepstakes games illegal. As a result, approximately 600 Cafes closed. The owner searched for a better solution and found it with a new software provider, offering state-of-the-art games, but most importantly, a business model that is legal and will remain so in Ohio for the duration– Skill Games. Customers have the opportunity to play Skill Computer Games on a high-speed interactive web-based network utilizing true HD graphics with video animations. The games include features such as multi level bonuses, power spins, wild cards and other interesting twists. Prizes are paid in gold and silver bullion which is readily convertible into cash or gas cards. 

Gamers Club reopened in Harbor Light Landing in Port Clinton in December and Mega Nites reopened on SR 60 in Vermilion in January. The Café offers a place to play and win the games and enjoy an adults-only, alcohol-free, smoke-free environment and the camaraderie developed among the customer base. Early reports indicate the Cafes have already nearly reached their prior levels of business.

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BGSU Firelands announces fall semester Dean’s List

Bowling Green State University’s Firelands College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have carried 12 or more graded hours during the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. 

Lakeside Marblehead

Elizabeth Benya

Oak Harbor

Nicole Shaffer

Port Clinton

Lauren Balduf

Michelle Fillmore

Danae Fisk

Laura Puffenberger

Jennifer Purtee

Kami Sayre

Clayton White

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Toledo Symphony String Quartet to play at Edgewood Manor and the Vineyard

Thanks to a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, the Toledo Symphony String Quartet will perform at two Port Clinton retirement communities on Wednesday, Feb. 12. 

Edgewood Manor Nursing Care Center, Fulton St., Port Clinton, will host the group at 1:30 p.m., with refreshments provided by Home Instead.  The Vineyard on Catawba, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Drive, will host the quartet at 3 p.m.  

Admission is free and family, friends and the public are invited to attend both of these concerts.  The concerts have been arranged by the Musical Arts Series at Firelands.

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