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Port Clinton High School announces Student of the Month

Port Clinton High School Student of the Month for September is Shelby Gerwin. Shelby has been involved in numerous activities during her high school career. She has been a member of National Honor Society, Leadership Council, Freshman Mentor and International Club. In addition, she has been a four year member of the PCHS Band and Redskin Soccer Team. Outside of school, Shelby took dance lessons for 12 years.  

Next year, Shelby plans to major in Mathematics at Ohio Northern and continue her soccer career.  Shelby is the daughter of Doug and Kristen Gerwin.

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Danbury swim lessons

Swim lessons begin at Danbury School in Marblehead on Monday, Oct. 7, and will run thru Thursday, Oct. 17. Level 1 lessons are from 4-5 p.m. and Level 3 lessons are from 5-6 p.m.

Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. are adult swim lessons. To sign up or for additional information, call Cynthia Fisk at 419-357-1182.

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Below 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Below celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 15 with a family party. Their children surprised them by presenting them with a family vacation for a week in July at Hilton Head Island, SC, with their children and their families. High-school sweethearts, Richard and Carol (Chapman) were married March 15, 1963, in Monroe, MI. Richard retired from Vita-Plate Battery in Port Clinton and Carol is retired from the Tadsen Insurance Agency in Port Clinton. They are the proud parents of Richard Below (Holly Kinsey), Mary Jo (Tim) Scott, Rachel (Ivaylo) Klimentov, all of Port Clinton and Jeffrey Below (Liz Sargent) of Perkins Twp. They have seven wonderful grandchildren: Janie Below, Jordan and Breanna Below, Stone and Beau Scott, Eva and Maya Klimentov and one great-grandchild, Carolyn Below.

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Oak Harbor Apple Festival Court

Front row, l-r: Madison Torres, Noah Haycox and Laney Schmidt
Back row: Tara Caris and Hannah Lutman. not pictured: Rheanna Addison

The Oak Harbor Apple Festival Royalty held preliminaries to choose the 2013-2014 Apple Blossom and Johnny Appleseed on Sunday, Sept. 8. The judges have chosen Laney Schmidt as this year’s Apple Blossom and Madison Torres as Apple Blossom Attendant. Noah Haycox has been chosen as the 2013-2014 Johnny Appleseed.

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ICS focuses on parents

Last Friday the fourth graders at Immaculate Conception School had a very special visitor. Judge Kathleen Giesler stopped in to Mrs. Jacki Brown’s classroom to tell the students about Ottawa County’s upcoming Parents’ Week and the writing contest among area 4th grade students. Ottawa County’s Parents’ Week is Oct. 20 through Oct. 26 this year.

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Pop-up Play

On Thursday evening the first pop-up playground appeared at Friendship Park on Perry Street in Port Clinton. Sponsored by United Way, the playground provided raw material such as cardboard boxes, rope, tape and glitter for children to use their imaginations to create works of art and play.

Photos by Tricia O'Connor

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Harvest Fest in Port Clinton

This weekend the perfect early fall weather embraced the Harvest Fest in Port Clinton. The Kid Zone on one end of the Madison Street festival was lively during the daytime hours and the entertainment tent on the other end came to life in the afternoon and evening.

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Port Clinton Athletic Boosters reverse raffle

The popular Annual Athletic Booster Reverse Raffle, their only fund raiser for the year, is Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Port Clinton Elks.  

Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the Reverse Raffle starting at approximately 7 p.m.  There will be new prize payouts this year. The first ticket drawn will win $100, then every 25th ticket drawn will win $50, the 249th ticket drawn will win $500 and the final ticket will win the grand prize of $7,500.  Throughout the evening there will be other events going on such as 50/50 drawings, live auction, sideboards, Fish Bowl, Black Jack, Texas Holdem‘, and a new 2nd chance drawing, plus much more.

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Oak Harbor High School to start parent group

Oak Harbor High School Principal Keith Thorbahn would like to invite and welcome any parent/guardian of a student in grades 8—12 to a start-up meeting for the Oak Harbor High School Parent Group. The meeting will take place on Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., in the media center at the high school.

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ICS students recognize International Day of Peace

Students at Immaculate Conception School have thought long and hard about the importance of peace this month. The students were able to spend Sept. 10th at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and truly spend some time reflecting and giving thanks for the gift of Peace. So it is only fitting that the students celebrate Sept. 21st , International Day of Peace, or as it is sometimes referred, World Peace Day. Sept. 21st is dedicated to world peace, the end to war, and an end to violence of any sort. 

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