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Skype with author Robert Putnam at Ida Rupp on Tuesday

Dr. Robert Putnam, PhD., former local graduate of PCHS and author of New York Times bestseller Bowling Alone, will Skype with a local panel of residents on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton.  Question and answer session to follow.  Registration is required.  Seating is limited.  Call 419-732-3212 to register.

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Perch Festival at Marblehead’s James Park on Saturday

The Marblehead Lions Club is holding its 21st Perch Festival on Aug. 24 at James Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A parade will kick off the event at 10 a.m.  Live music, sponsored by Firelands Physician Group, featuring the Third Degree Band, will entertain.  There will be perch, other local foods, craft vendors, flea market booths, a car show, games, children's activities, and free Marblehead Quarry tours at 11:30 a.m, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. Multiple raffle drawings will be held all day with the grand prize drawing(s) at 4 p.m.

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Firemen’s Spaghetti Dinner Labor Day

Danbury Firefighters Association will host the Firemen’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. at Wesley Lodge in Lakeside. The ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children.

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50th annual Behnken family reunion 2013

The 50th annual reunion of the Claus and Bertha Pfeiffer Behnken family met on Sunday, Aug 11, at the Sand Beach, Oak Harbor home of Ted Behnken. The late Claus Behnken came to Ottawa County in 1883 with his mother from Hanover, Germany to join his father who arrived a year earlier. Five children were born to Claus and Bertha: Regina Risch, Leona Longanbach, Loretta Joseph, Orlena Wagner and Clarence Behnken. Families of the five children were able to purchase shirts with each family designated a particular color. Souvenir Christmas ornaments designed by Leslie Risch and Lindsay Griffin were given to each attending member. Committee members planning the event were Bonnie Kaspar, Marilyn Siefke, Denise Knipp, Twyla Northrup, Julie Polter and Linda Dehring.

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New precinct and polling locations in Port Clinton

The Ottawa County Board of Elections will soon be mailing out yellow postcards to residents in Port Clinton Precinct 1B, Precinct 2B, Precinct 3B and, Precinct 4B, informing voters of new precinct assignments and new polling locations. These changes will take effect immediately, and impact not only the upcoming election on Nov. 5, but all future elections until further notice.

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GenoaBank names Skilliter as new Mortgage Loan Originator

GenoaBank, a locally owned, independent, community bank, today announced Blair Skilliter’s appointment as new Mortgage Loan Originator.

“We expect GenoaBank and our customers to benefit greatly from Blair as a new Mortgage Loan Originator,” said Martin P. Sutter, GenoaBank’s President and CEO. “He is eager to serve the community with personal attention and mortgage lending needs.”

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Fish Sale at OSWCD

Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District announces its 2013 Fish Sale. Area pond owners have the opportunity to stock their ponds with fish through this convenient and low-cost program until Friday, Sept. 27. The fish are supplied by Fender’s Fish Hatchery, Baltic, Ohio. Their tank truck, with aerator, will distribute the ordered fish on Thursday, Oct. 3rd in the afternoon.  Fish available are:  Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Redear Sunfish and White Amur.

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