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Port Clinton High School Spring Sports Awards Program

Port Clinton High School held their annual Spring Sports Awards Program on Tuesday, May 27.  Student athletes, parents and coaches gathered in the PCHS Performing Arts Center to recognize to student athletes that earned All-SBC or All-District Honors and also SBC All-Academic Awards. Afterward, each team had individual breakout sessions or a separate program to present the following special awards. 

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Catching Walleye during a Mayfly Hatch

Frank Smith

Anyone who lives near Lake Erie is familiar with the massive Mayfly hatches we endure each spring around this time. In the “nymph” stage, they can live under water for several years. As they mature, the metamorphoses of the nymph into a mature Mayfly happens over several stages of molts, and when they reach the surface of the lake, or river, they are winged little beauties that will live for only one day.  Their only purpose at this stage is to mate and reproduce. It’s kind of sad when you think about it really, they finally free themselves of the water, and all that would gladly eat them, only to be able to soar like an eagle for one day, and then they die. 

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Main Street PC awarded Stensen Memorial Fund grant

Pictured Left to Right: Ex-Officio Board Member Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone; Laura Schlachter, Program Manager; Roseann Hickman, President; and Don Clemons, Director.

Main Street Port Clinton has received a $10,000 grant from the Stensen Memorial Fund to help purchase bicycle racks for the City of Port Clinton. The bicycle racks will complement the existing planters, benches, and trash receptacles in downtown and will emphasize healthy living.

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Dr. Kurt Borows: celebrating 50 years in ministry

Dr. Kurt Borows will be celebrating his fiftieth year as a pastor on Sunday, June 22, with his congregation at Resurrection Lutheran Church on Catawba at 9 a.m. Dr. Borows has been pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church; including St. Paul Slovak, Peace, St. Thomas, Firelands, Lakeside and St. James; since January 1, 1978. Prior, he had served in Detroit, MI, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH, at St. James Lutheran Church, and Roseville, MI, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Dr. Borows completed his internship under Pastor Harold Billnitzer at Victory Lutheran Church.

God has blessed Dr. Borows with his wife, Linda, three children, and five grandchildren.

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Team Doin’ Good in the Neighborhood would like to extend a sincere thank you to Roseann Hickman of Perfect Color Hair & Tan for allowing us to set up our lemonade stand benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on Saturday, June 7. Another big thanks to Michelle Kodak of The Cakery’s Bakery for the cupcakes that she donated to our stand, everyone enjoyed them. I would also like to thank Papa Jimmie’s, The Book Exchange, Ida Rupp Library and Ace Hardware for displaying our posters and fliers as well.

While we are very grateful to Roseann for allowing us to set up our stand at her salon again this year, I was very disappointed in “the powers that be” at City Hall by them refusing to allow me to set up the stand in front of The Cakery Bakery. At first, it appeared that it was a possibility, but when I had heard nothing from them a week later, I contacted Jenn at City Hall via email and she had to deliver the news that I would not be able to use the public right of way (the sidewalk).

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Mike Rose of Washington Properties gives special presentation to OCIC

Mike Rose shows the Harborfront Lodge design that was modeled after the Victory Hotel on Put-in-Bay.

At the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) quarterly trustee meeting held Wednesday, June 18, at Schedel Gardens and Arboretum in Elmore, Mike Rose, CEO of Washington Properties, gave a special presentation to board members. OCIC has helped with the EPA soil assessment of Waterworks Park and, with the help of First Energy, completed an economic impact study of the development and revitalization of Waterworks Park and downtown Port Clinton.

“We have asked Mr. Rose here today so we can see where our time and money are looking to be invested,” said OCIC Director Jamie Beier-Grant.

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The Amazing Raise raises money for Joyful Connections and CASA

Photos by Rob Zajac

On Saturday, June 14, thirty three teams traveled to Put-in-Bay to participate in the Amazing Raise to benefit Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). The thirty three teams, which more than doubled the number of last year’s fifteen teams, were made up of 160 people. The teams traveled the island to eight different locations and at each location they were asked to complete a task to earn a clue for their next destination.

In addition to the eight main destinations, there were master challenges including having teams ask for donations from residents with the most cash raised getting a prize.

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Relay for Life of Ottawa County June 20-21

Cancer has touched everyone’s lives in some way or another being it personal, a family or a friend. We have seen first-hand how something so terrible can bring so many people together with love and compassion. The American Cancer Society benefits from the Relay for Life events that are held all over the country. The event is a place where survivors can come together, family members can heal together and family and friends can donate to help another cancer patient’s journey easier.

The Ottawa County Relay for Life will take place June 20-21 at the Oak Harbor High School starting at 6 p.m. Friday. The event will go to 12 p.m., noon, on Saturday. This year’s theme for the relay is Stories of Hope. As of Tuesday, 19 teams and 117 participants have already raised $43,500.90.

The family friendly event will include a reception for all cancer survivors, a luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m., games and activities for children, a DJ and bands, food, contests, raffles and prizes.

All are welcome to attend the event. To donate visit relayforlife.org/ottawaco with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

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