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Good News for Western Basin Walleye Anglers

It sure has been nice being able to wear shorts out in the boat these past couple of weeks. I thought the warm weather would never arrive, but I’m sure glad it finally did! 

Water temperatures are now in the high 60’s and low 70’s and there are still plenty of walleye in the area. Reports of big fish being caught to the east, (Lorain and further east), have begun, so those fish have already left the west end and are on the move to their summer hunting grounds. However, there is still some pretty phenomenal walleye fishing to be had from Toledo to Vermilion. 

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Gardner honors Port Clinton K of C for 100 years of service

Thursday, June 5, Senator Randy Gardner came to honor the member of the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus for contributing 100 years of service to the community. “100 years is impressive,” said Gardner, “but what’s most commendable are the contributions you’ve made to the children and families of the community.”

Pictured left to right are: Gerry Arnold, Ed Verkin, Andy Migas, State Senator Randy Gardner, Grand Knight Jim Wisler, Don Gresbach, Joe Majce, John Schaffner and Bill Miller.

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Mother-to-mother Sale June 14

Gently used children’s clothing, gear and accessories will be on sale during the Port Clinton Women’s Club mother-to-mother sale on June 14. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 207 Adams Street, Port Clinton. Admission to the sale is 50 cents or a canned good donation that will be donated to the local food pantry.

For those interested in selling gently used children’s items at the sale, tables are still available to rent. The cost for a table is $15. To rent a table call 419-960-9156 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put mom-to-mom sale in the subject line.

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Come for the Justices, stay for the sunset

The Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club is hosting a meet and greet with Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French at the Catawba Island Club Pavilion on June 19. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. and the Justices will speak at 7:15 p.m.

The event also offers a strolling buffet featuring carved sirloin board, perch sliders, blackened walleye, slider bar with grilled pesto chicken, grilled tuna and eggplant pepper, lake table with locally grown fruits and vegetables, mashed potato bar, cheese board and grilled sausages from West Side Market, salads and a Toft’s ice cream cart. Bob Szmik and Evelyn Wright will also be performing live jazz music. The suggested dress is summer casual. Tickets are $50.

Reservations or questions are to be directed to Kathy Lambacher, 419-732-0060, or Joy Roth, 419-261-0797.

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Port Clinton’s brain gain: Roseann Hickman

Port Clinton High School Class of 1982 graduate Roseann Hickman moved away one year after graduating only to come back to Port Clinton, the place that she claims as home. After graduation, Roseann wanted to relocate to a bigger community. In 2003, she decided to move back to Port Clinton.

“I moved back to be near my family,” said Roseann. “I missed the lake and I also missed the small town sense of community; it feels safe here. My roots were here, there’s nothing like coming home.”

Roseann is the owner of Perfect Color Hair and Tan on 90 N. Madison Street. “The former owner called and wanted to know if I wanted to purchase the business in 2009. I didn’t want to see an empty store front in Port Clinton. I saw an opportunity to enrich the downtown and I took it,” said Roseann.

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PCHS presents year end awards at Honors Assembly

Mr. Bill Hollister, PCHS Marketing Teacher, presents Eryn Nason with the Marketing Education Department Award at the Port Clinton High School Honors Assembly.

Port Clinton High School held the annual Honors Assembly on May 23.  The following awards were presented for the 2013-14 school year:

Honoring student achievement and hard work is the purpose of The President’s Education Awards Program.  To be eligible for The President’s Award for Educational Excellence, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the fall semester of their senior year.  They must also receive recommendations from teachers in either school involvement or leadership abilities. President’s Award for Educational Achievement were presented to students who have met the grade point criteria, and have shown tremendous growth, but do not meet all criteria for the Presidential Award for Excellence. 

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Common Grounds one year anniversary

L to R: Manager Lynne James, Jason, the new Common Grounds mascot, Sam and Marci.

Common Grounds celebrated their one year anniversary on Tuesday, June 10, offering samples of food and drink and also giving all customers 10% off every order.

Lynne James, manager of Common Grounds, wanted to thank everyone for a great first year and she wishes for many more. “I appreciate people’s efforts in finding us here in the Sutton Center and supporting us.”

Common Grounds is located in the Sutton Center at 1848 E. Perry Street. For more information on Common Grounds visit commongroundspc.com or call 419-732-3777.

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Three Rocket relays finish with All-Ohio honors

Oak Harbor's Athena Eli poses with her 3 medals earned at the Division II State Track Meet.

One of the most memorable seasons in Oak Harbor sports history ended in fantastic fashion with three relay teams placing at the Division II State Track & Field Meet on Saturday at Jesse Owens Stadium at The Ohio State University.

The 4x400, 4x100 & 4x200 meter relays finished fourth, sixth and eighth, respectively. The 4x400 came in at 3 minutes, 58.67 seconds, clinching the fourth spot when Allie Jett rallied to pass Autumn Young of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy just before the finish line. Athena Eli led things off before passing the baton to Cydney St. Clair, who had the team in first place when she handed it off to Karis DeWalt. 

The 4x100, which consisted of Jett, Rebekah Rayburn, St. Clair and Eli, finished in 49.81, just 0.11 short of the school record, and the 4x200 team of Jett, Rayburn, DeWalt and Eli came in at 1:44.46. (The school record for the 4x200 was broken at the regional meet in 1:44.28.)

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GPCAAC Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, June 14

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) Arts & Crafts Festival returns Saturday, June 14, for its 21st year in a new location, Port Clinton’s Lakeview Park, with the same mix of art, crafts and children’s activities that has delighted festival goers for two decades. The festival is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a summer day browsing among artfully crafted offerings including jewellery, woodworking, photography, paintings, upcycled art, metal garden art, handcrafted soaps and pottery from more than 50 artists.

Children can create art from recycled materials and their own play adventures through special activities.

And when you’re ready to nosh, satisfy your cravings with savoury perch, hot dogs, burgers, smoothies and German roasted nuts from food vendors.

“Both artists and the public look forward to the GPCAAC Arts & Crafts Festival because it offers something for everyone,” said GPCAAC President Carol Morgan. “When you add the pleasant ambiance of Lakeview Park, it’s just about a perfect outing.”

Find out more about the GPCAAC’s upcoming activities and its ongoing mission to promote arts in the area at www.PortClintonArts.org.

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