ICS second grade had festive winter

The last several months have been full of fun for the second graders of Immaculate Conception School. Mrs. Penny Boyd’s second grade class celebrated 100 days of school by stringing together, in groups of 10, one hundred pieces of cereal that they then wore as colorful necklaces. They also wore 100 day stickers and made drawings of themselves and what they felt they would look like in 100 years. In addition, a student won a prize every 10 minutes throughout the day, and for every 100th minute the student won two prizes.


Woodmore Kindergarten Registration/Screening for the 2013-14 School Year

Registration and Screening for kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year will be held on June 10th & June 11th at the Woodmore Elementary School, 708 W. Main Street in Woodville, Ohio. A child who is five (5) years of age on or before August 1, 2013 is eligible to enter kindergarten this coming school year.

Parents are asked to call the school office at 419-862-1070 (Ext. 203) starting March 18th – May 17th between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make an appointment. Registration and Screening will be done by appointment only, and the process will take between 60 and 90 minutes.


Terra State announces guest artist for arts festival

Preparations are well underway for Terra State Community College’s annual “Celebration of the Arts” Festival, April 5-14. 

Each spring the college celebrates the fine, digital, performance, and culinary and literary arts with exhibits, presentations, performances and activities. This year includes special features such as the unveiling of a new monumental sculpture in Building D, collaborations with the Northcoast Arts Alliance in presenting a new regional Arts Showcase and Symposium and the annual recital and art show with Fremont City School’s art and music educators.


National Mobility Awareness Month

May is National Mobility Awareness Month. As such, on the website of the same name; there are thumbnail sketches of hundreds of deserving people who hope to win a wheelchair lift van. The top vote-getters will be considered for the prize. Of course, one of those "local heroes" featured is near and very dear to us, our granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Huffman. She's a cancer survivor with Pitt Hopkins Syndrome and a jazzy purple wheelchair. She and her family have a tired, old van that no longer meets the needs of a growing family with a handicapped child. I urge your readers to go to the following website,, read why Sarah and her family deserve to win; and vote for her. Voting continues until May 10th, and winners will be announced May 31st. Thank you for participating in something that could make a big difference for a deserving family!

Paula A. Young,
Tiffin and Port Clinton


Spring events at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge!

Red-winged Blackbirds have started to sing and the goldfinches have begun turning a bright sunny yellow. All winter we have waited for these signs of spring. 

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) is happy to announce that they are offering more free public programming than ever before during this spring. ONWR’s completely remodeled website,, has updates on refuge events, guided hikes and bus tours. All programs offer insight into the National Wildlife Refuge System and bring you up close to native wildlife.


Downtown Scavenger Hunt

A Scavenger Hunt is planned for Saturday, April 6, from noon until 4 pm. in downtown historic Port Clinton.  Families and friends are encouraged to create a team and participate in this family-friendly event.  What a great way to visit our downtown retail shops, restaurant, and service businesses.  Prizes will be given for first, second and third place. All competing teams who complete the Scavenger Hunt will be entered in to win Chamber gift certificates.


Movie films at Bodi N Balance

Mid-day Sunday the movie “King of Palookaville” filmed a scene at Bodi N Balance gym at Harbor Light Landing in Port Clinton. The feature-length independent film has been filming in the Sandusky and Port Clinton/Marblehead area the past few weeks.

Joey Cassel of New Departure Productions is a Sandusky-born-and-based videographer and photographer. He studied film and video production at Cleveland State University and has written six feature length screenplays, all of which have won awards.


ICS honors Tom Higgins

Fourth and fifth grade students at Immaculate Conception School were pleasantly surprised with a visit from veteran and former ICS student Mr. Tom Higgins. Mr. Higgins received

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