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40 Teams compete in Saturday’s Redskins tournament

40 High School Bowling Teams competed in the Redskin Bowling Tournament at Star Lanes at the Harbor Saturday. When all the pins had fallen, Huron's Boys and Bowling Green's Girls were Champions in the day-long event. Port Clinton's young Girls Team (4 sophomores, 4 freshmen) ended up 2nd. 

The Lady Redskins led by Alysia Zoeller's 231 game led the 9:00 Squad Qualifying with a total of 2884 on team games of 800-641-780 and added 663 in Baker. Reilly Wittman (141-123-203)and Samantha Stroupe (165-144-158) both rolled series of 467 to lead PC. Eryn Binder rolled 401, Kassidy Mahler 374, Raven Rogers a 155 game, Kate Chapman a 126, and Kaylee Vollmer is the other team member.

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Columbia Gas of Ohio to launch pipeline improvement project in Linden Street area

Columbia Gas of Ohio will begin work on a pipeline improvement project in Port Clinton this week. The company will replace 10,830 feet of natural gas mainline.

The project, centered on Linden Street, will include portions of streets West of Maple, East of Beech, South of E Perry, and North of E State streets.

The $550,000 project will replace existing steel pipe with specially designed plastic pipe, impacting 150 customers.

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Ice fishing at East Harbor

Though the lake is not yet ready for ice fishing and though prospects do not look good with the warming trend this week, on Saturday there were ice fishermen at East Harbor State Park.  Several had portable ice shanties and some braved the cold and sat on buckets.  Some of the fishermen brought families and dogs, making the best of this window of opportunity for ice-fishing. See Photostream for more photos.

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Redskin Bowlers defeat Huron

The Redskin Boys nosed out Huron by 13 pins, 2973-2960. Sean Black's 254-258 games and 512 series led the Redskins who rolled games of 981-1042 and added 950 in Baker. Huron rolled games of 946-990 and added 1024 in Baker.

"Wow! What a match," said PC Coach Bob Black. "We were up, down, back up, and almost lost it with 4 opens the last Baker games. Huron has a nice team and it's hard to beat them there.  I give our players credit for coming back. Jacob Reed subbed the first game and finished with 5 consecutive strikes which made a difference for us. Sean struck 23 out of 40 shots which we needed."

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Community Calendar 2013 Preview

For your advance planning as you set up your 2013 calendar, the following is a listing of some Ottawa County and environs events for 2013. To list your events through 2013 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or stop in at The Beacon office.

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'Be Your Best' at Trinity United Methodist Women’s Retreat

“Be Your Best” is the theme of the Women’s Retreat at Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Port Clinton on Feb. 1 from 6-9 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. There will be a variety of speakers, activities, fellowship and food for women of all ages to share. The retreat is $25 for both days and includes dinner, breakfast and lunch. The cost for one day is $12.50.

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Pillowcases for Sandy Hook

Linda Peiffer of Port Clinton heads up the Northwest Ohio Chapter of ConKerr Cancer. The group makes pillowcases for children in the Oncology Department at Toledo’s Children's and Mercy Children’s Hospitals.

The Chapter responded to a plea from the national office of ConKerr Cancer to send pillowcases to Quilters Corner in New Milford, CT, for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary of Newtown. There were 60 pillowcases ready, so Linda boxed up the pillowcases and sent them off to the quilt shop for distribution to the children at Sandy Hook.

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Danbury Trustees plan fundraising dinner for Newtown

The Danbury Township Trustees, with the assistance of Ken Kostal, will hold a fundraising dinner at Big Bopper’s Restaurant, 7581 East Harbor Road, on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4 until 8 p.m. Kostal offered to host the dinner to raise funds for the purchase of 26 memorial trees to be planted in Newtown, CT.

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