In 2012, the Danbury Lakers baseball team had a 12- 12 record, 5-7 in the TAAC.
The Lakers lost six seniors to graduation, John Bunce, Branden Burke, Dalton Chapman, Caleb Helline, Lucas Kennedy and Cory Schenk. This group left their mark on the program, being the class with the greatest numbers of wins (49) over their high school careers.
The top returning lettermen for the Lakers are senior pitcher Zach Kalinoski, a 3-year letterman, and pitcher/shortstop sophomore letterman Chase Botson. Promising underclassmen are sophomores Mike Stys, catcher/pitcher; Alec Calton, 1st/pitcher; Jack Tyson, 2nd/pitcher; and freshman Austin Buchanan, shortstop/pitcher.
The Lakers 2013 squad is young but energetic. “The 2013 team’s strengths include coach-ability & team camaraderie,” according to coach Adam Steinbrick. “The Lakers need to learn in a hurry and most of all show continuous improvement throughout the year.”
The projected starting line-up could include as many as six sophomores and a freshman. Ottawa Hills and Northwood will be favorites in conference play once again.
In addition to head coach Adam Steinbrick, the Lakers coaching staff includes Bryan Dudash, Jeff Corbin and Mike Limberios.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on March 29 for Fine Art Creations for Community Causes at 136 W. Water Street in downtown Oak Harbor. Fine Art Creations is owned and operated by Jackie Bodnar. The gallery is currently open Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Fine Art Creations houses original watercolor, oil and photography and they also accept art on consignment. Meeting/vendor space is available for $20 per hour for luncheons, presentations, demonstrations, seminars, etc. The gallery’s work can be viewed at www.jackie-burns.fineartamerica.com, and Jackie can be reached at 419-559-9081.
Twenty area charities will be big winners, and one individual winner will drive away a new vehicle.
The Baumann Auto Group dealerships and the twenty charities will be selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2013 vehicle. 100% of every ticket sold will go to the charities.
"Nunset Boulevard", the lively musical by Dan Goggin, opens at Playmakers Civic Theatre on Thursday, April 4. Portraying the singing, dancing nuns will be (left to right) Karen Abbott, Angela Fishburn, Sylvia Chappell, Louise Retzer, Donielle Yates and (seated) pinsetter John Aiello. For more information call 419-734-5044.
Dr. Joseph Darr of Port Clinton, was among a select group of doctors of chiropractic from around the world invited to participate in the 21st Annual Symposium on Natural Fitness held February 28–March 2 in Columbus. Held annually in conjunction with the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, this event welcomed hundreds of doctors of chiropractic, students and friends from around the world. Sponsored by the Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science of the International Chiropractors Association, this event celebrated its 21st Anniversary this year.
In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognizes outstanding elementary students as “Terrific Kids”. The following have been honored as Terrific Kids in March 2013:
Bataan Primary: Olivia Spencer, Anijah Matthews, Sienna Geretz, Mattie Luebcke, Steele Joseph, Elijah Orosco, Isaiah Craig, Elizabeth Driggers, Chelsea Mares, Blake Rosario, Evan Crow, Tatiana Horne, Emily Holcomb.
Ottawa County Adult Basic and Literary Education (ABLE) is offering free classes to help adults who need to improve their basic educational skills to enter employment, to enroll in post secondary education or to earn a GED diploma.
The classes are held at the Ottawa County Resource Center in Oak Harbor on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The instructor is Sandy Braunworth.
Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County 5th Grade students had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Billboard Contest. The contest is run annually and the billboards will be posted throughout the month of April in Celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme. District staff selected three winners from each county, displaying artwork on billboards within their respective counties.
Madelynne Schurdell’s design
Winning designs include the following students and their school:
All of the winners and their schools received a replica mini billboard featuring their artwork. Students also received an eco friendly fleece sweatshirt made from recycled PET plastic (soda bottles). The District would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank all students who participated in the contest.
Zin Yadana Oo’s design
For general recycling information, District recycling collections or sponsored events log onto the OSS Solid Waste District’s website at www.recycleoss.org or connect on Facebook or Twitter.
The Ottawa County Board of Elections reminds voters that the closing date for new voter registrations and changes of address for the May 7 Primary Election is April 8. Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Board of Elections, located at 8444 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, will be open Monday, April 8, until 9 p.m.