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150th anniversary of serving God in the community

St. Paul Lutheran Church on County Road 17 is celebrating their 150th anniversary.  On March 2, former Pastor Paul Schlief delivered the Sunday message.  On May 11, St. Paul was honored to have Bishop Lohrmann for the morning service.

A special invitation has been sent to former confirmation graduates of St. Paul for the August 3 worship service.  Former Youth Group members and organists have also been invited for the service.  The Youth Group and Sunday school choir will be participating in the service.

St. Paul will have a float in the Apple Festival in Oak Harbor on October 11.  On October 26 a special Homecoming Service will be held at the church.  A son of the church, Pastor Timothy Nahls, will be present at that time.

Everyone is always welcome and especially on these dates.  Morning services on August 3 and October 26 will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following.

St. Paul Church was started in 1864 by Rev. Christopher Raths, who had been born in Germany in 1807.  He became a teacher and then came to America in 1840, studied to be a minister and was ordained in 1858.  Rev. Raths served as pastor of St. Paul for 28 years from 1858 until his death in 1886.  He and his wife and buried in the Roose Cemetery, southeast of Oak Harbor.

 

The current pastor is Cheryl Wessel who has been with St. Paul since 1998.

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Junior Pilot Camp graduates 15

On Friday, July 18, there were 15 graduates in the Erie-Ottawa International Airport’s July Junior Pilot Camp. At the camp the children learned the basics of flying and had hands-on experience in the physics of flight and were exposed to airport maintenance and management. There was also an introductory flight on an airplane and in a rotorcraft, a tour of the airport and gave the children an opportunity to meet and talk with pilots.

At the graduation on Friday, family and friends of the graduates gathered to watch the last act of the pilot camp which was a Jeopardy battle. The pilot Jeopardy gave students a chance to show what they learned during the camp. In first place there was a tie between Max Steinhauser and Jackson Kennedy. They even tied in final Jeopardy. In second place was Jon Brausch.

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Cooking your catch

We’re well into the fishing season, and the fishing report is basically unchanged, so I thought I would take this opportunity to write something completely different. Now that you have walleye and perch in your freezer to share with family and friends, you might want to try something other than the traditional deep fried fish. Here are a couple recipes I made up that I would like to share with you if you want to make it a little healthier or just want to change it up a little to keep your taste buds happy.

Baking fish is, without question, much healthier than deep frying, so for those that have to stay away from deep frying, I have a simple recipe that should please everyone.

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Mandatory Danbury fall sports parent meeting

Danbury will be hosting its mandatory fall sports parent meeting for athletes grades 7-12 on Monday, July 28, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium to pass out forms and go over important information regarding the upcoming fall sports season.  Attendance is required for both the athlete and parents.  

Any questions contact Drew Davie at (419) 798-4037.

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Health Screening in Port Clinton

Area residents are invited to participate in a Complete Metabolic Profile Screening on Saturday, July 26 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Port Clinton Outpatient Lab, 3960 Harbor Light Landing Drive, Port Clinton.

Screenings include:

•         Complete Blood Count with Metabolic & Lipid Panel (No Eating or Drinking for 12 Hours – Water Allowed – includes liver and kidney function studies, fasting blood sugar, thyroid, cholesterol, HDL/LDL and triglyceride levels along with a complete blood count.) - $45;
•         Hemoglobin A1C - $25;
•         PSA - $30;

Cash or check only. Pre-registration is required for the labwork. Screening is limited to the first 75 who pre-register. To register, call 419-557-7840.

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The Listening Room Local at The Loft

The Listening Room and Cielo Grande Tapas Restaurant and Bar are collaborating to present The Listening Room Local at The Loft. Opening night was Thursday, July 17, and will be offered every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the loft of Cielo Grande Tapas Restaurant and Bar.

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Ed FitzGerald visits Ottawa County Fair

Ed FitzGerald with members of the Ottawa County Democratic Party.

On Friday, July 18, Ed FitzGerald, who is running to replace John Kasich for Ohio Governor, visited the Ottawa County Fair. FitzGerald met with Ottawa County Auditor Larry Hartlaub, Ottawa County Commissioner Jo Ellen Regal, Lorrain Croy, who is running for Ottawa County Common Pleas Judge, Robert Fry, who is running for the Ohio District 5 Congress seat and many constituents of Ottawa County.

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Camp Sabroske: Oak Harbor’s hidden gem

Caileigh Moyer with Cobalt Blue and volunteer Breanna Hutson with Denver standing on the outskirts of the pond at Camp Sabroske.

At 4405 W Toussaint North in Oak Harbor sits 112 acres of land that Camp Sabroske calls home. This land was donated in 1960 by Elin Sabroske specifically to be used as a youth camp and that is one of its purposes today. Camp Sabroske is also a camp ground with 30 RV sites with electric and water hook ups available, there is tent space available on all 112 acres, a lodge for events, an in-ground pool, a pond with paddle boats and catch and release fishing, dorms, cabins and horseback riding. The camp is truly a hidden gem in northern Oak Harbor.

The camp is owned, operated and run by Doug Moyer and his family; Doug’s wife, 8 children and 2 foster children. Camp Sabroske is a non-profit 501 C3 Christian campground. The family lives on site at the camp and performs all maintenance on the grounds. Doug also has his pastoral degree and runs the youth camps at Camp Sabroske.

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Desdemona’s Art Gallery has moved to historic Marblehead building

Desdemona’s Art Gallery is celebrating its grand re-opening on Friday, July 25, in downtown Marblehead as a roster of talented local artists brings a fresh look to the traditional galleries of the region.

Owner Bailey VanKirk and gallery founder Laura Brown Egan, both oil painters, feature their works at the gallery. Desdemona’s is also home to more than two dozen local artists who produce work that ranges from exciting nautical jewelry to photography, watercolors, stained glass and wood creations. 

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The Vineyard opens gift shop

The Go-Getters group at The Vineyard on Catawba retirement community would like to invite the public to come visit the new gift shop just off the Gathering Room in the Concord Apartments on the campus of The Vineyard. This attractive, new shop offers for sale items handmade by residents of The Vineyard along with home decor, garden accents, hand-crafted jewelry, accessories, greeting cards, and more.

The shop will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please feel free to come browse the selection of beautiful items. All sales benefit the Go-Getters group, which sponsors events such as meals and special programs for the residents of The Vineyard on Catawba.

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