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Danbury Township Trustees — March meeting

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Trustees held March 14, the following business was conducted:
• Trustees conducted the annual meeting with both fire departments.
• Trustees authorized a contribution of $7,000 to the Ottawa County Marine Patrol.

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BGSU Chorale coming to PC

The Musical Arts Series at Firelands will present the Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Road, Port Clinton. Director Timothy Cloeter will lead the elite 33-voice choir of the university’s top choral students, mostly upperclassmen and graduate students from the College of Musical Arts. This accomplished choir tours regularly in the United States and Canada.

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Sign up now for ‘Women in Conservation’

A“Women in Conservation” series is starting up in Ottawa County. Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District — in cooperation with Winous Point Marsh Conservancy, ODNR Division of Wildlife, Oak Harbor Conservation Club, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens and Opie’s BBQ — invite women to join in from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month from May through September.
The topics for each session are:
• May 16 — Birding identification and nature hike at Winous Point Marsh Conservancy
• June 20 — Shooting / Archery at Oak Harbor Conservation Club
• July 18 — Wild game cooking and wine tasting at Winous Point Marsh Conservancy
• Aug. 15 — Pressed flowers at Schedel Gardens
• Sept. 19 — Life in the marsh at Winous Point Marsh Conservancy
Each session will provide light refreshments, an opportunity to talk with experts in their field, socializing with other women interested in the outdoors and fun.
Each session is $25, however if you sign up for all five the total cost is $100. Sessions are limited to 15 participants so sign up soon!! If you are interested in attending, call 419-898-1595.

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Help remember Carroll School

“I remember shooting marbles, playing 4-square and Mrs. Rice’s “Circle 3 Jamboree” in growing up at Carroll School.”
While we are sad that Carroll School will closing its doors at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, a day to celebrate its history is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20. “A Building of Memories” is the theme as we join together and host a tribute to a school that holds many happy and fun memories.

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Masons ready for annual inspection

The Oliver H. Perry Masonic Lodge 341 Port Clinton will have its annual inspection at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19. There will be a dinner starting at 6 p.m. Reservations are appreciated by calling 419-734-3630.
The annual inspection provides a special opportunity for the members to renew friendships with Masons from around the area. The Lodge is part of the 11th Masonic District which includes a number of area communities.
The inspection of the Lodge will take place at 118 Monroe St. (former American Legion Hall), across from Veterans Park.
William Windnagel will inspect he Lodge as the personal representative of the Grand Master of Ohio Masons with a total statewide membership of 114,000.
All Master Masons in the area are encouraged to attend the inspection; refreshments will be served following the meeting.
For information, call Worshipful Master Tom Brown at 419-734-3630.

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Terra, Materion partner in skilled trades program

Electricity/PLC Instructor Nicholas Elchert (right), helps J. Kirby Martin, Tiffin; Lee Snyder, Fostoria; and Nick Eschenbrenner, Genoa, establish communications between an operator interface terminal and a programmable controller in his graphical interface class.Officials at Materion Elmore have enlisted the assistance of Terra State Community College to ensure that an adequate and constant supply of skilled trades people is available to them.
“The ability to find and attract fully qualified trades people has been increasingly difficult,” Randall Drummond, plant manager, said in a statement. “This fact, along with the additional facts that less people are going into the trades with multiple skills and our current trades’ workforce is aging, led us to the realization that we needed to develop a long term flexible plan to attract and develop trades people internally at Elmore in addition to our normal recruiting efforts.”
Materion has developed the Skilled Trades Entry Program. It consists of a three-tier approach to allow people of various mechanical and electrical skills or specific educational background to gain entry and develop into fully qualified trades personnel.

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PCHS Band earns top rating

The Port Clinton High School Concert Band received a “Superior” rating this past Saturday at the Ohio Music Education Association Large Group Contest, the highest rating a band can receive. This is the sixth year in a row that the Port Clinton Band has received this top rating.  The band is under the direction of Rod Miller, who is currently in his sixth year as director of bands at PC Schools.

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Lunch with the Easter Bunny and Miss Easter Lily

Lunch with the Easter Bunny and Miss Easter Lily will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 Church Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. Lunch will feature Netty’s hotdogs and root beer floats will be donated by First Financial Bank.

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Riverview Healthcare Campus announces employee of the year

Ottawa County Commissioners Mark Stahl and Jim Sass along with Riverview Administrator, Kendra German and Environmental Services Director, Tom Leaser, present Chris Woods with an embroidered blanket in honor of her 30 years of service to Riverview’s residents and staff.Ottawa County Commissioners Mark Stahl and Jim Sass present Riverview Employee of the Year, Kitty Bergman her gifts. Kitty is joined by her husband John and son Ben.The Multipurpose Room of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus was filled with staff members and their family members March 1 for a special night of recognition and celebration.  
The evening began with a presentation that featured facility-wide honors Riverview achieved in 2011 including the admission of 257 residents/patients and the return of 181 of those admissions, or 70 percent, back to the community. The facility also celebrated its Medicare 5 Star rating, which the facility has maintained for nine consecutive quarters. The facility has been named on the U.S. News and World Reports listing of “Best Nursing Homes” for both 2011 and 2012. The facility also achieved a perfect state survey and has been nominated by fellow Port Clinton Chamber Members for the 2011 Lighthouse Award. In July of 2011, Riverview faced cuts to its Medicaid reimbursement at $18,000 per month and again faced cuts from Medicare in October. Despite these drastic cuts, the facility was able to secure a $61,508 surplus for the year.

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Danbury students getting ready for Cabaret 36

Danbury High School students are busy preparing for Cabaret 36. Under the direction of Scott Nave, Danbury High School Band and Choir Director, they have put together a show including songs from Broadway beautifully choreographed by the students. There will also be several group and solo performances by students who were chosen at audition to be part of the show.  Cabaret is a long tradition at Danbury High School.

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