St. Boniface School faces financial crisis

We received a letter last Friday from Sandy Heschel, a parent of a first grader. A year ago, her daughter Diane attended kindergarten at public school, but as an extremely shy child she had trouble adjusting to the overall environment, according to her mother. She and her husband Patrix Heschel decided to enroll Diane at St. Boniface School in Oak Harbor and saw a very positive change.


Cranes, eagles and more at wildlife refuge

The following events are coming up at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge:

Naturally Speaking: “Ohio’s Sandhill Cranes” — Dave Sherman, Wildlife Biologist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s Division of Wildlife, will present “Ohio’s Sandhill Cranes” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Sherman will be discussing the current population of sandhill cranes in Ohio and how the Division of Wildlife is working with these fascinating birds. This free presentation is part of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association’s Naturally Speaking seminar series for the public, generally held on the second Sunday of each month.


Ribbon cut on new rehab suites

One of six new remodeled private suites at Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus.Vickie Warner and Shirley Floro, do the honors of cutting the ribbon to six additional private rehab suites in Cottage Cove, at Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus. Vicki and Shirley are joined by Case Manager, Lisa Diekman, RN as well other Cottage Cove Staff, Therapist, Maintenance and Riverview Auxiliary MembersThursday, Feb. 2, was a day long anticipated by Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus staff and residents. Cheers rose as residents Shirley Floro and Vickie Warner cut the ribbon to six new private rehab suites in the facility’s Cottage Cove unit. These six suites all have flat-screen TVs with cable, in-room telephone service, wireless Internet as well as private bathrooms with showers and bathtubs.


Happy birthday Dr. Seuss

Ida Rupp Public Library is planning a celebration of beloved author Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2. During the week of Feb. 27 through March 2, sign up for a drawing for free Dr. Seuss books. Come in Friday, March 2, to the children’s area and receive a Dr. Seuss tattoo.  


Party in pink

A Pinkalicious Party is planned at Ida Rupp Public Library to celebrate all things pink with games, a craft, snacks and stories. The party is for ages 3 to second grade and will be held 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Caregivers are welcome and encouraged to stay and participate.
No registration is required.
Call the library at 419-732-3212 for information.


Shooting for London

More than 200 air rifle and air pistol shooters entered the second to last stage of their U.S. Olympic Team journey Dec. 3 and 4, seeking positions on the men’s and women’s air rifle and men’s air pistol teams at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) airgun center  in Anniston, Ala.  


‘Last shot’ celebrated at PCMS

PCHS alumnus John Papcun (center) took part in the ceremonial tip-off at Port Clinton Middle School. “The Last Shot” event was held during the last home game to be held at PCMS. The new Middle School opens in 2012.The last game played at Port Clinton Middle School took place on Thursday, Feb. 2, when both the seventh and eighth grade boys teams played Huron.
For decades, Redskin players have taken the court in the 1922 building, which was the high school through 1963. About 60 PCHS alumni were in attendance to witness the last game in the current building. The new Port Clinton Middle School will open in 2012.  


Top shooters at Camp Perry for Army Junior ROTC Service Championships

The top Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps individual and team air rifle shooters from 16 states as well as Germany and Guam will gather this weekend, Feb. 9-11, for the 2012 Army JROTC Service Championships.
The actual shooting competition will be on Feb. 10 and 11, at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Marksmanship Center North, Camp Perry. The competitions will be three-position air rifle events fired at a distance of 10 meters.


Sound Off — Feb. 9

International Food Fest
Heartbeat of Ottawa County wishes to give a huge thank-you to all community members who participated in our International Food Fest.  Thanks to Heartbeat Board Members, community volunteers, area restaurants, and businesses, this years event was a great success.

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