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Andrew Fillmore's winning veterans essay rings true on Memorial Day

Left to right: Andrew’s grandfather, Robert Bihn, Andrew Fillmore, and his mother Teresa Fillmore.

The Port Clinton Elk’s Lodge recently announced the winners of the Port Clinton and District Essay Contest. Andrew Fillmore, a seventh grade student at PCMS, won the seventh and eighth grade competition. Andrew’s essay, “What does Veterans Day mean to me?”, also received first place in the State of Ohio and will go on to the Elk’s National Essay Competition.

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Danbury Township names top dog

Best trick winner Alexis performing her trick at the Danbury Township Dog Show at the Bark Until Dark dog park.

On May 18 sunshine and blue skies welcomed visitors to the first blue ribbon dog show hosted by the Danbury Township Trustees. 115 people attended and 32 dogs were entered in the show. Police Chief Michael Meisler, Lorrain Croy, who is running for Ottawa County Common Pleas Court, and De Anna Lamb, manager of the Canoe Club, were judges at the event.

Two raffle prizes were donated by Bayside Comfort and lunch was donated by Big Boppers Restaurant. Nine blue ribbons were awarded in the following categories to the following participants:

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Area Memorial Day services

Lost at sea

Memorial Day services for those who lost their lives at sea will be held at Port Clinton Yacht Club at 9 a.m. Wreaths will be cast from the City Harbor Patrol boat into the river. 

Port Clinton

At 10 a.m. a parade will begin in front of the former Port Clinton Junior High School and will go north on Madison Street to Second Street, west on Second Street to Monroe Street Veterans Park. At the Park, services will be conducted by the VFW post #2480, American Legion Post #113, and AM Vets.

Marblehead and Lakeside

Marblehead and Lakeside will be honoring Memorial Day on May 26 with a parade followed by ceremonies at James Park. The Memorial Day Parade will begin at Clemons Cemetery on East Main Street at 10 a.m. and proceed to the War Memorial at James Park for the 10:30 a.m. ceremony. 

Johnson’s Island

Johnson’s Island will be holding a Memorial Service on May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Confederate Cemetery.

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St. Boniface students visit “Rise Above” exhibit

Dr. Harold Brown shows Savannah Hetrick (right) and Meghan Glenn how to make the complex folds of a paper airplane.

St. Boniface of Oak Harbor fifth and sixth graders had the experience of a lifetime when they visited the Rise Above travelling educational exhibit at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton. The program began as students had the chance to talk with Tuskegee Airman Dr. Harold Brown. Dr. Brown told of his experiences as a pilot in WWII flying a P-51C Red Tail Mustang and then assisted the students in creating complex paper airplanes for a distance-flying contest. 

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Little Free Library comes to Catawba

Roy and Mary Triska’s grandson, Luke, age 6, grabbing a book from the Catawba Free Little Library.

Everyone is welcome to come and browse, take a book, leave a book or even sit and read a book at the Little Free Library in Catawba located at 4721 E. Karlite Drive just off of NW Catawba Road. The library was a Christmas gift from Roy Triska to his wife, Mary, this past winter. All types of books can be found at the library.

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May Crowning at ICS

Pictured are members of the ICS second and fifth grade classes that participated in the May Crowning ceremony, from left:  Evangeline Young, Luke Saffran, Alyssa Diaz, Mitchell Coon, Garrett Hirt, Evelyn Zam, Madison Wiechman, Adrianna Hummel, Martina Cass and Lilian Uhinck

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Thank you, Volleyball Challenge

 The 4th Annual Volleyball Challenge held on April 29th was a huge success! Proceeds from the event benefitted the United Way of Ottawa County. The four main agencies participating in the event were the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities (OCBDD), OCTA, RVI and Ottawa Residential Services (ORSI). The team of RVI and ORSI won the challenge for the third straight year in a row. The team playing against them was from OCBDD and OCTA. 

Everyone had a roaring good time as the Honorable Judge Kathleen Giesler and Commissioner Jim Sass entertained the crowd as Masters of Ceremony. Mr. Sass even donned a very unique hat complete with horns and fur. Donna Drusbacky put her amazing skills to use as the referee for the evening. Brenda Fastinger operated the scoreboard while Amy Cantu, Bri Combs and Kim Strong-Todd managed the concessions, bake sale, silent auction and 50/50 sales. Sharon Virtue greeted the wonderful patrons as she sold tickets at the door. Diane Shupp shared her photographic talents while capturing special moments from the event. 

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