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The Immaculate Conception Preschool Makes a Joyous Sound

The ICS Preschool Annual Christmas Program filled the Immaculate Conception Gymnasium Wednesday evening with the glorious sound of little voices anxiously awaiting the birthday of Jesus.   Forty-one 3 and 4 year olds performed beautifully to a full house with standing room only.  The preschool classes had spent weeks practicing and rehearsing for their big show.  Under the direction of Miss Mary Heschel, Mrs. Michelle Wojciechowski and Miss Emily Tichy, the sounds of the season couldn’t have been sweeter and the spirit of Christmas couldn’t have been more present.

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Port Clinton High School DECA Attends Central Region Conference in Milwaukee

On Friday Dec. 6, 15 DECA members traveled to Milwaukee, WI to attend the DECA Central Region Conference. They participated in workshops, listened to keynote speakers and networked with over 1500 other DECA members from 13 states located in the Midwest. Workshops were segregated by tracks which included; Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Retail, Travel & Tourism, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Advertising, Social Media, Industry and Design. Students were able to select up to six workshops many of which were sponsored by corporations like Kohl’s, Men’s Warehouse and the Milwaukee Bucks. Keynote speaker, Chris Bashinelli, provided a unique message to all in attendance. 

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Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce photo contest winner

The winning photo Sunrise on Erie by Kathy Jo Schweitzer

The Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce recently held a photo contest to find local photos for their new website. Winner of the home page background photo was Kathy Jo Schweitzer with her beautiful photo Sunrise on Erie.

The revamped website can be viewed at www.portclintonchamber.com.

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Santa flies into Erie-Ottawa International Airport

Santa as he stepped out of his plane at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport on Saturday.

It was around 11 a.m. on Saturday when the pilot radioed into the Erie-Ottawa International Airport that Santa was 10 miles out. The radio rang loud and clear to the families and children waiting inside of the airport anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival. Bryden Allen and his classmate Gavin Dowling were the first outside in the rain to see Santa’s plane land and approach. As Santa came down the runway, everyone filed outside to see the jolly old elf exit the plane.

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VFW Post 2480 feeds the hungry

The VFW Post 2480 in Port Clinton couldn’t have wished for a better giving season from the community. Post 2480 held a food scavenger hunt in Port Clinton in November with a great response. After the food scavenger hunt, Bataan School, Port Clinton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 79, the Ohio National Guard Red Horse Squadron, and VFW members ran food drives to gather items for the needy.

“We had 12 tables full of food,” said Teresia of the VFW Post 2480. “Originally we had 13 families to deliver to, but we had so much food we added 7 more families. We even had more food after adding families so we are donating the left over donations to the local food pantries.”

The food was donated to the families on Fri. Dec. 20 starting at 6 p.m. To contact VFW Post 2480 please call 419-734-9981.

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Marblehead VFW Ladies Auxiliary 7572 hold Christmas party at last meeting of the year

The final meeting of 2013 and holiday party of the Marblehead VFW Ladies Auxiliary 7572 took place Nov. 26. At the meeting the group concluded unfinished business and thank you notes were received from the Holiday Bureau and the Danbury Township Fire Department. The Ladies Auxiliary charter was draped in rememberance of Linda Walland Stoltz and will remain draped in rememberance for thirty days. Diane Malys, wife of Walter Malys who served in Iraq, was voted into membership at the meeting.

After the meeting members guests enjoyed a buffet of desserts and hor’d oeurves and participated in a white elephant gift exchange.

 

Due to the winter weather and absence of the snowbird members, the next meeting for the Ladies Auxiliary will be held April 22.

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Lady Redskin bowling team remains undefeated against Huron

Port Clinton Redskin bowlers traveled to Riverview Lanes in Huron Wednesday, Dec. 18, and split matches with the Huron Tigers.

The Lady Redskins remain undefeated at 5-0 outlasting the Lady Tigers in a close match 2363-2263. Port Clinton trailed by 10 pins after the first Baker game but rebounded with 196-162-182-183 to earn the win.

Samantha Stroupe led the Lady Redskins with 177-145 for a 322 series. Reilly Wittman rollded 159-144 and Eryn Binder 151-149. Kassidy Mahler added a 163 to the game.

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Marblehead VFW Post 7572 remembers Pearl Harbor

Commander Bob Peroni with his color guard; Frank Zalar, Bob Sobolewski, Dave Groene and Dwayne Goebel. Photo by Camille Sobolewski

Marblehead VFW Post 7572 held their Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service on Saturday, Dec. 7 at their post. Opening remarks were made by Post Commander Bob Peroni. For the ceremony the color guard consisted of Dave Groene, Bob Sobolewski, Frank Zalar and Dwayne Goebel. The Ladies Auxiliary color guard was led by president Deb Garrard and consisted of Darlene Novak, Ruth Mazur, Alice Peroni, Liliah Groene, Mary Goebel and Jean Dewey.

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