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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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Lakers fall to Toledo Christian

Facing one of the league’s best teams is never easy and the Danbury Lakers found that out last week in their 69-31 loss to Toledo Christian in Toledo Area Athletic Conference play.

The Eagles took control from the outset, outscoring the Lakers 20-6 after the first quarter before taking a 40-11 lead into the half. 

TC had three players score in double figures, Faith Johnson (22), Camille Gist (19) and Darian Westmeyer (18).

Danbury (1-4, 0-2 TAAC) got nine points from Erin Lavelle and seven from Megan Stephens.

The Lakers have two road games this week against Cardinal Stritch and Port Clinton.

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Lakers fall but continue to make strides

Trailing by two heading into the fourth quarter, the Danbury Lakers fell short in their matchup with Maumee Valley Country Day, losing 56-45 last week in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action.

After falling behind 20-11 in the first quarter and 31-20 at halftime, Danbury outscored the Hawks 16-7 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 38-36 heading into the final period.

Unfortunately, MVCD outscored the Lakers 18-9 in the fourth quarter to pull away.

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Community calendar Dec. 19-24

Dec. 19-23

Gift Wrapping in downtown PC
WHEN: M, W, F 4-7 p.m. Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: PC Chamber office, 110 Madison St.
COST: Gifts bought downtown wrapped for free, others for donation
INFO: Cathy 419-260-3949

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The Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club help area children have a Merry Christmas

The Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club worked in collaboration with the Salvation Army’s Be an Angel toy drive to help bring joy to children around Ottawa County this Christmas. The Republican Women’s participation in the toy drive follows the club’s backpack drive to support the Salvation Army’s Tools for School program.

Diane Belden and Debbie Hymore-Tester, chairpersons of this project, were overwhelmed by the generosity of all who participated. The Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club would like to thank all the family, friends and customers of the Country Gentlemen Hair Salon for the gifts they donated for the Little Angels in Ottawa County.

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Rockets drop two straight, look to rebound

After starting the season 4-0, the Oak Harbor Rockets fell to Clyde 72-37 in Sandusky Bay Conference action on Friday.

The Fliers, who advanced to the Division II State Semifinal last season, took control early outscoring Oak Harbor 30-16 in the first quarter before pushing the lead to 49-23 at halftime.

Amanda Cahill led all scorers with 21 points, Kelsey Michaels had 16 and Breanne Michaels chipped in with 13.

Andrea Cecil led the Rockets (4-2, 2-1 SBC) with 14 points and Athena Eli scored 7. 

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Rockets fall to Edison in rout

In a game that was closer than the final score would indicate, Oak Harbor fell, 56-26, to the Edison Chargers in Sandusky Bay Conference action last Thursday.

After battling to a 9-9 tie after one quarter and taking a 23-18 lead into the half, Edison pulled away by outscoring the Rockets 13-4 in the third quarter and 20-14 in the final period.

The Chargers’ Chris Laughlin led all scorers with 17 points and center Luke Frankboner chipped in with 16.

Oak Harbor (1-3, 0-2 SBC) got 11 points from Andy Rathbun and six from Josh Sarahman.

The Rockets have three games this week as they travel to Huron on Tuesday and host Clyde and St. Joseph CC during the weekend.

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Lake Erie Improvement Association addresses algal blooms

Larry Fletcher for LESI West, Senator Randy Gardner and Joan Van Offeren of LESI East

On Friday, Dec. 13, the Lake Erie Improvement Association held a conference about sustaining the economics of Lake Erie at the Catawba Island Club. The Lake Erie Improvement Association is a voice for the tourists, boaters, fishermen, businesses, governments, property owners and anyone impacted economically by the health and well-being of the lake. Right now, the issue on everyone’s minds regarding Lake Erie is the presence of the blue green algae blooms.

One of the speakers at the conference was Dr. Jeff Reutter Director of Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States which continuously conducts research to solve the most pressing problems facing the Great Lakes. 80% of Lake Erie’s water comes from the upper Great Lakes, 10% comes from direct precipitation and 10% comes from the Lake Erie tributaries; the tributaries are where Dr. Reutter said the problem lies.

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