Port Clinton News

Obituary — John Trimble

Oct. 17, 1942 — July 13, 2012
John L. Trimble, 69, of Port Clinton, died Friday, July 13, at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.
Visitation will be held at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, with funeral services following at 4 p.m. with the Rev. John C. Missler officiating. Cremation will then take place with burial at a later date.


Sign up now for flea market day trip

Magruder Hospital’s VIP Club is planning a one-day trip to the Hartville Flea Market on Thursday, Sept. 27. The Hartville Marketplace is a 100,000-square-foot facility that houses more than 100 indoor shops with clothing, collectables, boutiques and more.  Outside is 12 acres of up to 800 outdoor seasonal vendors and 200 pavilion vendors offering produce, flowers, antiques and crafts. Cost for the trip is $56 and includes roundtrip deluxe DVD motorcoach transportation, a lunch of Amish-style food at Hartville Kitchen and all applicable taxes and gratuity. The trip will depart at 6:30 a.m. from the City/County Complex at 1868 E. Perry St. in Port Clinton and will return around 7:30 p.m.
For information or to sign up for either trip, call Marty at 419-734-5362.


First shot kicks off National Matches

One of the grand traditions of our area is the annual National Rifle and Pistol Championships at Camp Perry. One of the even grander traditions of the National Matches is the First Shot Ceremony that opens the matches. Monday’s event was no different.
Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram, Director of the Army National Guard, made his remarks noting the history of Camp Perry and these shooting events. He noted how Camp Perry and the National Matches were begun under the leadership of then President Theodore Roosevelt, a former army officer himself who led a famous charge up San Juan Hill. He also took note of the poor shooting skills of the men in his charge. Ingram noted that President Roosevelt recognized the need for a continuing program to improve shooting skills of both the military and the civilian population.
Ingram was then handed a classic World War II vintage M1 Garand and fired the first shot downrange opening the 2012 National Rifle and Pistol Championships.

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