BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
Harold Brown, 98, of Catawba passed away last Tuesday morning. As many of you know, Harold was one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen from World War II. Since Harold and his wife, Marsha Bordner, (former President of Terra Community College) took up residence here more than a decade ago, Harold has been very active with local veterans organizations, and giving his time to teach young children about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. Harold was an amazing individual and we have been proud to have publicized his many honors over the years.
A celebration of Harold Brown’s long, amazing life will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m., at Port Clinton’s Aviation Museum.
Port Clinton’s annual March for Life is this Sunday, Jan. 22, following the return of the many local participants attending the National March for Life this weekend in Washington, D.C. The local march will begin at Waterworks Park at 1 p.m., snow or shine.
Stops include St John Lutheran and Immaculate Conception Churches and the Memorial to the Unborn. Returning to Denny Bergeman Hall for refreshments, people will share experiences from the National March.
The Port Clinton Chamber Ambassadors are hosting their 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Conference this Friday, Jan. 20 at The Gary Anderson Competition Center at Camp Perry. Guest Speaker will be Rose Sabin with a two-part presentation on “Honoring Your Story.”
“You must live authentically because people can spot a phony a mile away. It doesn’t matter if your story is as crooked as a river or as straight as an arrow, you must honor it in order to rise up and inspire others,” says Sabin. Included in the cost of registration will be lunch, a Swag Bag, Sabin’s presentation and time at the rifle range. Discounts are available for businesses wishing to send five or more employees.
If you are a Women Owned Business and would like to set up a table at the event, the cost is $10. Contact the Chamber of Commerce.
I just learned that Kendra German will be leaving Riverview Retirement Center at the end of January. I know it was a tough decision for her, and I think she did a terrific job there during her tenure. Good luck, Kendra.
American Legion Post 114, 221 Park St., Oak Harbor will be holding monthly dinners on the third Sunday of each month.. The first dinner will be held Sunday, Jan. 15. It will be a Broasted Chicken Dinner and will be available from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. (or sold out). The public is welcome, eat in or carry out. For further details call Post 114 at 419-898-5888.
The first free ELMS community meal of the New Year will be today, Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on E. Second Street in Port Clinton. They will feature the traditional menu of Pork/Kraut/Potatoes and all the trimmings compliments of St. Thomas and Peace Lutheran Churches. Carry-outs only.
Oak Harbor’s mens’ basketball game at Sandusky St. Mary’s was postponed due to a facility issue. The make-up date for the game is Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Sandusky.
Speaking of Oak Harbor basketball, the Oak Harbor Athletic Department would like to honor all current and former military personnel with free admission to the boys basketball game vs. Fremont Ross on Jan. 28. The JV game begins at 5:45 p.m. Please show your Military ID at the gate.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making a number of visits to our area in the coming weeks. They will be at the Catawba Community Hall this Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the Holiday Inn Express this Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oak Harbor Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from noon to 5 p.m.; and again at Holiday Inn Express on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Save a life. Give Blood.
Congratulations to the following local students who have earned Dean’s List honors at South New Hampshire University: Briana Carlson and Asia Taylor, both of Port Clinton. Also congratulations to Jaxon Martinez of Port Clinton for being named to the Dean’s List at Hiram College for the Fall 2022 semester.