Tell Tales 10-14-21

Oct 13, 2021 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

We received this note from Elaine Mueller of Twinsburg that I would like to share with you.

“I hope you print my ‘thank you’ to the kind citizens of Port Clinton. My husband and I recently came to the area for a fishing trip and enjoyed ourselves. In the early hours of Sept. 30, my husband experienced severe breathing problems. 911 was called by the night clerk at Our Guest Inn.

He was taken to Magruder Hospital and admitted. That’s when the community rallied to help us through this difficult time. The care he received with the PCPD, EMT service and hospital staff was calming, attentive and professional. The owner, desk clerks and housekeeper at Our Guest Inn were also a major help and comfort. Even the server at the Clinton House showed much concern and support.

My husband was released 12 hours later and we journeyed home. We are forever grateful to the community of Port Clinton and the compassionate people who live and work there. God Bless you all.

P.S. See you next season!”

The community lost a gem last week in 100-year-old Mim Somers. She was just one of those people who always said hello with a smile on her face and gave of her time most freely and stayed very active in the community to the end. All who knew her will miss her terribly.

Pat Kessler of Port Clinton was selected from among 121 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Nagoya on Page 8A in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations to Pat, the winner of our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores.

Each week we hide Wylie Walleye in an ad and our readers, when one of them finds him, can either bring in a contest entry cut out of the paper or log onto our website … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

The Annual Fall Festival at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St., Port Clinton will be held this Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. The 45 vendor’s spaces will be filled with crafts or new quality items for sale. The church will also have a Bake Sale, a carryout Lunch, and two themed baskets. Total value of the baskets is $4750.

Just to name a few: CIC golf package, Fishing Charter, Baby Basket, 1 week vacation in Branson, Mo., Tailgate goodies, Lawn ornaments, Foods, Decorations. Raffle drawing at 2 p.m. You need not be present to win. All vendors are inside and in one room. Masks are encouraged.

Oak Harbor American Legion Post 114, 221 W. Park Street, will hold a Perch Fish Fry this Friday, Oct. 15 from 4-7 p.m. (or sold out) as eat-in (following Covid-19 restrictions) or carry-out.

Ottawa County Community Blood Drive and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Holiday Inn Express (Route 53 North) from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Red Cross is reporting an extraordinary need for blood donors.

Jim Stouffer of the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton invited 10 college women’s golf teams to play the Catawba Island Club golf course in the 2021 Rocket Classic last Monday and Tuesday. This tournament was sponsored by the University of Toledo, under the leadership of Head Women’s Golf Coach Jenny Coluccio, and included teams from BGSU, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Butler, University of Indianapolis, and Purdue Fort Wayne.

The ladies played a practice round on Sunday, 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. Stouffer and the leadership of the Catawba Island Club are big supporters of amateur golf, and have literally turned over the Arthur Hills Championship Course to the college teams for several days.

State Route 53 heading along on the Catawba Peninsula can be a very busy highway throughout the summer, with crowds heading to lots of local attractions and to the Miller Ferry Line and on to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island. Thanks to the Ohio Department of Transportation for waiting until October to replace culvert from Muggy Road to Orchard Isle, and quickly re-opening that important stretch of highway.

It’s that time of year to talk about Medicare if you are a senior citizen. Magruder Hospital is helping local folks to figure it all out, hosting its Medicare Update on the Medicare Education Program at the Knights of Columbus Hall on East Perry Street in downtown Port Clinton this Monday, Oct. 18, from 10-11 a.m.

The Ohio Department of Insurance OSHIIP staff will present information on Medicare parts A, B, D and Advantage Plans. According to Rachel Fall, Director of Community Outreach & Physician Recruitment there is no cost for the event. To sign up, or for more information, call 419-732-4061 or email prior to Friday, Oct. 15.

A very spicy event in Marblehead will be the inaugural Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 23 at James Park, a fun day of music, games and a chance to win prizes and vote for your favorite chili from noon to 5 p.m. The chili will be dished out starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at 419-702-7492 and receive the Commemorative Soup Mug.

Chili chefs who want to compete in the inaugural bash, or craft vendors eager to exhibit, can email

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