One more story about the late Bob Snyder.
Back in the 80s, The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club used to have a day of fun and frolic with a Dave Wolf organized trip. One year, Bob offered the use of his boat. Sadly, Bob matriculated his boat over some active fish nets, which stopped him cold.
Also, around that time period, Jerry Lippus, owner of Clinton Auto, located where Great Lakes Popcorn is today, ran a regular ad in The Beacon. Jerry was a bit of a jokester, and his ads featured a photo of himself making a muscle pose with no shirt on. His ads also used to have a bit of fun with his friends.
His ad the week following the bob Snyder fishing trip was dedicated to beginning of the legend of “Fish Net Bob”!
As of Monday, April 12, over 42% of Ottawa County residents have received Covid-19 vaccinations. There were only 19 new cases reported here in the last week. Nobody died of the pandemic this past week here according to the Ottawa County Health Department as the death toll remains at 78.
Linda Nichols from Genoa was chosen from among 119 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Farmers Insurance on Page 6B in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations Linda. You are 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 … www.thebeacon.net … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.
Don’t be surprised to see all kinds of pickup trucks hauling fishing boats around our area this week. Friday and Saturday the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Tournament returns to Port Clinton with the expectation of setting records.
Given recent reporting of walleye catches recently, I think that expectation is a fair one.
As you know, there is a critical need for blood donors, and the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Catawba Community Hall on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The folks at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge reported their bird census last week. They managed to spot 8,551 birds of various species, including a nesting pair of American Bald Eagles. That’s a big number.
The free ELMS Community Meal in Port Clinton will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on East Second Street. Featured this month for the carryout only meal will be beef stroganoff with all of the fixings.
The Port Clinton Lions Club will host a “Spring into Summer” Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, May 2 at the Denny Bergeman Hall of the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will be carryout only and a $10 dinner tickets gets you a half chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, a dinner roll and butter and a bottle of water. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.
To get your ticket in advance, call Lorna Garber at 630-881-8230 or Lisa Recker at 419-656-1290.
Also, the Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge #495 will be hosting a Chicken Barbecue of their own on Sunday, April 25 at the Veterans Park Shelter House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinners are $10 each and are carryout only. For more information, contact Andy Haley at 419-707-4067.
Port Clinton School District Kindergarten registration is underway for the 2021-22 school year. Kindergarten at Bataan Memorial Primary Elementary focuses on child-centered learning plus opportunities in art, music, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Children must be five years old by Aug. 1. Open Enrollment is available to families residing outside of the Port Clinton School District limits.
Port Clinton High School is accepting applications for the position of Head Boys Wrestling Coach. They do have possible teaching openings in multiple subjects.
Send a letter of interest and resume to Rick Dominick, Athletic Director, Port Clinton High School, 821 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton, OH 43452. Materials may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for Applications is Friday, April 23.