BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
I’m sorry to learn of the passing of Betsy Papcun, wife of former Ottawa County Commissioner and Engineer John Papcun. She was a very nice lady.
The 2nd annual ICSJ Respect Life Ministry “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, July 20th on the beautiful waterside at St. Mary Byzantine Hall in Marblehead. Tickets are on line at qualitybeginsinthewomb.org, IC and SJ parish offices, and Mary’s Blossom Shop.
The first of two Market Days was held last Saturday at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Marblehead. The next one is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Ottawa County Community Foundation will hold its annual Grant Awards Breakfast today (Thursday, June 15) at Catawba Island Club starting at 8 a.m. There will be 38 local non-profit organizations that will be receiving grants. Also the winner of the Joy Roth “Little Tiger” Award will be announced.
Congratulations to the following local students who earned Deans List recognition at Miami University in Oxford. They include: Ethan Barnes from Middle Bass Island; Davie Avis, Connor Bechtel, Grayson Clark and Marcella Brenner from Port Clinton; Auna Tack and Charlie Farmer from Oak Harbor; and Mara Yeager from Marblehead.
The Humane Society of Ottawa County needs donated items for their upcoming yard sale which will be held on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 at the shelter, 2424 E. Sand Rd., Port Clinton. Items to be donated can be dropped off at the shelter during office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No televisions or books, please.
Volunteers are need to set up the yard sale and to sort the items to be sold. If you would like to help, contact the Humane Society of Ottawa County at 419-734-5191 or HSOCpets@gmail.com.
Congratulations to Nathen Lukac and Haylie Sewell, both of Port Clinton, for earning Dean’s List recognition at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. Also Jaxon Martinez of Port Clinton recently graduated from Hiram College.
Asa Gatliff and Jacskson Howell, grade five students at Bataan Memorial Intermediate Elementary received top honors in the Ohio 2023 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest! Their artwork was submitted by Bataan Memorial Art Teacher Laura Courtright. The poster contest is organized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.