I heard good news last Friday that former Ottawa County Commissioner and Portage Twp. Trustee Jim Sass is doing better. He is still in hospital in Columbus recovering from complications with pancreatitis.
Need Help deciding what to get Dad for Father’s Day? He probably has enough ties for now. How about the thrill of a lifetime … a ride on a UH-1H “HUEY” Military helicopter! This Saturday, June18 beginning at 10 a.m., “Greyhound,” an historic Huey Helicopter owned by Yankee Air Museum, will be offering from Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton for $99 per person.
Advance tickets are available (and highly recommended) at yankeeairmuseum.org/fly or by calling 734-252-6457. Also this Sunday, Dad (and/or you) will be able to experience a ride on “Yankee Lady,” a World War II “B-17” bomber. During the War, 12,732 of these aircraft were built by the Boeing Corporation, and 4,735 were lost in combat. Today, less than 50 of these powerful aircraft are flying.
Arrive early as all rides are first come, first served and very limited. For more information, contact: James R Priebe, Liberty Aviation Museum at 419-732-0264.
Cheryl Cupach of Danbury was selected from among 167 entries who found Wylie Walleye hiding in the ad for Lakeside Association Page 1B in last week’s Beacon. So, Cheryl wins our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we hide Wylie in an ad for our readers to find. When one does, they 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!
Also, Wylie Walleye is eager to answer our community’s questions, keep sending them in to P.O. Box 176 or emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. He has a wonderful time swimming around Lake Erie Shores here in Ottawa County getting information for you all.
Don’t forget about Memory Lane, featuring historical photographs of our area. If you’d like to submit your own, please send them with a written explanation to email@example.com or mail to P.O. Box 176.
The Beacon has always been residential delivery, with fuel prices as they are we are doing a research of the area on who wants the paper and who does not. Please take the time next week to cut out the subscription form and mail back to The Beacon, P.O. Box 176, Port Clintion, OH 43452. We would greatly appreciate it.
While at my late friend Dave Drusbacky’s memorial event on Sunday, I had an opportunity to visit with Norm Heineman, a 1966 Port Clinton High School grad who was Dave’s best man at his wedding to Jane. Norm, the oldest of the local Heineman family now lives in Bowling Green. Dave was also his best man. We also saw classmate John Lay and his wife, Becky, from Tiffin.
The Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge have taken on a huge fundraising effort. As of last week, they are roughly at $8,000 in an effort to purchase an open-air shuttle to carry visitors through some of the nature trails there.
Last Tuesday, Mid-County EMS conducted the first of three training sessions scheduled for this summer to recreate a variety of accident and potential crime scenarios. These sessions are specifically designed to train both EMS personnel and law enforcement agencies on ways they can work together in these dangerous situations including gunshot and stabbing victims.
The next two events will take place Friday, Aug. 5 and Thursday, Aug. 18. If you would like to volunteer to be a “victim” for the August training sessions, contact Kenan Mylander at Mid-County EMS, 419-898-9366.
This Friday, June 17, several local groups will be observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Ottawa County Task Force on Aging will be holding a rally on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse starting at noon. The operative ribbon color for that day will be purple.
The Ohio Star Quilters’ Guild will present its biennial Quilt and Needle Arts Show, “Quilt Regatta,” on Friday and Saturday, July 15-16 at Peace Lutheran Church, 900 Jefferson St., Port Clinton.
The guild started in 1981 with 12 quilters. The first quilt show was held in July 1982 at the library in Port Clinton. In 2004 the show moved to Peace Lutheran Church. Today, 28 members of the guild demonstrate a variety of talents besides quilting, including rug hooking, knitting, crocheting, clothing design and tatting. Members range from beginners to advanced quilters and fabric artists. New members are very welcome. Guild meetings are held at Peace Lutheran Church on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Also, an informal group meets at the Ida Rupp Library in Port Clinton on Monday mornings from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In May, scouts from Troop 370 out of Carroll Township assisted Zak Britt with his Eagle Scout project of building a new information kiosk on the Crane Creek Estuary Trail. This half-mile long trail is located along Lake Erie between Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and features wetland, woodland and lake ecosystems.
Congratulations to Sr. Peg Bishop upon her retirement as Pastoral Care Minister at Immaculate Conception Parish. She has served in that capacity the last five years.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be visiting Oak Harbor this Friday, June 17. Your opportunity to save a life by giving blood will be held at St. John Lutheran Church on West Ottawa St. from 2-7 p.m. Also, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be visiting the Holiday Inn Express on Rt. 53 just north of 163 on Friday, June 24 from noon to 6 p.m. Finally, the bloodmobile will return to Magruder Hospital on Friday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The residents of Danbury Cove expressed their patriotism Memorial Day weekend by displaying American flags on their properties. There was 100% participation of the association on both Dorchester and Bristol Drives. Many vehicles observed the flags, particularly during Motorcycle Week.
Congratulations to Benjamin Cadigan of Port Clinton who earned a spot on the Deans List at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Also, kudos go out to Dominque Boesken of Oak Harbor, who graduated from Chamberlain University School of Nursing on May 22. Finally, John Young of Catawba graduated from the University of Toledo, Summa Cum Laude!