Update on Jim Sass: The former Ottawa County Commissioner and Portage Twp. Trustee has been transferred to a rehab center in Toledo and is doing much better.
Join the Firelands Symphony Orchestra (FSO) on Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marblehead Lighthouse as they perrform “Portraits of American Heroism,” a free outdoor pops concerts in celebration of Independence Day, featuring a diverse program of lively patriotic selections from all eras and genres. Performed by the full orchestra and featured guest vocalist Kate Klika, the event will also be accompanied by special recognition of our own Tuskegee Airman, Colonel Harold Brown.
Conductor and music director Carl Topilow presents a program that is sure to offer a renewed sense of gratitude for music, freedom, and true patriotism.
Dan Perl was selected from among 167 entries who found Wylie Walleye hiding in the ad for Magruder Hospital Page 3B in last week’s Beacon. So, Dan 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 to cut out the subscription form on page 2A this week and mail it back to The Beacon, P.O. Box 176, Port Clintion, OH 43452. We would greatly appreciate it.
As we have mentioned before, the official groundbreaking for the new Intermediate School in Oak Harbor will take place this coming Tuesday, June 28 behind R.C. Waters Elementary School at 5 p.m.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making a pair of important stops in Ottawa County very soon. They will be at Magruder Hospital from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1 and at the Catawba Island Community Hall on Thursday, July 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join the Port Clinton Lions for Christmas in July Bus trip Thursday, July 14, for shopping and dining in Frankenmuth, Mich. Giveaways and 50/50 drawings are featured. The round trip motor coach cost is $60. For tickets or information call Lorna Garber, 630-881-8230.
Greg Fox and his Port Clinton area community choir will present what has become an annual Patriotic Concert on the 4th of July at 7 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 135 Adams St., Port Clinton.
As one of the longest-serving charitable organizations in northwest Ohio, United Way of Greater Toledo (UWGT) is proud to announce $8.77 million in community investments for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. This year’s investments include $3.7 million dollars in direct designations, including $1.5 million dollars in direct resources to families through partnership with Ohio Job and Family Services’ (JFS) Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program, $5 million in grants and programs.
That includes $3 million to fund 50 organizations leading 60 programs throughout Lucas, Ottawa and Wood counties, $1.3 million in collective Impact and data resources, and $764,000 invested in the 211 hot-line and coordinated entry.
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join their community in celebrating our Independence, on Sunday, July 3, along the Portage River in downtown Oak Harbor. Festivities begin at 5 p.m., and there will be food vendors, local entertainment, giant inflatables, the royal duck race, 50/50 drawings, glow necklaces and a beer tent.
The night would not be complete without the sky being illuminated with the most spectacular fireworks display around. Admission and parking are free. They are also looking for volunteers to help clean up on Monday, July 4 from 8-10 a.m. Please come to the riverfront on Mill Street.
If you have any questions, visit www.oakharborohio.net or call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.
Congratulations to the following locals who just graduated from Ohio University: Bailey Holmes from Marblehead, a BSS Specialized Studies; Taylor Beard from Oak Harbor with a BS in Chemistry – Pre-Dentistry; Kalee Rakosky from Lakeside Marblehead with a BSCFS Child and Family Studies; Gabby Sharkey from Oak Harbor with a BBA Marketing and Rachel Simpson from Port Clinton with a BSC Communication Studies.
Also congrats to the local students who earned Dean’s List honors at OU: Anna Zeitzheim, Kennedee Weirich and Daniel Bollin from Oak Harbor; Annie Tibbels, Logan Faulkner, Kalee Rakosky and Zayne Manning from Marblehead; Ryan Gwin, Hannah Moore, Courtney Sayre and Alaina Dackermann from Port Clinton.
Congratulations also to the following local students earning Dean’s List at Heidelberg: Jackson Mills and Haylie Sewell of Port Clinton. Finally, congratulations to Carly Krulikowski from Port Clinton, a Musical Theater major at Coastal Carolina University for making Dean’s list.