Tell Tales 8-26-21

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It was a stirring sight last week in Port Clinton when Port Clinton native Gunnery Sgt. Josh Zetzer was laid to rest. He received a full Marine Honor Guard and a trip to his final resting place in a horse-drawn hearse provided by Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home. (Photo by Mary Alice Schaffner)

We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Dr. Martin Beerman of Sandusky, who also practiced medicine at Magruder Hospital. He died in an airplane accident near Dayton on Sunday. The plane left from the Port Clinton International Airport and was headed to Cincinnati. Dr. Beerman was the pilot and only occupant.

Either the Lake Erie Monster has returned or has a sibling in Oak Harbor! The newly discovered leviathan is located next to the Portage River (State Route 19) Bridge there. (Photo by MacKenzie Floro)

Jacob Lewis of Oak Harbor was selected from among 166 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Stride Mobility on Page 3A in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations to Jacob, 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.

There will be a special Fish Fry this Friday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 114 at 114 Park St., Oak Harbor. The perch dinner will be $15, which includes fries or onion rings and coleslaw. A perch sandwich and fries is $12 and perch sandwich and onion rings is $13.

Summer is winding down, but the Put-in-Bay community is getting ready for one of its biggest days of the season. The annual Put-in-Bay Musical Festival is back on Saturday, Sept. 18, a free concert with an amazing lineup that includes the great Irish rock sounds of Mary’s Lane. Hang around until the end of the Noon-6 p.m. event, when all of the musicians gather to join Master of Ceremonies Bob Gatewood in singing his classic “Friends of the Bay.”

Also on tap on Sept. 18 is the largest 5K field in Ohio, with hundreds expected to be on the run in the Miller Boat Line 5K @ The Bay from 9-11 a.m., followed by New Year’s Eve at the Bay being celebrated most everywhere from 6-11 p.m. Hooligan’s will kick in with Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day from 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. For the latest scoop on the full day of fun, visit

The 2nd annual Reverse Raffle by the Danbury Parent Teacher Community Organization and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will be live on Saturday, Nov. 13 at St. Mary’s Social Hall this year. Tickets are $125, and already on sale. Marblehead Galley will cater the buffet-style prime rib dinner. Buy your tickets before Wednesday, Sept. 15 and you’ll be eligible for a drawing for a second reverse raffle ticket.

The highly-praised “Eddie Adams: Vietnam” exhibit at The Arts Garage in Port Clinton will continue its run through Sunday, Nov. 14. The very moving installation of famed war photographer Eddie Adams black-and-white images, complete with historical artifacts and uniforms, was a wonderful way for the Greater Port Clinton Area Art Council to open the arts facility. The exhibition is free, and all are invited. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The GPCAAC need volunteers to monitor the gallery. Contact Exhibit Chair Barbara Radebaugh at

The 3rd annual Classic Car Show to be hosted by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Sept. 19 at James Park has been cancelled because of a lack of entrants, said Executive Director Teri Cassell.

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