Catawba Moorings Christmas in July

Each year Catawba Moorings collaborates with The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Social Service Unit by holding a food drive and setting up a Red Kettle during Christmas in July weekend. This past weekend the Dockers with Donations did it again! They managed to fill a shopping cart with non-perishable food and…
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Pay it forward

Throwback Thursday How about some of these names: Jim Bernard, Dave Sutherland, John Belknap, Jim Peltier, Paul Rhiel, Cal Colston, Elmer Stratton and Dick Stein. What do these men have in common? All served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Port Clinton between the years of 1963 and 1974.
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Change is coming!

Last week we talked about a re-design for The Beacon. It also may entail a re-focus of who we are and what kind of news we present to you each week. From the beginning, we have said that The Beacon is YOUR newspaper. As things move forward, we will post…
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Changes are coming!

All of us here at The Beacon are working on updating our page design, trying very hard to keep things fresh and pleasing to the eye. As Ottawa County’s Largest Circulated Newspaper, we take our obligations here very seriously. But, as most of you know, the world of newspapers has…
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Fair and balanced

The PC School Board Forum and Port Clinton Mayoral Debate was highly successful last Thursday, well attended and well done by our moderators Beacon Editor Jasmine Cupp and Bert Fall from WPCR. Prior to the event, I met with Jasmine and Bert along with Laura Schlacter from the Port Clinton…
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San Antonio river walk

Mary Alice and I spent a good deal of time last week in San Antonio, Texas at the annual Conference of the Independent Free Papers Association. The back door of the hotel led right to the stairway that led to the magnificent river walk there. I know a river walk…
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Benefit for Paul Colston

I have been very close to the Colston family in Port Clinton for many years. Father Cal, and the three boys, Tracy, Tim and Paul are all members of the PCHS Athletic Hall of Fame. I learned a couple of weeks ago that Paul Colston has been diagnosed with a…
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