When it comes to Lake Erie…

I heard somebody say that this month has been the coldest on record…with up to 30 inches of ice covering the western basin of Lake Erie. I’m just a little bit skeptical of the notion of global warming. However, no matter what your politics, As I have said many times…
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32nd anniversary of The Beacon

Today is Volume 33, Issue 1 for The Beacon. What this means is that this issue marks our 32nd anniversary of publishing and distributing The Beacon in Ottawa County. As always, many thanks go out to you, our loyal readers. We are in the midst of our bi-annual audit. Our…
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The trials of winter

You know…this is the time of year when distribution of The Beacon is the most difficult…snow, wind, and the strong possibility that The Beacon may not find its target in the driveway. We appreciate your patience and share your frustration that on some Thursdays, your favorite weekly newspaper might not…
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Cupid’s Corner

How many remember the old Heartline Valentine’s Day broadcasts on WRWR? We dedicated an entire broadcast day to raising money for the American Heart Association. We are bringing it back in The Beacon. We are planning to publish a special and very personal Valentine’s Day page to give you an…
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Supporting a mission

Every year, one would think it would be tougher and tougher to ring the bell for Salvation Army and generate the much-needed revenues to support their mission. That is why it is so nice to note that, once again, this past holiday season the volunteers rallied once again to help…
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Local heroes

The Beacon has always tried to highlight the positive accomplishments of the local youth population, but rarely can we say we have a group of young people who went from positive accomplishment to heroes! Such was the case last Saturday following the PC-Margaretta basketball game when Matt Paeth, Adrian Hall,…
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Finding a home for Molly

Molly was hit by a car and taken to a kill pound, she never was looked for by her previous owner. She was transferred immediately to WestPark Animal Hospital by Fidos Companion Rescue and she needed Ortho Surgery. After everything Molly came to Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary to recover…
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