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Think long-term this Mother’s Day

If you’re a mother, you’ll probably get some nice cards and flowers on Mother’s Day. But of course, your greatest gifts are your children themselves. And since you want to see them happy and financially secure, perhaps you can use this Mother’s Day as an opportunity to consider ways to…
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Lessons learned between the lines

I have mixed emotions writing this column because it will be my last Coffin’s Corner for The Beacon. It’s always tough to leave a job you have really enjoyed, but it is necessary to recognize when the job has come to an end. For this and other meaningful retirements in…
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My job, your job

When it comes to estate planning, we each have our job and duties to complete a valuable estate plan. THE ATTORNEY• 1 — FACTS, CONCERNS AND TRUTH DETECTING. Anyone can prepare documents. It is the job of the attorney to learn as much about the family unit as he can.…
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Week brings sad losses for Ottawa County

We had some very sad losses this past week.First, Port Clinton Yacht Club has lost two of its Past Commodores: Kells Pugh and Bill Benedict. Both were absolutely outstanding gentlemen. Geoff Bailey told me a story about Kells and Joan Pugh, about how when they first joined PCYC, they were…
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It's spaghetti dinner time!

Don’t forget the Kiwanis Spaghetti Lunch/Dinner this Friday, April 20. They will be serving at St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall from noon to 7 p.m. If you have never tasted Mark Giaco’s spectacular spaghetti sauce, you are really missing out! You get a full dinner with a large meatball (no,…
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Never forget

Thanks to Irene Minier who sent us a letter this week with a reminder that April 9 was the 70th Anniversary of the fall of Bataan and Corregidor in the early days of World War II. We have long documented the heroics of the men of the 192nd Tank Battalion,…
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