Mr. Washington goes to Washington

One of Catawba Island’s more “infamous” residents is Ernie Washington, seen here on the right with Congressman Bob Latta and local realtor Tomi Johnson. Ernie and Tomi took the Honor Flight from Toledo to Washington D.C. last week. Ernie enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served in the…
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Surprise!

Photo by Mark Schaffner To say that she was surprised would be an understatement! My wife Mary Alice has decided to retire, so I contacted a few people to throw her a big surprise party at Port Clinton Yacht Club last Saturday evening. She is also having a birthday on…
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Memorial Day weekend a spectacular start to summer

What a weekend it was! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. They had very moving Memorial Day ceremonies all over the area. Sunday there was a very special program at Catawba Island Club. A local resident and retired U.S. Navy Commander who spent a career as a Navy Nurse…
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Thank you, veterans

It is so typical of this time of year. There isn’t a lot going on and then, suddenly, WHAM! Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. So, please be aware that the traffic will be a little to a lot heavier than normal. Be patient. And also, remember that Memorial Day…
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Gone too soon

We were so sad to learn of the untimely passing of Laura Young from Catawba. She was only 28, but had accomplished so much in her short life. After graduating from Port Clinton High School, she earned an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. While there, she excelled academically…
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Let’s go straight to summer!

I think we might as well just skip spring and go straight into summer! Temps in the 80s! We’ll take it after this long, cold winter! Would you be interested in receiving instant messaging on your cell phone or through email with news updates as we get them at The…
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Hog wild at Pop-Up Talent

Yes, County Commissioner Jim Sass’s Hog Call was just as bad as I thought it might be at last Saturday’s Pop-Up Talent show at the Port Clinton Elks. We did raise something like $2,200 for the Children’s Self Directed Play effort sponsored by United Way in Ottawa County and the…
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