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The Maiden Voyage of Onward

03-03-2015 Hits:88 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

The Maiden Voyage of Onward

A model of Onward made by Jim Robenalt of Tiffin. A story about Matthews Boat Company and a journey around The Great Loop On Sunday, March 1, Bob Reynolds, in association with...

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Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

28-02-2015 Hits:1137 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

One of the Norman the Snowman creators, Lenny Kromer, raises his arms in the air and flames rise into the sky. On Saturday, February 28, the inaugural Burning Snowman Festival took...

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Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bo…

28-02-2015 Hits:440 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bob Reynolds

In 1890, Scott J. Matthews founded the Matthews Boat Company in Bascom, Ohio.  Fifteen years later, in 1900, Matthews designed and built a 70-foot yacht.  This vessel was capable of...

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Danbury athletes honored by TAAC

Danbury’s fall sports athletes were well represented on the Toledo Area Athletic Conference’s 2014 All-Conference Teams (all academic award winners are junior or senior letter winners with a 3.25 grade point average or better). Individuals were recognized in the sports of boys’ golf, volleyball and football.

All TAAC boys’ golf

First team: Chase Botson
Honorable mention: Grady Mark
All academic: Caleb Gerber, Alec Calton and Jack Tyson

All TAAC volleyball

Honorable mention: Megan Stephens and Haley Menier
All academic: Lauren Kalinoski, Sydney Judd, Hayley Doski and Kelly Lavelle

All TAAC football

Second team: Mike Stys (offensive line), Geraldo Salinas (defensive line)
Honorable mention: Taylon Molnar (linebacker), Sam Tyson (defensive back) and Justin Tibbels (defensive back)
All academic: Michael Stys, James Dorko, Taylon Molnar and Shay Rickard

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Danbury eighth graders tour Gettysburg and Washington D.C.

The Danbury Middle School eighth grade class took a four-day educational trip last week to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

The group left Danbury in their charter bus on Tuesday (Election Day) at 6:20 a.m. and spent their first day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Upon arrival to the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center the students viewed a film, "A New Birth of Freedom", and the restored Gettysburg Cyclorama, which depicts the final fury of Gettysburg- "Pickett's Charge". The students then took a battlefield tour and went on a guided “ghost walk” through town that evening.  They had dinner at the historic Dobbin House, which was part of the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War.

On the second day of the trip, the students arrived in Washington D.C. where they had tours scheduled at the United States Capitol, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and lunch at the Reagan Building followed by a walk to the White House. The day ended with stops at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and dinner at The Old Country Buffett before checking in at their hotel in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The third day started off with a group picture and tour of the FBI Headquarters, followed by lunch and touring of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  After lunch, the 8th graders then visited the Newseum, the National Archives, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam War Memorial.  The group also did some souvenir shopping and then went on to the Pentagon City Mall for dinner.  

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Discover where your talents can take you

Afternoon class

Over 500 9th-grade students from Benton-Carroll-Salem, Port Clinton, Woodmore, Danbury, and Put-In-Bay High Schools, as well as North Point ESC, attended the first and uniquely programmed career showcase event entitled “Discover where your talents can take you”.  The event was targeted toward fostering student interest in local employers and careers. Organized by the Ottawa County Business Advisory, hosted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and sponsored by numerous Ottawa County Businesses the event was the part of an ongoing multi-county initiative to increase communication and partnership between schools and businesses.  

The collaborative effort between private sector and education set the stage for students to engage with sixteen companies and learn about career opportunities that exist in the same communities where they live, play, and learn.  The companies were able to engage students in different activities that demonstrated the skill sets necessary to excel in a broad cross section of careers, including CNC, culinary/hospitality, electrical, engineering, emerging healthcare, machine operation, maintenance, and welding (among others).  

Speaking in regard to a student who had been intently participating in the numerous activities of a particular company, Todd Buck, Assistant Principal at Port Clinton High School noted that the student had been difficult to engage in the classroom, yet while interacting with the companies he was not only engaged, but inquisitive and excited…maybe this young man found a career path in his own backyard.

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