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Red Cross offers disaster volunteer courses

American Red Cross locations throughout the area are recruiting new volunteers to join the Disaster Action Team (DAT) and assist clients throughout our area. Natural disasters such as winter storms, floods, and home fires increase the organization’s need for trained and prepared volunteers. DAT volunteers are a vital piece of…
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From the Bench for Jan 24

I promised to tell you more about the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas on a regular basis. Our last article gave an overview of what we do, now perhaps I’ll delve into the specifics of how criminal cases come to us. Unlike the Municipal or Juvenile Courts, police officers…
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Johnson’s Island Civil War Round Table

The January meeting of Johnson’s Island Civil War Round Table will be held Sunday,Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at T.J. Willie’s Restaurant in Tiffin. The Heritage Minstrels members Howard Schlegel, Barbara Bond, and John Bond will present the program, “Civil War Songs of the South”. President Lincoln himself felt that…
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Introducing The Welcome Doors of Ottawa County

Each year the Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) class completes a project. The 2013 class is organizing The Welcome Doors of Ottawa County. These doors, modeled on the urban fairies project of Ann Arbor, MI, is designed to encourage travel and exploration throughout our region and encourage children of all ages…
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United Way invites community to Give, Advocate and Volunteer

With a little more than a month left in its 2012-2013 campaign, United Way in Ottawa County is approximately $15,000 short of its fund-raising goal. United Way’s yearly investment in the community is over $365,000. “If you haven’t yet given to United Way this year, it is not too late,”…
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