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PCHS Class of 1969 reunion

It’s not too late to RSVP for the 45th class reunion to be held in September. For those not attending in the past, brace yourselves for a weekend of fun and being reacquainted with old friends.

 

For more information contact Karen Fredericks by calling 419-797-4394.

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Changes for the General Election in November

The Ottawa County Board of Elections will be mailing out yellow postcards to precincts in the county that have changes affecting their precinct for the upcoming General Election on November 4, 2014.

• Port Clinton Wards 1A and 2A have a new polling location and will vote at Peace Lutheran Church at 900 Jefferson Street.
• Portage 2 will be combined with Portage 1, and continue to vote at their current polling location (Portage Township Building, 2501 State Road, Port Clinton).

All voters affected by the changes in Port Clinton Wards 1A, 2A, and Portage 2 will be receiving yellow postcards before the General Election, alerting them to the change.

If you do not receive your yellow postcard and reside in the aforementioned wards (PC 1A, PC 2A, POR 2) or if you have any questions, please call the office at 419-898-3071 or 800-697-9807.

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Jerry Lippus car show August 2

Last year's car show

2014 marks the 21st anniversary of the Chamber’s Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show on Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton. Cars, trucks and bikes from virtually every era and every make will be on display on Madison Street. There will be a DJ, a 50/50 drawing every hour beginning at 11 a.m. and door prizes every hour beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

In recent years, the shows have hosted an average of over 150 cars and trucks.  Vehicle registration is $10 with a portion of the registration fees being donated to the Port Clinton 4th of July Fireworks and Main Street Port Clinton in honor of Jerry Lippus.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars at check-in.

A special thanks to the corporate sponsors who help make this event a huge success: America’s Best Value Inn, Baumann Auto Center, Cheesehaven, Civilian Marksmanship Program, John Krupp CPA, Lakeland Auto, Magruder Hospital, Muffler Smiths, Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, Nemecek Insurance, Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community, Scenic Rock Ledge Inn & Cottages, Skipper Bud’s, Snider & Associates, and Trish McCartney State Farm Insurance.

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GPCAAC holds third Art Walk of the season

On Thursday, July 24, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council held its third Art Walk of the season. Art Walks are held the fourth Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton. The theme of this Art Walk was Ecogreen Sculptures.

In addition to the Art Walk, Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) held a pop-up playground in front of Ida Rupp Library. Kids created adventures out of cardboard, fabric and other recycled material using their imaginations. There was also music and a farmer’s market.

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Tips for Safe Boating With Your Pet

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

Be sure to take these necessary provisions to ensure that your pet's boat cruise is a happy and safe one.

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Royce celebrates 80 years

Royce and her grandchildren

On Saturday, July 12, a large family reunion and 80th birthday party was held for Royce Ann Oliver (nee Hardy) at Touch of Italy Bed and Breakfast in Port Clinton. Royce is the mother of Deborah Pufnock, owner of the Bed and Breakfast, and Linda Sleasman, of Amherst. Family members came from Tennessee, Twinsburg, Amherst, and Cleveland. 

Royce suffered a second brain bleed on December 8 of 2013, and is on her way to recovery. She has 13 great grandchildren and all were present with the exception of: her oldest great-grandchild, Jordan, who was in Costa Rica for the second time on a mission trip; Lizzie, 17, who is in Tennessee, and Jakob who is serving in the United States Marine Corps.

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Vacation Bible School, God’s Web of Life

All kids of the area, preschool through sixth grade, are invited to God’s Web of Life Vacation Bible School on July 28 through August 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 Church Road, Lakeside Marblehead.  

This one-of-a-kind, locally created, curriculum will include games, crafts, stories, service projects, science experiments, camp songs, snacks, and fun. This year will focus on how all of God’s creatures, including us, have an important role to play in God’s Creation. There will be special live animal guests, like Chip the turtle, Albert the mouse, and Arbor the cat. 

If you have questions or would like more information contact Pastor Aaron Baughman at 614-746-5119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To registration, please call Pastor Aaron or the St. Paul office at 419-734-1662.  This event is sponsored by the side-by-side ministry of St. John and St. Paul.  For more information go to sidebysideministry.com.

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Lakeside United Methodist Vacation Bible School

Lakeside United Methodist Church is offering Vacation Bible School to all children in the area, including those who are visiting for the week in Lakeside, those in the Island View/Marblehead Peninsula/Port Clinton areas, as well as members and friends of Lakeside UMC August 4-8 from 6-8 p.m.

The VBS theme is "Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides." Children age 5 and older are welcome. Registration forms are available at the church office, or contact 419-798 8119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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150th anniversary of serving God in the community

St. Paul Lutheran Church on County Road 17 is celebrating their 150th anniversary.  On March 2, former Pastor Paul Schlief delivered the Sunday message.  On May 11, St. Paul was honored to have Bishop Lohrmann for the morning service.

A special invitation has been sent to former confirmation graduates of St. Paul for the August 3 worship service.  Former Youth Group members and organists have also been invited for the service.  The Youth Group and Sunday school choir will be participating in the service.

St. Paul will have a float in the Apple Festival in Oak Harbor on October 11.  On October 26 a special Homecoming Service will be held at the church.  A son of the church, Pastor Timothy Nahls, will be present at that time.

Everyone is always welcome and especially on these dates.  Morning services on August 3 and October 26 will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following.

St. Paul Church was started in 1864 by Rev. Christopher Raths, who had been born in Germany in 1807.  He became a teacher and then came to America in 1840, studied to be a minister and was ordained in 1858.  Rev. Raths served as pastor of St. Paul for 28 years from 1858 until his death in 1886.  He and his wife and buried in the Roose Cemetery, southeast of Oak Harbor.

 

The current pastor is Cheryl Wessel who has been with St. Paul since 1998.

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Junior Pilot Camp graduates 15

On Friday, July 18, there were 15 graduates in the Erie-Ottawa International Airport’s July Junior Pilot Camp. At the camp the children learned the basics of flying and had hands-on experience in the physics of flight and were exposed to airport maintenance and management. There was also an introductory flight on an airplane and in a rotorcraft, a tour of the airport and gave the children an opportunity to meet and talk with pilots.

At the graduation on Friday, family and friends of the graduates gathered to watch the last act of the pilot camp which was a Jeopardy battle. The pilot Jeopardy gave students a chance to show what they learned during the camp. In first place there was a tie between Max Steinhauser and Jackson Kennedy. They even tied in final Jeopardy. In second place was Jon Brausch.

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