Do you believe?

The Ida Rupp Public Library holds many seminars, group meetings and discussion groups. An interesting discussion group currently in monthly rotation at the library is a Do you believe series. On Jan. 16, the group asked the question… Do you believe in aliens?

Participants researched facts to bring to the table for discussion and shared personal stories on if they thought aliens really existed. One of the researched topics was the 1961 Drake Equation which found a mathematical formula that calculated it is probable that there are 1000-100 million civilizations like ours in the Milky Way Galaxy. With that being said, there is also the scientific data that states the nearest star nearest to the Earth, Proxima Centauri, is 23 times the distance from the Earth to our sun. By traveling the speed of light, it would take 73,000 years to reach Proxima Centauri. Could any being feasibly travel that distance?


Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission Seeking Potential Members

The Catawba Island Township Trustees are seeking individuals who may be interested in serving on the Township Zoning Commission.  Currently, there are two openings for alternate members on the Zoning Commission.  The Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month as needed and is responsible for amendments to the zoning resolution and map.   

To be considered for an alternate member position on the Zoning Commission, the applicant’s residence of record must be Catawba Island Township.  An application for appointed positions is available at the Township Zoning Department in the Administration Building on Cemetery Road or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Applications should be returned to the Zoning Office in the Administration Building.


Danbury Local Schools cancellations

The girls basketball game scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25 against Maumee Valley will be made up on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. There will be no JV game that night.

The make-up date for the Danbury boys basketball game at Emmanuel Christian is Saturday, Feb. 8.  JV tip is 6:00 p.m.


St. Boniface to hold annual fundraiser at Happy Hour Inn on Feb. 9

St. Boniface Catholic School will host their second annual Taco Salads and Subs fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Happy Hour Inn, 124 W. Water St., Downtown Oak Harbor. In addition to homemade taco salad and sub sandwiches, the school will sell tickets for a 50/50 drawing. Dine in or carry out is available.

All proceeds from sales of Taco Salads and Subs will benefit St. Boniface, a Catholic elementary school in Oak Harbor. St. Boniface, founded 48 years ago, is currently teaching children preschool through sixth grade from Ottawa County and the surrounding areas.


Ribbon Cutting Planned for Magruder’s 1-South Renovation

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the completion of Magruder Hospital’s 1-South Renovation located at 615 Fulton Street.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 3 at 3:15 p.m.  An open house is planned with tours and refreshments from 3-5 p.m.  Please enter through the outpatient entrance of the hospital.

For more information, please contact 419-734-3131 or visit


NIMS ICS 300 and ICS 400 courses being offered

Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting ICS-300 and ICS-400 classes in the Ottawa County Emergency Operations Center, 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton.

ICS-300, 18 hours, will be held Feb. 6, 6-10 p.m.; Feb. 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Feb. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

ICS-400, 14 hours, will be held Feb. 20, 6-10 p.m.; Feb. 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory for each course.


Mederi Wellness is reaching and teaching the world from Port Clinton

David Prudhomme and Ruth Schneider at Mederi Wellness office

On a quiet corner at Adams and Third Street in Port Clinton sits an inviting house surrounded by gardens and a labyrinth. This office of Mederi Wellness has become a destination that is making a difference for individuals, couples, families and companies from around the area, around Ohio and around the world. 


Danbury Library Book Fair

The annual Danbury Library Book Fair will take place in the District Library on Feb. 3-7 from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.

The ladies at the Fine Print book store in Lakeside will again provide the books for sale and will promote the book fair with programs held during students’ library times the week before the fair.

Students will visit the sale during their library time and may visit any other time their teachers allow.  Parents may visit the sale any time during open hours. Just check in at your child’s school office first.


Terra State Children’s Choir is back for spring


The Terra State Children’s Choir will meet for the first time this year on Monday, Feb. 3. This group is open to all area students in grades 3-8 and rehearsals are held at Terra State on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Those who were in the group last semester do not need to re-audition but must register before the start date to ensure there are enough seats and music for everyone.

If you are new to the group, the audition process is simple. No preparation is necessary. Auditions are Jan. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call Amanda Pochatko at 419-559-2205 to schedule an audition. 


Port Clinton City Schools cancellations

The swim meet in Fremont on Saturday, Jan. 25, has been cancelled, no reschedule date is available at this time.

The Touch of Class concert scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 26, at PCHS has been cancelled. It is rescheduled for February on a date yet to be determined.

Kiwanis boys basketball is postponed until next Saturday, Feb. 1.

PCHS Cheerleaders Biddy Cheer Clinic that was scheduled for Jan. 25 has been postponed to Friday, Feb. 21, 4:30-6 p.m. in the PCHS Auxiliary Gym. The Kiddie Cheerleaders will then cheer at halftime of the JV game vs. Edison following the clinic. The cheerleaders will be cheering for a better forecast on Feb. 21. Any questions contact Amy Kelly at 419-734-2147.

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