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.


OH boys fall to Edison, 44-39

The Rockets lost a nail-biter, falling, 44-39, to Edison.

The Chargers took a 16-14 lead after the first quarter, held a 28-26 advantage at halftime and 31-28 after three quarters. 

Andy Rathbun led all scorers with 16 points and Tate Haar chipped in with six. Luke Frankboner and Chris Laughlin led the Chargers with 14 pints apiece and Clay Goodwin chipped in with eight. 

Oak Harbor, which is now 4-11 overall and 0-9 in the SBC, hosts Tiffin Columbian and Huron this week.


Rocket girls win eighth straight game

The Rockets jumped out to a 12-point lead after the first quarter and slowly built a lead in their defeat of Huron, 53-24.

Oak Harbor, which is now 12-2 overall and 8-1 in the Sandusky Bay Conference, took a 20-8 lead after the first quarter and pushed the advantage to 31-10 at halftime.

Andrea Cecil had 24 points and Maddy Rathbun, Athena Eli and Allie Kuhn finished with six points apiece.

Jessica Carroll had eight points to lead the Tigers.


Ottawa County Health Department holds Saturday Flu Clinic

The Ottawa County Health Department is holding a special Saturday Flu Clinic on Jan. 25 from 8a.m.–12 p.m. Appointments are preferred, however, walk-ins are welcome. Flu season is now upon us so it is important to take the proactive approach of getting vaccinated and it’s not too late. Everyone from the age of six months and older needs a flu shot. Call 419-734-6800 today to get yours. The cost is $22 each and the health department will bill Medicaid and Medicare for individuals who bring their current card to their appointment.


An A Cappella Showcase at PCHS Performing Arts Center Sunday

Port Clinton High School’s A Cappella group, Touch of Class, is hosting a concert this Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center.  The concert An A Cappella Showcase will feature Touch of Class and Jacket Company from New Riegel High School. Tickets are $5 with all proceeds to benefit both high school a cappella groups. Tickets may be purchased at the Performing Arts Center prior to the performance.


Oak Harbor K of C to sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 K of C Youth Basketball Free Throw Championship. The Oak Harbor Knights of Columbus Council No. 1944 are sponsoring the competition, to be held Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Boniface Catholic School Gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration/shoot-around with competition beginning at 7 p.m

All contestants are recognized for their participation and there is no entry fee. Boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions (age eligibility is determined on Jan. 1), with winners progressing through local, district, regional, and state competitions.


Magruder Hospital Charity Ball

Front Seated: Chairs of the event, Richard & Kathy Durflinger. Standing L-R: Linda Slauterbeck, Kelly Biggert, Greg & Sue Deerhake, Co-Chairs Sandy & Ron Weiner. Not pictured: Jen & Nick Marsico, Keith Slauterbeck and John Biggert.

The Magruder Hospital Foundation's 60th Annual Charity Ball will take patrons back to their high school prom. On Saturday, Feb. 22, the charity ball committee will transform the Catawba Island Club into "Prom Nite, A Night to Remember."  

"People who come to the charity ball this year should expect an evening that will take them back to their high school prom. From the decorations and entertainment to the little surprises, like electing a prom king and queen, it promises to be a fun event," says Kathy Durflinger, Magruder's Vice President of Nursing, who is chairing the event along with her husband, Richard. 

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