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Black Swamp Bird Observatory holds holiday open house

Black Swamp Bird Observatory, 13551 W. State Ohio Rte. 2, Oak Harbor, will be holding a holiday open house on Dec. 8 from 12-4 p.m. 

At the 5th annual Holiday Open House, there will be free refreshments, a binocular raffle, and local vendors with unique hand-made crafts. There will be kid craft activities and nature-themed holiday gift items. Some of the favorite BSBO authors will be available from 1-3 p.m. to autograph their books.

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Port Clinton Leadership Council tailgate party

Port Clinton Leadership Council will be hosting a tailgate party before the Girls' home basketball game against Bellevue this Friday, Nov. 22.  The tailgate will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end around 6:30-7:00 p.m.  It will be held in the courtyard by the middle school parking lot and the main gym. Tickets will be sold today and Friday (Nov. 21 & 22), before and after school at the High School in the main office and during lunches for $3 or you may purchase a ticket at the door for $5 and will get you a hamburger or hot dog, pop or hot chocolate and a dessert.  There will be corn hole and other tailgate festivities.

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Oak Harbor PeeWee cheerleaders

Pictured from left to right, bottom row: Kerrigan Ernsberger, Emma Martin, Bailey Blunt, Kiara Brough, Erica Winters middle row: Julie Young, Breanna Large, Cally Sebastian, Jeana Edwards, Bailey Dusseau, Emily Haar, Jordan Buckantz top row: Zoe Lattimore, Emma Therrien, Karli Reifsnyder, Laikin Frank, Hannah Genzman, Emily Willis, Kennedy Blunt.

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Veterans enjoy Army stew and share stories

Joe Stys, Don Kortan and Marty Stys of the American Legion joined Dean Osborne, Ken Monnin, Dave Groene and Dan Monak of the VFW to perform the Veteran’s Day honor guard duties at the Marblehead VFW Post 7572 on Monday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary honor guard consisted of Lilah Groene, Charlotte Shrock, Linda Osborne, Mary Ann Monak and Mary Goebel. Navy Petty Officer 5 Jennifer Kelly also attended the ceremony.

Commander Robert Peroni opened the ceremony by remembering our veterans and their sacrifices. Elaine Roth gave the opening prayer which was followed by Ladies Auxiliary President Debra Garrard’s recitation of the poem “The Final Inspection” written by Joshua Hilterbran. The event was closed with a prayer by Elaine Roth.

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Treasurer to utilize tax lien sale to collect delinquent taxes

Ottawa County Treasurer, Robert Hille, as a result of a meeting with Ottawa County Auditor, Larry Hartlaub and Ottawa County Prosecutor, Mark Mulligan will be collecting more revenue for the county, its jurisdictions and the schools. The #1 benefit of a Tax Lien Certificate Sale is this allows the treasurer an opportunity to give taxpayers more time to pay their delinquent property taxes rather than the last resort of sending the file to the county prosecuting attorney to file an action against a taxpayer.

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Sandusky Choral Society holding annual Christmas concerts

The Sandusky Choral Society will be presenting their 77th annual Christmas concerts on Sunday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 6. The Sunday concert will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St. in Sandusky at 3 p.m. The Friday concert will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St. in Port Clinton at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow each concert.

Director for the Society is William K. Kraus. James E. Gardner is the accompanist. Instrumentalists included in the concert are Lisa Gittinger from Bellevue and Martin Hawke from Norwalk. Heather Love Carman of Sandusky will also be directing a few of the selections.

Tickets are $6 and may be purchased from any chorus member or at the door the day of the concert. For more information call 419-624-9176.

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Danbury Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.

Dear Editor,

There is a correction to last month’s Letter to the Editor regarding the spaghetti dinner held in Lakeside on Labor Day.

The manager of Port Clinton Kroger store was inadvertently reported as Robert Sears. The correct name is Robin Lind. The Danbury Township Fire Department Association wishes to thank Ms. Lind for her part in our spaghetti dinner and also apologizes for this mistake.

Respectfully,
Judy Meyer, Secretary
Danbury Township Fire Department Association

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Devin’s Heart

The whole world watched in awe
As you smiled through it all.
You dealt with the pain,
And your reward is heaven’s gain
Your heart was so BIG
It brought a community together
Everybody loved, hugged and cried together
But now it’s time for you to go
And for your family
You proved it, you asked God to make it snow
So now the world will know forever
Devin’s heart will go on
It will last forever

Devin Kohlman 2000-2013

Debra McGee
Nov. 13, 2013

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Danbury 8th graders tour Gettysburg & Washington D.C.

The Danbury Middle School 8th grade class took a four-day educational trip last week to Gettysburg, PA, and Washington.

The group left Danbury in their charter bus on Tuesday (Election Day) at 6:20 a.m. and spent their first day in Gettysburg. Upon arrival at 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.

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Lexi Fodor receives 2013 Faith Bloom Art Scholarship

Presenting the check to Lexi is Jane Bloom, daughter of Dick Bloom

Lexi Fodor of Port Clinton High School received the 2013 Faith Bloom Art Scholarship which is sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church and the Bloom family. Dick Bloom was a former Port Clinton art teacher. Lexi, the daughter of Todd and Danielle Fodor, will be using her $500 scholarship when she attends Kent State University where she is studying visual arts.

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