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50th annual Behnken family reunion 2013

The 50th annual reunion of the Claus and Bertha Pfeiffer Behnken family met on Sunday, Aug 11, at the Sand Beach, Oak Harbor home of Ted Behnken. The late Claus Behnken came to Ottawa County in 1883 with his mother from Hanover, Germany to join his father who arrived a year earlier. Five children were born to Claus and Bertha: Regina Risch, Leona Longanbach, Loretta Joseph, Orlena Wagner and Clarence Behnken. Families of the five children were able to purchase shirts with each family designated a particular color. Souvenir Christmas ornaments designed by Leslie Risch and Lindsay Griffin were given to each attending member. Committee members planning the event were Bonnie Kaspar, Marilyn Siefke, Denise Knipp, Twyla Northrup, Julie Polter and Linda Dehring.

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New precinct and polling locations in Port Clinton

The Ottawa County Board of Elections will soon be mailing out yellow postcards to residents in Port Clinton Precinct 1B, Precinct 2B, Precinct 3B and, Precinct 4B, informing voters of new precinct assignments and new polling locations. These changes will take effect immediately, and impact not only the upcoming election on Nov. 5, but all future elections until further notice.

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GenoaBank names Skilliter as new Mortgage Loan Originator

GenoaBank, a locally owned, independent, community bank, today announced Blair Skilliter’s appointment as new Mortgage Loan Originator.

“We expect GenoaBank and our customers to benefit greatly from Blair as a new Mortgage Loan Originator,” said Martin P. Sutter, GenoaBank’s President and CEO. “He is eager to serve the community with personal attention and mortgage lending needs.”

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Fish Sale at OSWCD

Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District announces its 2013 Fish Sale. Area pond owners have the opportunity to stock their ponds with fish through this convenient and low-cost program until Friday, Sept. 27. The fish are supplied by Fender’s Fish Hatchery, Baltic, Ohio. Their tank truck, with aerator, will distribute the ordered fish on Thursday, Oct. 3rd in the afternoon.  Fish available are:  Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Redear Sunfish and White Amur.

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Back to school

Bataan Primary Elementary held Kindergarten and New Student Orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Here Judy Johannsen, Port Clinton City Schools, scans Isabelle Auvil's finger for the cafeteria biometric system that works via finger scan. 

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Thank you VFW

Frank Moravcik and his great polka band have been helping the VFW Post 7572 Ladies Auxiliary Fight for the Cure since 2000. Ohio District 9 Post 7572 President Debbie Garrard and members of the Ladies Auxiliary are dedicated to the cancer program. The third Saturday of August with Frank’s music and dancing is a fun way to fight for the cure.

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Port Clinton lighthouse

The talk around PC these past few weeks has been the proposed development in Water Works Park. Two weeks ago Mike Rose and his team presented their concept for revitalizing the city at a packed public meeting at the Elks Lodge.

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