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Marblehead VFW Danbury Football Banquet

Jonathon McClellan, Top Lineman, Tyler Dray, Sportsmanship award and Top Back, Cody German. Pictured along with the award winners are Bob Peroni, Marblehead VFW Post Commander and Danbury head football coach, Bryan Dudash.

The 68th Danbury Laker annual football banquet was held at the Marblehead Post 7572 on Saturday evening, Nov. 9. Commander Robert Peroni welcomed the team, their guests and coaches, their support staff, school-board member John Paul Dress and Principal Mike Cole.

The Blessing was given by Lu Hamit and dinner followed.

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Bataan Day celebrated

Bataan Memorial Primary Elementary Principal, Mrs. Kendra Van Doren, with students Elijah Orosco and Carter Sayre at the school’s annual Bataan Day Ceremony. The pinwheels are in honor of the men from Port Clinton that were in the Battle of Bataan & Bataan Death March during World War II. The ceremony helps the students remember the history of their school name and realize the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and others like them who fought and continue to fight for their country and our freedom.

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Smile Express comes to Ottawa County

With the continued support of the community, third graders at Bataan Elementary participated in oral health education provided by the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio on Oct. 30. Each child received an apple, generously donated by Bergman Orchard as well as a toothbrush kit assembled by the special education class at Port Clinton High School.

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Soccer team loses, and wins, at state tournament

On Saturday in Cincinnati, the Port Clinton boys U10 soccer team played in the Ohio area state tournament in Cincinnati. The final score, after double overtime and a shoot-out, was Fairfield, 2, Port Clinton 1. The Port Clinton team lost, and it won. It lost the game to number one seeded Fairfield and it won enriching experiences and lessons. During regulation play, a Port Clinton goal was disallowed on a controversial off-sides call. In the shoot-out, there was another controversial and game-deciding call. 

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Erie Ottawa International Airport

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Erie-Ottawa International Airport Director Stan Gebhardt, Eigan Matho, Ashley Matho and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port Director Eugene Matho Jr. at the celebration of the first international flight into Erie Ottawa International Airport (PCW). 

On Saturday Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW) welcomed its first international flight. U. S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, State Sen. Randy Gardner, State Rep. Chris Redfern, Erie and Ottawa County Commissioners and dozens of observers greeted the flight from Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada. The flight, piloted by Griffing Flying Service president Thomas Griffing, carried Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass and Erie County Commissioner Tom Ferrell. 

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Fall Chicken Dinner at St. Paul Lutheran in Danbury

Jim Kovach, Lloyd Dayton and Matt Seamon serve dinners at last year’s fundraiser.

The annual Fall Chicken Dinner is a very old tradition at St. Paul Lutheran Church, on Church Road in Danbury Township. Open to the public, the dinner has become a popular yearly event. Church members are busy now preparing for this year’s dinner, which will be held Nov. 20. No one is sure when the tradition began, but at least one senior citizen remembers playing in the church basement as a small child while her mother helped prepare the meal.

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Stars Dance for CASA Nov. 23

The 6th Season of Ottawa County Stars Dance for CASA will be held on Nov. 23 at the Camp Perry Conference Center. The Stars this year are: Pat Adkins, Ann Duez, Roseann Hickman, Carlos Mincheff, Angela Rahm, and Rich Riedmaier. They will be joined by professional dancers Timothy and Annessia Nyman, Craig Olszewski, Lisa Ramsey, Hank Fox and MaryAnn Snider. The event will be hosted by Judge Kathleen Giesler and Chief Bob Bratton. There will also be a live auction by Greg Peiffer as well as many silent auction items. The tickets are $30 and include substantial appetizers from Ward Catering and Desserts provided by Sweet Treats by Tim. Tickets can be purchased at NBOH branches in Oak Harbor and Port Clinton as well as the CASA office at 419-301-0225. The event promises to be a star-studded evening of great entertainment in support of a great cause. CASA provides highly trained volunteers to advocate and be the voice for abused and neglected children.

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BPW scholarships available

Ottawa County women in need of funds to attend college or technical school are encouraged to apply for a grant from the Business and Professional Women. Women interested in applying may pick up applications at Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton, The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, Oak Harbor Library or the Jobstore in Oak Harbor.

For additional information or to receive the application by e-mail, contact BPW Scholarship Chair Leslie Benton by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline for application submission is Dec. 6.

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Ashley Buhrow awarded national American FFA Degree

Ashley Buhrow with national FFA award

By Kyla Cornelius, Oak Harbor/Penta FFA Reporter

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  

The American FFA Degree is bestowed up on a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence.

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