Community calendar Feb. 13-19

Thursday Feb. 13

Casmir “Ki” Jadwisiak: An Immigrant Family History
What: Recounting the Great Depression, Marines and life in Poland
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Ida Rupp Library, Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-3212 or

Ottawa County Board of Elections meeting
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Board of Elections office, 8444 W SR 163, Oak Harbor
Info: 419-898-3092


Gone (ice) fishing!

Rick Ward making his way in from the lake at Catawaba Island State Park Saturday, Feb. 8

Not only has our area been busier this winter with outage workers from Davis-Besse, but the harsh winter has drawn ice fisherman to our area for the first time in years. Looking out onto the horizon of the lake amidst a sea of white, a speckling of ice shanties can be seen. According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, as of Feb. 10 Lake Erie had 93% ice cover. The NOAA Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System reports that the Great Lakes as a whole are 78% covered.


Tiffany Colston’s 1000th point

Photo by Bill Migala

Tiffany Colston reached a monumental goal in her high school athletics career last Tuesday night when she scored her 1000th point. On the same night, Redskin and Rocket girls came together to help fight cancer. Selling t-shirts, 50/50 raffle tickets and having a bake sale, they together raised $616.


Redskin bowlers second at Tiffin tournament

Both the Redskin boys and girls varsity bowling teams finished second at the Tiffin Tournament at heritage Recreation Center in Tiffin Saturday, Feb. 8.

The boys were the leading qualifier with a 3676 total for three team games and five baker games. They defeated Tiffin Columbian in the semi final Baker match then lost to tournament champion Woodmore in the Finals 2-0, losing 190-188 and 177-176. 

Darryl Trent and Caleb Conrad made the All Tournament Team with their series of 601 and 584 respectively. Trent rolled games of 225-179- 197 and Conrad 207-175-202. Kordell Blankenship rolled games of 230-195.

The Lady Redskins qualified third with a total of 3118 behind Rossford and Eastwood. They defeated Eastwood two baker games to one in the semi finals, but lost to Willard 2-1 in the championship match.


Ki Jadwisiak: An Immigrant Family History

On Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton, Casimir “Ki” Jadwisiak will share his family’s story and hold a book signing of his newly published book, “An Immigrant Family History”.

Casimir ''Ki'' Jadwisiak, lifetime area resident, recounts in over 50 emails to his relatives and friends, experiences and adventures of his 87 years in his newly published book, 'An Immigrant Family History’.

It all began with storytelling to his children usually at the dinner table where he told and retold stories of his youth. Following these stories, his children would often say, ''Gee Dad, I wish you would write that down.''


Volunteer opportunities at Magee Marsh

The Friends of Magee Marsh will be sponsoring many special events throughout the year and are in need of volunteers to assist with these events. Volunteers at the Migratory Bird Center in the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will be able to enjoy nature and wildlife and help people of all ages.  Volunteers are asked to help with a variety of activities including scheduled programs and events, working in the garden, answering visitors’ questions, assisting in the store and giving out information and maps of the area. 

The Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center are 17 miles west of Port Clinton, located at 13229 W. State Route 2, between State Routes 19 and 590. The Bird Center is open weekends beginning March 1 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The area is known as one of the best birding spots in North America.

A volunteer training session is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at 12 p.m. at the Sportsman Migratory Bird Center and will include a pizza lunch. If you are interested in volunteering and signing up for the session, visit the Facebook page for Friends of Magee Marsh, click on message and send your contact information (name, phone number and address); or you can send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information.

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