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Apple Festival Royalty Court looking for contestants

2012's Apple Blossom and Johnny Appleseed at last year's Apple Festival.

It’s time again to begin the search for the new Apple Festival Royalty Court. The Royalty Court will reign for a period of one year. They will have the opportunity to travel, learn about other communities in our state, meet many new friends, and gain experience speaking in public as they share with others information about our festival.

The Apple Festival Royalty Court consists of an Apple Queen (grades 9-11), Apple Princess (grades 6-8), Johnny Appleseed and Apple Blossom (both grades K-1). All court members must be residence of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District. Past Royalty members which have previously held a title (this excludes runners-up) may not compete for that particular title again. They may however compete for a different title.

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Ottawa County Veterans Service Office presents Wreaths Across America

Last year's Wreaths Across America event at the Catawba Island Township Cemetery

Join in the mission to remember, honor and teach as Ottawa County welcomes National Wreaths Across America Day to our area on December 13. All Ottawa County veterans will be honored with a wreath this year.

Those who would like to donate and/or volunteer their time to help with this event, contact Sara Toris at the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office at 419-898-2089.

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Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival

The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus would like to thank all those involved in making the 2014 Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival a great success.  This year, more than 3000  people attended the festival.  Most were from out of town and several made very favorable comments about our beautiful city.   Without the assistance of over 250 volunteers, this festive event would not be possible.  

Many thanks go out to our suppliers, musicians, sponsors, volunteers, the City of Port Clinton, and especially our supporters.  Special thanks go out to our neighbors, Americas Best Value Inn, Mendoza’s Mexican Restaurant, and Fisherman’s Warf for their cooperation and assistance.  Plans are already being made for next year’s eleventh Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival to make it an even bigger and better event.

Jerry Arnold
Ed Verkin
Festival chairmen

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C.O.R.D. Supports the Lighthouse Conservancy 

Port Clinton is a maritime community built on the Great Lake Erie some 200 hundred years ago. It is Lake Erie that brought the settlers here and it is the Great Lake that keeps most of us here. Most of us were born and raised here and will always live here. Maybe some of us have become accustomed to all that, but the small group of dedicated men and women in the Lighthouse Conservancy have not. They strive to honor our heritage.

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Tenth annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival

Antique accordion on display at the Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival.

Over Labor Day weekend The Knights of Columbus hosted the tenth annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival. This is the seventh year that the Knights of Columbus have sponsored the event, the first three years Main Street Port Clinton hosted the event. This year, close to 3000 people from near and far attended the event.

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PC Mayor visits Coffee with the Editor

On Wednesday, August 27, Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone came to address questions from area residents at The Beacon’s weekly Coffee with the Editor. Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman, Main Street Port Clinton members, downtown business owners and Marblehead, Catawba and Port Clinton residents also attended the open town hall forum.

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Oak Harbor falls to Ottawa-Glandorf, 34-17

Ultimately, Oak Harbor’s mistakes did them in.

Despite hanging with Ottawa-Glandorf for much of the game, four Rocket turnovers were the difference in their 34-17 loss to the Titans on Friday at the Launchpad. 

Oak Harbor raced out to a 10-3 lead after running back Andrew Heberling scored on a 65-yard touchdown run midway thru the second quarter, but Ottawa-Glandorf responded by scoring 21 unanswered points, taking a 17-10 lead into the half before scoring on the first possession of the third quarter to go ahead 24-10.

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FOPA casino bus trip September 7

The Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34 is hosting a casino bus trip on Sunday, September 7.  The bus will depart from Port Clinton City Hall parking lot at 10 a.m. for Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.  Tickets are $40 and include $25 free play upon arrival at the casino.  We will depart the casino at approximately 4 p.m.  

Raffles and 50/50 chances will be played on the trip to the casino.  This is a fundraiser for the countywide Police Memorial to be constructed in the future.  

Tickets are available at Perfect Color, 90 N. Madison Street or by phone 419-308-4690.

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