ICS Preschool is a World of Fall Color

The 3 and 4 year olds that attend ICS Preschool are watching the world change each and every day.  This week leaves were the topic of conversation and the rainbow of color they add to our Earth this time of year.  Miss Mary Heschel leads the classes in songs and stories about the beauty of the season.  Immaculate Conception Preschool welcomes 3 and 4 year olds of all faiths. For more information, call the school office at 419.734.3315.


Red Cross babysitter training at Danbury and Oak Harbor Middle Schools

American Red Cross Babysitter Training will be offered to students residing in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  Instructor for the training is Jan Overmyer, R.N.  Registration forms are available in the school office, or calling 419-898-6217. Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 31. 

American Red Cross Babysittter Training will be offered to students residing in the Danbury School District on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6 and 7, from 3 p.m.–6:15 p.m.  Students must attend both sessions.  Instructor for the training is Lea Mark.  Registration forms are available in the school office, or calling 419-798-2258. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 4. 


Danbury Twp. Volunteer Fire Department

The Danbury Township Fire Department was formed in July of 2013 from the existing Lakeside and Marblehead Fire Departments. Through the years, both departments have received great support from both the residents and the business communities.

This year, Danbury Township Fire Department continued the tradition of the Lakeside Annual Spaghetti Dinner. The support and attendance of the residents of the community made this year very successful, with over 500 dinners being served.


PC Braves go undefeated

It was a team effort by the 6th grade Port Clinton Braves football team to go 8-0 this season. The Braves rushed the football for 1,200 yards and the defense allowed their opponents less than 300 yards.  The Braves had a plus-18 takeover ratio. The Braves offense scored 120 points and the defense allowed only 36 points this season. 


Candidates for Nov. 5 election

In next week’s Beacon, we will feature profiles of candidates in the contested elections in Ottawa County. Candidates who would like to have their information included should send an email with head-shot photo attached to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon, Monday, Oct. 28, or drop the information at the Beacon office. In 200 words or less, include the reason you are the best candidate.


Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Goodwill’s Day Habilitation Center

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of Goodwill’s Day Habilitation Center located at 205 SE Catawba Road (SR 53) in Port Clinton on Tuesday, Oct. 29   The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 10:00am.   An open house is planned from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., offering informational tours and refreshments.

For more information, call 419-625-4744 or visit


The Hunger Games at Port Clinton Middle School

Fleet 7 teachers ready for The Hunger Games at Port Clinton Middle School are (L to R) Nancy Walker as Mrs. Everdeen; Jared Rhode as Mr. Snow; Samantha Lipstraw, as a Tribute; Mallory Myers as Katness Everdeen; Diane Zam as Effie Trinket;  Sara Logsdon as a Citizen from the Capitol ; Hayley Saneholtz and Emily Driggers as Tributes.  

Port Clinton Middle School Fleet 7 began an interdisciplinary unit revolving around the young adult book The Hunger Games. Last Monday morning students gathered in the extended learning area, divided into their "districts" as they held their own Reaping Ceremony. The Fleet 7 teachers dressed as characters from the story while acting out the Reaping Ceremony, where two students from each district were randomly selected as tributes from their district. See the Video or view more pictures in the Photo Album at


Make a difference in Port Clinton

Make a Difference Day is this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 2 the Jefferson Street Pier in downtown Port Clinton. The City of Port Clinton, the Port Clinton City Schools, and Republic Services have teamed up to collect most residential rubbish. They will not be accepting TV’s, Tires, Freon Appliances Batteries or Hazardous Liquids.

A Downtown Clean-up is also planned.


Port Clinton City School District announces Flagship Award Winners

Pictured left to right:  Superintendent of Schools Patrick D. Adkins with Flagship Award Winners Bob Beck, Captain Staff Award; Michelle Kodak, First Mate Parent Award; Dawn Zink, Zink Calls, Crew Community Award and Board of Education President David Belden.   (Not pictured Fred Zink.)

The Flagship Awards are part of Port Clinton City School District’s recognition program to honor parents, community members, staff and students that help the district fulfill its motto of “Proudly Charting a Course for Success.”  At the October 21 meeting, the Port Clinton Board of Education recognized the following individuals with Flagship Awards.


Ribbon Cutting Planned for Allure Signs and Printing

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of Allure Signs and Printing located at 5831 E. Harbor Road in Marblehead.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.  

For more information, contact 419-732-7880 or visit

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