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Area Memorial Day services

Lost at sea

Memorial Day services for those who lost their lives at sea will be held at Port Clinton Yacht Club at 9 a.m. Wreaths will be cast from the City Harbor Patrol boat into the river. 

Port Clinton

At 10 a.m. a parade will begin in front of the former Port Clinton Junior High School and will go north on Madison Street to Second Street, west on Second Street to Monroe Street Veterans Park. At the Park, services will be conducted by the VFW post #2480, American Legion Post #113, and AM Vets.

Marblehead and Lakeside

Marblehead and Lakeside will be honoring Memorial Day on May 26 with a parade followed by ceremonies at James Park. The Memorial Day Parade will begin at Clemons Cemetery on East Main Street at 10 a.m. and proceed to the War Memorial at James Park for the 10:30 a.m. ceremony. 

Johnson’s Island

Johnson’s Island will be holding a Memorial Service on May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Confederate Cemetery.

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St. Boniface students visit “Rise Above” exhibit

Dr. Harold Brown shows Savannah Hetrick (right) and Meghan Glenn how to make the complex folds of a paper airplane.

St. Boniface of Oak Harbor fifth and sixth graders had the experience of a lifetime when they visited the Rise Above travelling educational exhibit at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton. The program began as students had the chance to talk with Tuskegee Airman Dr. Harold Brown. Dr. Brown told of his experiences as a pilot in WWII flying a P-51C Red Tail Mustang and then assisted the students in creating complex paper airplanes for a distance-flying contest. 

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Little Free Library comes to Catawba

Roy and Mary Triska’s grandson, Luke, age 6, grabbing a book from the Catawba Free Little Library.

Everyone is welcome to come and browse, take a book, leave a book or even sit and read a book at the Little Free Library in Catawba located at 4721 E. Karlite Drive just off of NW Catawba Road. The library was a Christmas gift from Roy Triska to his wife, Mary, this past winter. All types of books can be found at the library.

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May Crowning at ICS

Pictured are members of the ICS second and fifth grade classes that participated in the May Crowning ceremony, from left:  Evangeline Young, Luke Saffran, Alyssa Diaz, Mitchell Coon, Garrett Hirt, Evelyn Zam, Madison Wiechman, Adrianna Hummel, Martina Cass and Lilian Uhinck

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Thank you, Volleyball Challenge

 The 4th Annual Volleyball Challenge held on April 29th was a huge success! Proceeds from the event benefitted the United Way of Ottawa County. The four main agencies participating in the event were the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities (OCBDD), OCTA, RVI and Ottawa Residential Services (ORSI). The team of RVI and ORSI won the challenge for the third straight year in a row. The team playing against them was from OCBDD and OCTA. 

Everyone had a roaring good time as the Honorable Judge Kathleen Giesler and Commissioner Jim Sass entertained the crowd as Masters of Ceremony. Mr. Sass even donned a very unique hat complete with horns and fur. Donna Drusbacky put her amazing skills to use as the referee for the evening. Brenda Fastinger operated the scoreboard while Amy Cantu, Bri Combs and Kim Strong-Todd managed the concessions, bake sale, silent auction and 50/50 sales. Sharon Virtue greeted the wonderful patrons as she sold tickets at the door. Diane Shupp shared her photographic talents while capturing special moments from the event. 

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Memorial Day services and parade schedule for Oak Harbor

Memorial Day services for the Oak Harbor area community will begin on Sunday morning, May 25, when members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and their Auxiliaries will attend church services at St. Paul Lutheran Church on CR 17 at the 9 a.m. service.

On Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, a breakfast will be served at the American Legion Post Home on Park Street from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. All Veterans and their families are invited.

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Salute the Troops at Put-in-Bay

Perry’s Victory and Miller Boat Line join forces to honor Gold Star Children, veterans and active duty personnel 

Every Memorial Day weekend the community of Put-in-Bay and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial join forces to honor America’s veterans and active duty military personnel. This year’s “Salute to the Troops” ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at Perry’s Victory Visitor Center and will honor children who have lost a parent to war, according to Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky.

The guest speaker will be Mitty Griffis Mirrer, an independent documentary filmmaker, award winning journalist, and military survivor who has spent the past decade gathering the voices of widows, widowers and children of war from two generations. Mirrer also founded Gold Star Children, a non-profit organization, which uses film and interactive media to raise awareness about children who have lost a parent to war.  

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