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PCMS Mission to the Moon

Port Clinton Middle School students Mason McDougall and Caden Chapman work to complete their portion of the “Mission to the Moon” during a field trip to Challenger Learning Center in Oregon, Ohio.

On Dec. 20 a group of thirty-two Port Clinton Middle School sixth grade students traveled to the Challenger Learning Center in Oregon, Ohio, to complete a space mission simulation. The trip was sponsored by the North Point ESC as a part of their STEM initiative to increase student enthusiasm about math, science and technology. The Challenger Center specifically designed this simulation program to provide an authentic encounter that increases the principles of teamwork, responsible decision-making, problem-solving and communication. Students were immersed in a realistic Mission Control and Space Station environment with computer consoles, communication headsets, continuous messages on the loud speakers, electronic messages, teammates they could only see on video monitors, emergency sounds and flashing lights and hands-on activities at science stations. 

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John Madison recognized for professional leadership

John Madison of the Frederick Agency, Inc. was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), a leading national insurance professional organization.

Mr. Madison was awarded a certificate marking more than fifteen years of participation as a designated CIC, which requires annual completion of advanced education and training.

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Development

The city of Port Clinton has endured a harsh winter so far and we all look forward to spring. It is time for the city to take steps to insure a sound financial year approaching through our efforts to see that the city moves forward with economic steps; jobs and infrastructure improvements.

As you can see by now, the tourists have left and the city begins to sleep until the spring. Many businesses have a rough time making it through these months.

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