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HPLM director of development retiring

       The Hayes Presidential Library & Museum director of development, who led the organization’s largest-ever fundraising campaign and introduced new ways of raising money for the organization, is retiring.

        Kathy Boukissen will retire May 31 after 12 years as the organization’s director of development.

        “We’ve really worked as a team here, and people feel the passion we have,” Boukissen said. “I’ve never felt like it was a job or career because of my love for the organization and what we stand for. I truly believe in it.”

Spa to open in Walbridge

        Intuitive Wellness Spa will open its first storefront location in Walbridge on April 22 at 30600 Drouillard Rd., Suite D.

        Services will include massage therapy, reiki energy healing, and reflexology.

        More information about the services and the opening event can be found at

Habitat director appointed

        Debi Heiks has been hired as executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County.

        She has experience in non-profits, real estate, fundraising and event planning.

        Heiks grew up in Port Clinton and Marblehead. She and her husband Todd raised their children, Deminique and Tyler in Oak Harbor and they now live in Graytown.



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