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Green Kale Dinner set
The Teutonia Männerchor and Damenchor will hold their annual Green Kale (Grünkohl) Dinner Sunday, Feb. 9 from 12:30-3 p.m. in the Black Forest Cafe at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.

The menu will include smoked chops, pork roast, sausage, bacon, kale and potatoes served family style. Dessert and coffee are included. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $17.50 for adults and $8.75 for children. Reservations are required by Feb. 3. Call Ingeborg Mueller at 419-872-2603 for more information.

Pheasants Forever banquet
Members of the Erie-Ottawa-Sandusky Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold their 23rd Annual Fundraising Banquet Saturday, March 8 at the Camp Perry Clubhouse, 1000 N Lawrence Rd., Port Clinton.

The event will include a catered dinner featuring prime rib, roast chicken, side dishes and dessert. Beer and soft drinks will be provided; a cash bar will be available. There will also be live and silent auctions and a raffle of more than 30 guns.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are available on a pre-sale basis only. The cost is $60 for an individual, which includes a one-year membership to Pheasants Forever; $25 for admission to the event only and $25 for a spouse’s dinner. Youth admission is $25, which includes a one-year youth membership to Pheasants Forever’s “Ringneck” youth organization. Seating is limited to 325 people.

For tickets, call Joe Uhinck at the Ottawa County Agricultural Office in Oak Harbor at 419-898-1595. Visit for more information.

Senior housing meeting
A housing complex being proposed in Fremont for residents 55 years and older will be the topic of a meeting to be held Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:45 a.m. at the WSOS Sandusky County Senior Center, located in the lower level at Fort Stephenson, 600 W. State St., Fremont.

The meeting is being conducted by Herman & Kittle Properties Inc. and WSOS Housing Development Coordinator Don Corley, to seek input on the site plan, the number and type of units to be included, amenities, management of the units, and income levels targeted for such a development.

Those who plan to attend are invited to have lunch at the center. Lunch reservations are required by noon Tuesday, Feb. 4 and may be made by calling 419-334-8383. The suggested donation for lunch is $3 for senior citizens and $5 for guests.

For more information on the proposed senior housing development, call Corley at WSOS’ Housing Department at 1-800-775-9767.

Foundation invites grant applications
The Ottawa County Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations in or serving Ottawa County to submit requests for grant funding.

The foundation makes grants to programs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environments, natural resources and the arts to provide for the enrichment of the quality of life in the Ottawa County community.

Applicants may download the Guidelines for Grant Seekers and Grant Summary Form from the website at

Applications must be postmarked by March 15 to be considered. Mail applications to The Ottawa County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 36, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

For more information, visit the foundation website or call Joy Roth at 419-261-0797 or Jon James at 419-707-9691.

Fur Ball set
Reservations are currently being accepted for the Toledo Area Humane Society’s 2014 Fur Ball, which will be held Feb. 8 at The Pinnacle in Maumee.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the black tie-optional event, which will include a silent and live auction. A cash bar will be available. Hosts for the evening will be 13abc personalities Tony Geftos and Christina Williams.

Reservations may be made online at or contact Danielle Marie Jones, director of marketing and development at 419-482-7101 or

Beat the Heat
Warmer weather may still be months away, but Humane Ohio wants pet parents to “Beat the Heat” by spaying their female cats in advance of their heat cycles and preventing unwanted litters from being born this spring.

In conjunction with the “Beat the Heat” promotion, which is sponsored by PetSmart Charities, Humane Ohio will spay owned female cats for a special rate of $20 throughout February.

Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. Spaying a female cat by 4 months of age – before the first heat cycle – is known to improve the health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.

According to Jill Borkowski, Humane Ohio marketing director, “Our ‘Beat the Heat’ promotion is a win-win. Every spring, local animal shelters and rescue groups are flooded with thousands of kittens. We can help these organizations by preventing unwanted kittens from being born, and we can help people with female cats by offering a really special (spay) rate.”

“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as 4 months old,” Borkowski said. “It’s our goal to eliminate pet homelessness in our community by offering high-quality, affordable spay/neuter.”

The special “Beat the Heat” rate is less than the non-profit organization’s normal low-cost spay price and is available to all residents of Ohio and Michigan. Cat parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when they schedule their appointment. Availability is limited.

Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Humane Ohio will be able to spay 400 owned female cats at the special $20 rate during February. Visit or follow Humane Ohio on Facebook at for more information, or call 419-266-5607 to schedule an appointment.

Burglaries probed
A majority of the recent burglaries in Lake Township have been occurring in the west side of the township and most have been during the day, according to Mark Hummer, the township police chief.

There have been seven burglaries since Dec. 16. The chief described that as higher than normal and said his department is following up on leads.

“One is too many,” he said. “We’re encouraging everyone to keep an eye on their neighbor’s house and call us if they see anything suspicious.”

Last month, there were five reported burglaries, department records show, and in December 2012 there were three reports.

In one recent burglary of an East Broadway residence, firearms and jewelry were reported stolen. On Jan. 7, a flat screen television was reported stolen after someone forced their way into a home in the 3800 block of Plumey Road.

Anyone with information should contact the Lake Township police.

Bridge meeting
The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Jan. 30 to discuss an alternative for the I-75 DiSalle Bridge reconstruction project.

The 3.5-mile project extends from Glenwood Road in Wood County to Segur Avenue in Lucas County.

The meeting will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Mayores Senior Center, 2 Aurora Dr., Toledo.

The portion of I-75 north of Wales Road will be relocated to the west of its current alignment and allow ODOT to maintain traffic while building a new bridge over the Maumee River. Ramps at Miami Street and South Avenue will also be reconfigured.

ODOT will accept written comments from the public until Feb. 13. They should be sent by email to or mailed to ODOT, District 2, 317 E. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, O. 43402 to the attention of the Office of Planning and Engineering.




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