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Farewell dinner held
Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County held a farewell dinner for construction manager Roger Wright at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Oak Harbor.

Wright, who has been with Habitat for Humanity for six years, is retiring and moving to southern Ohio to be closer to family. During Wright’s six years with Habitat for Humanity he has overseen the construction of seven houses for qualifying families. The board of directors presented him with a picture entitled “Destiny,” which portrays Joseph with Jesus as a young child playing with a hammer in the carpenter shop.

Wright then presented certificates of participation to longtime volunteers Rick Asmus, Deb Klippstein and Mark Wendt. Thee three individuals volunteered a combined total of nearly 1,000 hours.


Pictured left to right are volunteers Rick Asmus and Deb Klippstein, construction manager Roger Wright and Mark Wendt, also a volunteer.


Halloween costume winners
Genoa Kiwanis have announced the winners in their annual Halloween Costume Contest. The winners, in first-, second- and third-place (when applicable) order include:

Preschool Age 1-2: Huggable – Kail Golightly, Jace Zapata, Raymond Muncey; Prettiest – Ryan Soviar, Makenna Witt, Bella Hall; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Addison Pietrowski, Logan Hill, Carley Douglas; Creative/Original – Anna Gladden, Grayson Batzell, Asher Widmer;

Preschool Age 3-4: Huggable – Will and Ben Harthorn, Logan Wehner; Prettiest – Leah Beard, Sienna Gochanudel, Lyla Edena; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Jordan Ferrara, Taylor Costley, Jace Fondessy;

Kindergarten: Huggable – Nathan Miller, Vincent Pasty, Samuel Liter; Prettiest – Avery Maluchnick, Hallie Sharples, Allyson Bajen; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Gavin Goodman, Rachel Stuller, Abigail Widmer; Creative Original – Shane O’Brien, Keegan McCuaghey, Brock Mathews;

First Grade: Ugliest – Drake Hoiser, Kevin Ludwig; Prettiest – Courtney Rae Chapinski, Kennedy Maluchnik; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Rachel Beard, Mat Lickert; Creative Original – Marissa Mapes, Collin Gladden; Second Grade: Ugliest – Dan Scunner, Brailyne Bryant; Prettiest – Angellia Grunden, Marin Butler; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Mike Lichert, Tomee Turner; Creative Original – Aidan O’Brian, Marcus Gladen;

Third Grade: Ugliest – Brittany Diekman, Gina Goodman; Prettiest – Kaity Truman, Tylee Turner; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Malory Nelson, London Stuller; Creative Original – Breanna Burris, Tony Baez; 

Fourth Grade: Ugliest – Gage Crawford, Aliza Munoa; Prettiest – Candace Lawson, MaKena Willis; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Casey Grunden, Paul Reese; Creative Original – Emma Steinmiller;  Grade 5 & 6: Ugliest – Brock Hochaneel, Jayden Cherry; Prettiest – Maricilla Morales, Alissa Mullins; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Abby Lawson, Brianna Lawson; Creative Original – Natalie Cooper, Samantha Edwards;

Genoa Area High School Band: Ugliest – Dana Klavinger, Kyle Farrel; Prettiest – Katie Deneau, Kelsey Hufford; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – John Takas, Jacob Applegate; Creative Original – Riley Bialoruck, Curtis Buser & Daniel Goetz.


Eagle Scout honored
Jeremy M. Kopena, 18, of Curtice, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Kopena was recognized in a Court of Honor on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church.

A member of Troop 385 in Genoa, Kopena is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Dave Spurgeon.

Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community service project. Kopena chose to design and landscape a prayer garden for Trinity United Methodist Church in Genoa. Kopena is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and is a senior at Penta Career Center where he is enrolled in construction carpentry.

He is the son of Gerald and Jolene Kopena, of Curtice.

Ebola outbreak

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