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Thursday, 24 September 2009 14:28

Celebrating grandparents
Nostalgia filled the grounds of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus Sept. 12, as the facility invited the public to take part in its Grandparent’s Day Celebration.

Community members were greeted in the front parking lot by 10 antique tractors displayed for the morning’s festivities. As guests entered the building, they were able to view a vintage clothing display that included a display of three generations of wedding gowns, letterman jackets from local high schools, vintage and special occasion children’s clothing, and a U.S. Coast Guard and a Red Cross volunteer uniform, both from the 1940’s.

The event also included a free pancake and sausage breakfast provided by Stein Hospice, crafts, fingerprinting with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s office, a kiddie tractor pull and more. Residents and guest enjoyed gospel hymns by Riverview administrator Kendra German. The highlight of the day was the Kiddie Tractor Pull.

“It was a wonderful day and I enjoyed the many events with my family,” said Phyllis Haynes, of Oak Harbor. “The best part was watching my  great-grandson participate in the Kiddie Tractor Pull.”

Senior raffle winners
Winning tickets for the recent OSU Game Tickets Raffle were drawn on Sep. 14 during Senior Day at the Bay activities hosted by Put-In-Bay Senior Center.

Winners of the two sets of tickets for the Ohio State vs. Minnesota Oct. 24 were Pam Hatfield, of Oak Harbor, and Kevin Ullery, of Toledo. Winners of $100 gas cards were Clyde Zunk, of Oak Harbor; June Kwiatkowski, of Port Clinton; and Celinda Gerhardstein, of Republic, O. Dorothy Feckley, of Genoa, won the OSU Fun Pack, consisting of two super deluxe stadium seats.

The raffle tickets were sold over the summer months by all six Ottawa County Senior sites, culminating with a “Tailgate Party” at Community Markets in Port Clinton on September 5th; and raising $1,901 for the Ottawa County Senior Levy Fund.

Conservancy names VP
Black Swamp Conservancy, a non-profit land conservation organization based in Perrysburg, has elected Ken Zeck of Toledo as vice president.

His term as vice president will run until June 2011. He has served on the conservancy’s board of trustees since 2003 and was president from 2005 to 2007.

Zeck is the former assistant director, global real estate, of Owens-Illinois, Inc.

Additional information on the conservancy is available at

Historical society events
About 30 members of the Ottawa County Historical Society gathered on the back lawn of the Wolcott Keeper’s House in Danbury Township for the annual potluck picnic on Sept. 9.

The informal program - and part of the menu - was a hearth-cooking demonstration on the Keeper’s House restored fireplace.

The group plans to be available during the off-season to demonstrate to civic, club, and school groups. For more information, call Lois Tuttamore at 419-798-1014.

Upcoming OCHS events include a Civil War encampment Oct. 10 at the Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead, as part of the Lighthouse Festival. The house will be open for tours, there will be music and frontier crafts on the grounds, and bean soup, corn bread, and cider will be available.

Visit  for event and membership information.

Written by Press Staff Writer   
Friday, 18 September 2009 08:12

Grub & Suds winners
The Elmore Historical Society has announced the winners of the 13th annual Grub & Suds Motorcycle event held Sept. 12.
They included:
Bike Show: Historical - Dave Evans, of Toledo; Rat - Jeffrey K Dudley; Custom - Paula Hyder; Sport - Bill Bird from Tiffin; Touring - Rick Jurski, of Toledo; Best of Show/People’s Choice - Mike Jack, of Graytown.

Headless Motorcyclist Poker Run: First place - Rich Hayward, of Toledo; second place - Julia Metcalfe, of Toledo; third place - John Colvin, of Elmore.

Slow Rider: Kyle McConnell, of Fostoria.
Keg Roll: Boyce McConnell, of Fostoria.
Egg Drop: Roxanne and Greg Fetzer, of Fostoria.
Bite the Dog: Roxanne and Greg Fetzer, of Fostoria.
Potato in the Straw: Tracy Tille and John Kruse.

Woessner honored
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 10 September 2009 14:39

Wood County Juvenile Court Judge David Woessner was named Honorary D.A.R.E. Officer for the State of Ohio during the 2009 D.A.R.E. Association of Ohio Annual Training Conference held Aug. 14 at King’s Island in Mason, O.

Judge Woessner was nominated for the statewide award by D.A.R.E. officers from Wood County in recognition of his support of the D.A.R.E. program.

“As Wood County’s Juvenile Court Judge, I see first hand the results of drugs, alcohol and violence in the home,” Judge Woessner said. “The D.A.R.E. program helps to deal directly with these issues. Wood County is extremely fortunate to have strong D.A.R.E. officers.

“I feel truly honored and humbled to be named an Honorary D.A.R.E. Officer,” he said.


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