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First Walleye Challenge Nets 800 Pounds of Fish More than 60 teams braved 20 mph winds 8.21-pound fish. pounds, winning $1,000. and three- to four-foot waves on Lake Erie to Second place went to Team ENDTUITION, Additional sponsor awards were presented compete in the first Walleye Challenge on Sat- whose 33.23-pound catch earned them from the Western Basin Sportfishing Assourday, Oct. 3. The event, hosted by Fish Hu- $1,700, and a $200 bonus from South Shore ciation, Silver Streak Lures; Rednek Trolling ron Ohio, will be held Marine as the Weights; Traxtech and J n J’s Harbor Driveannually. Sixty-two highest-placing thru; Progressive Insurance; and The Chapteams with about 200 team fishing man Insurance Group. anglers vied for more on a boat purThe event brought more than 200 people to than $10,000 in cash chased from Huron – some arriving as early as Wednesand prizes. South Shore. day. South Shore Marine provided food for Nearly 800 pounds of the anglers Friday night. On walleye were brought Saturday morning prior to to the scales during the takeoff, Mesenburg Caterthe weigh-in, which ing & Marconi’s Café Piccolo took place at the Boat provided coffee and food. I5’s Basin Amphitheater. provided grilled burgers and A 10.53-pound wallhot dogs for the anglers & eye was the biggest spectators during the weighfish caught that day by in and awards ceremony. Frank Zubel of CleveFish Huron, Ohio is a group land, who won $500 HetGotPapa was the winning team, with of local business people who for the biggest catch. came together to promote a toal catch of 36.27 lbs. at the first anThe winning team, nual Fish Huron Ohio Walleye Challenge. fishing in Huron to the rest “HetGotPapa,” of of the world. To learn more Steve Borowski, Steve Puruczky and Scott Third place went to about Fish Huron Ohio, visit Geitgey, pocketed $2,500 in cash for their Team Three Rhodes, www.fishhuronohio.com. five-fish tournament limit weighing 36.27 with a catch of 30.80 Frank Zubel landed the larg- More fishing groups are exlbs. They also won two bonus prizes: $100 pounds. They won est walleye, a whopping 10.53 pected to come to the area from the Western Basin Sportfishing Associa- $1,300. Fourth place pounds, during the 1st annual during the month of October tion, and a $50 gift certificate to J n’J’s Harbor went to the SCOUT Walleye Challenge sponsored and November, starting with Drive Thru for Traxtech fishing gear for their TEAM with 30.41 by Fish Huron, Ohio. Walleye Central, Oct. 23-25.
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Huron Pumpkin Festival Hosted Saturday Festivities at the second annual Huron Pumpkin Festival this Saturday will include a costume contest, a safari animal show, a family concert and a scarecrow decorating contest for the entire family. The event, hosted by Huron Parks and free to the public, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Huron Boat Basin and Amphitheater. The festival will have a full day of activities that also include a petting zoo provided by Jungle Island Zoo, LCC; a Touch-n-Truck hands-on activity for kids to explore their favorite vehicles; and fingerprinting for children by the Huron Police Department. The Costume Contest is open to ages 3 to 10, and participants are asked to register for the
contest at the festival between noon and 1 p.m. Age categories will be 3-5, 6-8, and 9-10. The Scarecrow Decorating Contest is open to all ages, and family projects are encouraged. All materials will be supplied to contestants, and registration for this event will also be from noon to 1 p.m., but is limited to the first 15 entries. The decorating booth will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. All contestants will be able to take home their scarecrow. Both contests will offer first, second and third place awards. The following is the schedule: Noon – Festival opens Noon to 2 p.m. – Touch a Truck in the parking lot
1 to 2 p.m. – a family concert… Guy Louis in the Amphitheater 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. – Jungle Terry’s Safari Animal Show in the Amphitheater 3:30 p.m. – Costume Contest judging at the Amphitheater 4:30 p.m. – Scarecrow Decorating Contest judging at the south side of the Amphitheater 5:30-6 p.m. – Barnes Nursery Pumpkin Drop Sponsors of the Huron Pumpkin Fest includeA-1 Sports Sales; Key Bank; Barnes Nursery; Bennett’s Novelties; Big Top Tent Rentals; K-96 WKFM; and 95.3 WLKR. Organizers are also looking for volunteers. For more information on the Huron Pumpkin Fest, visit huronparks.org or call 419-433-8487.
Ohio State University Marching Band The Ohio State University Marching Band will be performing in concert on Friday November 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky on their way to the game with Michigan in Ann Arbor. Huron residents and band alumni Ben Lindsley and Bruce Miller and Huron Band director Adam
Ladd will join with other members of the Erie County Alumni Band and perform one number with the band. The OSU band has made a stop in the area every
four years since 1971. The concerts have always “sold out” so get your tickets soon at The Family Eye Care Center in Huron. Tickets are also available in Sandusky at Musician’s Alley, Sandusky Orthopedics and Rheumatology and Lake Erie Gifts and Decor.
Huron Schools Seek Renewal Levy The Huron City School District hopes to renew an 8.9 mill emergency levy first passed in 2005. This levy is a renewal and will not increase taxes. “This is the levy which enabled the district to emerge from fiscal emergency. Passage of this levy has everything to do with the district’s recent successes,” said Superintendent Fred Fox. “The school district is heading in the right direction and passage of this renewal levy has everything to do with our progress continuing.” In the 2007-2008 school year, the district was rated “Excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education and this past year the district’s report card jumped to “Excellent with Distinction”. This is the highest rating possible and Huron is the only district in the area to ever receive the rating. “The school district has an A+ financial bond rating, the top rating for any district in the state,” said Treasurer Mike Weiss. Every Board of Education may present three different kinds of property tax issues to their voters—Bond Issues, Permanent Improvement Levies, and Operating Levies. Bond Issues: A bond is a tax, the proceeds from which can only be used to retire bonds or notes issued by the Board of Education to raise funds to pay the direct and related costs of permanent improvements. In general, bond issues are voted to pay the cost of school construction. Permanent Improvement Levies: A permanent improvement levy is a tax where the money is raised in used to construct, add to or repair
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buildings, lay sidewalks, build parking lots, or make other such improvements of school property. Funds spent on permanent improvement items need a lifespan of five or more years. The levy on the November ballot is an Operating Levy. There are five types of Operating Levies that the Board of Education can place before voters – this one is an Emergency Levy, which really has nothing to do with emergencies, according to school officials. These levies are fixed dollar amount levies, such as the 1.25 mill emergency renewal levy on last November’s ballot that raised $400,000. Back in 1989 this levy was originally passed for more than 4 mills. The county auditor reduced the millage to make sure the amount collected is $400,000. Boards of Education may choose to renew all five types of levies except replacement levies. Renewal levies do not raise taxes. Why do so many communities see school operating levies on the ballot year after year? The answer is……House Bill 920. House Bill 920 is an Ohio law that was passed in 1976 forcing school districts to ask their local residents for more funds on an average of every few years. The major source of income for most Ohio school districts is a tax on property located within the school district. The local property tax is levied in “mills”. A mill is one thousandth of a dollar. Ohio Constitution reads that all local governments combined can levy only ten mills without a vote of the people. These are called “inside mills”. Huron City Schools currently
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October is National Crime Prevention Month By John T. Majoy, Acting Chief
The National Crime Prevention Council has designated the month of October as National Crime Prevention Month. This presents a unique opportunity for Huron residents to band together to prevent crime. First, thanks to a generous donation from the Huron Rotary Club, the Huron Police Department will be hosting a free child fingerprint/DNA clinic during the Huron Parks and Recreation 2nd Annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. Members and volunteers of the Huron Police Department will be available to conduct the fingerprints and DNA samples, which will then be given to parents to take home with them. The safety and security of our children is a priority and we feel this partnership with the Huron Rotary Club is a key ingredient to help safeguard our children. Next, this month is a good opportunity for residents to help form a neighborhood Block Watch program. We have already started such programs in Old Homestead, Old Plat and Chaska neighborhoods. We would like to add other neighborhoods to this program to make it a communitywide effort. By working together, we can help take steps to prevent crime and keep our community safe. If you are interested in starting Block Watch in your neighborhood, contact the police department at 419-433-4114. To add to our crime prevention efforts, we ask that you take a few extra minutes to ensure the doors to your home and cars are locked. Last, I would also like to add that this week is also National Fire Prevention Week. Our colleagues at the Huron Fire Division work hard every day to add another facet of safety to our community, and fire prevention week deserves our attention. By working together we can minimize fire hazards and keep our families safe.
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Local dealership raises almost $73,000 for charities A local dealership exceeded its $65,000 goal by raising more than $72,000 for local organizations this year during its annual car-giveaway raffle. Doug Cheek of Fremont was the winner of a 2009 vehicle donated by Baumann Auto Group. More than 14,000 tickets were sold for the raffle. Recipients of this year’s fund-raiser were: Liberty Center of Fremont; Village House of Fremont; Hospice of Memorial Hospital Fremont; First
Step of Fremont & Fostoria; Safe Harbor of Sandusky; NAMI of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties; NAMI of Huron County; Ruth Ann’s House of Port Clinton; Riders Unlimited; Joyful Connections of Port Clinton; SCAT of Tiffin; Hospice of Tiffin; Easter Seals of Fremont; Back to the Wild; and United Fund of Norwalk, Wakeman and Monroeville. The Baumann Auto Group dealerships and the 15 charities sold 14,572 raffle tickets at $5 each for a chance to
Federal Grant Funding Approved for Local Volunteer Fire Department A Huron County Fire Department was one of 57 recipients to receive federal grant funding that assists rural, volunteer departments. The New London Volunteer Fire Department in southern Huron County will receive $4,500 in Federal Volunteer Assistance grants approved by The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. Neighboring Lorain County’s Sheffield Village Fire Department was awarded $1,900. The funding is meant to assist and improve fire departments and fire associations serving communities with populations under 10,000. “These grants provide valuable resources to assist local fire departments in providing wildland and rural community fire protection,” said David
Lytle, chief of the ODNR Division of Forestry. “The division is committed to helping local fire departments with limited budgets effectively perform their duties.” Of the nearly 1,300 fire departments within Ohio, approximately 900 are classified as rural and are primarily staffed by volunteers. The average annual budget for an Ohio rural fire department is $35,000 per year, with many fire departments operating on $10,000 or less annually. VFA grants are used to upgrade equipment at existing fire departments and to assist new departments with organizational, training and equipment costs. Administered by the ODNR Division of Forestry, VFA grants provide up to $10,000 to communities with
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Ohio Sea Grant’s Snyder Receives Lake Erie Award Ohio Sea Grant’s first extension agent has been honored with the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s 2009 Lake Erie Award. State University Sea Grant Extension Specialist Fred Snyder has been was hired as the organization’s first agent in October 1978, and served in that position until he retired on Aug. 31 of this year. The Lake Erie Award is presented annually to the most outstanding citizen devoting his or her life’s work to the environmental stewardship of Lake Erie. A similar award is also granted to an outstanding organization. “It’s a tremendous honor to be singled out by the Commission for such a recognition,” Snyder said. “Standing before the agencies that make up the Lake Erie Commission, and looking at the attendees in the room – so many great friends and colleagues who played parts in many of the projects that became
successful – the award is a reminder that to spend 31 years working on projects I loved with people who helped so selflessly has been a very rare privilege.” In his 31 years as extension agent, Snyder helped Ohio Sea Grant become one of the top-ranked programs in the United States with initiatives that included establishment of the Ohio Charter Captain’s Conference, held now for 28 years. His work with charter fishing captains resulted in an increase in the industry from 34 licensed captains in 1975 to about 800 in 2009. He was inducted into the Ohio Charter Boat Hall of Fame in 1995. Snyder’s work also helped establish Sea Grant as a trusted source of resources in the North Coast community. His Ohio Sea Grant Advisory Committee – the first at Ohio State University – helped establish Sea Grant’s State Legislature/Congressional Days on Lake
Erie; and assisted in the negotiation of a communication system between the Camp Perry Firing Range and the public for access to key Western Basin fishing reefs. “Fred is the epitome of what it means to be a Sea Grant agent,” says Dr. Jeff Reutter, director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. “He has always put the needs of his clientele first. He solves problems and eases the tension when conflict is present. No one has created partnerships, empowered people, helped businesses, or taught students better than Fred. He is highly deserving of this prestigious award.” The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 30 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For more information, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu.
Firelands Habitat for Humanity-ReStore Firelands Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 11001 Route 250, Milan, is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Habitat ReStore accepts and recycles new or used building and remodeling materials that are in good condition to save landfill cost and provide a tax deduction. Items that are especially
needed are doors, windows, cabinets (kitchen or other) and working appliances (not more than 10 years old). ReStore provides donation pickup services once a week when scheduled in advance. Restore sells these items at 50 to 70 percent off retail prices to the public. All operating profits from ReStore
Firelands Holds Jewelry Sale The Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor “Masquerade – Experience the Frenzy!” – a $5 Jewelry Sale on Monday, Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Firelands Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Cash, checks, most major credit cards or Firelands payroll deduction will be accepted. Proceeds from the sale will benefit hospital projects and patients.
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win the vehicle. One hundred percent of all tickets sold went to fund the 15 organizations. The winning ticket for the grand prize - a choice of either a 2009 Pontiac Solstice or a 2009 Dodge Challenger – was drawn Sept. 26 at Baumann Pontiac Buick GMC in Tiffin. In the past seven years, The Baumann Big Charity Raffle has raised $400,419 for local charities. Baumann Auto Group will hold its next charity raffle in the spring of 2010.
Construction Workshop Firelands Habitat for Humanity’s Construction volunteers are working on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the month of October from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 34 W. Willard Ave in Norwalk. To assist in building, bring basic tools, hammer, nail apron, tape and pencil. To confirm work location, call Firelands Habitat for Humanity at 419-433-2609 or toll-free at 1-877-374-3487 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or visit us online at www.firelandshabitat.org.
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Individuals who are experiencing physical limitations due to injury, illness or post-surgery can benefit from Physical Therapy Services, now available at our new location in Huron. Treatment programs may include exercises, isokinetics, manual techniques, heat/cold, reconditioning and other preventative techniques. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm 2012 Cleveland Road West, Huron Located in the Rye Beach Plaza Schedule your appointment by calling: 419-433-5509 Kim Dunnavant, LPT Kim is experienced in inpatient rehab, outpatient physical therapy, neurodevelopmental therapy, myofacial release and pediatrics.
sales go into Habitat’s building program - helping to make adequate housing available for families in Huron and Erie counties. For more information, call Firelands Habitat for Humanity at 419-433-2609 or tollfree at 1-877-374-3487 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or visit www.firelandshabitat.org.
Kristin Allen, LPT Kristin has 18 years of clinical experience. Her specialty areas of interest include treatment of the spine, foot/ankle, neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center PrimeCare Advantage will sponsor a forum, “Learn about Long-Term Care Insurance” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at The Carriage House of Fisher-Titus, Garden Level. During the presentation, representatives from Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will cover the following topics: The cost of long-term care insurance and what services it will cover What Health Insurance, Medicare or Medicaid covers/doesn’t cover and for how long Tips on buying long-term care insurance
Huron Hometown News | Thursday, October 8, 2009
March 22, 1915 - Sept. 29, 2009
Vernon E. Foster
June 29, 1923 - Sept. 30, 2009 Vernon E. Foster, 86, of Huron died Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, 2009, in the Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky following a lengthy illness. He was born June 29, 1923, in Medina and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Vernon was employed as a boiler maker with local union 744, Cleveland, retiring in 1986. Prior to this, he was a farmer. He was a life member of the VFW Norwalk Post. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lillian (Welday); daughter, Georgetta (George) Stanko of Huron; son, Dick (Ceetta) Foster of Huron; four grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Virgil Foster of Akron; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Hazel (Barnam) Foster; and one sister and two brothers. At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation or services. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.
Betty M. Westerfield
Betty M. Westerfeld, 94, of Huron, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 22, 1915, in Cleveland, and was a 1933 graduate of Avon Lake High School. Betty was a member of Huron Eagles Auxiliary where she had served as a trustee. She also had volunteer at the Erie County Senior Center, helping with the dartball team. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Ann Westerfeld of Cleveland; one son, John (Linda) Westerfeld of Youngstown; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Westerfeld, in 1980; and her parents, Edward and Florence (Lucas) Osterland. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Friday in Lakewood Park Cemetery, 22025 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron Fire & Rescue Division, 413 Main St., Huron, OH 44839. Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at fosterfh.com.
May 6, 1923 - Oct. 5, 2009 Nelson Weber, 86, of Huron died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at his daughter’s residence in Huron after an extended illness. He was born May 6, 1923, in Lorain and moved to Huron in 1986. He graduated from The Ohio State University. He
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Penola P. Jones, MD and Jacqueline Peyton-Cook, MD, training at The Mt. Sinai both Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, are now Medical Center. scheduling appointments. Both doctors are on the Jones has been practicing obstetrics & gynecology for 25 medical staff of Firelands years. She received her medRegional Medical Center ical education from Southand are part of the multiwestern Medical School in specialty practice of North Dallas, Tex., and completed Coast Professional Comher medical training at pany. They provide the full Saint Luke’s Medical Center, scope of OB-GYN care, inCleveland. cluding pregnancy; reproPeyton-Cook has been ductive health; menstrual practicing obstetrics & gydisorders; menopause; adonecology for 22 years. She lescent GYN disorders; and received her medical edu- Peyton-Cook GYN surgery. cation from Case Western The practice of Jones and Reserve University School Peyton-Cook is located at 703 Tyler Street, Suite 352, Sanof Medicine, Cleveland, dusky. For an appointment, call 419-609-9130. Jones and completed her medical
Fisher-Titus Hosts Support Programs All Fisher-Titus Medical Center support groups are free and open to the general public. The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. For more information, call 419-660-2117, Ext. 6379. The Breastfeeding Support Group is offered in conjunction with the Women, Infant and Children Clinic. Support group meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon – Oct. 13, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, at the FTMC Maternity Unit, fourth floor. For more information, call the WIC Clinic office at 419-668-6855. The Caring and Sharing Cancer Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. For more information,
call 419-660-2117, Ext. 6417. The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. For more information, call 419-6602596. For information on the Healthy Hearts Support Group, call 419-660-2600. The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. For more information, call 419-6602509. The Stroke Support Group will meet from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. For more information, call 419-6602700.
Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings to be Offered Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer free blood pressure and glucose screenings to the public in October at various locations throughout local communities. Times and locations include: • From 7 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Ernsthausen Community Center, 100 Republic St., Norwalk • From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at WalMart, 340 Westwind Dr., Norwalk • From 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Gardner’s Super Valu, 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk
• From 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 & Oct. 21 at Bennett Pointe Senior Apartment Homes, 11 Bennett Lane (off Stower Lane), Norwalk • From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at Schild’s IGA, 171 Milan Ave., Norwalk • From 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.) Monday-Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, at Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London
Firelands Offers Flu Vaccine Today Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering limited amount of vaccine for seasonal flu today beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Firelands South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. The vaccine will be given while supplies last. The flu vaccine is intended for anyone 50 years and older, anyone who is at risk of complications from the flu, or anyone who is more likely to require medical care. A person must be at least 18 years old to receive the flu vaccine. Medi-
care cards, cash and checks will be accepted. The Centers for Disease Control guidelines for pneumococcal vaccines are one injection before age 65 and one injection after age 65. A person must have a physician’s order for any additional pneumococcal vaccines. Cost for the influenza vaccine is $20; a pneumonia vaccine is $40. For more information, call Diane Harder at 419-557-5506 or Mary Bauer at 419-5577784.
FTMC Auxiliary Book Sale The Fisher-Titus Medical Center Auxiliary will have its annual book fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 in the Ghrist Room (across from the gift shop) in the Patient Pavilion located off Fisher-Titus Parkway, Norwalk. Hundreds of new books and gifts will be available at discounted prices. Proceeds will benefit the FTMC Auxiliary.
was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He worked for TRW (Nelson Stud Welding), Lorain, for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron, and sang in the choir, member of the VFW, Sandusky and Vermilion, and a former member of the Lorain Lions Club. He and his late wife enjoyed wintering in Key Largo, Fla., for 17 years. He enjoyed fishing as a hobby. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Luchkowsky of Huron; three sons, Frank Weber of Elyria, Michael (Patt) Weber of Lorain and Matthew (Julie) Weber of Philadelphia; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona M. (Dybzinsky) Weber in 2004; parents, Peter and Alice (Flaherty) Weber; sister, Rosemary Pinter; and brothers, Frank and Eugene Weber. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday in Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron; the Rev. Jeffery Sikorski will officiate. A private committal service will take place in Scott Cemetery, Huron. Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Easter Seals of Northern Ohio, 2215 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be expressed at fosterfh.com
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First Federal Farmers Market Don’t miss your chance to get the freshest produce in Erie Huron Parks and Recreation county! In addition to returning vendors, a couple new Office location: 110 Wall Street vendors were added this year. The farmers’ market is held Mailing address: 417 Main St. every Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Huron Boat Phone: 419-433-8487 Fax: 419-433-0470 Basin, 330 N. Main St., through October. Be sure to mark Email: email@example.com your calendars and shop for your produce at the First FedWebsite: www.huronparks.org eral Farmers’ Market! If you are a potential vendor, contact the Parks & Rec Office – there are still booths available for the season. The program will offer kids the opportunity to work on their skills, play small-sided games and most importantly, Fall Aerobics have fun. At Shawnee Elementary on Tuesdays & ThursAerobics – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at days from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For K-6th grades; $40 per sesWoodlands Elementary: Session I is from Sept. 15 to Oct. sion. Call 419-433-8487 for more information. 15. Session II is from Oct. 27 to Dec. 1(No class Thanksgiving Day). K - 2nd grades – 5 pm-5:45 pm $45 residents; $50 non -residents per session. Partici3rd - 4th grades – 6 pm-6:50 pm pants who sign up for both sessions get $10 off. 5th - 6th grades – 7 pm-8 pm
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Mary Strayer, Master Gardener Most of us love to watch the birds in our gardens all summer through fall migration, and it helps to think ahead, plan ahead and add a few more flowers that produce seed for our feathered friends. Consider this group for planting in your own landscape next year for your 2010 gardens. For years we have always seen the goldfinches flock around the sunflowers, and they are such lovely birds. But did you know that any sunflower will attract the birds? We don’t always have to have the 10-foot high variety. Try Tithonia, sometimes called “Torch” because of its almost iridescent fire orange color. It will add color to your garden, love the full sun, and the birds will feast on them in late fall. Now think of other flowers that are the same shape as the sunflowers. How about Coreopsis? Many varieties are available now – from hot pink to nearly white and through the yellow family – and all are loved by many bird species. Then we take another step and think of Coneflowers – again in many shades of pinks, oranges, yellows and whites.
How about considering Black-eyed Susans as well? All of the flowers in this group are about 3-foot tall, have large center seed heads, and the birds love them. Now look a little further and you will find that our birds love that new plume-shaped grass that is deep purple in color. The Purple Majesty Millet is sold locally by the pot, or you can purchase seed and grow a whole row of your own. Millet is about 2 ½ feet tall, 14 inches wide, and lasts all summer. You will see it mostly in arrangements in containers in people’s door yards. For years, everyone has believed that Goldenrod is the cause of allergies, but now we are told it is not. The birds love it, so I tried it by leaving it to grow last year. Instead of 2 plants, I had 4 – all of which I gathered and put into a floral arrangement for the Huron Library in the first two weeks of October. No problems with allergies for me and worth it, because even before I picked it the birds were feasting. The above groupings of flower examples are great in the garden and great in arrangements. Most have sturdy stems, and enough seeds for the birds to enjoy! Make a list, think ahead, and plan for your garden in 2010! Happy Gardening!
Library The Book Exchange – Join us on our new day and time. Friday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11:00 a.m. to noon If you are in the 7th through 12th grades and would like True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey is about to join the council team, pick up an application at the cirlegendary Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. Order your copy culation or adult desk. The council meets monthly during online at www.huronlibrary.org, email huron@huronli- the school year. braryorg or call 419-433-5009. Ghost Hunting in Ohio Teen Library Council Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Author John B. Kachuba presents a program on his experiences as a writer of books dealing with ghosts and the paranormal world. This program for adults and teens 13 years and up is free, but space is limited. Call 419-433-5009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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Green Beans with Pears Serving Size: per serving • 2–3 cloves garlic, Number of Servings: 8 minced Grated zest of 1 Special Note: Recipe by fresh lemon Chef Christina Pirello • 4 small, ripe pears,
halved and thinly sliced Elegant and sweet, this lengthwise (unpeeled) lighter take on a classic hol• 1 cup coarsely chopped iday side dish will win you walnut pieces, toasted raves. Ingredients:
• 2 lbs. French green beans, ends trimmed • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 3–4 Tbs. balsamic vinegar • 2 tsp. white miso (available in the Asian section of supermarkets) • 1 cup finely chopped basil leaves • 2–3 sprigs fresh parsley, finely chopped • 2–3 shallots, minced
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook beans for 5 to 6 minutes or until crisptender. Drain well and set aside. 2. For the dressing, whisk oil, vinegar, miso, basil, parsley, shallots, garlic, and lemon zest until smooth. Place beans, pears, and walnuts in a mixing bowl. Toss gently with dressing and transfer to a serving bowl.
Author Luncheon and Book Signing with Master Gardener Mary Strayer Friday, Oct. 16 at noon In “The Frugal Gardener,” you’ll learn how to save money and still have the garden of your dreams. The author shares life experiences with gardening and step-by-step instructions on how to save money doing it. Bring your lunch; beverages provided. Call 419-433-5009 or email email@example.com to register. Open Play Chess for beginners and experts of all abilities and ages at the Huron Public Library on Saturdays. Chess boards are available. Did you know… The Huron Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Agency? Forms, information about required documentation and fees are available at http://www.state.gov/travel/. Call the library at 419-433-5009 to be sure an Acceptance Agent is available when you come in.
Huron Public Library Hours Mon. & Tue. 10 AM - 6 PM Wed. & Thur. 10 AM - 8 PM Fri. 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat. 10 AM - 1 PM Sun. Closed
Huron Hometown News | Thursday, October 8, 2009
Schools Huron 8th Graders Visit EHOVE
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
MILAN - EHOVE Career Center hosted almost 1,600 area 8th graders for a half day of career-focused activities. Included were a series of hands-on activities in different career areas, a talk with EHOVE guidance counselors, an individual computerized career assessment and a tour of the EHOVE campus.
The C.A.R.D. program at Huron High School would like to announce senior Katie Fink as September’s Student of the Month. Teachers commented on how Katie goes out of her way to help other students. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and also works hard for the grades she achieves. She is the type of student that makes teachers look forward to coming to work every day. She is a confident young lady with a bright future ahead of her. But, most of all she demonstrates Character, Academics, Respect and Discipline – all of the C.A.R.D characteristics. Congratulations to Katie!
Hang On Huron! Script Huron Invades Huron Memorial Stadium By Abigail Sachs H.H.S. Band Secretary It was a memorable Friday night for football fans and Band enthusiasts alike. Despite the threat of rain, the annual tradition continued as the Huron High School Marching Band combined forces with the McCormick Middle School Jr. High Bands to spell out Huron across the football field. As always, “Hang On Sloopy” came from the instruments of these exceptional musicians. This night was truly unforgettable for the entire group of Junior High students regardless of the scoreboard, because they were
EHOVE Culinary student Andrea Franz, Norwalk, shows Huron 8th-graders Brandon Garza and Matthew Smith how to make Tootsie Roll flowers as she discusses culinary career options during a career exploration day at the career center.
having the time of their lives marching and spending time with their high school peers! This event might seem simple, but it didn’t get that way ovemight. Countless hours of rehearsal by students and staff went into this “one night only” performance. Therefore, it is only fitting that I extend a thank you to Mr. Ladd, Mrs. Scherley, Mrs. Kaufinan-Wallace, and Mr. Hildreth for all of the hard work they put into this and every show throughout the year! l would also like to personally congratulate all of the Junior High students on a successful performance on behalf of the High School Band Program!
Huron High Schoolers Help with Leaf Pickup
EHOVE Health Tech student Katie Holland, Huron explains the importance of hand washing to Huron 8th-graders Dillon Lewis and Brennan Cockrell. Huron 8th graders visited EHOVE Career Center as part of a career exploration day.
EHOVE Computer Networking Tech Prep student Chris Larizza, Huron, demonstrates a touchscreen computer designed by students in the CNT program. Huron 8th graders Jake Lehrer, Drew Hanley and Gabe Camella try it out during career exploration activities at EHOVE.
(From left to right) Seniors Jesse Miedema, Jacob Boehk, Lance Blanton and Hayley Corso are four of several Huron High School students volunteering their time this year to help put leaves into yard waste containers or bags for Huron residents who might need assistance. Residents will need to have the leaves raked into piles in order for the volunteers to put them in the yard waste containers or bags. To request this service, call Street Superintendent Dan Hoppe at 419-433-5000, Ext. 290.
School Lunch Menus Ehove Career Center Monday Oct. 12 Sloppy joe sandwich New potatoes Assorted fruit Assorted milks Tuesday Oct. 13 Rodeo burger Side salad Assorted fruits Ice cream sandwich Assorted milks Wednesday Oct. 14 Pizza Corn Assorted fruits Assorted milks Thursday Oct. 15 Hot turkey sub Lettuce/tomato Cheese/dressing Glazed baby carrots Assorted fruits Assorted milks Friday Oct. 16 Corn dogs Fries Assorted fruits Assorted milks
Huron St. Peter Monday Oct. 12 Chicken nuggets Roll/margarine Curly fries Pineapple tidbits Milk Tuesday Oct. 13 Taco melt Roll/margarine Salsa Peaches Pudding Milk Wednesday Oct. 14 Hot dog on bun Tater tots Peaches Cookie Milk Thursday Oct. 15 Grilled cheese sandwich Curly fries Peaches Ice cream Milk Friday Oct. 16 No Shchool
Shawnee Elementary & Woodlands Intermediate GREEN WEEK Monday Oct. 12 Plump Corn Dog Oven baked fries Gold Fish crackers Chilled applesauce Ice cold milk Tuesday Oct. 13 Extra cheesy pizza California blend vegetables Pretzel rods Seasonal fresh fruit Ice cold milk Wednesday Oct. 14 Crispy chicken tenders Fluffy buttered rice Tiny green peas Mandarin oranges Ice cold milk Thursday Oct. 15 French toast sticks Sausage links or patty Hash brown 100% fruit juice Ice cold Milk Friday Oct. 16 No Shchool
McCormick Jr. High & Huron High School GREEN WEEK Monday Oct. 12 Breakfast sandwich Golden brown hashbrown 100% juice Chilled milk Tuesday Oct. 13 Chicken wrap Fresh veggies/dip Baked chips Seasonal fresh fruit Chilled milk Wednesday Oct. 14 Nacho’s Steamed corn Sherbet cup Chilled milk Thursday Oct. 15 Pasta with meat sauce Tossed salad Warm breadstick Jello/fruit Chilled milk Friday Oct. 16 No Shchool
EHOVE Auto Tech student Dylan Hale, South Central, shows Huron 8th-grader Shana McCarthy how to change a spark plug in an automotive engine as part of a career exploration day at EHOVE Career Center.
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Dowell has Three TDs in Tiger Win HURON 35, SMCC 19
After three tough losses, the Huron Tigers found their way back into the win column Friday night against the visiting St. Mary’s Panthers. On the way, the Huron fans saw many outstanding offensive and special team plays, frustrating penalties and turnovers, and a very rare football play as the result of heads-up coaching. During Huron’s second possession of the game, the Tiger offense mounted an impressive drive down to the Panther 16, only to cough up the ball for their second straight series. As would fortunately happen most of the night, the hometown defense picked up the slack and held St. Mary’s to a quick three and out. The Tiger’s Jake Hillman, who would slash through the Panther’s special teams all night long, had an excellent return to the SMCC 35 yard line. With 4:42 left in the first quarter, senior Derek Dowell scored the first of his three touchdowns from 12 yards out to give Huron a 6-0 lead. The second quarter began with the Panthers mounting a drive that consisted of timely plays and aided by Huron penalties. Kromer dove into the end zone at the
1:25 left in the half, the Panthers scored on an eight-yard touchdown pass. Hillman followed up with another fantastic kick return all the way to the Panther 5-yard line, but was called back to the 46-yard mark because of another frustrating penalty. Still, the Tigers drove with a sense of urgency and their reward came when Dowell scored again, this time from
9:13 mark to give SMCC a 7-6 lead. At the 4:32 mark, Tiger QB Brian Bollenbacher hit Jake Hillman on a 62-yard touchdown pass to regain the lead, 12-7. Then, the Panther’s Kromer returned the ensuing kickoff to Huron’s 22-yard line. From there, St. Mary’s proceeded to burn time until, with
18 yards out and just 27 seconds left on the clock. And again, the two point conversion was no good. Huron led 18-13. But the Tigers would get those points back just 25 ticks later when Coach Legando called for a seldom seen, free kick following a St. Mary’s punt that was fair caught at the Panther 26yard line. The coach forced SMCC’s hand when he alertly called three timeouts as the Panthers just tried to run out the clock. A team is allowed a free kick following any fair catch or “awarded” fair catch. The Tiger kicker, Nico Samaniego, split the uprights, giving Huron a 21-13 halftime lead. After that major momentum lift, the second half belonged to the Tigers. Dowell would score another TD on a six-yard run and Justin Hicks would also run one in from 18 yards out during the third stanza. St. Mary’s would add one more late touchdown to give us the final, 3519. This was a much-needed win for the young Tigers to build on.
A Few Moments with… Abbey Cook Abbey is senior on the Huron Varsity Golf team and Softball teams. With the help of her coach, Frank Gioffre, I was able to catch up one of this town’s many outstanding student athletes. Q: When and who started you on the path of playing golf in high school? Abbey: Well, my dad had a lot to do with it. He explained to me the game and took me to the range when I had no idea how to even swing a club. I was kinda interested in playing so I decided to try it out. I started when I was about 15. Then, I tried out for the team by freshman year. Since then, Coach has been keeping me on the path of playing good golf.
Tigers Take Down Visiting Cavaliers, 3-0 This past week, Huron was visited by the No. 11 team in Division IV and a previous state tournament rival in the Sidney Lehman Cavaliers from Sidney, Ohio. It was the
end of a long, tough stretch of four matches in five nights for the Tigers, which could have made for an easy excuse to lay down for this non-conference match-up. Huron opened the week by defeating Clyde and St. Mary’s in SBC matches then traveling all the way to Findlay for five hard-fought games on Wednesday night against the Trojans – only to wind up on the losing end. Still, one sees the steady improvement in this team from the opening match in Milan. There were no signs of tired legs for the Lady Tigers as game one opened. Huron bounced out to an early 10-5 lead before Sidney was forced to call time to break the Tiger momentum. A Devon Koenig spike and a couple blocks later and the home team was up 18-10. Huron cruised in to take a 25-17 win. The second game saw the Cavaliers try to come out quickly, but as would be the theme all night long, the Tiger frontline broke momentum with blocks. Sidney eventually fell behind 18-13, which remained the point differential the rest of the match. Taylor Slauterbeck struck down the game winner, which was blocked out of bounds for the 25-19 win. Game three would be the tightest of the match. The Cavaliers were able to come within two points of Huron at 20-18, but Kaitlyn Sommer had the second of her two kills to give the Tigers a 23-19 lead. Melissa Moberg served the game winner for a 25-20 Huron win. Jesse Miedema led the home team with 13 kills while Koenig and Slauterbeck added seven a piece. Devon Grendow was 46 of 47 setting with 17 total assists. Moberg would finish with 13 additional assists of her own. Defensively, Taryn Graham had 22 digs followed by Taylor Slauterbeck’s eleven.
Junior Taylor Slauterbeck blocks a Cavalier assault during Game two in Huron’s 3-0 win.
Sam Artino Track Record
1. 2006 Fire Levy Tax Increase: Artino only Council member to vote NO, along with 75% of voters. 2. 2007 Budget, 4 weeks later no service or staff reductions, tax increase unnecessary, Artino votes NO. Taxpayers should ask majority of Council why they needed more MONEY?? 3. Artino requests Council provide clear direction, short and long term measurable goals and objectives. Majority of Council resists. 4. 2008 Budget, no cost cutting, no measurable direction. Artino votes NO. 5. 2009 Budget includes $750K carryover for street paving, other improvements $279K from collected estate taxes, $200K from health insurance premium savings. Without this, would streets have been improved? 6. Artino asks Council to provide measurable direction. Again the majority resist, Artino votes NO. 7. ICMA study identifies opportunity for service improvements and $1 million annual savings. Artino pushes for savings, majority of council resist. No action taken by Council majority. 8. 2009 City Manager/Departments cut $376K. Artino was right about savings, and excessive spending. 10. Artino again asks for measurable goals and objective before 2010 budget. Without direction, measurable goals and objectives, the City will flounder when it can flourish. Taxpayer dollars will NOT be used as effectively and citizens will remain in the dark. Council cannot stay with the same mindset today. With you support I will deliver a strategic action plan for all to see. FIGHTING FOR TAXPAYERS. PLEASE RE-ELECT SAM ARTINO Paid for by Artino for Action, Treasurer Matt Dwyre, 211 Ashland Ave., Huron, OH 44839
Q: What is the fondest memory of your golf career? Abbey: Probably just playing for the Tigers in general. I can honestly say playing with these girls has just been awesome! Also playing for Coach Gioffre, he’s the best! If it weren’t for him, there wouldn’t be a girl’s golf team! He’s put a lot of effort and time in this team and it really pays off. Going to state is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we had it! It was great and I would love to do it again.
but I’m leaning toward Tiffin University to play golf. I think golf is a thing that will always stick with me. It’s something that you can do for the rest of your life, and that’s the good part about it. Q: What other extracurricular activities do you participate in? Abbey: I also play softball in the spring, which I also really enjoy!
Q: If you have a free day with nothing scheduled, what would you do? Q: What are your post high school plans Abbey: If I had a free day … I would most and what place will golf have in your fu- likely call up the girls on my golf team and ture? head out to play nine holes! Abbey: Well, I haven’t really decided yet,
A Record Setting Performance
This picture was taken following the Huron girls varsity golf team’s last match on Sept. 30 vs. Port Clinton. Huron broke two school records on the way to beating Port Clinton 153-232. The Tigers set a record for low team score of 153. It was actually the second time this year that they broke the school record. Pictured from left to right: junior Lauren Volz broke her own school record by shooting a five under par 32. Freshman Hannah Critelli shot a 45, while Ashley Franks had one under par 36, and senior Abbey Cook had 40. As a team, they placed second at sectionals. Lauren was runner-up medalist with an 83; Abbey had 92; Ashley 96; and Hannah 99. The team played at districts on Oct. 5 in Findlay. Congratulations are also in order for Lauren Volz (39.44), Ashley Franks (42.44) and Abbey Cook (43.0) for finishing with First Team All SBC honors. Hannah received honorable mention as a freshman.
Cross Country Results Vermilion Invitational on Oct. 3 Boys Varsity 5K 5th Nick Lowy, 17:55 14th Josh Marshall, 18:13 66th Billy Graves, 20:19 68th Jake Ramey, 20:32 71st Jimmy Moriarty, 20:40 74th Stephen Tomczyk, 20:53 81st Michael Post, 21:38 Team: 8/15, 223 points Girls Varsity 5K 3rd Caroline Estel, 21:04 15th Katie Thorne, 22:58
16th Chloe Greenawalt, 23:02 23rd Lynsie Schwerer, 23:27 24th Eileen Moriarty, 23:27 26th Morgan Mize, 23:31 34th Alex Wisehart, 24:49 Team: 4/9, 81 points Boys Open 5K 20th Cody Crandall, 21:35 Girls Open 5K 10th Jessica Majoy, 26:00 22nd Devon Dickirson, 30:33 25th Hannah Smith, 31:41
Huron vs. Maumee Tennis Doubles Allison Erford/Caitlin Tynes (M) led Emily Waldrop/Erin Black 6-4, 4-2, match suspended Singles Lynsie Schwerer/Caroline Stierhoff (H) Nancy Bloor (H) def Carri Bonamingo def Vanessa Taveres/Sarah Hall 6-1, 6-0 6-0, 6-3 Paige Peiples (H) def Chelsea Dagg 6-0, Huron will play Lima Shawnee in the next 7-5 round. Lizzy Hall (M) led Morgan Griffin 6-2, 4-3, match suspended Coaches Team Tournament Results At Huron Huron 3 Maumee 0
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Award-winning Author Speaks at All-College Book Series An award-winning writer will be the keynote speaker at the BGSU Firelands AllCollege Book series on Nov. 10. Author, poet and screenwriter Sherman Alexie will conclude the BGSU Firelands All-College Book series at 7:30 p.m. with a talk about his award-winning novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian.” The event will be held in the
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VERMILION – The Bulan For Mayor Campaign will hold a Rigatoni Rally on from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 18, from 4 pm to 7 pm at AMVETS, 1517 State Route 60. Join the movement to “Build A Better Vermilion” with an authentic Italian supper, including pasta with homemade pasta sauce, meatballs, salad and bread. Tickets are available now by calling Janet at 440-9676923. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. For more information and photos, visit www.BulanForMayor. com.
Firelands Auxiliary to Hold Book Fair The Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor a Book Fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Firelands South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Featuring a wide variety of new books at prices up to 70 percent off retail value, the sale will offer a selection of premium quality hardcover books at wholesale prices. There will be dozens of titles to choose from among New York Times Best Sellers, award-winning children’s books, educational/reference books, popular cookbooks, and an assortment of gift items. Cash, checks, most major credit cards, or Firelands payroll deduction will be accepted. Proceeds from the book fair will benefit hospital projects and patients.
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