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King and Majoy to Wrestle at State Huron will be represented at the Division III state wresting meet held at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus this weekend by Matt King (152-pound class) and Nino Majoy (285-pound class). Both finished in third place in their respective

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weight classes during the District match at more Nino Majoy, who is an impressive Owens Tech in Toledo this past weekend. 41-6, beat Bryan Eyerly of Ontario by a King, whose season record is 22-8, de- 3-1 margin. feated Nick Hall from Crestview with a 4-2 decision to get third place. Meanwhile, sopho-

Nino Majoy (left) and Matt King will represent Nino Majoy beat Bryan Eyerly of Ontario by a 3-1 margin to take third Huron at the Division III State Championships in place. Photo by betty Majoy Columbus. Photo by betty Majoy

Portraits of Huron’s Past: John F. Squier By Lisa yako of HistoricaL researcH Partners Huron’s location on the Huron River and the shores of Lake Erie has always afforded the town opportunities to develop maritime businesses, including fishing and shipbuilding. Beginning in the 1820s and finding fruition in the 1830s, the shipbuilding industry made Huron famous around the Great Lakes. During that time, Huron was considered one of the most important steam shipbuilding towns on Lake Erie. Once the Milan Canal was officially opened on July 4, 1839, the shipbuilding industry in Huron declined rapidly. Milan soon became a shipbuilding mecca, but Huron maintained a prolific shipbuilding industry through the 1880s. One of the most prolific shipbuilders in Huron during the period from the mid-1850s until the early 1880s was Mr. John F. Squier (aka, Squires). John F. Squier was born in Vermont in 1821 and moved to Huron in 1837. Around 1851, John Squier married Maria L. (maiden name unknown) and constructed the house at 125 Center St. at the time of his marriage. John Squier’s career in the shipbuilding industry likely began in the early 1850s. In 1853, Squier worked at the shipyard of Lockwood and Smith in Milan, but his reputation as a master shipbuilder already preceded him. In an article about a new steamship being built in Milan in July of 1853, the Buffalo Daily Republic described John Squier as “one of the best mechan-

ics in his line, and whose experience and well built included Sandusky, Ohio, Detroit and known abilities will prove a sufficient guaran- Marquette, Michigan, Sheboygan and Kenosha, tee that his department in the building of the Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. John Squier’s shipbuilding career ended in 1883 when he steamer will be all that could be required.” John Squier soon had his own shipyard in constructed one of the last ships to be built in Huron and was known as the principal builder Huron, the propeller Sakie Shepard. John F. Squier lived out the remainder of his there and one of the most skilled shipbuilders in all of Northern Ohio. From 1854 until days in Huron and died in 1897. He is buried 1883, Squier built or modified about 30 ships beside his wife at the Scott Cemetery. Though and tugs including the C.C. Griswold in 1854, the name of John Squier is not generally known the Marion Egan in 1861, and the Stampede today, he truly left a mark on the town of Huron in 1862. According to Richard J. Wright, John during his day and should well be remembered. Squier’s “most outstanding contribution to lake commerce was the propeller Ohio built in 1875, which was doubledecked and carried four masts.” The Ohio was known as the first four-masted ship to sail any of the Great Lakes. In addition to building ships in Huron, Squier also The OHIO was built in 1875 by John F. Squier in Huron. The built at least one Ohio is a wood-hulled, propeller-driven vessel with a length of ship in Toledo, 203 feet, and a width of 35 feet. It displaces 1,101 tons and has a one in Vermilion, load capacity of 850 tons. The photograph shows the Ohio unand one in Lorain. der way on the Great Lakes. Photo is courtesy of the Historical The home ports of Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University. ships that Squier Photo PerMission by the Center for arChival ColleCtions at bGsU.

First Grade Makes Learning FUN The first grade students at Shawnee Elementary School combined their Science and Social Studies lessons last week to study the earth in a hands-on fun way. The students of Mrs. Gimperling’s and Mrs. Hoty’s classes made Papier-mâché globes after studying the Earth’s surface. The lesson included the placement and names of the four oceans and seven continents. The Science/Social Studies combination lesson was a full week process. The first day was described as the “messiest”. It was the day all The first grade students of Mrs. Hoty’s 40 students covered their and Mrs. Gimperling’s classes paint the balloons with torn newspafour oceans and seven continents on per soaked in a liquid starch mixture. The next step, day their Papier-mâché globes.

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two, was painting the entire “globe” light blue to represent the oceans. Once the oceans were dry, on day three the students blotted and painted all seven continents with green paint. And finally, on the last day the children labeled their globes and took them home to share with their families. “The best part of this week was the children were having so much fun making their globes that they did not even realize how much they were learning at the same time,” stated Lou- Cecilia Pinkerton proudly ise Hoty, first grade holds up her Papier-mâché teacher. globe upon completion.








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Around Town Public Encouraged to Attend Meeting In August 2009, the City of Huron applied for a grant from the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund to clean up the former ConAgra Facility located at 41 East Cleveland Road. A notice was published in January to announce an upcoming public meeting and to notify the public that the application was available for review beginning Jan. 15

at the Huron Public Library. Information was posted on the city’s Web site as well. The public meeting to discuss the project and solicit comments on the grant application will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 9 in Council Chambers at the City of Huron Municipal Building, 417 Main St. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Huron Track & Field Holding Annual Cookie Sale The Huron Track & Field teams began their annual cookie sales on Mar. 1. The sales will run through Mar. 11, with delivery on Mar. 31. This is the fourth year the teams have offered the ready-to-bake cookie dough. Packaged 48 cookies to a box, the selections include Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, M & M Candies, White Chunk Maca-

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The athletes will earn rewards, such as free T-shirts, a Kalahari water park pass and banquet tickets, for selling a certain amount of boxes. The cookies will be coming in at the end of March, just before Easter. Those interested who are not contacted by a Track & Field member should call the high school at 419-433-1234, Ext. 1215 and someone will take orders.

Erie County Master Gardeners To Give Scholarship The Erie County Master Gardeners Association has announced plans to award a $1,000 scholarship to a student entering college and pursuing a degree in horticulture, agriculture or landscaping. Applicants must be an Erie County resident, or a graduate or graduating senior of a high school in Erie County. Interested candidates should complete an application which can be cur-

rently downloaded from http://erie. Application deadline is March 31. Erie County Master Gardener Committee Chairman, Jean Jinkinson, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for someone in Erie County who is looking to further their education in horticulture, agriculture or landscaping. The Master Gardeners are pleased to make this scholarship available and we

appreciate the community’s support of our spring plant sale, which makes this offering possible.” The OSU Extension Master Gardener program provides knowledge to and develops the leadership abilities of its volunteers. They, in turn, enable others to improve the quality of their lives by enhancing their home and community environments through horticultural education and activities.

Huron Browns Backers Named 2009 Club of the Year The Huron Browns Backers have been selected as the Browns Backers Worldwide 2009 Club of the Year. In 2009 alone, the club raised $44,000 for the local community and charities. Each 2009 Club of the Month honoree was eligible for the distinction. A select group of Browns Backers Worldwide staff narrows the nominees down to five before each club president is asked to vote on the winner. Below is the local club’s winning submission: “The Huron Browns Backers would like to be considered for the Club of the Year because of all our efforts in helping raise $44,000 for our community and community programs. January – We held a spaghetti benefit for a mother and daughter who both had been diagnosed with cancer. This event raised $5,000 for them. February – HBB held a clothing drive and collected 25 HUGE bags for Victory Kitchen, our local homeless shelter. April – HBB held our First Annual Chili Cook-off. All the proceeds, $1300, went to a local family who had just lost their father. May – Memorial Day kicks off our “green” recycling program. This year we collected about 1,500 lbs of alumi-

num. Next, we donated to our local domestic violence shelter and took a Backers appreciation trip to Bob Golic’s restaurant. June – HBB helped Knucklehead Saloon with the Blessing of the Bikes, which raised $3,000 for a local breast cancer survivor. Next, some of us went to the Lake Erie Islands Backers Rib Off and the rest of us participated in the Relay for Life. We helped the Knucklehead Saloon team in raising over $6,200 for the American Cancer Society. July – We helped Knucklehead Saloon with the Asherbash 4 Benefit Concert. This event raised $7,000 for Battens Disease Research, which plaques a member’s family. We ended the month with our first Kickball Tournament. The tournament had six teams and raised over $2,400 for a little girl who had a liver transplant. August – HBB donated to the Pelontia project, a bike ride for cancer. We also helped Smiley Automotive with a golf scramble that raised $13,000 for a special needs family. September – A Kids’ Charity Carnival came next; all the fun raised around $2,400 for a local teen with cancer. We also sponsored a hole for a member’s memorial golf tournament.

October – We decorated a bra, Browns theme, for “Bras for a Cause” cancer event. The Browns Bus helped the grade school with their mini relay for life, and we donated two Browns tickets to a benefit for a local girl who was hurt at the county fair. November – We started with the United Way Kickball Tournament, which raised $1,400. Next, we held our Annual Tailgate Party that included a chicken wing cook-off. All the proceeds, $300, went to the Village House, a safe house for kids. We also raffled off OSU and Browns baskets to raise $300 for the Cleveland Browns Foundation. December – We were able to make 25 food baskets for families in need from our recycling money. We also worked with Knucklehead Saloon on the Angel Tree, which gives 40 kids a Christmas. Our Browns Bus also had some notables this year. The bus was used for prom, won Best in Show at our local parade, and was picked as one of the finalists in the Best Backer Auto Show. Even with all the festivities going on, we still meet once a month and get together for a potluck every Sunday to watch and cheer on the Browns! GO BROWNS!!!!!!”

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damia Nut and Snickerdoodles. The cookies – which last up to a year if kept frozen – are $15 a box with more than 45 percent of the profit going to the track program. Money earned from the fund-raiser is used to help defray the expense of highcost items such as pole vault poles, shotputs, discs and track camps, as well as to help feed the athletes at meets.


SANDUSKY – Brittany Schippel, 25, of Norwalk, Ohio joined the team of Lata Stefano, DDS, Inc. in Sandusky as a dental assistant radiographer. A graduate of the Toledo Dental Academy in Toledo, Schippel excels in patient care, latest hygiene techniques, and excellent clinical procedures. “We’re thrilled to have Brittany join our Stefano dental team,” said Stefano, DDS. “Not only does she have great dental assistant training, but she knows how to connect and relate to our pa-

YOU’RE INVITED! St. Peter Pre-School Open House and Registration Sunday, March 7 ~ 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Learn more about our fun and faith-filled approach to education. • Meet our dedicated teachers. • Experience first-hand our classroom setting with your child. St. Peter Catholic School is now accepting applications for PreSchool students (ages 3 and 4) for the 2010-2011 academic school year. Join us in the exciting journey of educating your child. Applications are also being accepted for Kindergarten through 8th grade students. All classrooms will be open and teachers will be available to answer questions.

tients, and helps make the dental experience comfortable and pleasant,” said Dr. Stefano. She received her Ohio State Dental Board Dental Assistant Radiographer’s certificate and is also certified in adult, child and infant CPR/AED training. She’s been educated on the infection control training from OSHA and is also a member of the American Dental Assistant Association and was approved by the Dental Assistant National Board of Radiation Health and Safety.

Firelands Symphony Orchestra Celebrates American Composers The Firelands Symphony Orchestra and Terra Choral Society will join forces to celebrate the work of America’s best composers, including Aaron Copland’s Four Dances from Rodeo and favorite excerpts from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The concert begins at 8 p.m. March 20 at the Sandusky State Theatre. After intermission, Terra Choral Society will join the orchestra to sing award-winning works by Rodgers and Hammerstein from the ever-popular musical Carousel. The American symphonic character will be showcased in selections from Copland’s The Tender Land, including “Promise of Living” and the energetic barn dance “Stomp Your Foot.” The “Song of Democracy” by Howard Hanson reflects the irony of high expectations for a young republic and a bittersweet reminder of shattered dreams. Firelands Symphony Orchestra tickets are $25 for adults, $24 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the Sandusky State Theatre box office by calling 419626-1950 or 1-877-626-1950, or by accessing the secure Web site at Audience members are invited to a free 30-minute “Conversation with the Conductor” beginning one hour before the concert.

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New England & Cape Cod Autumn Foliage Travel Presentation Join Firelands 55+ Club AT 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10 as a representative from Mayflower Tours presents a free, no obligation information session of the “New England & Cape Cod Autumn Foliage” trip that is departing Oct. 6. This free travel presentation will be held in the

Community Resource Room at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Registration is appreciated, but not required.  For more information or a detailed brochure, call 419557-7410.

Employees Donate to Haiti Victims Fisher-Titus Medical Center has contributed $31,774 to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief fund after a unique two-week fund-raising effort sponsored by the center’s Employee Advisory Group. The donation included employee contributions that were matched by Fisher Titus. “As soon as Fisher-Titus Medical Center employees heard news of January’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, they were asking how they could help,” said Lorna Strayer, FTMC’s vice president of business development. “FTMC’s Employee Advisory Group quickly organized a fundraising effort … Our employees whole-heartedly responded, donating $15,887.22 for the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.” The employees’ fundraiser included a special arrangement allowing FTMC staff to contribute up to eight hours of their “banked” vacation time to the fund. FTMC employees contributed more than 650 hours of that paid time off valued at $12,847.29, and also gave $3,039.93 in cash to the effort. The medical center then matched the employ-

OBITUARY Walter Edward Stutsman May 16, 1943 - Feb. 27, 2010

Walter Edward Stutsman, 66, of Huron died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, after an extended illness. He was born May 16, 1943, in Cleveland and was a lifelong resident of the Huron-Milan areas. He graduated from Milan High School in 1961. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1965 and did his graduate work at University of Toledo and

CPR Re-certification

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will offer a Healthcare Provider CPR re-certification training class from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 12 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. To register or for more information, call 419-660-2646.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Eleanor (Feuerstein) Stutsman; and brother, John Stutsman. Friends were able to call from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until a Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron, with the Rev. Jeffery Sikorski officiating. A private burial committal service will be at Scott Cemetery, Huron. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity. Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at

Adult Bible Study--6 p.m. 419-499-3683 Sunday. Rev. Dr. John C. Jordan Worship and Holy ComYouth Group—6 p.m. Sunday munion—Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Food Pantry—9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-2 Huron United Methodist p.m. Thursdays. Church Salvation Army Service Unit— 338 Williams St., Huron 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, 419-433-3984 by appointment only. On Sundays: St. Matthew Evangelical 8 a.m. - Praise Service/ Lutheran Church Soul Anchors Praise Band 15617 Mason Rd., Vermilion 9 a.m. - Sunday School Rev. Dr. Karl Fry, Pastor -Kindergarten thru Adult 440-967-9886 10 a.m. - Celebration Serwww.luther ansonline. vice/pipe organ and choir com/stmattvermlcms 6:30 p.m. - Junior High Sunday School/ Bible Confirmation Class Study 9:30 6:30 p.m. - Senior High HYM Ladies Bible Fellowship 9:15 Refreshments and NursSunday Worship 10:30 a.m. ery are available all Sunday morning. St. Peter’s Catholic Church 430 Main St., Huron Lighthouse Assembly of 419-433-5725 God Church Saturday—5 p.m. 820 Cleveland Rd. E., Huron Sunday—8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 419-433-8889 The Chapel Sunday service—10:30 a.m. 4444 Galloway Rd., Sandusky Sunday school—9:30 a.m. 419-627-0208 Saturday service--5 p.m. Sunday service—9 and 11 a.m. Jr. High Youth Group— Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth Group— Sundays 7-9 p.m. Latitude group ages 1829—Thursdays, 7 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 4511 Galloway Rd., Huron 419-626-9860 Bishop: Bill Reel Sacrament service—9:30 a.m. Sundays Family History Center Wed. 10 am-2pm, Thur. 9am-9pm, 1st & 3rd Sat. 9am-5pm Zion Lutheran Church 930 Main St., Huron 419-433-4711 Bible hour 8:15am Worship service 9:30am Sunday School 9:30am


Are Your Records Organized for an Emergency? Bruce Miller                Shoe boxes or cardboard boxes in the closet or under the bed are not approState Farm® priate. agent Who knows? Does someone in addiIf you were inca- tion to your spouse know where these pacitated, would papers are kept? Consider making a anyone be able to list of such papers and records, and on find your impor- the list state where these documents tant records and can be found. Then advise a trusted take care of your family’s financial or third party – an attorney, CPA, relabusiness matters? Having important tive, or family friend – where this list papers organized and accessible in is kept. The general idea is that someone not advance can be very important in an living in your residence knows about emergency or crisis situation. Consider the following for organiz- this list and how to access it. This decision requires a certain comfort level, ing your important records. Location. Options for storage might and you alone are able to make that include a home safe, fire-security box determination. Which papers? Regardless of who or off-site location such as a safety deposit box. The storage container knows what, organized records are should be securable and fire resistant. always a plus. The following items

might be part of your “important documents” list: • safety deposit box key • life insurance policies • deeds, contracts, leases, titles, mortgage(s), loan notes • banking, savings, investment and retirement account(s) records • will • burial arrangements • all other insurance policies (health, auto, home, etc.) • birth certificates Beyond however you decide to store your personal records, and whatever you decide to include, one fact is clear. If important legal, business and personal documents are organized and accessible, the handling of a crisis situation is made much easier.

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Saturday, January 9thand and Tuesday,February March 9th Tuesday, 9th and Tuesday, January 12th Saturday, March 13th Saturday, February 13th from from1-3 1-3pm. pm.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 19 in the hospital auditorium, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Donors are required to bring a list of medications they are currently taking and an I.D.

Kent State University. He taught at Sandusky High School from 1965-68 and then at EHOVE Joint Vocational from 1968-88. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and was flotilla commander from 1972-74. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Norwalk. He enjoyed boating and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lucille (D’Ambra); a sister, Karen (DJ) Neumann of Norwood, Ohio; a brother, Richard (Mary) Stutsman of Norwalk; and several nieces and nephews.

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All support groups hosted by Fisher-Titus Medical Center are free and open to the general public. The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25. For more information, call 419-660-2117, Ext. 6379. The Caring and Sharing Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. For more information, call 419-660-2117, Ext. 6417. The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. For more information, call 419-660-2596. The Stroke Support Group will meet from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25. For more information, please call the hospital at (419) 6602700.



ees’ total donation. Ron Rude, executive director of the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross, met with members of FTMC’s Employee Advisory Group to accept the donation and to update the group about the Red Cross’s Christ Episcopal Church efforts so far. 120 Ohio St., Huron As of Feb. 10, the Red 419-433-4701 Cross has received $255 Sunday—9 a.m. and Adult million for Haiti relief and Sunday School 10:30 a.m. recovery efforts. Of those donations, $80 million has already been committed First Presbyterian Church or spent to meet the most 225 Williams St., Huron urgent needs of the earth419-433-5018 quake survivors. About 69 8:30 Early Service percent of that has been for 9:30 Sunday School food and water; 20 percent 10:45 Late Service for shelter; and the rest for health and family services. Grace Orthodox Presbyte“The outpouring of sup- rian Church port from our staff has been Kalahari Resort, Nia Contremendous,” said FTMC vention Center President Patrick J. Martin Rt. 250, Huron said. 419-271-3934 This current fund-raiser is not the first time employees contributed during national Worship—Sunday 4:00 p.m. and international disasters. In past years, the FTMC Holy Trinity Anglican Church family gave $36,562 to help 1608 St. Rt. 113, Milan; Hurricane Katrina victims; donated $28,508 for victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy; and contributed $20,281 to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund.

Ron Rude, executive director of the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross, accepts a check for American Red Cross Haiti Relief from representatives of Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Employee Advisory Group. The donation, totaling more than $31,774, included employee contributions matched by the medical center. Pictured from left to right are FTMC group members Deb Anderson, Laboratory; Lisa Myatt, Rehabilitation; Rude; Brandi Bartley, Nursing; Janice Salata, Laboratory; Connie Young, Accounting Services; and Ann Rinner, Health Information Management.

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Mon. & Tue. 10 AM - 6 PM Wed. & Thur. 10 AM - 8 PM Fri. 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat. 10 AM - 1 PM For more information on the following news or to register for an event, call 419433-5009 or email ——— The Board of Trustees of the Huron Public Library gratefully acknowledges the following donations: In memory of Jim Holstine from John and Juanita Fenton. ——— If you currently receive phone calls from the library staff to notify you of items available to be picked up at the library, you will receive automated calls beginning Monday, March 15. If you prefer an email notification, sign up for NetNotice at http://www.

——— Senior Internet Literacy Workshops will be held at the library on Fridays, March 5, 19 and April 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. • Workshop 1: Navigating, Searching & Bookmarking the Web • Workshop 2: Desktop Tools, E-Forms & Anti-Theft/Anti-Virus Software • Workshop 3: Communicating: Video Mail, Skype, Blogging & Facebook Prerequisites are basic computer operating knowledge and basic Internet skills Come to one workshop or all of them. Register at the library’s email. ——— YarnWorks, the intergenerational group for those who work with yarn, will meet at the library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 4. Bring your current knitting or crocheting project. Instructors will be on hand and the class is open to all ages.

——— The library’s Basic Computer Class will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 8, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10. This is a beginning class on the basics about computers, the Internet and e-mail for adults and both sessions should be attended. This is a hands-on, adult program. Call 419-433-5009 or email to register. ——— The Second Thursday Seminar at the library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, will feature Huron: My Hometown, Volume 3. Interviews include Wilbur Ramsey: Working on the Huron Docks; Joyce Boyes: Growing Up Near Otto’s Camp; Gordon Meeker: Living on West Side of Huron; Steve Myers: The Huron Docks; and Dick Klein: Serving in WWII, Huron Teacher. Huron: My Hometown is an Oral History

Project of the Huron Historical Society and the Huron Public Library. ——— The library presents T-shirt Quilting with Cathi from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, March 13, March 27 and April 10. Cathi Dix of our staff will demonstrate how to make a T-shirt quilt in this program for adults and seventh-graders and up. Plan to attend all three sessions. Access to a sewing machine and knowledge in its use is required. The quilt will require 9 to 12 T-shirts. The first session is “Preparing the T-shirts”, the second session is “Assembling the quilt top”, and the final session is “Finishing Options”. Email or call to register. ——— Did you know? … You can save money by borrowing rather than buying? Check out our books, magazines and DVDs.

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Office location: 110 Wall Street Mailing address: 417 Main St. Phone: 419-433-8487 Fax: 419-433-0470 Email: Website:

All Huron Parks and Recreation Programs require Pre-Registration unless otherwise noted. Registration forms are available on the Web site or at the parks and rec office. Early sign-up is recommended to avoid cancellation of programs because of low enrollment. Call the parks and rec office for information or visit the Web site for details on all programs listed. ——— Safety Town 2010 What is Safety Town? This is one of the most important educational programs for young children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. This seven-day program is a planned curriculum program incorporating classroom activities to familiarize children with the school setting. Safety Town allows children entering kindergarten to learn safe ways to approach school and everyday situations. The children are taught the basics of fire, water, traffic and playground safety; as well as poison control, bus behavior and seat belt importance. Huron Parks and Recreation has assistance from The Huron Fire & Police Departments, Erie Metroparks, Erie County Environmental Services, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Sandusky Power Squadron/ Coastie, and Huron City Schools, who help

make this program so successful. In addition, teachers and Safety Town teen counselors who help create a wonderful, fun and creative environment for participants. Huron Parks and Recreation also has the support of many local business who help with sponsorship and/or donations toward daily snacks/supplies. This year Safety Town will take place from June 16-24 at Shawnee Elementary School on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day. Thursday, June 24 is Graduation Day – where students and parents attend for a Graduation ceremonypParty. The registration fee is $35 for residents and $40 for non-residents. Deadline for registration is May 14. Safety Town registration forms are available on the Web site or at the office. How do I become a Safety Town Counselor? Safety Town Counselors are one of the most important parts in running a successful program. Each year, between 40-50 counselors donate their time daily. The typical age of a Safety Town counselor is between sixth- and ninth-grades. There are also some older, experienced Safety Town counselors who are in tenth-, eleventh- and twelfth-grades. Safety Town Counselors must have completed sixth-grade before Safety Town begins to be eligible. These counselors are vital to the day-today operations of Safety Town. Each counselor is assigned to a classroom or help on the blacktop outside. A Safety Town counselor is responsible for bringing excitement, energy and safety to the participants – many children are nervous the first day

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Egg Hunt at Huron Boat Basin Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. for breakfast 1:15 p.m. for the egg hunt Cost Breakfast: $5/Adults, $3/Children Egg Hunt: Free (ages 2-8 years) The department is encouraging participants to bring a camera, a basket for kids, and to donate a non-perishable food item to either the breakfast or the hunt. ——— Instructors Needed The Huron Parks & Recreation department is looking for instructors for our 2010 Safety Town program. This program is for children entering Kindergarten in the fall and familiarizes them to the school experience. We are looking for individuals with previous teaching experience or college students pursuing a degree in education. Safety Town takes place June 16th-24th from 9am-11:30am. Employment applications are available on our website at www. or call our office at 419433-8487 for more information. Application deadline March 26, 2010. ——— Nickel Plate Beach - Season Parking Passes Passes are available now for the 2010 season. Applications are available on the Web site or at the office. The Nickel Plate Season Parking Pass entitles the registered holder the ability to park one licensed vehicle at Nickel Plate Beach during beach hours (dawn to dusk) throughout the season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). The cost for a season pass is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents.

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and it is the role of the counselor to make sure they feel comfortable. Safety Town is a way to gain Community Service Hours toward a Diploma of Distinction. Counselors must bring the required paperwork from their high school guidance counselor to the counselor meeting prior to the start of Safety Town. Forms will be completed after completion of Safety Town. Those interested should complete and return a “New Counselor Application Packet,” which can be found on the parks and rec Web site or office. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, April 2. ——— Winter Aerobics Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 to 7 p.m. at Woodlands Elementary. Cost: Residents $45 / non-Residents $50 per session. ($10 discount for sign up to more than one session) Pre-registration required using the general Program Registration form. Session II- March 2-April 1 Spring Session I- April 13-May 13 ——— Lion’s Club Breakfast with the Easter Bunny And HPRD Egg Hunt Join parks and rec for the annual Huron Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast on March 27, then walk over to the Huron Boat Basin for one of the largest egg hunts in Huron. The Huron Lion’s Club will be serving up all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, tea, juice and milk. The Easter Bunny will make appearances at the breakfast and the hunt. Entertainer Greg Carson will perform after breakfast.

This week I will talk to you about how the people living in your household can affect your tax refund: Exemptions reduce your taxable income. There are two types of exemptions: personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents. For each exemption you can deduct $3,650 on your 2009 tax return. This amount will be reduced if you have high income. You are a personal exemption and your spouse is a personal exemption, never a dependant. That’s it. No number higher than 2 on the personal exemption line. If you are a dependent on another return, i.e. your parents, you may not claim an exemption. So the personal exemption line can sometimes be zero. But you might be required to file a return. Whether or not you must file a return depends on several factors, including the amount of your unearned, earned or gross income; your marital status; any special taxes you owe; and any advance Earned Income Tax Credit payments you received. There are two groups of dependent exemptions: One is Qualifying Child and the other is Qualifying Other or Qualifying Relative. Both groups have ever changing definitions that you need to check up on each year. Basically you can claim a dependant exemption for each child that lives in your home with you for more than six months if they are your or your spouse’s child or grandchild, under the age of 19 and not married. (Qualifying Child) They are still a Qualifying Child between the ages of 19 and 24 if they are a fulltime student part of at least five months of the calendar year. After that they sort of become a Qualifying Other and new rules apply. Qualifying Others are people that live with you all year; do not provide over half of their own support; are U.S. citizens; are not married and do not have adjusted gross income of more than $3,650. So, yes you can claim your unemployed 30-year-old child as long as he/she did not collect more than $3,650 (plus $2,400 this year only, but that’s another story) in 2009. As in most tax code issues there are exceptions to many of the about points such as living with you, being a U.S. citizen, being married, are they Qualifying Children of someone else in the household and does that person have a higher income than you do? If you are a storybook family with a mother,

father and three children that are really yours and you lived together all year with no parents/ grandparents living with you; you have two personal exemptions and three dependents; anything beyond that needs to be researched or discussed with your tax professional. Got Kids? Here are 10 more ways they may have an impact on your tax situation. Listed below are the top 10 things the IRS wants you to consider if you have children. 1. Dependents In most cases, a child can be claimed as a dependent in the year they were born. 2. Child Tax Credit You may be able to take this credit on your tax return for each of your children under 17. If you do not benefit from the full amount of the Child Tax Credit, you may be eligible for the Additional Child Tax Credit. The Additional Child Tax Credit is a refundable credit and may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax 3. Child and Dependent Care Credit You may be able to claim the credit if you pay someone to care for your child under age 13 so that you can work or look for work. 4. Earned Income Tax Credit The EITC is a benefit for certain people who work and have earned income from wages, self-employment or farming. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may also give you a refund. 5. Adoption Credit You may be able to take a tax credit for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. 6. Children with Earned Income If your child has income earned from working they may be required to file a tax return. 7. Children with Investment Income Under certain circumstances a child’s investment income may be taxed at the parent’s tax rate. 8. Coverdell Education Savings Account This savings account is used to pay qualified educational expenses at an eligible educational institution. Contributions are not deductible, however, qualified distributions generally are tax-free. 9. Higher Education Credits Education tax credits can help offset the costs of education. The American Opportunity and the Lifetime Learning Credit are education credits that reduce your federal income tax dollar-for-dollar, unlike a deduction, which reduces your taxable income. 10. Student Loan Interest You may be able to deduct interest you pay on a qualified student loan. The deduction is claimed as an adjustment to income so you do not need to itemize your deductions. For more information on any of the above points go to IRS.GOV or talk to your personal tax professional.

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Schools St. Peter Preschoolers Act Out Dr. Seuss Favorites In honor of Dr. Seuss, on Tuesday the very well known breakfast dish, green eggs following the preparation came the tast- children, agreed that wacky Wednesday 4-year old preschoolers at St. Peter helped and ham. This came after reading Dr. ing. How was it? ‘Umm, good!, I liked it!’ was great fun. Mrs. Klaus and Mrs. Wollf prepare the Seuss’s story about the same. Of course, was the consensus of most of the boys and girls, some of whom even went for seconds. Deciding to enjoy the Dr. Seuss story, “Wacky Wednesday,” to the fullest, Mrs. Klaus and Mrs. Wollf invited their 3- and 4-yearold students to dress for the day on Wednesday. They arrived at the door in their wackiest outfits, clothes mismatched, backwards and ill-fitting, and spent their day doing all kinds of wacky things. The shelves where all of their work is always neatly arranged were messy and disorganized just the way they would look when everything goes wacky. They had 3- and 4-year-old preschoolers arrived in their wackiest outfits, clothes to have a wacky snack and After the students helped prepare the well mismatched, backwards and ill-fitting, and spent their day doing all also did some wacky work. known dish, green eggs and ham they got to The teachers, as well as the taste it. “Umm, good!” was the consensus. kinds of wacky things.

EHOVE Board President Lobbies Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Paul R. Lockwood II, board president of the EHOVE Career Center and vice president of the North Point Educational Service Center, attended a national conference in which school board members lobby Congress on federal education issues. The 37th Annual National School Boards Association Federal Relations Network Conference was held in Washington, D.C., Jan. 31-Feb. 2. The FRN is composed of local school board members appointed by the Ohio School Boards Association. The conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, attracts school board members who are active in grassroots efforts to increase federal support for high-quality public education. FRN members urged members of Congress to invest in education as the economic engine for long-term

recovery, sustainability and global competitiveness. Specific legislative priorities that FRN members discussed with lawmakers include: • Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and enlisting Congress to commit to the association’s agenda before new legislation is enacted. • Ensuring adequate funding for education programs, including full funding for mandates such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title 1. • Promoting local governance and decision-making as keys to effective public education and student achievement in the 21st Century. • Advancing forward-looking initiatives in pre-K education, teacher effectiveness and education innovation. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne

Pediatric Program Series Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting the second program in the Pediatric Program Series on Thursday, March 4. The program titled “Preschool-School Age Speech Skills:  What should my child be doing?” will be presented by Katie Bell, MA CF-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist at Firelands. The program will be from

6 to 7:30 pm in the Community Resource Room at Firelands South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Other topics in the Pediatric Program Series include “Introduction to Augmentative Communication & Assistive Technology” on Thursday, May 6. To register, or for more information, call 419-557-7410.

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Mike Lewallen Jr. and his father, Mike Lewallen Sr., of Huron, work together to build a magazine rack at EHOVE Career Center’s Youth Enrichment Carpentry class. Students are parent-child teams who learn the art of woodworking together with trained staff during these Saturday programs that were at EHOVE in February.

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Duncan addressed the group and shared the administration’s view of education policy and its commitment to increase federal funding for education, even as it challenges states and school districts to “raise the bar” on student achievement. “Representing EHOVE Career Center and the students of Northern Ohio in lobbying Congress provides us with the opportunity to help shape federal education policy, with the ultimate goal of making public education a top priority of the federal government,” said Dr. Lockwood. “We understand how difficult it is for all of us, including Congress, to live within our budgets, but it is important to deliver the message that the needs of special education, public pre-school and career education should not be shortchanged.” Dr. Lockwood and his wife, Catherine, live in Oak Harbor.

Children’s Theater Presents ‘Cinderella’ On March 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., and on March 7 at 2:30 p.m., the Caryl Crane Children’s Theatre will open its 24th season with the musical “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper” with book by Vera Morris and lyrics and music by Bill Francoeur. This literary children’s classic will be performed  in McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands. The cast of 28 includes children from local communities and schools in a three-county area, in addition to BGSU Firelands students and adults from area communities. Audiences will be entertained by 18 songs and dances. The play follows the familiar story, and characters include: Attila the cat (Brett Minor, BGSU Firelands); a mouse (Rachel Doto, Huron); Troubadour (Benji Battiste, Hruon); Cinderella (Mara Mossman, BGSU Firelands); Cinderella’s evil stepmother (Alaina West, BGSU Firelands); the wicked stepsister Brunhilda (Kira Bolt, Huron); Cleopatra (Madison Paden, Vermilion); the Queen (Abigail Murray, Vermilion); the Prince (Cody Noon, BGSU Firelands); nosy neighbor, Mistress Haughty (Clare Nejedly, Sandusky); the Majordoma (Cassie Battiste, Huron); the Apprentice (Paige Graham, Huron); the Fairy Godmother (Lydia Strecker, Huron); Pumpkinhead (Haley Strader, Huron); Lady Blossom (Chrystal Williams, BGSU Firelands); Lady Vine (Jessica Lyons, Huron); ladies in waiting (Hannah Blackwell, Huron; Allison Brownell; Huron; Emily

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Lipscomb; Berlin Heights; Erin Lehrer, Huron; Lacey Miller, BGSU Firelands; and Rhiannon Mowrey, Milan); the Captain (Sterling Sharp, Sandusky); the Lieutenant (Brandon Fries, Norwalk); town citizens (Stephanie Endlish, Huron; Danielle Johnsons, Perkins; and Ron Butcher, Sandusky) the Queen’s assistant Lady Ursula-Ursula (Mackenzie Napholz, Huron). Britney Koser, CCCT artistic director, will direct the production. Dr. Jann Graham Glann will choreograph and serve as music director. Martha W. Smith will be the choral director; David L. Gilmore is scene designer and technical director; Caly Laurents is scenic artist; Micheal Holt is the properties designer; Laura Horn and Maudy Paden are the costume designers and coordinators; Julie Hamann is box office manager; Martha Smith, Lisa Nahm, Sue Shamhart, and Kris Burt are musicians, and Benjamin Bell and Ryan Harris (BGSU Firelands) are stage managers. The box office is currently open from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices are adults, $9; senior citizens, $7; school-age children, $5; and BGSU students, $4. Reservations may be made by calling 419-433-5560, Ext. 20747, or 419-372-0747. Special group rates are available for groups of 15 or more payable in advance of performance. For more information contact Koser at 419433-5560, Ext 20642.

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Sports Tigers Bite Truckers Early, Win 49-36 Just one night after a disappointing loss to the undefeated Port Clinton Redskins in front of a large home crowd, the Tigers traveled to Norwalk to take on the Truckers. Going into the game, Norwalk was a better than .500 team – much like the Tigers. But Huron took out their frustrations from the previous evening on Norwalk to spoil the Truckers’ senior night celebration. Neither team opened the game shooting very well, but two strong inside presences got the Tigers started. Center Steve Bowers hit the first two buckets, then 6-foot, 5-inch Brandon Poorman knocked down two of Huron’s

next three baskets for a 10-2 lead. Meanwhile, the Tiger man-to-man defense shut down the Norwalk offense, holding the home team to just two points in the first quarter and only allowing four more by halftime. During the second quarter, Huron’s perimeter players like Eric Volz, Brian Bollenbacher, and Zach Grieves took over the offense. Volz hit two three-pointers, while Bollenbacher’s defense caused the Truckers problems executing their own offense. At the buzzer, Grieves sank a long three that gave the visitors a 27-6 lead to cap off one excellent half of basketball. Norwalk’s offense woke up dur-

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ing the third quarter, going from six points to 21. Still, Huron was able to maintain its 20-point lead. As often happens in lopsided games, the Tigers began to get sloppy in all facets and could only muster eight points (only two baskets from the field) in the final period while the Trucker reserves narrowed the lead down to just 13 points by the closing buzzer. In the end, Huron’s leading scorers were the trio of backcourt players. Bollenbacher, Grieves, and Volz all had 11 points in the non-conference victory. The Tigers will return to Norwalk for Sectional play this week.

All SBC Basketball Teams Announced The All SBC basketball teams have been announced, including from Huron: Boys: Zach Grieves – Second Team; Steve Bowers, Brandon Poorman, Brian Bollenbacher, and Derek Dowell – Honorable Mentions. Girls: Caroline Estel, Devon Koenig, and Lauren Volz – Honorable Mentions.

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Tigers Finish SBC with Win over Clyde Huron had to wait an extra day to get in their final SBC road trip of the year, thanks to the weather. But it was worth it as the Tigers took down Clyde by a score of 58-53. With the final win, Huron finished 8-6 in the SBC, landing them in third place. Despite the unusual time for a boys’ game, there was still a nice crowd on hand in Clyde to watch. They wit-

nessed a good battle between two pretty evenly matched teams. Senior big man Jon Hicks received a start for the Tigers as a reward for all of his hard work this year for Coach James. He made some nice plays inside early on. Guard Brian Bollenbacher opened the scoring for the visitors with a threepointer that started his team on a 9-3 run. It was capped off by two inside buckets by center Brandon Poorman, who would lead Huron with 12 points on the afternoon. But Clyde came back to tie the game at nine a piece with 1:20 left in the opening quarter. Forward Derek Dowell, who had been out recently with a back problem, made a steal and a bucket to give the lead back to the Tigers at the end of the first quarter, 1311. Two earlys e co n d - p e r i o d free throws gave the Flyers the lead right back at 15-13. Then, Zach Grieves hit Junior Brian Bollenbacher beats the Clyde de- a three to begin fender on his way to the basket.

a 12-3 Huron run that gave the visitors a 25-18 lead with 1:51 left in the half. Clyde converted on a three-point play and an outside jumper before the close of the quarter to get back within four points, 27-23. To start the second half, the Flyers were able to hurt the Tigers on the boards. Clyde moved into a full court man-to-man press that at first it didn’t seem to affect Grieves, who promptly hit a three to give Huron a five-point lead, 30-25. The Flyers eventually did reclaim the lead with a minute left in the third period, 33-32. Poorman fought hard for a rebound off his own miss to give the lead right back to his team. But at the buzzer, Clyde hit a 10-foot jumper to go up, 35-34. Out of the break between periods, Bollenbacher knocked down a three putting Huron back up, 37-35. At the 6:31 mark, the Flyers called time following a three-point shot of their own and a 40-39 lead. The Tigers came out in a 1-3-1 half court press and proceeded to go on an 11-2 run to take a 50-42 lead with just three minutes left in the game. Clyde would try desperately over the rest of the game to mount a comeback, but to no avail. Huron would hit five of their final six free throws when the home team began to foul. In the end, the Tigers prevailed 58-53. The scoring for the victors was very balanced. The posts, Bowers and Poorman led the team with 12 and 11 points respectively. They were assisted by 10 points a piece from Derek Dowell and Zack Grieves.

Area Celebrities to Help Put the Freeze on Cardiac Disease Now is the chance to try and dunk a well-known community member. On Sunday, March 14, The Foundation for Firelands Regional Medical Center will host “Plungapalooza” as part of the 2010 Winter Challenge - Keepin’ It Cool at Kalahari Resort. Benefiting the heart and vascular services at Firelands, “Plungapalooza” allows you to bid on community members who have volunteered to be dunked for a good cause. “Plungapalooza” volunteers for the 2010 Winter Challenge are: Tina Ammanniti – Director of Cardiac Services, Firelands Regional Medical Center; John O. Bacon – President & CEO, Mack Iron Works Company; Dr. Anthony LALLY DeRiso – Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lakeside Heart and Lung Center; Fred Fox – Superintendent, Huron City Schools; Randy Hugg – Radio Show Host, WCPZ – 102.7 FM; Bryan Kasper – Kasper Auto Group; Bill Lally – Raving Steelers Fan & Superintendent, North Point Education Service Center; Matt Mars – Proprietor, Chez Francois; Dru Meredith – Area Director Physician Re- KASPER

cruitment, Firelands Regional Medical Center; Jim Miller – President & CEO, Citizens Banking Company; Pat Murray – Financial Adviser, UBS Financial Services; NUESSE Kim Nuesse – Commissioner, City of Sandusky; Doug Phares – Publisher, Sandusky Register; Dr. Scott Sheldon – Cardiology, Firelands Regional Medical Center; Alice Springer – Director of De- PHARES velopment, Firelands Regional Medical Center; J. William Springer – President & CEO, Industrial Nut Company; Chuck Stark – President & CEO, Firelands Regional Medical Center; Doug Studer – Owner, Curves. To view the “Plungapalooza” volunteers and their current bids, visit www.firelands. com. Call 419557-7152 to place a bid. All winning bids in “Plungapalooza” will receive a Kalahari Day Pass (restrictions apply). In addition to “Plungapalooza,” the 2010 Winter STARK

Challenge will also play host to fourperson team races. Beginning with team registration at 7:30 a.m. and races at 8 a.m., teams will complete in any or all of the 2010 Winter Challenge events: Keepin’ it Cool Relay: Four-person relay that covers a total of one mile. Each participant will race ¼ of a mile. Enter the amateur or avid-runner league. Prizes to be awarded to each winning league team. Turkey Throw: A fun spin on the hammer throw. Put your muscles to the test and see how far you can throw a frozen turkey. Prizes to be awarded to both the furthest-throwing man and woman. Human Sled Race: You’ve heard of bobsledding; now try Human Sledding. Compete in this two-person race with one person pulling and the other person chillin’ on an inner tube. Prizes to be awarded to the winning team. Every participant in the 2010 Winter Challenge who provides pledges (either personally or from other people) will receive a Kalahari Day Pass (restrictions apply), a participation medal and a Heart Healthy Breakfast. The Foundation for Firelands is a non-profit organization focused on establishing and maintaining philanthropic relationships that support Firelands’ mission and ensure the future of quality healthcare for the community. For more information about The Foundation for Firelands-2010 Winter Challenge, to view “Plungapalooza” volunteers, or to obtain a team registration form, visit www.firelands. com or call 419-557-7152.

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Health & Wellness Firelands Regional Medical Center Childbirth Class

Firelands Regional Medical  Center  will  be  offering  a  four-week  Childbirth  Preparation class on the following  dates:  Wednesdays,  March  10,  17,  24  and  31  from  6  to  8:30  pm.  Childbirth Preparation classes are  held  at  Firelands  Regional  Medical  Center,  South  Campus,  1912  Hayes  Ave.,  Sandusky. Participants  will  learn  breathing  patterns  and  relaxation exercises to be used  during  labor  and  delivery.   Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options,  Caesarian  birth  and  recovery will also be discussed. The  cost  for  the  class  is  $35 per couple.  No one will  be refused this course due to  inability to pay.  To register,  call  Firelands  at  419-5577840. (Note:  Childbirth  classes  are  taught  by  experienced  obstetrical nurses from Firelands  with  a  clinical  background focused on contemporary  childbirth  methods.  It is recommended that this  course  be  taken  during  the  last  trimester  of  pregnancy  and  that  expectant  mothers  select  a  class  that  ends  at  least  three  weeks  before  their due date).

Pediatric Cardiology and Neurology Clinics

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a  Pediatric  Neurology  Clinic  on  Wednesday,  March  10,  and  Pediatric  Cardiology  Clinics  on  Wednesday,  March  10,  and  Wednesday,  March 24.  Staffed by a board certified  pediatric  specialist  from  Rainbow  Babies  &  Children’s  Hospital,  pediatric  specialty  clinics  are  held  in  the  Firelands  South  Campus  Outpatient  Specialty  Clinic,  1912  Hayes  Ave.,  Sandusky.    The  cardiology  clinics are staffed by a board  certified  physician  and  are  held  at  the  Firelands  Main 

Campus, 1111  Hayes  Ave.,  Sandusky.  To  schedule  an  appointment for the pediatric cardiology  clinic,  call  419557-7840. To schedule an appointment  for  the  pediatric neurology clinic, call 1-800-377-3117. Additional Rainbow Babies  &  Children’s  Hospital  Pediatric Specialty Clinics are  also  available  at  Firelands. For a schedule of the Pediatric  Specialty  Clinics,  visit the calendar of events at  For  more information, call 419557-6767.

Stork Express

Firelands Regional Medical Center  will  be  hosting  sessions of Stork Express on the following days during the  month of March: Saturday, March  13  from  noon  to  2  p.m.; Monday, March 15 from 6  to  8  p.m.;  and  Saturday,  March 27 from 12 to 2 p.m.  All  sessions  will  be  held  at Firelands Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Stork Express is a free program  designed  to  give  pregnant women the opportunity to start on paperwork that is required during their  hospital  stay.    During  the program, each participant  will  review  and  sign  the necessary paperwork, watch  the  required  safety  video and take a tour of the OB Department.   Stork Express helps to cut down on the amount of paperwork during admission, allowing the focus to be on  the birthing process.  It also provides  mom-to-be  and  her spouse/support person the  opportunity  to  meet  a  nurse from the OB Department  and  ask  any  question  that may be lingering as their exciting day approaches.  Any mom-to-be that is at  least  34  weeks  into  her  pregnancy is welcome to attend.    A  spouse/support  person is also encouraged to participate.   To register for a session, call 419-557-7840.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Infant and Child CPR Classes

Fisher-Titus Medical Center  is  offering  Infant  and  Child  CPR  training  from  6  to 10 p.m. Thursday, March  11 at the hospital, 272 Bene-

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Entertainment Main Street Vermilion Raffles Off Boat

Helicopter Event The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 50, will present the program “How Helicopters Fly.” The event will be presented by Andy Overly, and held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday March 7, at Hinde Field, 1819 Boos Road, Huron. The public is welcome. For more information, call 419-239-8292 or go to

Photo Contest Watch for details on our annual photo contest coming soon!

at Sawmill Creek Resort Huron, Ohio Casual Dinner Menu 5:30 - 9:30pm All Entertainment 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM


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VERMILION – Main Street Vermilion is raffling off a fully loaded, custom designed boat. Tickets go on sale March 6, and the drawing will be held Thursday, July 15. The Main Street Vermilion Boat Raffle kicks off during the 2010 Vermilion Fishing & Hunting Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, at German’s Villa, 3330 Liberty Ave. Admission to the Vermilion Fishing & Hunting Flea Market is $3; kids under 12 are free. Food will be available all day including drinks, sandwiches and snacks. K-96 FM will broadcast live all day. The Vermilion Fishing & Hunting Flea Market will

Jack O’Malley of Sandusky has joined Freedom Boat Club as Membership Director. O’Malley has been a resident and independent businessman in Sandusky for 17 years and has been active in many local civic and business organizations.




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From seashores to lakeshores, Freedom Boat Club offers its members unlimited use of its fleet of boats. Freedom Boat Club has 57 locations nationwide. The club’s local office is based out of Catawba Island, with a new location opening in Sandusky soon. Those new to boating who lack

training; an avid fisherman looking for more time on the water; a busy young professional or family trying to fit it all in; or a retiree tired of the strains of boating – FBC welcomes all to learn more about what the club can do.

2-1-1: Past, Present and Future 2-1-1 is the national dialing code set aside to link community residents to vital social service agencies, government agencies, and faith-based organizations. It is a free call and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to anyone who needs to find assistance. You can dial 2-1-1 to get help for yourself or a family member or friend. 2-1-1 was implemented in Erie County in 2006 with assistance from multiple agencies and organizations. Community members recently met at a breakfast meeting to discuss the progress of and the future of 2-1-1 services in Erie County. The breakfast was sponsored by the Erie County Health Department, United Way of Erie County and the 2-1-1 Advisory Board. “Since the implementation of 2-11, over 6593 calls were made to 2-11. Residents are seeking assistance for rent, utilities, food and medical needs. Each call results in at least 3 or more

referrals,” explained Ms. ColbertBrumbaugh. More than 140 social service and public agencies are listed in the 2-1-1 database. Ms. ColbertBrumbaugh further explained that the utilization of 2-1-1 enables community leaders to see where there are gaps in service as well as determine the critical needs of the residents. Pete Schade, Health Commissioner, Erie County Health Department commented about the health disparities within the community and that the use of 2-1-1 will help to end the disparities. Nick Roman, Technical Support Coordinator for 2-1-1 at Ohio United Way explained to the audience the future of 2-1-1 from a statewide and national perspective. 2-1-1 is a priority for United Way Worldwide and Ohio United Way. United Ways have a longstanding tradition of commitment to funding information and referral services in their respective communities. Mr. Roman stated, “Ohio United

Way continues to promote the 2-1-1 in Ohio and 87% of Ohioans will be covered by 2-1-1 services by the end of 2010 and 55 counties will have 2-11 coverage. Nearly 1.2 million calls were answered by 2-1-1 call centers in 2009,” stated Mr. Roman. Nationally, 80% of Americans have access to 2-1-1, and in 34 states 90% of the population has access to 2-1-1. “This is good news,” stated Mr. Roman, “because people will be able to travel almost anywhere in the U.S. and be able to call 2-1-1 or advise friends and family members to call.” Currently, there are bills pending in the US Senate and House which could provide estimated $700 million in sustainable funding to 2-1-1 programs over the next four years. If you would like more to ensure that your agency or organization is included in the 2-1-1 data base, you can contact Collette Fox at the Erie County Health Department at 419.626.5623.

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Festival of the Fish and Third Thursdays. The boat will also be featured at area businesses. Tickets are available at numerous merchants throughout Vermilion; the Main Street Vermilion office at 685 Main St.; Romp’s Marina; Bad Boy Bait & Tackle; Liberty Auto Wash and online at Donations for tickets is $20 each, or 6 tickets for $100 Proceeds from the raffle benefit Main Street Vermilion. More information can be found at

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feature booths relating to boating, fishing, hunting, camping and outdoor sports. The Scout 187 Sportfish being raffled sports a 115 Yamaha Four Stroke Motor and comes with a Boatwheels Aluminum Trailer. Free dockage at Romp’s Family Fun Marina is also included for 2010. Additional features include a Center Console with Grab Rail, Aerated Live Well, 4 SS Flush Mount Rod Holders, Compass, and other features. The boat will be featured at numerous events before the July 15th drawing, including community events, festivals, Quaker Steak & Lube events,

Mary Strayer, MaSter Gardener Many people think that adding fertilizer will feed their plants – this is not precisely true. Plants manufacture their own food by the process of photosynthesis. The fertilizers you provide your houseplants assist them in food production. Most gardeners use the term “fertilizing” and “feeding” interchangeably. Plants growing in the ground outdoors can search for the nourishment they need. If their immediate area lacks needed nutrients, the roots can branch into other areas. A houseplant is confined to the soil in its pot; once the nutrients in the potting mix are gone the plant is stranded. But you can replenish these nutrients by applying fertilizer. Houseplant fertilizers contain three main nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – or potash. Some fertilizers also include needed rare trace elements. The ratio of these three ingredients is usually indicated on the label as three numbers, such as 5-10-5 or 10-20-10. The first number refers to nitrogen, which stimulates leaf growth and helps leaves maintain their rich green color. The second number indicates phosphorus, which promotes sturdy cell structure and healthy root growth, as well as aiding in flower and fruit production. The third number refers to potassium, which aids plants in normal plant functions and development. Choose a fertilizer that indicates it is formulated for houseplants. It should be properly balanced in these three main nutrients. Commercial fertilizers for houseplants come in several forms: liquids, powders, tablets and capsules. Most of these are dissolved and diluted in water for application. Some types are scratched into the soil surface. Tablets and slow re-

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lease capsules are also placed on the soil surface or just into the soil where they slowly dissolve in normal watering over a period of time. Whatever you do, whatever you choose, read the labels carefully, and follow them completely. If you don’t understand, ask your parents or another adult to help. Many indoor gardeners find it beneficial to apply fertilizers more frequently than normal –usually twice as often, but in a very diluted state; with usually ½ the recommended dose or slightly less. This provides the plant with nutrients in a more consistent manner. When you purchase a houseplant, look at the tag that comes with it. It will sometimes tell you how often to fertilize. You may also go to the library and look up the houseplant, and you will find the information you need. Much plant info is on the internet now, and easily located at home on your computer. A few tricks: Never apply fertilizer to dry potting mix. Be sure your plant is watered well first. A plant purchased in a store will probably already been fertilized when potted for sale. This potting fertilizer usually lasts for the first three months. Never fertilize a sick plant. Wait until it has completely recovered before encouraging it to grow. Most plants rest in the winter months. This is especially true of non-bloomers. Don’t coax them into growth by applying fertilizer. Avoid fertilizers between September and March. Don’t feed dormant plants; wait instead until you see signs of growth. Never deliberately overfeed your plants. An extra pinch can damage your plant severely. If you find you overfed your plant, sit it in the sink or in the bathtub, and run lukewarm water through it slowly for a minute or so. This will rinse out some of the fertilizer, and stop some of the damage to the plant.

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Huron Hometown News - March 4, 2010  
Huron Hometown News - March 4, 2010  

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