Put-in-Bay School Basketball Initiates New Season

Put in Bay School Basketball

Photo by Shuffenecker

Friday morning at 6am the Put-in-Bay Panthers started the 2019-20 basketball campaign.

Put in Bay School Basketball

Photo by Shuffenecker

The panthers start the season off every year with Morning Madness–a tradition initiated almost 30 years ago.  The Panthers are excited to start the year and work hard to get ready for the basketball season. The girls look for continued success coming off an undefeated season, and the boys look to bounce back after an injury-riddled season.

The Panthers’ main goal this year is to win the Great Lakes Island Tournament held on Mackinac Island.  The tournament takes place in December; more details to come.  Go Panthers–Get Your Grrrowl On!

Put-in-Bay School Engages in Active Autumn

Put in BayPut-in-Bay School News – November, 2019, by Steve Poe, Superintendent

Once again this year our school will utilize “School Messenger” to inform parents of important announcements, such as school closings or delays.  We will now make this available to everyone in our community.  If you would like to be notified by text or voice message of school closings or delays, announcements of events, etc., please contact the school at 419-285-3614 to sign up.

Put in Bay School AthleticsThe 2019 Panther Volleyball team experienced a very successful season.  The girl’s final record was nine wins and five losses.  This tied a school record for wins in a season.  Setting individual season records were Elena Schroeder with 101 kills and Nora Ladd with 86 aces.  The team will miss the skill of senior Hannah Lentz next season.  Coach Schuffenecker said of the team, “the girls maxed out their potential for this season.  Through hard work, this team achieved success.”

Cross Country has wrapped up for the 2019-2020 season. This year, we had a small but dedicated group of middle school runners who ran hard. Each teammate showed up every day, supported one another, did what was asked of them, and each runner improved throughout the season. We appreciate the community support during the season and during the “home” Miller 5k race; it always helps the runners do better. We are looking forward to another great season next year. Go Panthers CC!

Put in Bay BasketballNow that November is upon us, basketball season is here!  Coach Craig Schuffenecker will coach both the junior high and high school teams and Ms. Riley Conway will be our cheerleading advisor.  We have enough players to field both a boys and girls high school team, while the junior high will remain co-ed.  Come support the teams every Saturday morning this winter or listen to the games on WPIB Radio.  The Panthers travel to Mackinac Island to play in the Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament on December 6 and 7.  Our girls are the defending champions of the tournament.  Good luck this year, Panthers!

Gustav Heineman Harvest Dinner

Harvest Dinner

On Friday, November 8 from 5:00 to 7:00pm, the Annual Harvest Dinner will take place at Tipper’s Lounge.  We encourage everyone to enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with us and support the Gustav Heineman Scholarship.  Dinner prices are the following:  Adults, $10; Senior Citizens, $8; Children 12 and under, $6.  A special thanks in advance to Woody Widmar for all his time and effort in making dinner for us, and to the Niese family for allowing us to use their restaurant.

On Monday, November 11 at 11:15am, Put-in-Bay students will honor our veterans.  A student-led program will take place in the school’s gymnasium.  All veterans are encouraged to attend, along with the public.  Thank you, veterans, for your service to our country.

Parent / Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30 – 6:30pm and Wednesday, November 13 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.  Parents are encouraged to call the school office at 419-285-3614 to make an appointment.


General Election Approaches

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2019 Put-in-Bay Sample Ballot

The 2019 General Election is on Tuesday, 5 November 2019.

This fall’s general election ballot for the Bass Islands includes candidates for mayor, municipal court position, township trustee, township fiscal officer, boards of education, and tax levy propositions.  Sample ballots for Put-in-Bay Village, South Bass Island Township, Middle Bass, and North Bass are available HERE.

On Tuesday, 29 October 2019, Put-in-Bay Daily™ will publish letters to the public from Put-in-Bay Mayor Jessica Cuffman and former Mayor Judy Berry.

Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Limnos Visits Put-in-Bay

Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Limnos arrives in Put-in-Bay at 12:26pm on Thursday.  It departs at 12:49pm, after appearing to take a sounding and CCG Limnossharing a brief communication with Miller Boat Line ferry, Islander, on VHF channels 16 and 8.

The vessel’s name originates from “limnology,” the study of inland waters with emphasis on biological, chemical, physical, and geological attributes, according to the CCG.  It is Canada’s principal research ship in the Great Lakes.  CCG LimnosThe 1968 ship is classified as “Mid Shore Science Vessel” and has Burlington, Ontario (Lake Ontario), as home port.


Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Publishes Fall Newsletter

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy promotes conservation and protection of natural and agricultural lands on the Lake Erie Islands.  The fall 2019 edition of Island Green Scene, the conservancy’s quarterly newsletter, is available below in a Portable Document Format (PDF).  The current edition highlights recent success stories and important upcoming events!


Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

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