Our Island Newspaper is called Kelleys Life. While scanned issues are hard to find, we will post them as they come to our attention. Remember, we have a COMPLETE collection of Kelleys Life newspapers in our Museum Library.
These complete issues are presented in PDF format.
For these older issues - all we have is an index - 2009 to 2013.
2013 May - Kelleys Island Wine Company Celebrates a New Generation, Kelleys Island Volunteer Fire Department Awarded $113,000 for 2012, From the Mayor’s desk, Jet Express Announces Trips to Kelleys Island, Annual KI Winery Make-A-Wish Horseshoe Tournament, 19th Annual Kelleys Island MAW Benefit Swim & Golf Cart Poker Run, Annual 5K/10K Run, Kelleys Island Brewery News, Kelleys Island Tall Ship Group, Lake Erie Fishing Report, Calling all Pickleball players!, Kelleys Island Outing and Board Meeting, Kelleys Island Audubon Happenings, Island Singers Present a “Patriotic Extravaganza”, Free Boat Safety Inspections Offered to Launch New Season, KILA Prepares for 2013 and Beyond, HWE Cooperative celebrates 75 years of lighting the way, Quite an Adventure, Kelleys Island In-Water Boat Show at Portside Marina, and More!
2013 March/April - Easter Egg Hunt, Annual Fish Fry, Passover Celebration at St. Michael’s Hall, From the Mayor’s desk, Here we come a caroling…., The Lake Erie Field Station at Kelleys Island, Kelleys Island Brewery Spring News, Audubon Happenings, Tall Ship Celebration, St. Michael’s 150th Jubilee Celebration, Road Maintenance, KelleysIslandLandowners.com, 2013 Kelleys Island Events, Lake Erie Fishing Report, KIHA gets your message across, Hancock-Wood Celebrates 75 Years, Tarzan – the story that just keeps on coming, Update on circus poster art, and More!
2013 January/February - Tall Ship plans sailing ahead, Santa WAS here!, From the Mayor’s desk, Lake Erie Islands Christmas Bird Count, Ed Ehrbar wedding, New Editor announced, Bill Minshall 17th at State, Island Singers, Celebrating 90 years of Living: Laverne (Krauth) Ehrbar, Rare Townsend’s Solitaire Found on Kelleys Island, Hurricane Sandy didn’t miss KI, Kelleys Life goes on Gorski honeymoon, Family reunions common on the island, Kelleys Life attends the Olympics, Rare old book donated to KI Historical Assoc., News from Zion Community Church, Kelleys Life in Machu Pichu, and More!
2012 November/December - Kelleys Island 2013 Tall Ship Celebration, Memorial Park decorated by Volunteer Fire Department and friends, Hurricane Sandy, St. Michael’s begins Jubilee year of celebration, From the Mayor’s desk, Halloween done right, What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Kelleys Island Audubon Happenings, EMS News, Letters to the Editor, Northern Saw-whet Owl Research Project, Vietnam Vets reunite on Kelleys Island, KILA presents information regarding tax levy, Painting donated to KI Audubon, Tap Water Delivers, News of Zion Community Church, A living legacy: The August Schaedler Winery Museum, a growing thing…, A note to the community about the Lake Erie Field Station at Kelleys Island, News from the KI Police Department, Priests visit St. Michael’s, and More!
2012 September/October - Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial, From the Mayor’s desk, St. Michael’s Church celebrates 150 years of service to Kelleys Island, Make-A-Wish Benefit Swim achieves over $22,000, Outdoor Film Festival expanding inside, Report from Village Administrator, Hiking Club to start on Kelleys, News from KI Chamber of Commerce, Island Singers: 2012 Many Thanks, Homecoming 2012: “Celebrate Kelleys Island”, Winner of the Sony Reader, Officer Craig’s wedding announcement, Zion Matters, Pastor May’s homecoming, Hello from the Kelleys Island Brewery, Papa T’s chair prize winner, Island Splash Swim success, Kelleys Island School News, and More!
2012 August - 125th Anniversary Summer!, They came back and celebrated Kelleys Island!, 1995-2012-18 years, More miles, More smiles, From the Mayor’s desk, Island Singers are “Rockin”, Northcoast Band Concert a Hit!, Former Mayor comments on proposed levy, Free Outdoor Film Festival, Kelleys Island Audubon happenings, Island Aviation History, KI/Razzles 1st Annual Volleyball Tournament, Love remembered, embraced, Edward Lentz celebrates 80th!, Letters to the Editor, EMS News, One third of Kelleys Island now permanently preserved, What’s up with the sirens?, Here’s to walking off the court!, Back to the Wild needs your support, Islandfest 2012 grand birthday celebration!, Tarzan the Talking Dog, and More!
2012 July - School operations suspended, Camp Patmos lighthouse shines again, 125th Anniversary Summer, KILA Annual Square Dance, From the Mayor’s desk, Island Singers: The 2012 Extravaganza, Visit the Chamber’s new website, Christmas in July at Vi’s Island Treasures, Movies announced for Outdoor Filmfest, Fourth Annual Kelleys Island Basketball Tournament!, Summer fun at Camp Patmos, KILA’s annual Pot Luck, Kelleys Island Audubon Club launches new summer nature program, A whole new deal: Kelleys Island Casino Bar and Restaurant, Letters to the Editor, 13th Annual Caddy Shack Perch Derby, PAST Foundation learning-island success, Calling all crafters, The story of Upping Stones, Hitching Posts, and Carriage Blocks, Fr. Tommy Rodrigues Assigned to Island Parishes, Henry Howe Award goes to island author, Ohio Bike Week Dice Run, Solemn Remembrance, and More!
2012 June - 5K/10K Race at Kelleys Island June 10, Meeceka, Mouska, Sesqui, Quasqui??, 125th Anniversary Summer!, From the Mayor’s desk, 1995-2012 – 18 years, More miles, More smiles, Camp Patmos invites islanders to swim, Kelleys Island Audubon Happenings, What would you like to see at the 2012 Outdoor Film Festival?, Beatty Preserve clean up, The KI Field Station’s Adult and Family Sessions, Kelleys Island key ingredient in long distance love story, Kelleys Island – My childhood playground, Kelleys Island community bake oven, Schreiners celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss, Announcing the 2012 Lake Erie Watersnake Census, Three on Three Basketball is fun at any age, Bring a Tall Ship to Kelleys Island, Island Singers are back, Bonnie Shoff says farewell – a retirement party sendoff, Safety Forces Day, Kelleys Island – a garden in bloom, Women retreat to Zion…., And summer “begins”…, Howe’s Historical Collections of Ohio, Kelleys Island EMS sends big thanks…and More!
2012 May - Easter Egg Hunt, Sesquicentennial summer, From the mayors desk, 30th Annual 5K/10K Race at Kelleys Island June 10, Outdoor Film Festival returns for 5th year!, 2012 Make-A-Wish Island Fundraisers, Island Singers reuniting, Downtown comfort station finally a reality, Kelleys Island Audubon Club happenings, Island EMS Spaghetti Dinner coming up, Lowe’s Pizza Party at Caddy Shack, Update on the Grotto story, Kelleys Island Ferry Boat news, KIHA gets your message across, Tree maintenance work, Kelleys Island School News, Camp Patmos celebrates 60th Anniversary: New Director brought on board, One and three-day fishing licenses can be purchased over the telephone, Shhh-It’s a surprise!, KILA announces 2012 events, It was a “Wii” winter…, Wed on the island – now wed to the island, Lurking turkeys…and More!
2012 March/April - The KI Grotto and statue of Mary, Sandusky Lowes offers island deliveries, Kelleys Island School: the Lake Erie Field Station at Kelleys Island: a note from your School Board, From the Mayor’s desk, What is new for 2012 at the Brew Pub?, Sandusky Lowes offers island deliveries, Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce sponsors Welcome Back Fish Fry!, Kelleys Island Audubon Happenings, The Tea-Tree Party, Lake Erie algal bloom fight begins, Have you ever thought of becoming a Firefighter?, Kelleys Island School goes the “extra mile”, Passover Celebration at St. Michael’s Hall, The journey of a life-time: Rev. Robert (Pastor Bob) May, A Day in the Life of a Kelleys Island School student…, “The Lost Soul”…and More!
2012 January/February - Twas the Season…, Tall ship in North Bay, Beatty Preserve gets first clean up, Open House at Zion and other holiday festivities, KI Polar Bear Club, Officer Craig is promoted to full-time, KI Chamber to hold Job Fair, Columbus Day party on Kelleys, From the Mayor’s desk…, Make plans to keep yourself safe, 2012 Calendar of Events, Kelleys Island Audubon Club happenings, New editor chosen for Kelleys Life, Letters to the Editor, Kelleys Island School News, A star is born!, Community-Hancock Wood partnership erects platform, VFW gets “big” money from KILA, Thanks to Police Department for lesson learned, Kelleys Island Senior Watch Program, Obituaries, Robert (aka “Bobby”) Skeans to the rescue…, A winter’s tale…and More!
2011 November/December - Island election results, KI Park Board in full swing – new park lands, EHOVE Salon open to the public, Campbell’s celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Bonanza from the School Board, Marblehead Bank announces new President, Algae solutions?, 2011 Fishing Derby gives back, Hurricane Irene deposits two on shores of Kelleys, Macks celebrate 50th Anniversary!, Griffing Airlines offers discounts, Bowl commercial filmed on Kelleys!, Piano lovingly restored, Filmfest says thanks, Island Singers: Many, many thanks!, KILA hayride, Kelleys Island School News, Stein Hospice 2nd Annual Island Days, Island Splash swim lessons, The Cross: Lifted High…and More!
2011 September/October - Lake Erie algal blooms very heavy, They came home to Homecoming, Update from the Mayor’s desk, Here’s the Scoop…, Village of Kelleys Island 2011 candidates for office, Zombies to prowl Kelleys Island in new October Mystery Adventure, From the Brew Pub, Island notes, thoughts and follow ups, Letters to Editor, Kelleys Island Audubon Happenings, Perkins High School Track Team does community service day, Kelleys Island EMS joins state coalition in observing Falls Prevention Awareness Day, 2011 Randazzo party another blast, Homecoming 2011, Kelleys Island School news, Thanks to KI Police Department, Reflections…, Obituaries, The Ziegler bench, KILA heats it up for VFW…and More!
2011 August - KI Homecoming “Feeling Groovy”, Swimmers for Make-a-Wish plan full weekend of events, 2011 KI Filmfest August 12-14, Cowboy Up!, Historical Association Art Show, The August Schaedler Winery, preserved, Island Singers are “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, Justin Horseshoe Tournament Aug. 12, Kelleys Island is at war, The Winery, Letters to Editor, Day Camp Offered at Camp Patmos, Olivia Killam visits Israel, Kelleys Island School News, Major windstorm on north shore, Sisters: The Endurance of Family, Interviews with Caroline Cleary DeBoard and Anne Cleary Sennish, Many thanks for 2011 Islandfest, Election Filing Deadline Nears: August 10…and more
2011 July - Vi’s Island Treasures Opens in New Location, Islandfest 2011-The tradition continues, Kelleys Island School announces “Open Enrollment”, Meet Kelleys Island Class of 2011, La Farge Kelleys Island Outdoor Film Festival, Cowboy Up!, Caddy Shack Perch Derby, Discover the tradition, KIHA to host Open House Grand Opening, From the Mayor’s desk, Kelleys Island Audubon happenings, Annual 5K and 10K Run/Walk a Huge Success, Island Singers 2011, KILA makes big plans, Make-A-Wish First Annual Bingo Race Success!, Let the games begin, Statler/Krajnak Wedding, Letter to Editor, KILA plans Square Dance, Men gather for Annual Retreat, Legacies, Bible Study…A way of life, Don and Ann Haas celebrate 60 years of marriage, A Very Special North Royalton Bear, Deadline for November Election Candidates: August 10, New Pastor for Zion announced, Kelleys Island can make you buggy…and More!
2011 June - Farm Market to open on Kelleys, Annual Kelleys Island 5K and 10 Run/Walk, Camp Patmos to bring Third World to Kelleys?, New opportunity at Camp Patmos, What’s News at Caddy Shack Square, Sippin’ at the Rock, Vacation Bible School News, Best Mother’s Day gift, Schedule announced for Outdoor Film Fest, To serve and protect: Kelleys Island “Blue Bloods”, News from Kelleys Island Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau, Thank you Claudia!, Looking for Kelleys Island roots, A royal island gathering, Rare Bat Discovered at Castalia Quarry MetroPark, Announcing the Annual Lake Erie Watersnake Census, Rare bird seen on Kelleys Island, Puttin’ on the bacon, “LOST” (Kelleys Island style!)…and More!
2011 May - Support our safety forces, Kelleys Island Benefit Swim & Golf Cart Poker Run, Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce announces 2011 plans-big Islandfest news!, Kelleys Island’s own Band of Brothers, 4th Annual Kelleys Island Outdoor Film Festival Aug. 12 and 13, Fire Department responds to letter, KIHA gets your message across, Come on May!!, 2011 Calendar of Events, Message from the Editor, Recollections of Kelleys Eighty Years ago and Thirty Years ago, Kelleys Island School News, Kelleys Life goes to lifeguard school, Gar carcass found, Nest with the Birds May 19-22…and More!
2011 March – April - 40 year anniversary of the Camp Patmos Lighthouse, Stevenson selected as Village Administrator, Sandusky Lowe’s offers island deliveries, Officer Jack takes his Kelleys Life on a tour of America, The right tree in the right place, Spring is here!!, Letter to Editor, Regina Schmitz celebrates 100 years!, Wellness Committee Flower Fundraiser, Note to all Kelleys Island Residents Concerning the Proposed Kelleys Island Turbine (Windmill), Kelleys Island School News, Time for a little more civility, St. Michael’s Church gets ready for change, KI men rescue ice fishermen off Marblehead…and More!
2011 January – February - Holiday festivities shared by all, Kelleys Village Administrator resigns, Twas the season, Now THAT’s service!, Letters to the Editor, Kevin Holmes prepares for Pan Am Jiu Jitsu Tournament, Kelleys Island School News, The Gift of Life: Cecilia Ann Riedy Brown…and More!
2010 November – December - PTO Poinsettia fundraiser, Kelleys’ voters buck Erie County trends, Kelleys Island Audubon Happenings, British car rally on Kelleys, Esther’s Place: The Samuel J. Bauman Family legacy lives on, Gorchester museum gets donation, Meet that guy Tom – you seem to see everywhere, Korenko donates books to library, Fifty Years, and then some…, Banded Cormorant found on South Shore, KI Audubon Club Junior Nature Camp soared!, Blessings and gratitude, The nature of gratitude, Father Chris is welcomed to Kelleys, 10th Annual Summer Island Party, VFW Post 7572 hosts 65th Football Banquet, The Big Fish That DIDN’T Get Away!…and More!
2010 September-October - Major fire on the island, Town Hall goes Greene, Council Meeting August 12, Great kids do great things for KI Fire Department, Safe conduct at an incident scene, Military Kids invade Camps Patmos and 4-H, Phyllis Pahler left today…, Homecoming 2010, A New “Little Islander”, Monarch butterflies are passing through, Butterfly Festival 2010, Island Singers, 4th Annual Outdoor Film Festival went the extra mile, Fall KI Audubon Happenings, KI Chamber making changes, I saw HELEphants!!!, 50 Years in family business, Kelleys Island School News, Old Stone Church restored, Celebrating 60 years together…and More!
2010 August - Homecoming 2010 Parade, Outdoor Film Fest August 6 & 7, Islandfest 2010, The Second Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Kelly Miller Circus, Camp Patmos News, 1940 Kelleys Island Girl’s Basketball Team, A Love Story: Laura Jean (Seeholzer) and Frank Pohorence, Island Daughters: Celebrating their collective 270 years of life experiences, Editorship changes for Kelleys Life, Island Singers and Andrew Henderson, The story of the Cross, Kelleys Island Fire Department news, Island home for anniversary present, Erie County Metroparks purchases 18 acres on Kelleys Island, Tall ships love our bay, Gary Finger laces up his boots once again, 50 Years of a Kelleys Island Family Business, Olivia Schnittker donates her hair again, He is the lineman for the island…and More!
2010 July - Islanders leap into action when Lafarge proposes dredge dumping, IslandFest 2010, KIHA Home Tour cancels 2010 event, When you’re up to your keister in mayflies, Kelly Miller Circus visits Kelleys again, Kelleys Island Benefit Swim & Golf Cart Poker Run for Make-A-Wish, General Store provides for almost every need, Head north to visit Unc’l Dik!, Treasure hunting on Kelleys Island, What’s “News” at Caddy Shack Square?, Sweet Valley Shop enhances home & garden, Farewell, fair neighbors, Take me out to the ballgame, Kelleys Island style, Kelleys Island School News, KI Perch Derby brings in over $3000 for Stein Hospice, From the Brew Pub, Father Chris Bazar new priest for St. Michaels, Pancake breakfast supporters for KI School thank you! and more…
2010 June - Safety Forces Day on Kelleys, 28th Annual KI 5K-10K Run, Island House re-newed from the menu on up, Island officers receive Northern Border Initiative training, Island gaining a new son, Robert and Carol (Schlesselman) Schnittker, Meet Greg Ritchie, Dining out on the island, A little would mean a lot, Island Singers announce 2010 show, Swim with us on Saturday – Feed your hunger and nourish your souls on Sunday, Make the most of your memories…on and off the wall, Kelleys Island Benefit Swim & Golf Cart Poker Run, Mixing sailing adventure with the Haiti Relief Effort, Get wired – Cathy’s Wire Art Jewelry, A commUNITY effort, and more!
2010 May - Slippery times ahead for Camp Patmos!, Second Home and Garden, Nest with the Birds – May 9-15, Make your plans now for 2010 KI Film Fest!, Erie Island Coffee grows from its island roots, Looking New: “Kelleys Landing” Arrives, Passover festival on Kelleys, KIHA brick walk a welcome success, A way of life: Geraldine Betzenheimer’s island images, Think outside the box with your island décor, KI EMS Week, The (bike) ride of her life, Island Annie Oakley’s receive certificates, Asian carp update, Kelleys Island School News, Winter on Pine Island, Don’t let weather decide your day, Smart mouse, and more!
2010 March/April - Cameron House celebrates 150 years, Griffing makes plea for assistance, 2010 Kelleys Island Outdoor Film Festival, KI Chamber planning British Car Show, Nest with the Birds, Lyle Bickley: An Island Son, Asian carp threat to our lake, KI School hosts special even t- community invited!, Sandusky Lowes offers big savings for islanders, Pi Day Celebration, Spring is in the air…add it to your décor, Kelleys Island School News, PIB Nature Camp registration info!, Spring is a time to re-examine, It’s Not just about the Weather, and much more!!!
2010 January/February - Ice man cometh-boat stop-eth, Erie County announces 2010 Health Clinics, 2010 Census to Begin: Exercise Caution with Info Provided, Village Pump has great turnout for Marblehead Appreciation Day 2009 – Thanksgiving Friday, Three incredible years of celebrations, Another great KI SchoolChristmas play, Kelleys Island Audubon 2010 Events, Students reach out to furry and feathered friends, KI Ladies Steppin’ out, The island love story of Ted and Bonnie Blatt, A purr-fect ten (Q) to community members, Taylor home a total loss, Not to early to start thinking about 2010 Swim for Make-A-Wish, Wintertime Island Air Transportation, 2009 Kayak Poker Paddle Photos, The students walking adventure, KI Veterans never forgotten, 2009 Wreaths across America Ceremony, Kelleys Island School News, Obits, Hometown Hero receives Bronze Star, Christmas Decorations Got A Facelift, and more!
2009 November/December - Election results, Retirement, From the Mayor’s Desk, A Man for All Seasons – In tribute to Bob Quinn, KI Planning Commission – Outstanding Service to Kelleys Island, Annaliese’s pirate comes home, Our hero has gone on…, A loss so deep…, Request for a “Vision!”, Wintertime Island Air Transportation, KI Historical announces “Memory Walk”, Island wedding – Seitz and Bouman, A Restful Rememberance, KILA Family Hayride, Kayak Poker Paddle 2009, Maybe we should all make lists… and check them twice, Kelleys Life goes to U2, Senior Lunch Bunch On Kelleys Island, Autumn Leaves…, Learn And Serve Challenge, Students reach out to furry and feathered friends, and more!
2009 September/October - Jet Express from Lorain begins service, Thanks, Molly, for a Job Well Done!, Treasure Island Day – Butterfly Festival Sat. Sept. 12, KILA invites you to meet the candidates in person!, Novelists return to KI, Kelleys Island Benefit Swim & Golf Cart Poker Run-2009, 2009 Council candidates, 2009 School Board candidates, 11th District Court rules in favor of lakefront property owners, Legislators and lobbyists include KI on island tour, Kelleys Island Audubon news, KI Historical announces “Memory Walk”, Take your dog to brunch!, Former islander update, The Summer’s end, Homecoming roundup, Randazzo and friends party like it’s 2009, Prize-winning Walleye, Film Festival success story, Kelleys Island School News, VFW Post 7572 Ladies Auxiliary Holds A Special Event, Are LEWS still protected? YES, but…, Non-denominational Bible Study Group on island, 2009 Islandfest Firework benefactors, and more!
2009 July - Class of 2009 – Three Unique Individuals, Annual community fireworks showset for July 25; donations are needed, Kelleys’ residents living dangerously, Kelly Miller Circus, Kelleys Island resident, renowned artist, Charles Herndon, Ohio Bike Week, Stein Hospice benefits from Kelleys Island 10th Annual Perch Derby, Homecoming August 15, KI Historical Association Gift Shop news, Sponsorship still available for KI Film Fest, 2009 KIHA Home Tour, Kelleys Island Benefit Swim & Golf Cart Poker Run, Kelleys Island School 8th Grade Graduation, A Redwood Tree on Kelleys Island?, New Business Gives Kelleys Island Exciting New Visibility, Kelleys Island’s horticultural past to be celebrated at The Getaway Subdivision, One Island, One Week, Two Camps, Hard to appreciate Canadian Soldiers/Mayflies are indicator of improved lake quality, “Our Father Who Art on Kelleys – Always”, Kelleys Island Students Win Big at Hospital Art Contest, New pastors announced for Zion United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 555 holds the Flag Day ritual, U.S.S. WASP CV-7 Tradition Continues, and more!
2009 June - Remembering honor, 27th Annual 5K and 10K Runs – June 14, Heart-and-head-felt donation to Locks of Love, Hancock Wood reaches out regarding cap and trade allowances, Charity “Video Horse Race” and silent auction June 6 for Claire’s Building Fund, Kelleys Island Student Field Trip, EHOVE Manufacturing Tech students partner with Edison for fence project, Kelleys Island is first community in THE NATION to reach 100% participation, 2009 KIHA Home Tour announces homes, Sponsorship still available for KI Film Fest, VBS to be held in June – sign up your kids for a great time!, Perkins High School swimming champions have lifetime KI connection, Super skier/snowboarder slides the slopes at Steamboat, Kids comment on island clean up…let’s listen and learn, Veterans Honor Mother’s Day, Wedding crashers, Island’s newest addition, New pastors announced for Zion United Methodist Church, Counting the days, Let the good seeds roll, Marblehead VFW Ladies honor Mayor Bird, and more!
2009 May - Earth Day celebration keeping KI green, Open letter from Mayor and Council on Airport Resurfacing Levy, Griffing Sandusky looking at land sale to Metroparks, Griffing Flying Service voices concern over KI Airport runway, Spring into boating at the Catawba Island Boat Show, Wine tasting event added to Catawba Island Boat Show, Outdoor Film Festival 2009 schedule announced, Update on the Big Read and other KI Library happenings, Former Green Devil wrestler wins gold, Audubon Happenings, EMS Week 2009 – May 17-23, Congratulations
Camden McCaskey!, 2009 Calendar of Events, Women’s Yoga Retreat, Kelleys Island School News, EHOVE Career Center hires Smith as Assistant Principal, Be safe – Make sure your address visible, Happy May!, Energy-efficient landscaping, Winter on Pine Island, Zebra Mussels-0, Quagga’s winning, phosphates continue to rise, Peninsula News awarded VFW national plaque, Mental illness stigma fading, Digital mammography now available at Firelands Women’s Health & Wellness Center, Island Recipes, Snake Day at the Bay!!, EHOVE Career Center Skills USA students advance to state, Nest with the Birds, Swine flu and you…, Seeing light in the Resurrection? Obituaries, Ask Serving Our Seniors, Announcing annual LEWS Census, etc.