Our Island Newspaper is called Kelleys Life. the Pilot Edition came out in October 1999 and has been around since then.
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 if you want to read something.
These complete issues are presented in PDF format.
2019 November/December - KI Running Club kids finish season. The Mayor remembers Jay Johnson and the Dairy Delight. Make-A-Wish Swim and Golf Cart poker run generated second largest donation to MAW (every year). KILA recounts 2019 activities. People names: Wally Christy, Tom Behlen, Laura Jean Pohorence, Elyria High School marching band, Vicky Finnegan, Caroline Jorski, Frank Dodson, Drew Algase, Elliott Algase, Leslie Algase, Tim Arnold. KILA has 243 active members. Jessica Wolf and Steen Imholt wedding in October. Harvest was cancelled but decorations still went up. People mentioned: Patty Fresch, Kelleys Island Fire Dept., Dave Marko-Captain’s Corner, Military Kids Camp, August Palladino. An additional picnic table added and playground equipment repaired. EMS news: Gee and Jason-Peepers Pumpkin Carving event with 100 children and families. Papa T provided ice cream. Island Market donated change jar (Kim & Rob Watkins). Park Board accomplishments this year: two preserve signs, restriped tennis court, upgraded the electric service at the pavilion from 40 to 200 amp. Serving our Seniors sends out survey. Obituaries for Carmen Lee Palladino, Michael C. Babin, William P (Jay) Johnson, Carol B. Turner. Chamber reports on various Fall activities, the trip to Mackinac Island (Great Lakes Islands Alliance) – names mentioned: Cindy Holmes, Kim & Julie Valentine, Jackie Taylor, Pat Ahner, Deb Haig. KI Audubon Club and the Owl Fest. Website to be revamped. Chamber donated to Camp Patmos for diving boards.
2019 September/October - Laura Jean Pohorence, 90 years old was Grand Parade Marshal for Homecoming and later in the issues some great parade float photos. The Mayor’s column. Police Dept. report. Camp Patmos has weekend retreats and a men’s retreat. KI Brewery News. Kelleys Life is for sale. Update from Chamber of Commerce. EMS news. Make-a-Wish results generating $30,000 to grant 4 wishes. Nature Camp 2019 (Scales & Slime). KI History Museum announced winners of quilt and GEM car. Audubon schedule. Red Hat Society (Red Mums Royal Jesters Chapter) visits the Island.
2019 August - The Kelleys Island School
running club; Island Singers Annual Performance; Islandfest parade picture; Mayor’s Report (recap of island events, Town Hall meeting, Hancock-Wood feasibility study for fiber optics, new electric cable installed at $5.2 million); Donna & Drew visit Portland Oregon; 25th Anniversary of Make-A-Wish swims; photos from 3 on 3 Russ Wilson basket ball tournament; EMS and dehydration; Zion United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School; recipe for Bow Tie Pasta with chick and sun-dried tomatoes & cheesy biscuits. Obituary for Madonna M. Mediola. KI Landowners News; photos of Kelleys Island Nature.
2019 July - Ohio Bike Week, the annual 5 & 10 K, Financial tips for home improvements, obituary for Pat Haig, Police capture rogue bird. Columns by the Mayor, the KI Brewery, EMS, Chamber, KI Historical Assoc., Park Board, Landowners Assoc., Audubon Club.
2017 Nov-Dec (Missing Sorry)
2017 Sept-Oct (Missing-sorry)
2017 August (Missing, sorry)
2017 May (Missing, sorry)
2017 Jan-Feb (Missing, sorry)
2016 Nov-Dec (Missing, sorry)
We LOVE pack rats and want to thank John Fisher for digging through his files. He is the one who found all these old issues. Thanks John!