SeaScape 1990


1990 January-February(Vol. 2 no. 1)

Beachcombings: KI Chamber, KI Historical, KI Landowners, Jennifer Koba, Island Singers, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Zion United Methodist Sunday School, BFW Bingo and a Valentines Day pie recipe.
            Coradine writes: Ed Ehrbar & Jack Schock died. Nov. 17 the third attempt to take down the West Bay loading dock implosion was successful. Once call the slag loader. Jim Palladino, Seaway Marina, Annual Village Christmas Pot Luck, Martha Onders, Henny Beatty, Lou Gigliotti, A School Play for Christmas, Lee/Coradine/Ronnie Myers, Lucille Mathews, Frank & Laura Jean Pohorence, Russ & Bea Matso and VFW New Year’s Eve parties. Jean Dwelle goes to nursing home, will be 88 years old. Also mentioned Jessie and Jake Martin. Christmas decorations: St. Julian, Bianchi, Pohorence, Watkins, LaVerne Ehrbar, Jim Seeholzer, Gruly, the Zion church, downtown park. Jake Martin had Hughie Lange take him to the mainland for his trip to Florida.
            Jessie Martin writes about Addison Kelley’s early days on the Island. Recap from the Council meeting includes final covering of the dump, South Haven (Bill Gorchester) land split and 3rd reading of Dan Ahner’s Monarch Winery parcel zoning change. Poor condition of Sweetbriar roads (that village now owns).
            Election update: Levies, Bianchi, Curilla, Haas, Martin, Matso, Neufer, Pascoe, Yoscovits, Seeholzer, Beatty, Farmer. Fireman’s Ball to be Saturday Feb. 17; $12 per person, Mad Dog Adams to play.
            Bits of a Whale’s Tale – First ice fishermen were Ron Beatty and Jerry Bozic. A list of some known fish companies and fishermen: Pete Ditchey, John Ditchey, Sandusky Fish Co., Lay Bros. Fish Co., Post Fish Co., Booth Fish Co., United Fisheries, Navorska & Steinkamp, 5 B’s, Francis Betzenheimer, DeBrobe, Ben Elfers, Robert Bickley, Herb Eckly Jr., and Robert Kleba, Herb Bickley, Len Bickly, Walter Seymour, Jack Sennish, Beatty & Schultz, Beatty & Elfers, Alphonse & Charles Erne, Charles Erne & Sons, Orville Lange, Lee& Nelson Dwelle and Mike Riedy. Nancy Kelley’s house and Kelley’s Hall were built in 1861. Efler’s store was build in 1890 and the Zion church in 1893. Estes school-1901, airport constructed in 1949. There are 6 carriage stones on the Island.

1990 March-April (Vol. 2 no. 2)
Coradine writes about local news: Jake & Jessie Martin have a new grandson; Chuckie & Joy are parents. Tom & Megan Joyce have new baby Jessica Marie. They bought the house used by St. Michael’s priests. Sick List: Mabelle Kekelik is in nursing home, Henny Beatty, Ila Dick, Lou Gigliotti, and Mary Mansell. Pat & Jim Seeholzer and chimney fires. June & Bill Campbell have a pig roast. The chef at the Port Hole bikes around the Island. Fireman’s Ball a success. Joanne Wilson attended. Lou Gigliotti died. Carole Krzynowek writes: Airport to be resurfaced, KI Wine Co’s Glacial White one a bronze medal at wine competition. Jackie Finger opens an antique & Collectables gift shop in the Doctor’s House. Joanne & Bob Golias are grandparents (David and Sharon are parents). Jim & Elizabeth Biel had baby girl (Kately Marie). Chief Charlie Moore recuperates from surgery. Bernice Terwilliger’s granddaughter, Corky made the Dean’s and Shelly past state boards to be a licensed beautician.
            Mark Bonnell writes about the State Park. New boat ramp and launch to be completed this year. Jessie Martin continues her series – this one about Patrick Martin’s history on the Island. Mentioned: Francis P. Martin, frank & ‘Shanghai” Martin, John Francis, Charles Martin Alice Martin, Frederick, Julia Amanda Erne, Frederick, John, Frank, Howard, Alfie, ‘Fritz’, Emmett, Harriet, Eileen, Mary, “Tootie”, Catherine, William, Charles Edward, “Chuck.” Martin Power & Light Co.
            Council update - Committee assignments made, land splits for Bill Finger, Charles Brown and Wayne Finger. Neuman Boat Line has permit to build new building on their dock. Photos from Welcome back fish fry. Kelleys Island Shuttle Service. Recipe for Rum Cake. Update on fishing. Robert Baum retires from Neuman Boat Line.

1990 May (Vol. 2, no. 3) 

National Historic Register dedication & reception planned. Coradine Myers reports: Marge & Al Rumal are back. Bill Finger’s wife, Mary Alice passed away. Lillian Kokas (Coke) in hospital. Description of the old Port Hole restaurant. Island Girl Scouts: Amber & Allison Goodson, Jaime & Diane Coffman, Holly St. Julian and Lindsay Joyce under direction of Meg Goodson. Other people mentioned: Martha & Joe Onders, Jim Terwilliger, Hank Knapp, Laurie James, Nora, Robbie & Toby Zettler, Jim Seeholzer moved into new lakefront home. Old timers remembered: Bill Kelley, Irma Conkle, Liz Martin.               John & Virginia Neuman announce engagement of daughter Carolynne to Dante Zettler. Charles & Noreen Walck announce engagement of daughter Nancy to Petty Officer Walter C. Krzynowek. The West Bay is under the new management of Kyle and Mary. Also mentioned Yatson’s, Camp Kellile, Jack Schock’s funeral, Pat & Jay’s 30th year in business, Popeye’s, Southwinds, Island-wide Lawn Sale. Jessie A. Martin writes about Charles Carpenter. Council: Dwelle House to be purchased,  Village Solicitor Maurice Lee McDermond Jr. died,  Enterprise Zone established, Zoning Ordinance to be amended, Conditional Use Permit issued for Monarch Winery. Land splits approved for Caroline DeBoard, Bud Yoscovits, Ahner & Fresch, Tony Discenza, Ramey Dick, Dick & Fresch, Nadine Elfers, Gary Finger, Jim Seeholzer. The Easter Egg Hunt, Mayor McCullagh, Megan Joyce in photos. Girls drill team to be established. Anne Elizabeth Neuman & Gregory Glenn Riggs were married at the Zion church. Recipe for dirt cake.

1990 June (Vol. 2, no. 4)
Coradine’s Desk –Lee and Coradine Myers were sick. Connie (Matso) and Randy had a baby. Frank Pohorence took Bud Yoscovits to hospital and ended up staying as he felt ill. Charlie Brown hospitalized with heart problems. Mentioned: Bibber & Bob Overcasher, Memorial Day weekend, Jake & Jessie Martin had a foal from their Belgian work horses, Ann Haas, baby fawn.
            Shore thing-Carole Krzynowek: Mentioned bumper sticker: Welcome to Kelleys Island, now go home;” Pam Betzenheimer is new VFW Canteen Manager; Southwinds gift shop; West Bay has live bands; Chris VanAuken to go into the Navy; Casino has live entertainment; Kelleys Island Wine Tasting facilities open. KI Singers, Zion Church, Rev. Walton. Homecoming theme will be Circus. Islandfest theme is Space. Jessie Martin write about Memorial Day and Flag Day and 4th of July in the olden days. Mentioned: William S. Webb, Datus & Sara Kelley, Elizabeth Kelley, William Kelley, George W. Kelley, Alfred S. Kelley, Norman Hills, School house, the Islander, The Independent Order of Island Loafers, the Civil War, the Island Queen.
            KIHA tour of homes: Thinnes, Bechtel, Myers, Crikcet Lodge, Ransom, Johnson, Holdren, St. Michael’s Church, Zion United Church, Old Stone Church. Rumor that Island businesses want to purchase downtown park and put up a casino. KI school clean up litter and VFW provides dinner for volunteers. Mary August McKillips worked to place 100 flats on graves: 31 Civil War, 1 Spanish American War, 22 WW I, 40 WW II, 3 Korean, 2 Vietnam and 1 Peacetime Veteran.
            Photo page: Fresch’s Island house expansion, Newman’s new dock building, Doc’s Antiques, Quarry Condos, New plaque on town hall, Zion Church’s new addition. Trivia about prominent men in 1923 and what became of them. Council notes: Zoning ordinance under review; catch basins, roads and ditches. Planning Commission land splits: Penny Kyle, Bill Gorchester (Southaven); Rezoning: David VanAuken and Fresch’s Island House. Marie St. Julian gets cemetery mowing contract. Mandatory recycling considered. Chief Charlie Moore gets 6 pagers. L. J. Greek is Zoning inspector. Village to purchase Jean Dwelle property through Lydia Bechtel. Benefits of drinking water. Recipe for peaches and cream cheesecake. Fishing update.

1990 July (Vol. 2, no. 5)

Coradine’s desk – Country Store, Raccoons. Sick List: Charlie Brown by-pass surgery, Elmer Craft home, Bill Finger, Lenny Weintraub. Died: Ethel Fox, Craig Brown (Nadine Brown Elfers’ son). Zion Church dedicates new addition, Rev. & Mary Walton Timothy House, The Turning Point, Cathy Ullrich, Denise Fox, KIHA tour of homes, Fly Inn at the airport.
            Shore Thing – Carole Krzynowek: Ted and Cindy Terry, City of Sandusky runs shoppers special, EMT bake sale, Pam Betzenheimer, KI Phone book, Dwelle House, Russ & Bea Matso, Island Singers, KI Landowners Assoc., Sandy Trainer’s Drill Team, the Inn’s Victorian Lawn Party. Park News-Mark Bonnell – Ted winters naturalist. The Original Beach Boys – Jessie A. Martin – article on George C. Huntington and sons (Simon, Joseph, Daniel, Erastus, Alzina Hamilton. Recipe for Fruit Squares. Islandfest schedule includes parade, party in the park, Star dust variety show from Oak Harbor, VFW chicken dinner and street dance and fireworks.  KILA Homecoming names: Warren & Jane Bartel, Carol Frindt, Barb Coleman, Jack Hostal, Don Clepper, Vicky Finnegan, Cindy Herndon, Ray Arnold. Congress and Zebra mussels. Fresch’s Island House, West Bay, Casino, Village Pump, Port Hole, VFW Clam bake.
            Council notes: Ken Neufer appointed Airport Manager, Dick Sennish gets back pay, licensing of vehicles and amusement devices, option to purchase Jean Dwelle house, L J Greeks salary settled. Land splits: don Staas & Co., Charlie Brown, change of use for Monarch Winery by Dan Ahner (small bar & restaurant with motel on top). Stacey Deboard, Lori Hayes & Megan Joyce look into recycling. KILA plants tree in memory of former mayor Bob Schwartz. Ms. Gorman donates a Lighted Wind T. Mayor Rob McCullaugh thanks Paul & Vicky Finnegan for planting flowers downtown. Dick Kadlek writes about the KI Softball team: Rob Coulan, Wayne Neuman, Mike Miller, Jeff North, Gary Finger, Scott Lauber, Jake Martin, Steve James, Tim Kilko, Rosie Kadlec, Neuman Boat Line, Dudley Bechrest, K I Winery all mentioned. New bleachers to be built. Fishing update.

1990 August (Vol. 2 no. 6) 

Coradine’s Desk - Restoration of the Ed & Ann Sennish home on the corner of Huntington Ln. and addition of iron fence. John Michael Ludu and Kimberly Grey married (parents John & Ann). Goodtime docked at Gruly’s dock for Beth DeBoard and Terry Kranyak wedding reception (parents Caroline & Richard DeBoard). Sick List: Charlie Brown, Bill Finger, Len Weintraub, Elmer Craft, Franklin Clark, Bill Kutzke. Also mentioned: Vacation Bible School-Kim Bonnell, Cindra Mielke, Vicki Finnegan, Marie Eastman, Nanci McGreevy, Barb Behlen, Megan Joyce, Deb Haig, Sonia Hammer, Paul Finnegan, Mark Bonnell and Pat Johnson. Also Islandfest, Home Day.
            Carole Krzynowek writes: Patti John received plaque from Boy Scout troupe, Jay Campbell (parents William & June) earned Eagle Scout Award, he is working at Captain Bob’s Restaurant. Brian Thomas Terry born (Ted, Cindy, Eddie & Michael Terry family). Arbor Day tree planted at school in memory of Caroline Taylor. Sunset Point gift shop.
            Jessie Martin writes about settler Henry Lange and the Catholic Church. Also mentioned: Henry Lang, John Lange, O. Hugh Lange, Tom Lange and why the ‘e’ is missing.
            7th Annual Victorian Lawn Party, the Perotti-Dutt Duo play piano, KILA officers: John Carrig, Jennifer Koba, Jim Hodgson, Elizabeth Overcasher, Sue Clepper; Board-Ray Arnold, Jane Bartel, John Carrig, Don Clepper, Sue Clepper, Barb Coleman, Caroline Deboard, Ed Frindt, Don Haas, Jim Hodgson, Tim Koba, Jennifer Koba, Tony Kuchar, Elizabeth Overcasher, Barbara Shadle, Norman Pahler, Vicki Staas. Photos from Islandfest.
            Council notes: Fresch’s Island House and Van Auken zoning passed. Vandalism at Town Hall (piano destroyed and old backdrop rolled up on spool). Recipe for Dump Cake. Neuman Boat Line offers wine tasting cruises. Dick Kadlec writes about the new bleachers.
            KI Historical Assoc. Art Show: Pink Smith judge, winners: Rita Violand, Lydia Bechtel, Mary Koftz, Robert Tebeau. KIHA plans to build a new museum building. Fishing report

1990 Sept-Oct (Vol. 2, no. 7)
Coradine Myers writes: Wedding of Carolynne Neuman (daughter of John & Virginia Newman) married Dante Zettler (son of Toby & Nora Zettler) at the Zion church. (others mentioned: Anne Neuman Riggs, Sue Kulka, Patti Johnson, Maria & Maggie Ellis, Jody Zettler Ellis, Omar Zettler, Erik Zettler, Mark Yako, Tom Miller, Kirt & Robby Zettler. Reception at the picnic pavilion. Raccoons got into Turkey nest in Jake Martin’s field. Bea Matso had a surprise birthday party for her Mom (Sis McKillips). Connie & Phillip Matso and baby attended. Jessie Martin writes book “the Beginnings and Tales of the Lake Erie Islands.” Sue Griffing died, Harry Griffing hospitalized. Elmer Craft suffered a stroke. Charlie Brown improve (wife Ann). Judy & Lenny Weintraub left the island. The Island Singers is formed: Jennifer Koba, Barb/Bob/Rob Behlen, Sandy Bokerman, Carolyn DeBoard, Vicky Finnegan, Carole Frindt, Louis Giles, Annalee, Guy Landis, Sandy Spayd, Vicky Staas, Tim Koba and Phyllis Pahler.
            Shore Thing by Carole Krzynowek – Mentioned: Ted/Bonnie/Justin Blatt. VFW replaces flags. Freeda & Ken Knapp visit. Cathy & Lee Verlinger move to KI. Joanne & bob Golias are grandparents. A character named “Chip.”
            Batters Box by Dick Kadlec – Report on 1990 League softball. Mentioned: Jim/Carmen/Angela Palladino, Ken Haig, John & Annie Ludu
            The Original Beach boys by Jessie A. Martin – A history of some of the original settlers on the island.
            Recipe for Pumpkin Crunch Cream Pie. Lyme Disease hints. Photos from the Homecoming Parade 1990 (mentioned Vicky Staas, Mayor Rob McCullagh, Grand Marshalls, Jeanette & George Cleary, Rev. Walton, Ted Blatt, Chris Wise, Mielke, Seeholzer and Carolee Frindt.
            Council: Committee reports, Fresch’s Island House requests reconsideration of their zoning, grant received  for Port Development Study, Subdivision Rules ordinance passed. Water plant to be updated.
            Fishin’ by Grampa Walleye – update on fishing and Zebra mussels. Girl’s Drill Team, New to the Island is the Lion’s Den Gallery at the Casino Dock (Brad Styles and Alex Kovacs)

1990 November/December (Vol. 2, no. 8)

Coradine’s desk – Sandra Louise Spayd and John Michael Kilko married in Sandusky. Mentioned: Jessie Martin, Carole Flemming, Sally fresch, Vicki Ogden, Joe Ellen Poggiali, Scott spayd, Dan Cropper, Pat Hayes, Carolyn and Gary Spayd, Duke Kilko, Virginia Kilko who worked for Irma Conkle. Griffing Airlines round trip to Kelleys remains at $25.00. Estes School, Sharon Bianchi resigned, new teacher is Gwen Addy joins Donna Farmer, Pat Seeholzer, Donna Singer and Sally Fresch, Meg Goodson. Barb Behlen, Lyme Disease, Zazeno house.  KI Historical Assoc: garden sale, Cindy Herndon. And Marge Clapper. Bavarian Regulator Clock made by Russ Matso was won by Steve Yatson. Sick list: Charlie & Ann Brown, Ruth Schnittker (daughter Bib Schnittker),Elmer Craft. Rock-a-thon raised money for Zion’s Sunday School: Amber & Allison Goodson, Jaimie & Dianna Coffman, Lindsay VanOrman (Joyce) and Michelle Mock. Jake & Jessie Martin ride in their horse and buggy.
            Jessie A. Martin writes about the early quarry operations. Mentioned: John Clemons, Calkins & Co., John Titus, Old Stone Church, William S. Webb, George C. Huntington, Charles Carpenter, Franklin & Norman Kelley, scow Elmina, George Kelley, Cleveland Rolling Mill, Flux stone, G. W. Calkins & Co., M. C. Younglove, Charles Hickox, lime kilns, steam barge Charles Hickox, Sault Ste Marie, Kelleys Island Quarry & Lime Co., Huron Lime Co., Superior Manufacturing Co. Finally the Kelleys Island Lime & Transport Co.
            Recipe for Turkey pot roast. Jeanette Cleary, 91, obituary. Council notes: Don St. Julian is zoning inspector for one year. Town Hall roof repaired. Town Hall piano to be repaired. Junk cars at the airport. Port Development Plan. George Kushner’s minor subdivision passed. Fishing update, picture of Jack ‘Jiggs’ Rigney