Last updated: January 21. 2014 3:00PM - 363 Views
By Janet Davis jandavis767@aol.com

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Ice Safety

Even if you thought about it, it’s not a good idea to go ice fishing on Lake Lakengren. Experienced fishermen from the Bass Club and the Marine Lakes Management Committee warn parents about children playing on the ice. What may appear to look solid could, in fact, be dangerously thin ice in spots.

Each year newspaper accounts report accidents where anglers and children are trapped in ponds and private lakes. Just recently a dog was rescued while chasing a squirrel on an ice covered pond. Safety must be practiced in winter as well as summer.


To Steve Simmons of Brande Drive, congratulations are in order for becoming the new President of the Preble County Park District Board. This group meets monthly on the first Friday at 9 a.m. in the small conference room of the Eaton Municipal Building. The Owl Prowler is the first park program set for Feb. 1.

Chinese New Year

Did you know this is the year of the horse? Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year of 4712 begins on Jan. 31. To our friends and the family at Eaton’s China Wok, we send special Lakengren wishes of good health and prosperity.

New Library Services

The Preble County District Library (PCDL) notified this writer that kid-friendly digital services are now available. Since I categorize myself in with the kids and teens, I learned there is a new digital collection, http://ohioebooks.com available that provides a safe and easy browsing experience. These new services are powered by OverDrive, which is free to users with a library card. Methinks the new marketing coordinator and I will become fast friends real soon to learn what is a QR code and how to use it.

To learn more about this new digital library experience and the “Book a Librarian” offer, just contact mzimmerman@oplin.org.

Is it Spring Yet?

According to the calendar, it is not spring. It’s not even the January thaw. But the Lakengren Garden Club is fine tuning their 2014 Program Handbooks and will provide everyone paying their dues at the Meet & Eat gathering on Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Hap’s Lakeside Café.

Stop by the Lodge to see what they are planning and you will be surprised at their agenda. There are even some side trips to garden shows, and a flower arranging seminar by Eaton Floral set in March. Just stop in to find out what’s going on and hear all these excited gardeners chattering about spring.

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