P.C. closes two schools|Memories shared of Catawba, Portage elementary schools

PORT CLINTON Mary Gibson accepts that Catawba Elementary has to close, but the memories of the schoo
JACOB LAMMERS
May 24, 2010

PORT CLINTON

Mary Gibson accepts that Catawba Elementary has to close, but the memories of the school will stay with her long after she retires.

Gibson, 60, is retiring after 30 years of teaching, the last 18 at Catawba Elementary. Gibson's retirement coincides with the closing of Catawba and Portage elementary schools.

Catawba's closing ceremony was Thursday, and Portage's closing ceremony is 1 p.m. today.