2012-02-04 / Front Page

The Quest for Lieb’s Island

By Scott Rawdon

Photos by Scott Rawdon Photos by Scott Rawdon LIEB’S ISLAND – If anyone knows anything about the history of Lieb’s Island, has any old photos, or just some good stories to tell, a new citizens’ group needs you!

“We’re on the hunt,” said Lieb’s Island resident Barbara Hupman. “ We want to get the story out there.” Hupman said there’s a lack of historical information currently available about the small island near Millersport and a group of eight residents is on a mission to collect as much information about the island as possible. “ We’re doing dinner and a movie to get the juices flowing,” she said. The group, which has yet to adopt a name, is sponsoring a dinner and movie night at the Island House on Lieb’s Island Feb. 8, with dinner beginning 6 p.m. Following dinner is a showing of a movie about Buckeye Lake co-starring residents Donna Braig and Jack Gorham. There is no charge to view the movie and purchasing dinner is not required.

Hupman said the dinner and movie night is just the beginning. The group urges anyone with information or old images of Lieb’s Island to contact her at (740) 647-7013 or to make dinner reservations for Feb. 8.

Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Braig said the any information about Lieb’s Island would be valuable to the museum as well. “ The museum is always looking for information, pictures, and stories to further our effort in preserving our local history,” she said. “We have very little on the history of Lieb's Island in the museum archives. I’m very excited that Mrs. Hupman and her group are working to find items that will enhance the history of this island and we will be delighted to add it to our archives for others to enjoy.”

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