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City DECA students fare well in competition


The 26 Bellefontaine High School DECA students recently traveled to Ohio Northern University to compete against 11 other districts in various events including parliamentary law, public relations, case studies, job interview and marketing tests at the Ohio DECA District 3 Fall Leadership Conference.  


Out of those 26 BHS students, 11 pulled away with DECA Diamonds. Two team management squads came out with first place diamonds; the team of Jacob Miller and Anthony Carothers in the silver category and Riley Penhorwood and Kassidi Sullivan in the blue category. Also among recipients of DECA diamonds was Chace Robinson receiving second place in Series Blue. Liz Martin and Jenna Fannin placed third in Job Interview and Parliamentary Law. Other victories included fourth-place diamonds for Jenna Champion in Series Gold and Chase Miller in Public Relations. Finishing in fifth place was Peyton Robbins and Boris Pattison in Public Relations and Parliamentary Law.


BHS DECA is in action Wednesday, Nov. 18, for the Ohio DECA Fall Leadership Conference at the Columbus Convention Center. (PHOTOS SUBMITTED)


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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Riverside royals


Reigning over 2015 homecoming festivities Friday and Saturday are, from the left, freshmen attendants Joel Cotterman and Dana Jones, junior attendants Trey Long and Allyson Dickenson, king Connor Cotterman, queen Jasmine Bryant, senior attendants Ty England and Keysha Wray, and sophomore attendants Hunter Russell and Lauren Anderson, with princess Adalynn Calaway, center. Prince Grady Jenkins in not pictured. A homecoming parade was Wednesday night. Riverside takes on Upper Scioto Valley at 7 p.m. Friday. The homecoming dance is Saturday evening. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Energy safe presentation offered at ILES


Representatives from the National Energy Foundation and Vectren gave a presentation Tuesday to Indian Lake Elementary School fourth-graders regarding energy and heating safety. They explained to students the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Pupils examined pieces of coal and simulated the non-renewable resources formed on the ocean floor. The representatives stressed keeping water heaters and furnaces clear of clutter, avoiding gas meters and calling 811 before digging in yards to locate possible pipelines.  Students also learned about the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and the smell, sound and sight of a natural gas leak. They received energy safety booklets to take home as well.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

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Morning has broken


Warm colors burst from the Tuesday sunrise as seen from Fox Island State Park today. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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Raider homecoming court


Benjamin Logan High School has announced its homecoming court in advance of homecoming activities this week. Pictured are, from the left, first row: king and queen candidates Grant Ricketts, Lauren Oglesbee, Spencer Bycynski, Reilly Robson, Jack Robinson, Amber Core, Cora Eirich, Wyatt Warren, Charla Shellenberger, and Collin Losey; and second row: junior attendants Nick Brown and Betsy King, sophomore attendants Bryden Penhorwood and Madison Jones and freshman attendants Janelle Daniels and Hayden Webb. Benjamin Logan’s homecoming will take place Friday at the high school football field. The king and queen will be crowned before the football game, with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. (PHOTO | JEFF ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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Fire poster winners named


Calvary Christian School pupils participated in a fire poster contest with the Bellefontaine Fire Department, and the following students were selected as the winners: K-5 student Delaney Barnes, first-grader Austin Kizer, second-grader Lincoln Roell, third-grader Owen Sellars and fourth-grader Molly Warren.  They will be treated to a pizza lunch and a ride on a fire truck. (CCS PHOTO)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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Indian Lake students study ancient cultures


Indian Lake Schools fifth-graders recently have learned what life was life in early civilizations by cross-curricular lessons about the ancient cultures of the Maya, Inca and Aztec peoples.  In Brian Tidwell’s classroom, students are communicating in Mayan symbols for writing and mathematics. Teacher Fawn Schulz has assisted students with constructing Aztec temples using Legos.  In Kelly Wagner’s class, pupils are attempting terrace farming with seeds and clay and making quipas to keep records like the Incas. Mrs. Wagner said the hands-on lessons stick with the students and help them understand the roles people played in early societies. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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Jolene Buchenroth of Hardin County, left, helps Indian Lake Elementary School second grader Riley Ross put a cowbell on Ollie the miniature horse as teacher Jill Young and student Michael Godfrey watch during a recent program to prevent bullying at the school. Mrs. Buchenroth said when Ollie came to her farm, he felt different because he is so much smaller and looks different than the full-sized horses, cattle and donkeys. To feel more accepted, Ollie pretended to be a cow, and the students helped the mini-horse put on a costume, including a spotted cape, cowbell, ears and a tail wrap. However, they learned that the costume did not make the other animals believe Ollie was a cow, so he decided to just be himself. “It’s OK to be different. Ollie made lots of friends in the barn,” the presenter told them. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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