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Wide open spaces


RD Jones crews have begun work on the Indian Lake/Great Miami River Open Space Project, a 2-mile walking path to be constructed in the southeast corner of Russells Point. The walking track will connect with an existing sidewalk constructed more than a decade ago that bisects the village along the former railroad track line, and extend in a continuous loop along the west side of the Great Miami River in what was an open 52.3 acre field, donated to the village by the Rudolph (Foods) family. The $1 million trail project is expected to be complete next summer. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013

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ILES students awarded bicycles for perfect attendance



Indian Lake Elementary School kindergartner Matthew Caudill and third-grader Megan Kimbler recently were presented with bicycles as a reward for being on the perfect attendance list for the grading period of school.


For the first quarter, a total of 105 boys and 107 girls had perfect attendance. Students cannot be tardy or miss one single day to be included in the listing.


Continuing throughout the school year, bicycles will be awarded each nine weeks to a girl and a boy who have attained perfect attendance.


Funding for the bicycles is provided by a student magazine fundraiser that is conducted during the fall. All proceeds from the magazine sales benefits the students in various ways, including the purchase of Laker Zone T-shirts for those students who follow the Laker Zone rules.

Red Ribbon Week celebrated





Indian Lake Elementary recently participated in the district-wide observance of Red Ribbon Week, which helps bring awareness to the importance of making healthy and safe choices.


Throughout the week, students dressed for theme days, including wearing team jerseys to “team up” against drugs and clothes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s to “peace out” to drugs. Friday was “black out drugs” day, where students showed their support by wearing the Indian Lake School colors.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013

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Well-earned praise


Students at Calvary Christian School applaud this morning as military service veterans file out of the sanctuary following a Veterans Day appreciation assembly. Several area schools conducted similar appreciation breakfasts and programs. About two dozen former military members attended Calvary’s event, which included playing of Taps, and musical selections at the piano from Air Force veteran Jim Delinger. See Tuesday’s Examiner for more coverage of additional Veterans Day events. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013

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Artistic endeavor



Bellefontaine artist Tim Smith paints postcards as patrons mill about Saturday afternoon at the Logan County Art League’s annual Winter Art Faire at the Bellefontaine High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)


Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013

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Pirates NHS induction


Riverside High School recently tapped five new members for induction into its National Honor Society chapter. The new members are, from the left, seated: Ella Jackson and Monica Hurley, and standing: Zach Shaw, Paige Marmon and Levi Stapleton. These students also were formally inducted into the Logan County National Honor Society at a dessert banquet Oct. 22 at Indian Lake High School. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 November 2013

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Election day edibles


Herbie Frey waits for his serving of chicken and noodles at the First United Presbyterian Church, 117 N. Main St., on Tuesday. The church was prepared to serve around 200 people during the three-hour lunch. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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Start of a new day at a new school


The sun begins to rise today behind the new Bellefontaine Middle School, 1201 Ludlow Road. Sunset is at 5:24 p.m. today. (PHOTO | HOLLY BUROKER)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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Sending out ‘thank-yous’


First- and second-grade students in Stephanie Fissel’s and Phil Forsythe’s classes at Bellefontaine Elementary School have colored Veterans Day pictures and will mail them to 62 Logan County veterans to thank them for their service. The school also has been decorated for Veterans Day, including a “Hall of Fame” wall display that students created for veterans. (PHOTO | BELLEFONTAINE CITY SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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