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ILES celebrates 100 Day


Indian Lake Elementary School celebrated 100 days of school last week with various themed days during the week, including “Dress Like You are 100 Years Old” Friday for staff and students.
Tuesday, kindergartners brought in 100 objects to share with their classmates, counted 100 beads to put in a necklace, and made a hat with 100 different small components. First-graders also learned about the number 100 by participating in different activities, such as hopping 100 times and counting out 100 Fruit Loops for a necklace.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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ILMS kicks off candy bar fundraiser


Indian Lake Middle School kicked off its candy bar fundraiser Friday with an Olympic-themed assembly.
Students and staff competed in several events such as the Olympic torch relay, hockey shoot, ski jump, bobsled, and the grand finale was a staff versus students basketball game. Candy bars were distributed and selling is under way.



Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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Hustling for 4-H

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Members of the Riverside Hustler 4-H Club recently painted the windows of Buckeye Pizza in DeGraff with 4-H information in celebration of Ohio 4-H Week, March 2-8. (PHOTO | SUBMITTED)

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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Motorists make their way through downtown Bellefontaine this morning as snow falls once again. The Ohio Legislature is considering two proposals that would forgive schools some of the calamity days they have already used. All schools in Logan County have surpassed their allotment. SEE RELATED STORY HERE


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Ben Logan students complete science fair projects


Benjamin Logan Elementary School students in grades 1-4 recently participated in a school science fair, where 184 different projects were featured.

Topics ranged from pennies to batteries, electricity, plants, popcorn and bugs, and about 30 volunteer community members served as judges, listening to the students present their journey through the scientific method.

A second-grader said, “I liked being judged the best because the judges were really nice and told me to act like they were my pet dogs and talk to them like I wasn’t being judged.”

First-grade students had some favorite ideas about Science Fair, including getting to eat cookies, dropping eggs in Kool-Aid, cleaning pennies, and getting to see all of the other projects.

One third-grader explained, “I liked building my board. Maybe I will do science fair again in fourth grade.” Fourth-grade students enjoyed presenting to the judges and being able to teach the judges something new.

To end this day of science, the community was invited to the school that evening for the Science Fair Open House.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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The Bellefontaine High School Academic Boosters hosted its annual Sweet Rewards program this morning, recognizing students who earned at least a 3.25 grade point average during the last semester. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Sophomores Bear Neer, left, and Ross Angelo and others make their way around the treats offered, including heart-shaped cookies and doughnuts. ABOVE: Sophomore Nathan Langenfeld tries to determine the price of an item in a Price Is Right game during the event. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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The Bellefontaine High School drama department and Dodds Wealth Advisors hosted a Comderella Princess Tea Party on Saturday mornng at St. Patrick Church’s Makley Hall in conjunction with the school’s musical presentation of Cinderella this past weekend. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Cinderella, forefront, played by BHS senior Brooke Turner, twirls Tonya Price, 4, of Bellefontaine, while Prince Charming, played by junior Parker Neeld, left, dances with Olivia Grasley, 5, of Bellefontaine. ABOVE: The wicked stepsisters, played by Morgan Badenhop, left, and Emily O’Connor, right, prepare friends, Isabella Titus, 6, left, and Alivia Campbell, 6, to play the game Pin the Mustache on the Stepsisters. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Juliette Nitzsche works to shape a smokestack on a locomotive snow sculpture Wednesday along the parking lot of Union Station, 613 Hamilton St. She was helping Abigail Campbell, who said she has been waiting two years to make a locomotive of snow. The two have been at it for four days and they realize their work will soon melt away. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014

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