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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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CCS celebrates 100 Day


Calvary Christian School celebrated its 100th day of school Wednesday by asking its grades K5-3 students and elementary staff members to dress up for a Little House of the Prairie theme.
Pictured are Melissa Printz, Joanna Angus, Lindsey Spiers, Christian Rogan, Cari Hyde, KayLee Hurley, Ruth Jensen and Anastacia Rogan.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014

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A wedding ceremony for Cinderella, played by Brooke Turner, and the Prince, played by Parker Neeld, is conducted during the finale of the Rodger and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella at a dress rehearsal Tuesday at Bellefontaine High School. The high school music department presents the musical at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the high school auditorium. All tickets are $7 and seating is reserved. To purchase tickets, call Debi Henry at 592-2620 or e-mail requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “Will call” tickets can be picked up from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the BHS cafeteria. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Big hill fun


Ashley Gantz, front, is followed by her sister Hannah Gantz and friend Austin Lokai down a hill that is one of the highest points in Ohio on Bobby Gantz’s farm in Monroe Township on Saturday afternoon. Fresh snow, sun and warmer temperatures provided ideal sledding conditions, family members said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014

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Riverside students advance to state BPA competition


Seven Riverside High School students will advance to the state Business Professionals of America competition in March following their performances at the recent regional competition.

Students who will move to the state competition include Jasmine Bryant and Lindsey Hall, who received first place and second place, respectively, in fundamental desktop publishing; Paige Marmon, fourth place financial math and analysis; Madison Manahan, third place keyboard production; and Allie Robinson, Hannah Jo Grimes and Cierra Rhoads, with respective first, second and fourth place finishes in parliamentary procedure concepts.

The parliamentary procedure team of Cierra Rhoads, Allie Robinson, Lindsey Hall and Hannah Jo Grimes also placed second in the region.

Other student regional results include the following: extemporaneous speech — CJ Miller fifth, Allie Robinson fourth; prepared speech — Alexa Klingler sixth, Emily Burrows third; parliamentary procedure concepts — Molly Harshbarger, sixth; keyboard production — Christyn Wietholter, fourth; banking and finance —Trevor Hillard, third.

The following students also competed at the regional level: Tyler Sanford, Hunter Kreglow, Ally Dickenson, Amber Roth, Brett Rappold, Brooke Hickey, Kaylee Riley, Nicholas Smith, Bryant Miller, Ashlyn Wray and Alexa Roberts.

Advisers Michelle Weadock and Lindsay Wyan said the students who competed showed initiative and follow-through during a school year filled with weather delays and school cancellations. Students had to be motivated to study and prepare on their own.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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CCS collects more than 1,000 cans for food drive


The Calvary Christian Middle School’s Fellowship Chapter recently conducted a food drive, collecting 1,095 cans of food for local pantries.

Students in grades 4-10 had a contest to who would collect the most cans. The middle school girls won the contest by collecting 306 cans of food, and will be treated to lunch by the administrator.

Calvary Christian School requires students to do service projects as part of the regular school curriculum.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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Fire and ice


This morning’s cold conditions led to frost formations in the trees around the area and ground fog which painted the landscape and horizons a slate-blue color. The sun’s orange hue shown bright in this photo near Ludlow Road. The high temperature is expected to reach only 14 today and Tuesday. More snow is possible Friday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014

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Olympic memories


Indian Lake Elementary kindergarten mothers Jamie Ross, left, and Colleen Bodin spent time Friday sharing with Jodi Carder’s class about their Olympic Torch Relay experiences, as they both were torchbearers for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. The opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics also was broadcast on Friday. On Jan. 3, 2002, Mrs. Ross carried the torch in Lima, while Mrs. Bodin carried it through downtown Dayton. They shared with the kindergartners various details about carrying the torch and showed students their torchbearer outfits and the route the torch was carried. Each student also had the chance to hold the torches. Mrs. Bodin, a guidance counselor at Indian Lake High School, shared her experience with students at the high school earlier in the week. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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