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Mouser Farms crops near Mt. Victory were dusted by a helicopter service Monday along Mt. Victory-West Mansfield Road. (PHOTO | TRACI GRAY-MILLER)



Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Area residents receive top awards at Ohio 4-H Fashion Revue



Logan County seamstresses had a successful stint last week at the Ohio 4-H Fashion Revue at the Ohio State Fair, with 8 out of the 15 participants receiving Outstanding of the Day Awards.


In addition, Logan County exceeded the other counties in the state with its number of Outstanding Awards received for sewing projects during the three-day competition.


Those who received Outstanding Awards included: Allie Knapp, Clothes for Middle School; Allison Knief, Outer Layers; Lauryn Sanford, Sundresses and Jumpers; Malaina Jenkins, Tops for Tweens; Kelsie Blair, Clothes for Career; Hannah Marlow, Fun with Clothes; Alexa Klingler, Accessories; and Samuel Knight, Sew Fun. 


Other state fair participants included: Rita Winner, Costumes; Kasandera Knief, Embellishment; Ruth Winner, Sew for Others; Lindsey Hall, Loungewear; Paige Marmon,


Formals; Maggie Henry, Active Sportswear; and Kasandera Knief, Dress up Daywear.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Bested by the burger

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Caleb Burkey, 21, of Lima, joins hands with fellow Camp Cotubic counselors to ask for God’s assistance in taking on the Sweet Matilda challenge at Don’s Downtown Diner on Friday afternoon. But in the end, not even divine assistance could help the Olivet Nazarene University cross-country runner, who spent the past three weeks preparing for the challenge, defeat the nearly 6-pound plate of food that includes four cheeseburgers with bacon and ham on 15 slices of Texas toast and more than a pound of french fries. Only four of about 130 competitors have finished the behemoth burger in the two years the diner has been opened, owner Keith Hardwick said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 July 2014

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Money grab



Karla Clark of Bellefontaine won an opportunity to grab for cash during Community Markets’ customer appreciation day Friday at the 878 E. Sandusky Ave. grocery. Customers had to spin a wheel to win a chance and then were given 10 seconds to grab as many real and fake $1 bills as they could. The fake bills were exchanged for gift cards. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 July 2014

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Crews made quick work of removing two 30,000-gallon propane tanks from Benjamin Logan elementary and high schools Thursday, completing the work by noon. School officials said both tanks were removed with no problems thanks to a lot of coordination between the crane and school crews. The spaces vacated will be converted into additional parking. The tank removal was part of the district’s House Bill 264 energy saving project in which the district switched from propane fuel to natural gas. (PHOTO | BENJAMIN LOGAN SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Cabbage fit for a King


Calvary Christian School student Payton Knight, 9, displays his cabbage head that was grown in a garden at his grandmother Cheryll Hinman-Bickham’s residence along Township Road 179. The cabbage is 16 inches around, while the plant itself is 29 inches diameter. He received the cabbage plant as part of a school project. Each thirdgrader took home a cabbage plant at the end of the school year, and Payton started his plant in a window sill before transplanting it in his grandmother’s garden. “I typically haven’t had much luck with cabbage in my garden, so I haven’t planted any for a few years,” Mrs. Hinman-Bickham said Wednesday. “Payton took good care of the cabbage while my husband and I were on vacation recently.” (PHOTO | CHERYLL HINMAN-BICKHAM)

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Blue on black


Matt Ropp, a summer worker with Bellefontaine’s Street Department, paints the base color for a handicapped parking space pavement symbol Wednesday along east Columbus Avenue. The city has been using summer help from the Street and Parks departments in its annual effort to spruce up curb and parking space markings. Mr. Ropp will soon return to Malone College for his senior year. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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What a whirl


Cory Young, 6, of Bellefontaine, enjoys a spin Saturday on the Whirlwind with his mom, Kelly, during the St. Mary of the Woods Festival in Russells Point. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014

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