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Dance Fuzion competes at Showstopper Competition


The Dance Fuzion Studio Team from Bellefontaine and Kenton competed at Showstopper Dance Competition at Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus.
Results are as follows: Jasmine Gordon and Hannah Suman, tap duet, third in category; Lili Mackesy and Josey Queen, hip hop duet, second in category and seventh overall; Izzi Mackesy and Jaylinn Foulk, first in category and ninth overall; Aundrea Foulk, lyrical solo, second in category; Katelynn Craig, Aundrea Foulk, Hannah Hites, Katie Theis, hip hop group, fifth in category; Hannah Suman, jazz solo, first in category; Abi Temple, Kaley Scott, Jasmine Gordon, Hannah Suman, Rhiannon Risner, Dylan Harper, tap group, third in category; Aundrea Foulk, Kaley Scott, Katelynn Craig, Hannah Suman, Jasmine Gordon, Abi Temple, Dylan Harper, musical theater Group, first in category. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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CCS pupils honored at FCA banquet


Calvary Christian School students Daniel Wilt, Chantel Smithers, Josh Kilgore, Clayton Slemmons and Joanna Csillag recently were honored at the Central Ohio Fellowship of Christian Athletes yearly Legends Banquet in Columbus.  The students were selected based upon their leadership on the athletic field, in the classroom and their commitment to following Christ. Also honored was Ohio Legend of the Year Sue Ramsey, women’s basketball coach at Ashland University,  along with College Athlete of the year, Ohio State University linebacker Joshua Perry.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Boaters took to the water Saturday at Indian Lake with temperatures reaching the mid 70s, ringing in a long-awaited spring. Rain is expected in the area today, adding to the green, and assuring use of lawn mowers. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015

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JNHS tapping


Benjamin Logan recently tapped five new members into its chapter of the Japanese National Honor Society, including Justus Black, Logan Grant, Lily LeVan, Brent Luttmer and Whitney Shellabarger. The new members are pictured here with current members, from left: Lily LeVan, Carrie Leese, Connor Hill, Jessica Goff, Emily Weidman, Arie Pequignot, Cole Weidman, Logan Grant, Brent Luttmer, Justus Black and Whitney Shellabarger. (PHOTO | BENJAMIN LOGAN SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015

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Ridgemont NHS induction


Ridgemont High School’s National Honor Society Chapter recently inducted the following new members, from the left, first row: Grace Richardson, Taylor Cronley, Sara McFadden, Nashley Robinson, Taylor Hardin, Katie Marshall, Nicole Sutherland and Brooke Stewart; and second row: Ryan Johnson, Wayne Geissinger, Hanna Organ, Wyatt James, Alyssa Whitaker, Alex Robinson, May Parker and Dakota McLane. (PHOTO | RIDGEMONT SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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Author to sign books at Saturday’s 5K Run/Walk


The Logan County Youth Leadership organization is hosting a Leaders of Hope 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18, in downtown Bellefontaine, to raise funds for the Be Like Brit Foundation in Haiti. The non-profit organization Be Like Brit was formed in the memory of U.S. college student Britney Gengel, who died in the January 2010 earthquake that struck the island nation. Through the foundation, an orphanage has been established in Grand Goave, Haiti.  Britney’s mother, Cherylann Gengel, will be available at the start/finish line of the race to sign books, Heartache and Hope in Haiti, which she co-authored with Britney’s father, Len.  Indian Lake Youth Leadership students are also helping the cause by selling Haitian-made bracelets at lunch for $1 Pre-register for the race at, call 599-5195 ext. 5506 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The registration fee is $30 for adults, or $25 for students. 


Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

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ILMS students fare well at OMEA competition


Several Indian Lake Middle School students earned high marks at the Ohio Music Education Association District 11 Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Junior High Event on April 11 at Fairlawn Schools. 
Receiving Superior ratings for instrumental solos were: Jade McConnell (flute), Deanna Fry (piano) and Alli Knapp (piano).
Earning Excellent ratings for instrumental solos were: Nikita Schiefle (alto saxophone) and Caleb Knief (piano).
Superior ratings for vocal solos went to: Belle Elliott, Caitlyn Young, Colin Powers, Jacob Zarnosky, Caleb Taylor, Andrew Broseke and Xandri Huynh.
Excellent ratings for vocal solos were awarded to: Laura Downey, Kristen Young, and Isabelle Young.
Receiving a rating of Good for vocal solo was McKenzie Lewis. 
A Superior rating for vocal ensemble was given to: Caitlyn Young, McKenzie Lewis, Belle Elliott, Laura Downey, Isabelle Young, Macey Taylor, Alli Knapp, Xandri Huynh and Kierstin Messner. 
Receiving an Excellent rating for vocal ensemble were: Sierra Kerns, Zolena Franklin, Arden Miller, Haley Chamberlain and Haley Stidham.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

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Laker Zone Awards presented


Nearly 150 Indian Lake Elementary students were recognized for perfect attendance in the third grading period during a special assembly. 

Third-grader Jackson Young and first grader Jocelyn Messer were picked as the lucky winners of bicycles to honor their commitment to being at school.
Indian Lake Elementary staff also awarded Laker Zone T-shirts to dozens of students. Those receiving T-shirts included: kindergartners Grace Johnson, Aiden Smith, Lilly Lazo, Brynna Avila, Tori Irish, Peyton True and Tyler Tidwell; first-graders Noah McCoy, Joe Cummins, Kadin Howard, Janelle Messer, Riley Shaner, Evan Wagoner, Evie Wagner and Aleah Lowe; second-graders Jayden Martin, Elissa Bump, Kahne Ferguson, Lindsey Thompson, McKenzie Dixon, Kylie Adams and Logan Gammell; third-graders Chase McMillen, Morgan Dague, Savannah Hill, Isaac Meyers, Massie Romanowski, Devin Charles, and Robbie Ferguson; fourth-graders Lauren Barhorst, Isabella Fauley, Paige Mefford, Austin Davis, Destiny Crumley, Marah Reames, and Gary Mackell; and students honored for good behavior on the school bus: Rylynn Matthews, Stephanie Altstaetter, Harley Griffith, Trey Barnes, Autumn Miller, Grayce Evans, Lucy Buscher, Emily Beech, Summer Korn, Evie Peterman and Christian Smith-Dearwester. 
The Laker Zone is a long-time grant program that encourages students to help others, resist bullying and be hard workers in the classroom. (PHOTOS SUBMITTED)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

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