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Local jeweler’s fundraiser benefits Habitat for Humanity

Michael Eller check

A Nov. 7 fundraiser at Michael Eller Diamonds, 2240 S. U.S. Route 68, has raised approximately $4,200 for Habitat for Humanity of Logan County. Store manager Doug Kreinbrink presented a $2,554.60 check this week to Kathi Bow, Habitat executive director. Fellow donors on hand for the presentation were Shane Seidenstricker, Sandy Musser and Justin Powell. Mr. Kreinbrink said the store plans to host the event, called “Let’s Build a House Habitat for Humanity Night,” annually each November. The donations helped build the charity’s 24th house at 517 N. Elm St. The nearly complete home will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Casey Greener. Mrs. Bow said planning is underway for construction of Habitat’s 25th home in the coming months.  For more information about the charity, call 539-0275 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Donations may be remitted to: Habitat for Humanity of Logan County, P.O. Box 38, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.


The following is a list of donors provided by Michael Eller Diamonds:


John Bodin — Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger, LLC
Mike and Kathleen Bow — Habitat for Humanity
Rick Brenner — Jack’s Pets
Rachel Brumbaugh — Bellefontaine Magazine
Jim & Janet Donnelly — The United Way
Jason Duff and Dustin Wickersham — Comstor Outdoor
Kim Durnell — RV Wholesalers
Kathy Johnson — Liberty Bank
Ben Joseph — Belle Printing
Jack McCumber — 5 Point Chillicothe Dry Cleaners
Bill Minken — Hague Water Conditioning
Sandy Musser — Whitmore House Catering
Justin R. Powell — LMT
Joeneé Purcell — Liberty Bank
Sara Reese — Liberty Bank
Steve Austin Auto Group
Rebecca Wilkens — Accounting Solutions


Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013

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Make This Place Your Home


The Bellefontaine High School Les Fons show choir performs the dramatic ending to the song 96,000, a selection from the In the Heights  medley featured in their show Make This Place Your Home, during a dress rehearsal this week. Performances are slated for 7:30 p.m.  today and Saturday at the school auditorium. Admission is $5.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013

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Raffle winner


Diana Geiger, center, of Indian Lake, held the ticket that won the grand prize, a Bass Tracker boat, during the recent Indian Lake Area Historical Society's reverse raffle to benefit the Sandy Beach Bridge project. Fundraising continues to reach a goal of $250,000 for the project to restore the iconic bridge spanning the Russells Point harbor and construct a public walking path and park. To make a donation or learn more, visit, call (740) 917-5572 or mail a check to the "Bridge Fund" in care of the Indian Lake Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 265, Russells Point 43348-0265.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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ILMS student council conducts food drive


The Indian Lake Middle School student council is conducting a food drive, challenging students from all grade levels to collect non-perishable items to help those in need during the holidays.
The winning grade level will be rewarded with an ice cream treat at lunchtime.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Sharing culture


Japanese Culture students from Benjamin Logan High School recently visited Green Hills Community and Logan Acres Center to share what they had learned about "Confucianism." In Japan, there is a national holiday to show respect to senior citizens during the month of September. During the presentation, the students appeared in kimonos and read  letters to the elderly. They also presented the origami-made cubes that they made in class and demonstrated how to play Kendama, a Japanese traditional toy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Program presents books


In keeping with the "Lend A Hand for Literacy" program of the International Order of King's Daughters and Sons, Tuxis Circle has made another presentation of a bookcase and books to Xzavier Nicholl, pictured. The program hopes to instill a love of books and reading as a young child learns to read.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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Christmas cheer


Jill Butler sings as her fellow Winter Wonderette, from left, Katie Poland, Kim Kellogg-Martin and Darcy Neeld dance in the background at the Holland Theatre during Monday evening’s annual membership meeting. The holiday season musical takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and again at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $20 for table seating, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and $7 for children under age 12. During regular business, board members Dava Royer, Rebecca Wilkins, Becky Warner and Pat Mitchell were reappointed to seats on the theater board. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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Crowning moment


Amy Richardson, Cole Reynolds, Trista Helmlinger and Jennifer  Reynolds of Logan County recently climbed 354 steps with the Bellefontaine Examiner for a photo in the crown of The Statue of Liberty.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013

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