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McStaff Night service



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Students and parents came out to eat and support Indian Lake Elementary School Tuesday evening during McStaff Night at McDonalds of Russells Point to benefit the school’s Summer Reading Program. 
Teachers, principals, and staff manned the drive-thru, took orders and served food. Reading guru FisherWoman Frieda made an appearance to sell cookies and encourage reading all year long. 
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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WL-S students support children’s cancer group


West Liberty-Salem student councils recently sponsored a Hats Off for Cancer Day, raising $527 for the organization benefiting children with cancer.

Students donated $1 to wear the hat of their choice throughout the day.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014

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Examining the course


Father and son Michael and Kelbin Hill of Bellefontaine participated in the recent Reebok Spartan Race in Cumberland, taking on mud and obstacles with the Examiner in tow.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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BHS 1949


The Bellefontaine High School Class of 1949 gathered recently for its 65-year reunion at the Hershberger residence for a meal. Attendees included, from left, row one: Bev Fogt Focht, Jane Nichol Lautenbach, Donna Short Barton, Dorothy Moore Notestine, Lois Buchenroth Holycross and Marty Miller Rogan; and row two: Elaine Carey, Laura Thomas Wynn, Dee McBride Mustain, Carol Keith Smith, Pete Spang and Ted Messner.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Show your support

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month



For the cure

Firefighters of the Bellefontaine Fire & EMS Department are wearing T-shirts during Breast Cancer Awareness month and they have new shirts for a suggested donation of $15. All proceeds will go to charity. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)




Pink makeover

Benjamin Logan teacher and former volleyball coach Bob Fawcett reads off prize winners during the Raiders’ Volley For A Cure match against Bellefontaine late last month. Fawcett agreed to have his hair painted pink to raise money for breast cancer research. Benjamin Logan, along with Bellefontaine, Riverside, Indian Lake and West Liberty-Salem high schools participate in the Volley For A Cure matches annually with a variety of incentives, programs and merchandise for sale to raise funds for the cause. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)



Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Taking shape



Employees of Maier Concrete Construction of Huntsville unload building materials Monday at the site of the new Washington Township garage and maintenance facility along County Road 91 just east of Lewistown. The 48-by-80-foot structure will house the township’s snow plows and other equipment and will supplant the building in the background. Township trustee Don Lewis said the approximately $165,000 project will be a “big asset” as the smaller, older building lacks heat and adequate lighting. Last winter, salt froze in the plow trucks and had to be broken up before it could be used, he noted. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-December. “If we can just get salt,” Mr. Lewis said, referencing an expected salt shortage this winter. (EXAMINER PHOTO | T.J. HUBBARD)



Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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UPDATED: BHS to crown queen



Bellefontaine High School will crown its queen Friday during homecoming festivities prior to the football game versus Kenton Ridge. The court includes, from left: junior attendant Anya Smith, queen candidates Emma Smith, MacKenzie Brunswick and Madison Butler, freshman attendant Madyson Stratton and sophomore attendant Brooke Parker. The homecoming parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (PHOTO | SHANNON MAIER)


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Bridge is coming down


Crews worked Monday removing an antiquated bridge spanning the Great Miami River along U.S. Route 33 east of Russells Point. The bridge and a portion of U.S. 33 were closed more than two decades ago after frequent flooding prompted state officials to reroute and elevate the roadway to thwart flood-related road closures. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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