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Harvest of Talent and Giving


Riverside eighth-grader Spencer Hughes serves pumpkin desserts made by community members during the Harvest of Talent and Giving event at Riverside Schools on Tuesday evening. Community members made chili and desserts while students entered decorated pumpkins and competed in a talent show to win prizes in the annual autumn event. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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ILHS SADD hosts blood drive Nov. 6


Representatives from the Community Blood Center in Dayton gave a presentation to the Indian Lake High School student body Tuesday detailing the guidelines for giving blood. 
The Indian Lake High School SADD Chapter hosts a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the auxiliary gym. 
To register for the blood drive, visit and enter code 385. Tips for being ready to give blood include: eating a good dinner and breakfast, drinking plenty of water, and making sure you are feeling well the day of donation. Donors must be at least 16 years of age, have a signed parent consent form and weigh at least 110 pounds. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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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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