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Jocelyn Messer, Lily Pitts and Janelle Messer were excited for their first day as second graders Wednesday morning at Indian Lake Elementary School. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015

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BLHS Class of 1975


The 40th anniversary of the Benjamin Logan High School Class of 1975 was hosted Aug. 22 at the Heritage Hall in Zanesfield. Among those attending were, from the left, seated: Annette Willis Long, Cindy Brill Wiant, Sue Slemmons Longshore, Karen Dill Tracey, Lori Litteral Dorsey, Chris Cane Applin and Susie Jenkins; second row: Terry Cook, Karla Kauffman, Chrystal Miller, Teresa Barnes Morris, Cindy O’Brien Zeller, Chris Stout Stupp, Kim Collum Reames, Jim Baier, Miriam Baker Baier, Jon Jenkins and Dave Culp; and third row: Ed McCreary, Tom Burnside, Jim Small, D’Anne Wolf Conley, Joe Ramsey, Herb Stevenson, Doug Quay and Mike Paul.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015

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Wildermuth earns bronze at Ohio Special Olympics competition




Matt Wildermuth

A Logan County resident recently rode his way onto the podium during a state Special Olympics event.

Matt Wildermuth of Bellefontaine earned a bronze medal at the Special Olympics Ohio State Equestrian Competition Aug. 16 at the Winton Woods Riding Center near Cincinnati. He scored third place in the barrel-racing category with his horse “Rocky.”

Nearly 180 athletes from across Ohio participated in categories ranging from showmanship to trail riding. Mr. Wildermuth represented the team from Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

The 31-year old has worked with horses since childhood and practices skills weekly with Discovery Riders in Zanesfield. He is a son of Bonnie and Dennis Versele and Dan Wildermuth, all of Bellefontaine.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015

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This past Friday, Campbell Place recently hosted its first cruise in event, with a raffle prize, a cookout and beautiful cars from local participants and members of the Champaign Cruisers. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Ryan and Claire Grandstaff relax in Hoffman Municipal Pool with their 13 year-old golden retriever, Sam, during Sunday’s Dog Day at the Pool event on the last open day of the pool’s summer season. (EXAMINER PHOTO | HALEY COOPER)

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Garlicky good time


Jeremy Stephens of Zanesfield and his daughters Keydence, 4, and Everly, 2, enjoy the music of the Hedgehog String Band during the garlic festival Sunday afternoon at Jandy’s Farm, 3624 Township Road 136. The annual event brings together local vendors who sell food with a garlic theme or other items along with musicians and others. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES) 

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Girl Scout Troop completes project designed for breast cancer patients


Girl Scout Troop 20556 of Belle Center completed their Silver Award Project Tuesday by delivering 38 Chemo Care Packages to the Crawfis Imaging Center. 

These care packages are a Thirty-one "Oh-Snap" bag containing a handmade Pink Ribbon bracelet and various items that may be needed by a chemotherapy patient.

The Girl Scout Silver Award requires a 50 hour project and is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.

The Troop's project included: several hours of planning and decision making, a visit to the Imaging Center to learn about mammography and breast cancer, hand-making over 60 bracelets, meeting with a Thirty-one consultant, seeking out donors willing to sponsor a bag, collecting various donation items for the bags and stuffing them. The troop also assisted with set-up and survivor registration at this year's Logan County Relay for Life.

The Troop would like to thank everyone that sponsored a bag or donated items and a big thank you to Tracey Notestine, Senior Director with Thirty-One Gifts, for all of her assistance. 

Pictured (left to right) are: Bostyn Moots, Allie Shields, Taylor Carnes, Kelli Armstrong (Mammography Coordinator), Lauren Kindle, Ireland Godsey and Alicia Jenkins. Danielle Jenkins (PHOTO | TROOP 20556) 


Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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Light show


A storm cloud moved Monday night over Indian Lake, creating a light show with stars visible as lightning struck looking from the north side of the lake. (EXAMINER PHOTO | BRADEN MCGLONE)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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