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NHS inductees honored


West Liberty-Salem High School’s National Honor Society Chapter inducted five seniors and 16 juniors as new members during a Dec. 5 ceremony. Inductees include, from the left, first row: Miranda Etgen, Blake Cupps, Leah Cole, Anna Buck, Joseph Adams, Alex Steiner, Michael Lehman, Karli Daniels, Nickolas Cordell and Madison Boyer; and second row: Jonathan Wolfe, Annika Wolfe, Rebecca Wilkins, Anna Steiner, Emily Schultz, Madison Oelker, Dustin Moell, Cole McDaniel, Isaac Loffing, Taylor Levan and Kylie Gilroy. The theme for the ceremony was Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess, and the guest speaker was Jim Hoffman. NHS advisers are Surena Neer and Brandie Roberts. Each candidate had to complete two service hours to be inducted. Each student was selected because they represent the four NHS core values — scholarship, leadership, service and character. (PHOTO | WEST LIBERTY-SALEM SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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Santa visits DeGraff


Santa Claus, portrayed by Ray Heaberlin, asks Josh Caldwell, 5, of DeGraff, what he would like for Christmas inside the DeGraff Fire Department on Thursday evening after the village’s parade. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Carolers travel


Riverside Schools’ Youth Leadership Impact Team members spent much of Thursday spreading holiday cheer through caroling, including this walk through the Main Street Marketplace, 130 S. Main St. They stopped at the United Way of Logan County office to serenade their former mentor, Heidi Reser. Members also visited at Heartland of Bellefontaine and Logan Acres Senior Community to sing for residents, and had lunch at 600 Downtown. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Bellefontaine residents Tamara Jenkins, left, and Cindy Gildow look at a Christmas decoration that was among the items to be sold at Heartland of Bellefontaine’s annual Christmas tree auction Tuesday evening. In total, 42 decorated trees and other items were auctioned raising $4,700 to be divided among the Logan County Friendly Senior Center, Bellefontaine First Church of God’s Happy Saints volunteer group, Heartland’s resident activity fund and the Bellefontaine chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, Michele Jones of Heartland reported. The top single item was a tree made by Hayes Godwin in memory of grandfather Charlie Godwin that sold for $410. A golf bag donated in honor of the late Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Summers was back twice and generated more than $600 for the FOP’s annual Shop with a Cop effort to provide children who have lost a loved one an opportunity to buy Christmas gifts. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

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Bridge to a future



Bride Ashley Barcus of Lakeview places a ring on her husband Cory Devore’s finger as they exchange vows Friday afternoon on Bickham Covered Bridge with Lakeview Mayor Ryan Shoffstall officiating. About a dozen friends and family gathered for the 2 p.m. nuptials uniting the couple in marriage. The couple said there really was no reason for choosing the iconic covered bridge, which was closed to traffic for the half hour ceremony. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)



Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2014

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Christmas in the Village


West Liberty residents kicked off the holiday season with the Christmas in the Village event Friday
evening that included a visit from Santa Claus, who holds David Adams, 5, on his lap. Additional photos from the  event appear in Saturday's Examiner. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2014

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Lions Club donates dictionaries to Tiger fifth graders


Members of the West Liberty Lions Club recently donated dictionaries to all of the West Liberty-Salem fifth graders in memory of former Lions Member Russ Peterson. Lions Club members Mike King, Jake Vitt, Judy Legge, and Nick Mescher presented the dictionaries to students Dylan Lauck, William Motzko, Kierra Gilroy, Michele Smith, Aleah Reed, Emily Hollar, Audrey McGill, Sydney Wesson.


Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014

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CCS Key Club completes Christmas shoe box project


Calvary Christian School’s recently formed Key Club completed a shoe box project for Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse. Club members packed shoe boxes full of Christmas gifts that will be sent to children in need around the world. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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