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Beau Young checks out pond water under a microscope.

Indian Lake Middle School 5th-graders are getting a glimpse of how real scientists make discoveries. Science teachers Jana McPherson and Brian Tidwell started off the year by asking students to examine nearby pond water using scientific tools such as microscopes, triple beam balances, graduated cylinders and more. Students are also learning about different kinds of scientists like biologists, botanists, geologists, meteorologists and others.


Breauna Drake and Jordan Ramos weigh rocks using triple beam scales.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015

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BHS 1970

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Skate tricks


ABOVE: Devin Butler, 20, of Bellefontaine, right, performs a kick flip as Kolton McCall, 12, at left, and other teens look on Thursday after school at the skate park at Blue Jacket Park. HOME PAGE SLIDE SHOW PHOTO: Austin Hartman, 18, of Michigan, launches from a ramp as Devin Butler rides on the asphalt below. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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Three deer were spotted Friday morning in a field along County Road 10 outside of Bellefontaine. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015

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The Logan County Farmers’ Market’s annual hog roast fundraiser was Sunday at Hall-Fawcett Park in Zanesfield. A variety of activities took place. HOME PAGE SLIDE SHOW PHOTO: Jan Dawson, right, of the Logan County Farmers’ Market, serves plates of food to fellow vendors. ABOVE: operators of the Grandpa’s Express train Bob and Janet Detrick; Bob Detrick, engineer of the Grandpa’s Express train, pulls J.J. Reichert of Zanesfield and several youths around the park. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

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Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015

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Indian Lake Elementary students who read over the summer received special recognition Friday from the school’s resident reading guru, Fisherwoman Frieda, who stopped in to celebrate students reading more than 4,600 books in the past few months. Frieda, who returned from a trip out west, handed out cowboy-themed prizes for the students who completed their summer reading logs, including bandanas, candy bars, hats and extra recess. The second grades turned in the most completed reading logs and also earned an ice cream treat. In total, more than 150 students read 30 or more books over break. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015

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Insurance group donates to Discovery Riders


Stolly Insurance Group’s Operation Giveback program recently awarded Discovery Riders a check for $250. The goal of Discovery Riders, located in Zanesfield, is to provide physically, mentally and emotionally challenged people an opportunity to improve their lives through horsemanship and therapeutic riding. Voting for Operation Giveback took place from July 15-Aug. 15, with a total of 5,652 votes cast for local non-profit charities to receive donations. 

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015

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BHS Class of 1955



The Bellefontaine High School Class of 1955 celebrated its 60th reunion the weekend of Aug. 7-9, starting with a “meet and greet” Friday night at the Holland Theatre. Forty people also gathered Saturday night for dinner at the Logan County History Center’s new Transportation Museum with a meal catered by the Plaza Inn. Museum volunteers offered tours throughout the evening, and John McPherson and Paul Benedetti provided information talks about the past and future of Bellefontaine. The weekend activities concluded Sunday morning with a breakfast buffet. Pictured are, from the left, seated: Dan Elliott, Lew Colvin, Judy Blair Castle, Marilyn Haas Hare, Barbara Berndt Ward, Barbara Goldsmith Powell and Nancy Prater Scott; second row: Phil Vaughn, Peggy Born Schultz, Joan Miller Gay, Jean Howard Amerud, Sandra Silverstein Litner, Peggy Kreakbaum Miller, Shirley Tracy Arledge, Patty Lord Walker, Joanne Leach Young, Gaythel Gantz Krauss and Carol McGinnis Jones; and third row: Chuck Yule, Ray George, Howard Fryling, Ronnie Branham, David Lee, Dick Nicholl and Lynn Young.


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