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Painting pals


The Depot in Lakeview hosted the Hilliker YMCA Silver Sneakers group for a canvas painting party. Linda Wilcox, coordinator of the Silver Sneakers program, arranged for a catered lunch by Heartland of Bellefontaine while they learned to paint with artist and instructor, Katy Sanford, of Murals by Katy. The Hilliker YMCA Silver Sneakers group meets at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information regarding the YMCA or Silver Sneakers, call 592-YMCA. For information on The Depot, call (937) 633-0147.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015

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50-year Mason recognized


Area resident Bill Guthrie recently was recognized by the members of the Bellefontaine Lodge 209 of F&AM for his 50 years of membership as a master mason.


Art Rueber, district deputy grand master, awarded Mr. Guthrie a certificate of achievement and Bret Stahler, high priest and prophet of the Antioch Shrine Temple, presented him with a commemorative lapel pin. 


Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015

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Rudolphs open nature area



Rich Rudolph, right, and architect Patrick Beam of Bassett Associates of Lima lead the inaugural walk Saturday morning following the grand opening of the John and Mary Rudolph Nature Area as part of the 52-acre Indian Lake-Great Miami Open Space Project. The $500,000 project began in 2011 with village officials seeking state funding for a 2-mile walking track on a 52.5 acre field south and east of Lincoln Boulevard, donated to the village by the John Rudolph family, a value of some $470,000. Additionally, a special project was added at the request of Mrs. Rudolph, who provided a private grant for additional trail along the river, as well as a canoe/kayak launch area, to allow greater use and appreciation of the riverscape. The trail is open daily from dawn to dusk. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)


Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015

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Rules of the road


Carlotte Bodin, front, and Riley Brewster wait at a red light as Addison Prosser proceeds through a stop sign Wednesday afternoon at the Bellefontaine Exchange Club’s annual Safety Town program at the Mac-A-Cheek Learning Center. Youths entering kindergarten in the fall learn various safety topics, including the rules of the road session that involves riding tractors through a miniature city, and visiting the Bellefontaine police and fire departments as part of the weeklong course that has been a fixture in the city for decades. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2015

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Great day for the park


Girl whirl


Sophia Marker, 4, hangs on tight as Rylee Troth, 12, gets the merry-go-round spinning at the Richland Township Park in Belle Center on Tuesday evening. 




Skipping the slide


Jayden Linebaugh, 6, leaps from a slide as his father Brandon Linebaugh looks on at the Richland Township Park in Belle Center on Tuesday evening. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES) 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

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Stormy night


A storm front, at right, rolls over Indian Lake about 10 p.m. Monday in this photo taken from the north side of the lake, looking southeast. No major storm damage was reported. (EXAMINER PHOTO | BRADEN MCGLONE)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015

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A stray kitten has another life to live thanks to the efforts of students at the Russells Point Neighborhood Outreach Center at Galilee Lutheran Church. Patricia Gaddis said she had dropped her granddaughter off for the daily programming Monday when she heard the sounds of a kitten which evidently had hitched a ride in the engine compartment. In the ensuing attempts to remove it to safety, the kitten jumped out, but then ran back under the car. Ms. Gaddis sought the assistance of her granddaughter and other children and provided a pair of gloves to aid in the apprehension of the kitten. “These little kids worked so hard,” she said of the 30-minute effort. She was so appreciative of their assistance and willingness to help, and she now has a new kitten at her house. Its name is Lucky. (PHOTO | PATRICIA GADDIS) 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015

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Local bow fishermen admire their Friday evening catch near Moundwood State Park. EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015

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