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Healthy hearts



Indian Lake Elementary School fifth-grader Kameron Shepherd, foreground, and fourth grader Ava Huffman, to his right, show off their individual skills during the Leapin’ Lakers performance at the Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff Monday at the school. Throughout February, ILES students are learning that simple exercises can save a heart during Heart Health Awareness Month and they will have the chance to participate in jump rope challenges during gym class. Physical education teachers Dan Young and Kristen Altstaetter hosted the kickoff to introduce the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in conjunction with the American Heart Association. Outside of school, students can collect donations from friends and family. Last year’s Jump Rope for Heart garnered $3,500, and this year’s goal is $5,000. The Leapin’ Lakers Jump Rope Club is made up of more than 50 Indian Lake third- through sixth-graders. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)


Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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ILHS snowball court named



Colton Wilson, center first row, is king of the Indian Lake High School Snowball Court, which includes, clockwise from the bottom left, junior Steven Polley, freshman Jacob Zarnosky, sophomore Kendryc Blackwell and senior Kyle Shoffner. The semi-formal annual dance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the ILHS cafeteria. Tickets are $5 at the door. (PHOTO | IL SCHOOL)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

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BHS honor band performs at OMEA event




Fourteen students from Bellefontaine High School participated in the OMEA District 11 Honor Band performance at Troy High School. Participants included Megan Blankemeyer, Katie Allen, Kelly Coakley, Molly Schulz, clarinet; Carrie Robb, Nick Holoman, alto saxophone; Monica Chriscoe, Heather Johnson, Ryoma Kawakami, Derek McCracken, trumpet; Jenna Champion, Marshall Verbsky, horn; Ryan Penny, baritone; and Griffin Mason, trombone. Students were selected for the honor band by submitting an audition. The BHS band is under the direction of Jeremy Karg.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Laker Zone Awards presented, bicycles given away


Indian Lake Elementary School fourth-grader Eli-Hughes and third-grader Breannah Sawmiller were the winners of new bicycles during a Laker Zone Award drawing, which recognized 190 students for perfect attendance. 
In addition, each teacher selected a Laker Zone winner from his or her class. Good behavior in specials classes and on the bus is also rewarded. This long-time program at ILES has been successful in helping students maintain good behavior at school. 
The Laker Zone winners from this quarter are: kindergarten — Heidi Wolf, Cale Buchenroth, Anara Shroyer, Gabe Steinman, Landen True, Grant Wickline and Cruz Parker; first-grade — Aiden Smith, Alivia Wallace, Summer Champ, Jaxon Snipes, Alyssa Gammon, Alexis Wauben and Fancy Parker; second-grade — Emma Wagler, Avrianna Arthur, Dakota Brown, Riley Ross, Kora Fulkerson, Dakota Peckam, Dakota Gambrel and Tyson Ramirez; third-grade — Jayden Martin, Cameron Freyhof, Drew Stroud, Grace Strong, Drake Cosby, Frank Davis and Ricky Burden; fourth-grade — Taylor Karbowiak, Abby Sanabria, Isaac Meyers, Thomas Elliott, Gabby McClure, Kaylee Overbey and Annie Braig; bus — Macie Flescher, Dylan Valerio, Ava Huffman, Peyton True and Hailey Blackburn. 

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

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Gym offers weekly workouts for Logan County Braves


The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities is expanding its “FANs Network” through a new partnership with Mad River CrossFit, which has started offering weekly workout sessions for Logan County Braves Special Olympics members. 
 In December, the Bellefontaine gym at 121 W. Chillicothe Ave. hosted its third Christmas Charity Ugly Sweater Throwdown, which generated $245 for the Logan County Braves. Participants paid an entry fee and also donated personal hygiene items, which will benefit the Ohio Veterans Home.
It was during the “throwdown” event that CrossFit co-owners Cale and Molly Marker decided to start the weekly workouts at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. The gym also is open to its regular members during that time. 
Last week, several members of the Braves gathered at Mad River CrossFit for their first specialized workout. Mr. Marker led the group in a warm-up, stretches, several relay races to get hearts pumping and a cool down.
Kelli Bader coordinates the FANs, or Friend, Allies and Neighbors, Network for the LCBDD, which is made up individuals and groups are committed to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities who lives and work in Logan County.
“Not only will this partnership help our Braves team members become more fit, it also offers a unique integration opportunity in the community,” she said. “We are so thankful for their interest.”

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

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Riverside Host FFA Leadership Event at MRM




Riverside FFA Chapter hosted an FFA Leadership Day Jan. 14 at Mad River Mountain that was attended by 180 students from 10 different schools from surrounding counties.  The seminar was presented by four members of the State FFA Officer Team. Students learned how to “amplify” their chapters, personal goals and career success as a member of the FFA.  After the conference, students had the opportunity to ski or snow board with fellow FFA members and officers.   



Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Bank donates to United Way


Ron Zimmerly, Liberty National Bank president and CEO, presented a $2,712.10 check Friday to United Way of Logan County Executive Director Dave Bezusko for 2016 United Way pledges. The bank employees’ pledges have increased by 7 percent from last year. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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Christmastime together




AChristmas gathering in Bellefontaine brought together five generations of a local family. Klayten Chamberlain, 6, of Mt. Victory, center, is pictured clockwise, from the bottom left, with his mother Mallory Linebaugh; great-grandmother Linda Jennings of Bellefontaine; great-great-grandmother Phyllis Brunson of Bellefontaine; and grandmother Carol Wagner of Mt. Victory.



Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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