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Lakers host first alumni softball tournament



The inaugural Indian Lake High School Alumni Softball Tournament was a big hit Saturday at Emil Davis Park in Lakeview, with 84 graduates on 16 teams combining to raise $800 for the Indian Lake High School softball program. The Class of 2000 took first place. Organizers have slated the next event for Sept. 17, 2016. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | RICK PITTS)



Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

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On the dot


Indian Lake Elementary School hallways and many students were covered in dots this week in recognition of ILES Dot Week and International Dot Day, Sept. 15, during which students learned making their mark on the world begins with something as small as a dot. Students drew self-portraits and made dotted frames to display their work, among other activities. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 September 2015

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WL-S Class of 1975


The West Liberty-Salem Class of 1975 recently gathered for its 40-year reunion at the West Liberty home of Rick and Judy Harr. Thirtyfour classmates and 12 former educators and their spouses and guests were in attendance, including, from left, seated: Jim Kaufman, Eleanor McGlaughlin, Joan Harr, R.L. Murphy, Bill Barrett, Dennis Spriggs, Judy Conrad, Tim Lyden and John Day; second row: Janet Kauffman Wilkins, Martee Shaffer Dunlap, Tammy Hostetler Harris, Teresa Roosa Brownlee, Rick Dunlavy, Teresa Hoylman Stenger, Shirley Henry Franks, Alicia Wilkins, Max Wilkins and Mike Farley; third row: Cynthia Ropp Maurice, Patrick Maurice, Terri Young Vanest, Jane Huffman Garvin, Karen Pusey Contner, Carol Oelker Byers, Ruby Adams, Galen Harris, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Deborah Eaton Minnich, Cheryl Eastman Miller, John Turner, Becky Young Turner, Patricia Cordery Frazee, Michelle Yoder Link, Sharon Headings Werner and Gene Farley; fourth row: Wes Williams, (two unidentified guests) Emerson Miller, John Corwin, Nancy Michael Skaggs, Terry Esch, Leslie Sour Gertsch, Rick Harr, Scott King, Dennis McIntosh, Matt Warye, Bob McClure and Chris Hostetler.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Riverside 1975


Members of the Riverside Class of 1975 celebrated their 40-year reunion Sept. 5 at the home of Bruce and Teresa Rose of Quincy, and later at The Pines in Quincy. Attendees included, from the left, seated: Bruce Rose, Mike Copas and Bobbi VanBuskirk Dearwester; standing: Cindy Herndon, Barb Kreglow, Jorene Clark, Pam Hudson Bratigam, Frank Coy, Glen Kuhn, Dennie Rowley, Gloria Orsborne, Mona Kean, Ada Wiles Cummins, Belinda Clayton Geuss, Tony Orsborne, Sandy Leese Ungerict, Robin Schindewolf Speck, Jeanie Freese Wall, Donna Williams, Tim Lundy, Teresa Ward, Mark Ward, Scott Whitsett, Pat Lawson Regula, Charlie Shively, Gary Jones and Mark Atterholt. 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015

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Science studies


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2015

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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)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2015

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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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