Chieftain court

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Bellefontaine High School has named its 2015 homecoming court, which includes, from the left, sophomore attendant Brook Fry; queen candidates Monica Martz, Riley Penhorwood and Mallory Stolly; junior attendant Ryelee Clary and freshman attendant Chalony Tolliver. The queen will be crowned at Friday’s pre-game ceremony before the Chieftains take on Stebbins High School. Other homecoming week festivities include the parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday that will conclude at AcuSport Stadium for a community pep rally, where the court and football team will be recognized. The Roaring 20s-themed homecoming dance is slated for 8 p.m. Saturday at the school cafeteria. The school’s second homecoming king will be crowned at that time, following the crowning of the first king last year. (PHOTO | BELLEFONTAINE CITY SCHOOLS)

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Mum’s the word

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Visitors at the annual Indian Lake State Park Fall Festival had hundreds of mums to choose from Saturday at the C&S Farm Market display. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | RICK PITTS)

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Laker royalty

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Leading this week’s homecoming activities at Indian Lake High School are queen Michelle Grider, center, and attendants, from the left, sophomore Aubrey Grider, senior Isabella Barnes, junior Kati Bowsher and freshman Kelly Shoffner. The Lakers take on Tipp City at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The seventh annual homecoming parade, under the theme “Laker Power, Activate!,” begins at Paradise Island, west of Russells Point, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and travels east to the McDonald’s overflow parking lot, 431 E. Main St., for a community pep rally. This year, the parade includes a float for past homecoming queens who are encouraged to attend. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

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BHS Class of 1975

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The Bellefontaine High School Class of 1975 recently gathered at the Café 212 for their 40 year reunion. Thirty-eight class members were in attendance, including from the left, seated: Teresa McConnell Miller, Dallas Williams, Kimeta Warwick Dover, Beth Maier Christian, Larry Thompson, Dixie Titus Kauffman, Pam Crissman Stevens, Becky Rambacher Harris and Julia Fitzpatrick Cooper; second row: Mickey Yoder Gorham, Stacy Kinchen, April Branson Davis, Chris Duchac Booher, Julie Misplon, Debbie Wallace Keeran, Anne Zupp Schmees, Cathy Berg Dinovo, Robyn Stahler Wunderle, Tina Landis Sojda and Debra Lyman Henderson; back row:  Bruce Collins, Ed Carpenter, Gary Payne, Don Lewis, Bob Cummings, Tom Coate, Gary Contner, Sharon Fout Brown, Julia Heath, Coral McPherson Kerns, Rob Barnwell, Chris White, Jerry Beach, Mike Stolly, Miles Pickering and Dave Allison. Absent when the photo was taken was Brenda Smith Fridley.

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ILHS SADD members join the Harbor Tour

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The Indian Lake High School Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter recently elected its officers for the 2015-16 school year. They are, from left: Treasurer Parker Grothaus, vice president Lindsey Huffman, president Tyler Butterfield and secretary Morgan Evilsizor. The group also named Hunter Valentine an honorary officer. Hunter, who would have been a senior this year, tragically was killed in a 2013 auto accident. He made the SADD plaque the students are holding in the photo. The first activity for SADD members this school year is “The Harbor” tour in Dayton on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Nearly 50 chapter members from ILHS will attend this character-building event at the University of Dayton. Additionally, students are collecting socks and underwear for the homeless to donate at the event. Items can be dropped off in the ILHS Media Center prior to Sept. 30. SADD also hosts a blood drive in the ILHS auxiliary gym on Nov. 18.  

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