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Memorial Hospital donates to Suicide Prevention Coalition


Memorial Hospital of Union County recently presented a $250 check to the Logan and Champaign Suicide Prevention Coalition as part of a fundraising effort of Memorial Hospital employee Amanda Stidam.


The donation will also benefit the Here 4 Hope Coalition of Union County.


For the fourth year, Stidam will run 26.2 miles this spring to raise funds to further the suicide prevention, education, and support services available locally. She is also working with the two groups to develop a special “Gatekeeper” training program for clinical staff at Memorial, helping them to treat and counsel suicidal patients, their loved ones, and patients at risk for self-harm.


Also present at the check presentation were Holly Zweizig with the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County, Molly Smith with the Logan and Champaign Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Dr. Victor Trianfo, chief medical officer at Memorial Hospital.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Piggy promise


Indian Lake Elementary Principal Molly Hall kisses a pig during the school’s recent winter pep rally for a “Kiss the Pig” fundraiser for the junior class prom. Elementary, middle and high school students at Indian Lake worked together for the fundraiser. At each school building, several teachers said they would be willing to "Kiss the Pig,” and the staff members who raised the most money had to follow up on this promise. Mrs. Hall was the winner from the elementary, Don Bauer was the middle school winner, and high school had a tie between Jessica Tussing and Richard Yocum. The total money raised was $545.81, which will go toward prom expenses.  (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014

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All aboard the success train


Future Indian Lake Elementary School kindergartner Allison Miller works to match upper and lower case letters with her grandmother, Carol Reed, during a recent Kindergarten Success Train program at Indian Lake Elementary. The Kindergarten Success Train is a series of evening events planned for upcoming ILES kindergartners and their parents to provide information to help the student be successful. The next sessions are slated for Feb. 18 and April 15. Door prizes and snacks are provided. Parents can call 686-7323 for more information. Babysitting is provided by the Indian Lake Key Club. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

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Ben Logan teams earn awards at First Lego League event


Benjamin Logan Middle School’s First Lego League Program recently sent two teams to the District Level competition at the Ohio Youth Robotics Wayne Warrior District FLL Tournament in Huber Heights.


Both teams, the Mops and Smar-T’s, were presented with their Regional Ambassador Plaques recognizing their commitments to the FLL program.


The Mops qualified for the FLL Ohio State Championship to be held on Feb. 8 and 9 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center. The Smar-T’s also received the Teamwork Award.


Smar-T’s team members include Anna Blake, Hunter Deickert, Mason Hammer, Vance McClanahan, Ammon Miller and Mailiis Simovart.


Members of Mops are Nathan Coffield, Ray McCormick, Kayla Null, Jada Orahood, Nolan Rivers and Quinton Woodward.


The Benjamin Logan FLL teams are coached by Amy McCormick, and Chris Coffield and Jason Miller also work with the teams as mentors.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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‘Hands-on’ learning project results in ornaments


Riverside Elementary School kindergartners recently worked with Karen Wisses’ Family and Consumer Science students to create Santa ornaments that they gave as presents to their families.
Each kindergarten class visited the high school classroom, and together the students measured and mixed the ingredients for the dough to make the ornaments. The kindergartners made hand impressions in the dough, and then the ornaments were baked to complete the project.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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ILMS spelling bee winners advance to county bee


Indian Lake Middle School hosted a spelling bee Jan. 9, and student Tommy Meek, right, was the winner and Ryan Braig, left, was the runner-up. They each advance to the Logan County Spelling Bee Jan. 27 at Riverside Schools.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

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Carollyn Gantz of rural West Liberty alerted her neighbor, Pat Webb, who possesses a “good camera” to the sightings of an eagle recently along State Route 287 east of the Piatt Castles. Ms. Webb set out Tuesday morning and captured a number of photos, including this one of the eagle soaring high above the ground. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources estimated in 2013 there were 190 nesting pairs of eagles in 62 of Ohio’s counties. They lay eggs in February and March, ODNR officials state, and this is a good time to spot them. The bald eagle has been the emblem of the United States of America since June 20, 1782, and it represents freedom. (PHOTO | PAT WEBB)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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FFA officers create cards for nursing home residents


Benjamin Logan FFA officers Ashley Wilson and Jessica Skidmore, their adviser Lora James, and several FFA District 6 officers recently made holiday cards for the residents at Willow Brook Nursing Home in Delaware, Ohio.
While at the facility, the passed out the cards, made necklaces and socialized with some of the residents.


Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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