50-year Mason recognized

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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. 

 

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Rudolphs open nature area

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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)

 

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Rules of the road

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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)

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Great day for the park

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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. 

 

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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) 

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Stormy night

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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)

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