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Cabbage fit for a King


Calvary Christian School student Payton Knight, 9, displays his cabbage head that was grown in a garden at his grandmother Cheryll Hinman-Bickham’s residence along Township Road 179. The cabbage is 16 inches around, while the plant itself is 29 inches diameter. He received the cabbage plant as part of a school project. Each thirdgrader took home a cabbage plant at the end of the school year, and Payton started his plant in a window sill before transplanting it in his grandmother’s garden. “I typically haven’t had much luck with cabbage in my garden, so I haven’t planted any for a few years,” Mrs. Hinman-Bickham said Wednesday. “Payton took good care of the cabbage while my husband and I were on vacation recently.” (PHOTO | CHERYLL HINMAN-BICKHAM)

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Blue on black


Matt Ropp, a summer worker with Bellefontaine’s Street Department, paints the base color for a handicapped parking space pavement symbol Wednesday along east Columbus Avenue. The city has been using summer help from the Street and Parks departments in its annual effort to spruce up curb and parking space markings. Mr. Ropp will soon return to Malone College for his senior year. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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What a whirl


Cory Young, 6, of Bellefontaine, enjoys a spin Saturday on the Whirlwind with his mom, Kelly, during the St. Mary of the Woods Festival in Russells Point. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014

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Summer brightening


Jeremy Clifton, foreground, and Zach Vermillion paint curbs Tuesday along the 100 block of east Chillicothe Avenue. They are summer employees of the city who are hired to help out with a variety of city projects. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Fun day horse classes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Concert rock



Dan Hess, drummer for the local band Miss Demeanor, joined the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band to play a selection of rock ’n roll medleys, including selections by Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones during a Sunday evening concert in Brown Park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)


Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Hair-raising leap



The hair of Brooklyn Nevels, 4, swirls about as she bounces in the bungee jumper at the Logan County Fair. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)


Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Scramblin’ men

Lots of action and close calls were in abundance Thursday night in the grandstand for the youths pig/calf scramble, which also featured a chicken catching segment and monetary prizes.


Levi Yelton, 5, of West Liberty, gives chase to a rooster for youths ages 5 to 7;



A group of youths ages 11 to 13 pursue a piglet during the pig scramble; 



Connor Strobridge holds on for a win in the muttonbusting contest;



Brant Parsell, 10, of Indian Lake, is in hot pursuit during the sheep scramble.

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Cody Griffin, right, who took third place in the event for youths ages 14 and up, and Austin Nicholl simultaneously wrestle calves;


Timed results as available include the following: Calf scramble (Age 14 and up): 1. Dakota Trout 2:59; 2. Kyler Klingler 4:21; 3. Cody Griffin 5:20; 4. Lane Griffin 5:49; and Pig scramble: (Age 11-13)1. Courtney Smith 0:30; 2. Sam Henderson 0:37; 3. Mason Straker 0:45; and 4. Kelsie Henault 0:53. Those capturing sheep in the scramble for age 8-10 were not timed and included Hunter Gross, LoganEvans, Eli Moore, Lukas Schwieterman, Brant Parsell, Cheyenne Hill, Brody Parsell and Abigail Stutzman. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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