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ABOVE: Anna, played by Mercedes Dagnan, takes notes as the King of Siam, Steve Dietrick, speaks during a Tuesday evening dress rehearsal for Windmill Productions’ The King and I. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Marilyn Esh, playing the role of Madame Chang, laughs as she tells children about Siam, where the tale of a British school teacher in the court of King Mongkut takes place. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is based upon the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Holland Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $7 for children under age 12 and can be purchased at the theater or online at (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Passing through history


Bert Schwaderer of Bellefontaine, pictured with the Examiner, and Mary Ann Parish of Lakeview recently returned from a trip to Ellis Island, where Ms. Schwaderer’s father, George Rudolph passed through in 1912.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Numerous golf carts were “fishing” for votes and donations Saturday during the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew’s annual parade and auction to benefit the Shriners and local hospice organizations. Organizers reported raising about $15,300 through the event. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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The long haul


An extra-long oversize load makes the turn in front of the First United Methodist Church at the intersection of west Sandusky Avenue and north Main Street with an escort from the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Thursday morning. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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ABOVE: Maddox Keith, 5, prepares to throw a football through an inflatable Belle Bounce game during the Bellefontaine Police Department’s neighborhood outreach event at Harmon Field Park on Thursday as his uncle, Office Tyler Simpson, gathers loose footballs. The event was the second neighborhood outreach this summer and will be followed by a noon Saturday, June 28, event at Deercreek Village Apartments, 450 Kristina Drive, Chief Brandon Standley said. The police department’s summer activities conclude with a law enforcement day at Southview Park from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Sadie Achor helps Landon Plummer, 3, throw a ball up a skee ball ramp provided by Belle Bounce for the Bellefontaine Police Department’s neighborhood outreach event at Harmon Field Park. Watching the duo throw are, front to back, Aiden Van Hoose, 3, Ethan Van Hoose, 6, and Payton Brisson, 7. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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Riverside Class of 1964


The Riverside High School Class of 1964 recently conducted a weekend of activities that coincided  with the annual DeGraff-Riverside Alumni Banquet and also convened at the Whitmore House and  hosted a Sunday picnic in the park. Class members present for the photo include, from the left, first  row: Carol Taylor Lefever, Carol Jean Cox Plunkett, Shirley Hanks King, Arlene Hurley Titus, Charlotte  Stryker Hildebrant, Ginny Hittepole Myers and Kay Schmidt McMillen; second row: Margaret Clayson  Graves, Judy Kaeck Carr, Phyllis McPherson Jerviss, JoAnn Carpenter Adams, Susan Koogler Kishler  and Rita Thornton Helmandollar; third row: Jim Cox, Mike Melhorn, Bob Donald, Paul Snow, John  Slater and Ron Helmlinger; and fourth row: Wendell Stevenson, Bill Ward, Tom Hahn, Jerry Beatty,  Dale Ward, Don Cordrey, Rick Niece and Gary Comer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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Stepping stones


Campers with the Hilliker YMCA’s Camp Trailblazers Summer Camp carefully step on rocks across a waterway at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs during a field trip Thursday. The camp continues through August, with a number of field trips planned and different themes each week, including “Lake Life,” “Celebrate America,” “Splish Splash” and “Games Galore.” (PHOTO | HILLIKER YMCA)

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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“Selfies at Buckeye Boys State? Sure, why not,” Gov. John Kasich wrote Thursday on his Facebook page. Joining the governor, third from left in the selfie shot were Indian Lake High School senior Alex Bozman, top left, and other BBS participants. (FACEBOOK PHOTO | VIA COLLEEN BODIN)

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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