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Jenny Tynan and her wheaten terriers Kelly, front, and Kiara relax on the grass behind the St. Patrick Catholic Church parish  house as Father Patrick Sheridan and Deacon Harold Dipple offer a prayer for the blessing of pets on Thursday evening. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Chieftain royalty


Bellefontaine High School has announced its homecoming court for festivities that take place this week. Queen candidates are, from the left, seated, Hollie Stepp, Erin Levine and Olivia Martin; and standing, are junior attendant Georgia Cooper, freshman attendant Shelby Raney and sophomore attendant Evelyn Belcher. A homecoming parade is planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, beginning in the PNC Bank parking lot, and then continuing south on Main Street, east on Washington Avenue and then south on Harding Street to the high school. A pep rally at Dodd Stadium immediately follows the parade, where the homecoming court will be introduced and BHS cheerleaders and marching band will lead the crowd. In case of inclement weather, Thursday’s activities will be moved to the high school gym. The Chieftains take on Tippecanoe for Friday evening’s homecoming football game, and then the homecoming dance is from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the school, with the theme “Shine Bright Like a Diamond.” (photo | SHANNON MAIER)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013

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BHS Class of 1948


The Bellefontaine High School graduating Class of 1948 observed its 65th anniversary Sept. 27 with a tour of the Holland Theatre and lunch at the Myeerah Inn in Zanesfield. Attending were, from the left, seated: Rosena Van Voorhis Wesser, Joanne Strayer Dunkel, Dan Ashcraft, Peggy Hull and Helen Peters Watkins; and standing: Kenneth Hostetler, Virgil Fryling, James Collins, Dick Lyman, class president Bob Watkins, Glen Miller, Kenneth Fultz, Jeanne Watkins Bennett, Robert Nicholl, Jim Hurst, Dick Vance and Gene Marine.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013

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Students create Constitution Day posters


Students in Valarie Rapp’s eighth-grade American History class at Indian Lake Middle School created posters in recognition of U.S. Constitution Day Sept. 17.

Each student submitted their poster entries to a national contest.

In other school activities, students in Christina Wisener’s sixth-grade math and science class applied the steps of the scientific method to discover how many pennies a wet paper towel could hold.




Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013

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Indian Lake Schools reports on waiver day activities

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Indian Lake Schools staff members completed waiver day activities Monday, which included a presentation by local medical personnel on the newly formed Logan County Concussion Program.

Logan County Health Commissioner Dr. Boyd Hoddinott and Kristy Wisner, PT, DPT, from the Marty Rutan  Physical Rehabilitation Center provided information regarding the dangers of concussions. They identified what teachers can look for in helping students identify the symptoms of a concussion.

Staff members also spent the day learning more about the teacher evaluation system, which included discussion on student learning outcomes, a tool that helps teachers document student growth in the classroom. (PHOTOS SUBMITTED)

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013

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Riverside High School has announced its homecoming court attendants for the festivities this week that include the homecoming football game Friday against Upper Scioto Valley. Pictured are, from the left, seated: senior escort Zach Brandyberry, son of Brian and Lisa Brandyberry of DeGraff; queen Jessica Davis, daughter of Tim and Emily Davis of DeGraff; king Kolt Shough, son of Troy Shough of Quincy and Lynn Shough of DeGraff; and senior attendant Elizabeth McGowen, daughter of Ed and Becky McGowen of DeGraff. Standing are freshman attendant Helena Faulder, daughter of Jim and Chasity Faulder of DeGraff; freshman escort Hayden Robinson, son of Dan and Kelly Robinson of Quincy; sophomore attendant Jasmine Bryant, daughter of John and Hollie Bryant of DeGraff; sophomore escort Jesse Kean, son of Chad and Heather Kean of Quincy; junior attendant Ashlyn Wray, daughter of Kevin and Tonya Wray of Quincy; and junior escort Joe Rivera, son of Gabe Rivera of DeGraff and Beth Rivera of Sidney. The processional of royalty begins at 6 p.m. Friday with the crowning taking place at 6:15 p.m. on the football field. The 2012 King and Queen Drew Harford and Heather Comer will crown the new king and queen. The RHS student council sponsor the homecoming dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the high school auditeria. The cost is $5, and the dance colors will be red, royal blue, and black/white. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013

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Russells Point hosts safety seminars

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Eight participants took part Saturday in the first of three safety skills courses hosted by the Russells Point Police Department and Neighborhood Watch Group, in conjunction with the Indian Lake EMS and Mary Rutan Hospital. The first class provided residents with CPR training. The next $10 course, First Aid, is Oct. 26, followed by a self defense class Nov. 23. Call 843-2245 for registration and information or visit the village office.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013

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Fall festivities


Hundreds of guests trekked through scores of craft and food displays Saturday and Sunday at the annual Indian Lake State Park Fall Festival. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013

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