Laker Zone Awards presented

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Nearly 150 Indian Lake Elementary students were recognized for perfect attendance in the third grading period during a special assembly. 

Third-grader Jackson Young and first grader Jocelyn Messer were picked as the lucky winners of bicycles to honor their commitment to being at school.
 
Indian Lake Elementary staff also awarded Laker Zone T-shirts to dozens of students. Those receiving T-shirts included: kindergartners Grace Johnson, Aiden Smith, Lilly Lazo, Brynna Avila, Tori Irish, Peyton True and Tyler Tidwell; first-graders Noah McCoy, Joe Cummins, Kadin Howard, Janelle Messer, Riley Shaner, Evan Wagoner, Evie Wagner and Aleah Lowe; second-graders Jayden Martin, Elissa Bump, Kahne Ferguson, Lindsey Thompson, McKenzie Dixon, Kylie Adams and Logan Gammell; third-graders Chase McMillen, Morgan Dague, Savannah Hill, Isaac Meyers, Massie Romanowski, Devin Charles, and Robbie Ferguson; fourth-graders Lauren Barhorst, Isabella Fauley, Paige Mefford, Austin Davis, Destiny Crumley, Marah Reames, and Gary Mackell; and students honored for good behavior on the school bus: Rylynn Matthews, Stephanie Altstaetter, Harley Griffith, Trey Barnes, Autumn Miller, Grayce Evans, Lucy Buscher, Emily Beech, Summer Korn, Evie Peterman and Christian Smith-Dearwester. 
 
The Laker Zone is a long-time grant program that encourages students to help others, resist bullying and be hard workers in the classroom. (PHOTOS SUBMITTED)
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Jumping rope for heart

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Indian Lake Elementary physical education students raised more than $3,500 for the American Heart Association through the Jump Rope for Heart program during March.  A total of 110 students participated, and more than tripled their goal of raising $1,000.  The top eight students who brought in donations were: Jackson Young, Keaton Snipes, Carlie Nickel, Autumn Roberts, Harley Kinninger, Frank Davis, Allison Shepherd and Jalan Martin.

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Climbers

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Jordon Houchins of Bellefontaine waits for his son Blake, 5, to reach the top of a jungle gym at Mary Rutan Park on Wednesday afternoon after heavy rains earlier in the day gave way to clear skies and balmy weather ideal for a father-son trip to the park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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Wet Wednesday

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Boys sit on the railing Wednesday afternoon as the Possum Run Creek rushes through a new drainage tile in Mary Rutan Park. Heavy rains in early April have caused water levels to rise in creeks like Possum Run, but no significant flooding has yet been reported. There is a chance of thunderstorms tonight and into early Friday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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Bowl benefit

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Freshman Nakiah Dague paints a design on one of dozens of bowls designed by Indian Lake High School art students for a fundraising ice cream social from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the art room at the high school. Buy a bowl for $5 and fill it with ice cream and toppings. Proceeds go to Our Daily Bread of Indian Lake. The ceramics class project was made possible in part by a $500 Logan County Education Foundation grant, with which art teacher Erin Miller purchased an additional pottery wheel for the classroom. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

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