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Wildermuth earns bronze at Ohio Special Olympics competition




Matt Wildermuth

A Logan County resident recently rode his way onto the podium during a state Special Olympics event.

Matt Wildermuth of Bellefontaine earned a bronze medal at the Special Olympics Ohio State Equestrian Competition Aug. 16 at the Winton Woods Riding Center near Cincinnati. He scored third place in the barrel-racing category with his horse “Rocky.”

Nearly 180 athletes from across Ohio participated in categories ranging from showmanship to trail riding. Mr. Wildermuth represented the team from Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

The 31-year old has worked with horses since childhood and practices skills weekly with Discovery Riders in Zanesfield. He is a son of Bonnie and Dennis Versele and Dan Wildermuth, all of Bellefontaine.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015

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This past Friday, Campbell Place recently hosted its first cruise in event, with a raffle prize, a cookout and beautiful cars from local participants and members of the Champaign Cruisers. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Ryan and Claire Grandstaff relax in Hoffman Municipal Pool with their 13 year-old golden retriever, Sam, during Sunday’s Dog Day at the Pool event on the last open day of the pool’s summer season. (EXAMINER PHOTO | HALEY COOPER)

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Garlicky good time


Jeremy Stephens of Zanesfield and his daughters Keydence, 4, and Everly, 2, enjoy the music of the Hedgehog String Band during the garlic festival Sunday afternoon at Jandy’s Farm, 3624 Township Road 136. The annual event brings together local vendors who sell food with a garlic theme or other items along with musicians and others. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES) 

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Girl Scout Troop completes project designed for breast cancer patients


Girl Scout Troop 20556 of Belle Center completed their Silver Award Project Tuesday by delivering 38 Chemo Care Packages to the Crawfis Imaging Center. 

These care packages are a Thirty-one "Oh-Snap" bag containing a handmade Pink Ribbon bracelet and various items that may be needed by a chemotherapy patient.

The Girl Scout Silver Award requires a 50 hour project and is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.

The Troop's project included: several hours of planning and decision making, a visit to the Imaging Center to learn about mammography and breast cancer, hand-making over 60 bracelets, meeting with a Thirty-one consultant, seeking out donors willing to sponsor a bag, collecting various donation items for the bags and stuffing them. The troop also assisted with set-up and survivor registration at this year's Logan County Relay for Life.

The Troop would like to thank everyone that sponsored a bag or donated items and a big thank you to Tracey Notestine, Senior Director with Thirty-One Gifts, for all of her assistance. 

Pictured (left to right) are: Bostyn Moots, Allie Shields, Taylor Carnes, Kelli Armstrong (Mammography Coordinator), Lauren Kindle, Ireland Godsey and Alicia Jenkins. Danielle Jenkins (PHOTO | TROOP 20556) 


Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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Light show


A storm cloud moved Monday night over Indian Lake, creating a light show with stars visible as lightning struck looking from the north side of the lake. (EXAMINER PHOTO | BRADEN MCGLONE)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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Happy camper



Carson Shepherd, 12, a seventh-grader at Indian Lake Middle School, took the Examiner along when he attended the Ohio State Buckeyes Youth Football Camp this summer. The camp was led by the players and coaches of the OSU team and included pass, kick, and punt competitions that focused on fun and skill development. Carson is a son of Dean and Heather Shepherd of Lakeview and was photographed with Urban Meyer and the National Championship trophy.


Last Updated on Saturday, 08 August 2015

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BHS Class of 1965


The Bellefontaine High School Class of 1965 convened the weekend of July 10. Activities included a picnic at Harold Kerr Post American Legion, lunch in their former high school cafeteria and a program and dinner at the Holland Theatre. About 50 class members and 40 guests attended. Present for the group photo were from the left, first row: Alan Galvez, Tim Tannehill, John Kaylor, Roger Leasure, Oscar Erb, Betty Maxson Core, Jane Ayres Welsheimer, Kathy Fullerton Levan, Charlotte Mitchell Richardson, Paula Cole Kuempel, Beth Maier Dickson, Choyce Jenkins Earick, Barb Swartz Huber, Janet Irwin McMullen and Bill Weaver; second row: Ginny Peck Miller, Sandy Potter Rowley, Linda Haggerty Kegg, Terry Bell Beech, Judy Owings Alexander, Rosilynn Byrd Miller, Sheryl Beck Ewing, Cheryl Young Kramer, Kathy Lakin Shiveley, Linda Kerns Hilliker, Cheri Wilde Cooper, Chris O’Rielley Glessner, Jean Levan Wedding, Mike Coover, Jeff Beach and Joe Wood; third row: Dwight Miller, Judy Stahler Buck, Ron Starks, Randy Diener, Bob Kegg, Steve Earick, Gary Kegg, Bill Blinn, Jim Ginley, Louise Emmons Gould, Lou Perry, Denny Dyer, Carl McMullen and Dick Haas; and fourth row: Gary Homan, Tony Hill, Tom Dugan and Jim Hilliker. (PHOTO | SUSIE JARVIS)

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 August 2015

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