Ho, ho, ho

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Kids Corner Preschool students sported Santa hats and reindeer antlers at their annual Christmas program Tuesday evening. Appropriately, the theme was Joyful Noise. There are 59 students enrolled this school year, which was interrupted when a fire broke out overnight Oct. 18 in the entry of First Christian Church, 215 E. Sandusky Ave., where the school is housed in the basement, resulting in damage which necessitated cancellation of classes. Classes since have resumed. Topping of the program was a visit from St. Nicholas himself, portrayed by Logan County Commissioner Dustin Wickersham. (PHOTO | KID’S CORNER PRESCHOOL)

 

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Two WL-S FFA alumni receive American Degrees

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Kailey Gehl and Kyle Wilkins, 2014 graduates of West Liberty-Salem High School, received their American Degrees at the recent 2015 National Convention in Louisville, Ky., with 15 current FFA members in attendance.

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Christmas cache

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Daniel Salmonowicz and his Calvary Christian High School classmates were among the volunteers who helped fill 398 Christmas food baskets Monday at Our Daily Bread. Director Kim Collum said this year’s efforts will reach more than 1,800 people with churches, individuals and companies filling additional baskets to fulfill the 616 requests. Baskets were going out today and toys will be available Thursday at Our Daily Bread, 223 Oakland Square. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

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Picking the perfect present

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Indian Lake High School Key Club member Victoria Wauben, right, helps first-grader Cheyanne Hurley select a special gift at the Indian Lake Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization’s Holiday Shop. The shop is open at ILES from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and also during the school day Monday in the school gym. The annual event allows students to shop for family and friends, choosing items ranging from 25 cents to $10, and also take advantage of free gift wrapping. Parent volunteers and ILHS Key Club members are available to help the children decide what items to purchase based on the money they have to spend. Parents are welcome to shop with their children as well. “It’s the perfect opportunity for the children to set a budget, and then make choices based on that budget,” PTO President Stefanie Hoffman said. “The students are so proud to be able to make their own decisions and give a gift that they picked out.” Funds raised help the ILES PTO support activities like the COSI on Wheels visit in the fall and the jump house activity on Field Day in the spring. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

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STATEHOUSE TUNES

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Logan County students from the Riverside School Dulcimer Club and the Home Strings Dulcimer Club were welcomed Wednesday to the Ohio Statehouse by Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, center. The local groups, directed by Leanna George, right, performed as part of the Statehouse Holiday Performances concert series. The concerts, which are free and open to the public, feature high school musical groups from around the state. The Riverside club also performed for the prestigious series at Christmastime last year. Sen. Faber represents Ohio’s 12th Senate District, which encompasses all of Allen, Champaign, Mercer, and Shelby counties as well as portions of Auglaize, Darke, and Logan counties. (PHOTO | SEN. KEITH FABER’S OFFICE)
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