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Scramblin’ men

Lots of action and close calls were in abundance Thursday night in the grandstand for the youths pig/calf scramble, which also featured a chicken catching segment and monetary prizes.

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Levi Yelton, 5, of West Liberty, gives chase to a rooster for youths ages 5 to 7;

 

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A group of youths ages 11 to 13 pursue a piglet during the pig scramble; 

 

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Connor Strobridge holds on for a win in the muttonbusting contest;

 

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Brant Parsell, 10, of Indian Lake, is in hot pursuit during the sheep scramble.


FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Cody Griffin, right, who took third place in the event for youths ages 14 and up, and Austin Nicholl simultaneously wrestle calves;

 

Timed results as available include the following: Calf scramble (Age 14 and up): 1. Dakota Trout 2:59; 2. Kyler Klingler 4:21; 3. Cody Griffin 5:20; 4. Lane Griffin 5:49; and Pig scramble: (Age 11-13)1. Courtney Smith 0:30; 2. Sam Henderson 0:37; 3. Mason Straker 0:45; and 4. Kelsie Henault 0:53. Those capturing sheep in the scramble for age 8-10 were not timed and included Hunter Gross, LoganEvans, Eli Moore, Lukas Schwieterman, Brant Parsell, Cheyenne Hill, Brody Parsell and Abigail Stutzman. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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AROUND THE FAIR

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And bingo was the game-o

Rianna Fullerton, 8, of Bellefontaine, reacts after her grandmother Marietta Huffman, left, explains the rules of bingo during a Thursday afternoon bingo game hosted by Heartland of Bellefontaine. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

 

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Deputies for a day

Terry Markin snaps a photo as his daughter Brooke Markin, 17, and son Austin, 5, pose as a Logan County Sheriff’s deputy and a K-9 unit at a new photo area outside the sheriff’s fair office. The new display, which was painted by Indian Lake area artist Holley Milroy, was unloaded and placed on the fairgrounds Thursday. It was paid for using unrestricted special deputy funds that are generated through special details like the fair or by donations, Sheriff Andrew Smith said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

 

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Pedal pull

Titus Kelly participates in a pedal pull competition, modeled after tractor-pulls, on Wednesday at the Logan County Fair. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

 

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Bob Houser, left, an 89-year-old Bellefontaine resident, visits with his friend Tom Peck, a 90-year-old Logan Acres resident, after the free senior lunch provided by Logan Acres on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Houser, a former Logan County Fair Board member, said he has attended every fair since sometime in the 1950s. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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AROUND THE FAIR

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Carousel faces

Briar Wilson, 3, of West Mansfield, makes a silly face as the carousel gets ready to begin spinning on Wednesday evening at the Logan County Fair.

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Nathan Swaney of Wapakoneta helps his son Brayden, 2, play a game of miniature golf Wednesday evening on the Logan County Fairgrounds. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Hostetler joins city police

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Jerrod Hostetler, center, takes an oath of commission Monday from Mayor Adam Brannon to become the 24th sworn officer on the Bellefontaine Police Department as Chief Brandon Standley looks on. Officer Hostetler is a certified peace officer and will start July 14 with a week of in-office orientation followed by 12 weeks with a patrol training officer. m(EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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Fair setup

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Mandy Tidwell of Huntsville and her mother, Sharon Pequignot of DeGraff work to set up the display booth Wednesday afternoon for the open class agriculture event on the Logan County Fairgrounds. The county fair begins Monday and the agriculture open class event is scheduled for judging Tuesday morning. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014

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TURFERS’ PARADISE

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Employees of ProGrass, a company based in Pittsburgh, cut out spots for the hash marks in the new synthetic surface at Bellefontaine High School’s athletic stadium Monday morning. ProGrass has also done artificial playing fields for Lima Senior, St. Marys and Wapakoneta. The installation of the turf is part of a roughly $1.5 million project that also will include improvements to the track, press box and bleachers and a new scoreboard. It will be ready for the fall football season. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Boom-tastic lesson

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Hilliker Y Camp Trailblazers participant Landon Kelley, 9, of Bellefontaine, left, receives a helping hand with a fireworks-themed art project Monday from local artists Ann Hess, center, and Tonia Terebuh at the Y. Several artists who are Hilliker Y SilverSneakers members have volunteered to teach periodic art sessions with the youths this summer. RoseAnn Robb of Indian Lake also assisted with Monday’s lesson. The camp participants created fireworks designs on their papers by dipping pipe cleaners in paint, and then added letters to their paintings for a sign that will spell out “Happy Fourth of July.” (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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SPLENDID SPARKLERS

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Marleigh Grimes, 7, of Bellefontaine, left, and Lilly Keller of West Liberty twirl sparklers in the air prior to the West Liberty fireworks display Saturday evening, held in conjunction with the West Liberty Force traveling softball organization’s softball tournament. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014

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