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Indian Lake Elementary students who read over the summer received special recognition Friday from the school’s resident reading guru, Fisherwoman Frieda, who stopped in to celebrate students reading more than 4,600 books in the past few months. Frieda, who returned from a trip out west, handed out cowboy-themed prizes for the students who completed their summer reading logs, including bandanas, candy bars, hats and extra recess. The second grades turned in the most completed reading logs and also earned an ice cream treat. In total, more than 150 students read 30 or more books over break. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015

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Insurance group donates to Discovery Riders


Stolly Insurance Group’s Operation Giveback program recently awarded Discovery Riders a check for $250. The goal of Discovery Riders, located in Zanesfield, is to provide physically, mentally and emotionally challenged people an opportunity to improve their lives through horsemanship and therapeutic riding. Voting for Operation Giveback took place from July 15-Aug. 15, with a total of 5,652 votes cast for local non-profit charities to receive donations. 

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015

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BHS Class of 1955



The Bellefontaine High School Class of 1955 celebrated its 60th reunion the weekend of Aug. 7-9, starting with a “meet and greet” Friday night at the Holland Theatre. Forty people also gathered Saturday night for dinner at the Logan County History Center’s new Transportation Museum with a meal catered by the Plaza Inn. Museum volunteers offered tours throughout the evening, and John McPherson and Paul Benedetti provided information talks about the past and future of Bellefontaine. The weekend activities concluded Sunday morning with a breakfast buffet. Pictured are, from the left, seated: Dan Elliott, Lew Colvin, Judy Blair Castle, Marilyn Haas Hare, Barbara Berndt Ward, Barbara Goldsmith Powell and Nancy Prater Scott; second row: Phil Vaughn, Peggy Born Schultz, Joan Miller Gay, Jean Howard Amerud, Sandra Silverstein Litner, Peggy Kreakbaum Miller, Shirley Tracy Arledge, Patty Lord Walker, Joanne Leach Young, Gaythel Gantz Krauss and Carol McGinnis Jones; and third row: Chuck Yule, Ray George, Howard Fryling, Ronnie Branham, David Lee, Dick Nicholl and Lynn Young.


Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015

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The DeGraff Country Fair kicked off Thursday and continues through Saturday. Visitors dine on fair food at the annual event. In addition to several new food vendors and returning favorites, there is an outdoor beer garden this year, organizers say. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)


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Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015

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Lake learning resumes


Jocelyn Messer, Lily Pitts and Janelle Messer were excited for their first day as second graders Wednesday morning at Indian Lake Elementary School. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015

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BLHS Class of 1975


The 40th anniversary of the Benjamin Logan High School Class of 1975 was hosted Aug. 22 at the Heritage Hall in Zanesfield. Among those attending were, from the left, seated: Annette Willis Long, Cindy Brill Wiant, Sue Slemmons Longshore, Karen Dill Tracey, Lori Litteral Dorsey, Chris Cane Applin and Susie Jenkins; second row: Terry Cook, Karla Kauffman, Chrystal Miller, Teresa Barnes Morris, Cindy O’Brien Zeller, Chris Stout Stupp, Kim Collum Reames, Jim Baier, Miriam Baker Baier, Jon Jenkins and Dave Culp; and third row: Ed McCreary, Tom Burnside, Jim Small, D’Anne Wolf Conley, Joe Ramsey, Herb Stevenson, Doug Quay and Mike Paul.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015

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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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