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Freedom observance


U.S. Army soldier Josie Corwin and her veteran grandfather Jerry Corwin are seen during the Indian Lake High School FCCLA’s 4th Annual Freedom Breakfast and program Monday morning after they placed a white table cloth on an empty table symbolizing the soldiers who never came home from conflict. Dozens of local veterans attended the event honoring the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. Local Navy veteran Denny Brown narrated the ceremony and included a picture of his friend, Lt. Gilbert Lewis Mitchell, who was shot down in Vietnam in March of 1968, but never found. Guests were entertained by the Meistersingers and ILHS choir. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014

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Deep in the heart of Texas


The Examiner went deep into the heart of Texas with four members of the Bellefontaine Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 459, including Susan Corwin of Rushsylvania, Ohio Grand Representative of Texas who was presented an honorary membership in the Texas Grand Chapter; Deputy Grand Matron Becky Meyer, Worthy Matron Ellen Hammond and Carole Wilson. The quartet traveled to Waco, Texas, for the Texas Grand Chapter Session and took in the land- scape of Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas on the cross country road trip. In Waco, they enjoyed seeing the cattle drives come to life through the series of bronzes in Waco Park and the former toll bridge over the Brazos River.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014

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Jon Weeks Memorial winner picks up new vehicle


Area resident Rita Robinson recently picked up her new car donated by Kia of Dayton that she won after she shot a hole-in-one at the Jon Weeks Memorial Golf Tournament.

Some of the other individuals who traveled with her to pick up the car include Scott Robinson, Erik Weeks, Nicholas Weeks, Sharman Weeks, Dick Weeks and Jane Weeks.

The golf tournament was hosted during September to benefit the Jon Weeks Memorial Medical Assistance Fund. Mr. Weeks passed away in March following a year-long battle with complications following a pancreas transplant.

The fund was created by his family to help others in their time of unforeseen financial hardship and catastrophic medical conditions that go beyond insurance funds.

Tim Bowers, Martin Management Group’s corporate director of variable operations, helped to orchestrate the new car donation in an effort to gain awareness for the memorial fund.

Anyone wishing to donate to the tax-deductible charity through the Mary Rutan Foundation can contact 592-4015.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 November 2014

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BHS Class of 1959


The Bellefontaine Class of 1959 convened several times the weekend of Oct. 17 for tours of the Holland Theatre and the Transportation Museum, and dinner at Cafe 212. Those attending included, from the left, first row: Susie McNeill Harvey, Charlotte Taylor Deslandes, Lois Snider Day, Zelma Lowe Gilbert, Linda Risner Nixon, Jann King Oglesbee, Myra Hague Gilbert, Marjorie Berry Overly, Nancy Hollopeter Ledley, Barb Angle Neer, Melinda Weymouth Gitzel and Sue Casey Schultz; second row: Bev Falvey Shafran, Sherrill Moots Runkle, Jerry Byrd, Fred Burton, Jerry Evilsizor, David Morris, Roy Shawver, Dale Humphreys, Louie Pickering, Jeff Lee, Fred Costin and Carol Beatty Maier; and third row: Roger Pool, Chuck Tullis, Tom O’Connor, Mac Smith, Tim Tillman, Ed Ewing, Jerry Jenkins, Richard Winder, Jim Kenzli, Joe Tabor, Judy Schrader Hadley and Franny Wood Jenkins.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014

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Halloween fun


ABOVE: Friends, from left front, Morgan Henry, 10, Lily Palmer, 9, and Ally Barker, 9, dressed as a hamburger, hot dog and slice of pizza, respectively, are joined by Maria Stolly, back, as a Minion from the movie Despicable Me stop for a laugh at a tall demon (not pictured) as they trick or treat along Allison Road in Bellefontaine on Thursday evening. BELOW: Vada Pope, 5, dressed as a scarecrow, reacts after taking apiece of candy from a skeleton decoration at the Dakota Road home of Peter and Tricia Stolly. See additional Halloween photos in Friday's Examiner. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES) 







Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014

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WL-S cheerleaders raise funds for cancer association

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The West Liberty-Salem Schools varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders presented a $2,797 check to Neil Evans from the Cancer Association of Champaign County during half-time of the school’s final regular season home football game. The funds were the result of activities the cheerleaders held leading up to the Oct. 17 Pink Out game. Pictured, from the left, are Dawn Wilbur, Neil Evans, Grace Woodruff, Bryanna Floyd, Emily Hess, Maverick Aldo, Victoria Secor, Brooke Markin, Blake Cupps, Karlie Wilbur, Catrina Shank, Hayden Erwin, Karli Daniels, Taylor Levan, Alexa Smith, Celeste Herliny, Claire Harr, and Megan Harrah. 




Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014

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CCS taps first NHS class


Calvary Christian School tapped its first National Honor Society inductees, including, from left: juniors Daniel Salmonowicz, Scot Brunson, Austin Durnell, Nathalie Thompson, Maddie McGillis, Makayla Hartley and Stephen Smithers. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014

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South Dakota or bust


The Logan County Friendly Senior Center recently sponsored a trip to South Dakota, with the Examiner in tow. The trip included stops in Chicago, the Wisconsin Dells and Mitchell, where the Corn Palace was explored. While in South Dakota, trippers visited the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore and Deadwood, and took time out for a photo with the Examiner at The Last Chance Saloon. For information on upcoming trips, call 593-1511.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014

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