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Huntsville Class of 1960


Members of the Huntsville High School Class of 1960 celebrated their 55th class reunion May 16 in conjunction with the Huntsville High School Alumni. Present for the photo were, from the left, Mike Turner, Roxie Geotz Tracy, Connie Shirk Hurley, Pat Kennedy Beard, Jane Brake Beck, Joan Jenkins Dowell, Paul Taylor and Karen McPherson Widenhamer. Not pictured but attending the Saturday morning brunch were Dick Hurley and Carl Wagner.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015

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Pool pHill


Hoffman Municipal Pool Manager Chris Watkins opens gallons of pool chemicals for stabilizing the pH-balance of the 475,000 gallons of water pouring into the pool on Monday. The pool opens this weekend. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

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BHS royalty


Ryan Dunn and Emma Smith were named Bellefontaine High School prom king and queen, respectively, during recent festivities at Winner Harvest Barn and the high school. (PHOTO | SUBMITTED)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

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ILES takes grandparents ‘around the world’


Indian Lake Elementary School’s Grandparents Day program Friday took the audience on an educational experience all around the world.

Students sang songs from Mexico, Ireland, France, Israel and points further. After the show, hundreds of grandparents spent the morning exploring classrooms, shopping at the book fair and receiving specially made gifts.

Music teachers Tracey Notestine and Pamela Thayer directed the show, while nearly every ILES staff member helped organize the annual event.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

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ILHS senior band members honored


The Indian Lake Music Department honored five long-time band members during the end of the year All Bands Concert Thursday evening. 

Senior Alayna Hanson received the U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for leadership in music, and senior Annie Gentis received the John Philip Sousa Award for Instrumental Music. 

Seniors Annalyn Wilson, Bailey Dickerson and Kasandera Knief were also recognized. 

The concert featured performances from the fifth-grade band, sixth-grade band, seventh- and eighth- grade band and the Indian Lake High School symphonic band. The finale of the show included songs performed by the all the bands together. The fifth- and sixth-grade bands are directed by Morrisa Sweeney. The seventh- and eighth-grade band and symphonic bands are directed by Jason Fauley.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

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Belle Center Poppy Queen


Willard Stout Post 266 American Legion Auxiliary of Belle Center has selected Haidyn Bruce as the 2015 Poppy Queen. Haidyn, 7, is a daughter of Meagan Johnson of Bellefontaine and Ashton Bruce of Lorain, and granddaughter of Tracy Daniels of Belle Center. She is a first-grader at Bellefontaine Elementary School. She will be out in the village along with other volunteers Saturday in conjunction with the auxiliary’s poppy drive, the proceeds of which benefit veterans. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

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Art buddies


Members of the Mad River Theater Works acting troupe finished up their fifth annual residency program at the Benjamin Logan Elementary School with five performances of the mini play Art Buddies. Third-grade students of art teacher Darrin Reese developed a play with sets and costumes, which they performed for other classes on Friday and Monday. The residency was made possible by a grant through LoCo Art, the National Art Education Association and the Ohio Arts Council, Mr. Reese said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

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Conditions were ideal just before sunrise Thursday morning for this image of the Milky Way galaxy above Indian Lake to be captured by local photographer Braden McGlone. More of Mr. McGlone’s photos can be viewed on Instagram @bradenmcglone. (PHOTO | BRADEN McGLONE)


Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2015

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