October 1, 2014


• Meet Adel Sommers 2014 BHS homecoming queen
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Welcome to Minnig's hot dog stand

Bluffton High School principal, Chef Mike Minnig, along with several other high school staff members, served a free lunch to 85 BHS juniors earlier this week. When the current juniors were sophomore, Minnig challenged them to a free cookout if they had the best Ohio Graduation Test scores among all Allen County schools. Minning lost the bet - he's happy, however - and the free cookout took place.

This will date you: remember "big hair"? and this: Curling Iron celebrates 40 years in business

Back in the old days when “shag cuts” for women were the rage Sue Fett decided it was time to go into business for herself – cutting hair.

The old days, in this case, mean 1974. Fett opened what is now a Bluffton salon institution called “Curling Icon.” Its first location was on North Main where pizza is now created at East of Chicago Pizza.

Fett moved the shop to its current location at 129 N. Main St., in 1979, when she and her husband, Bob, purchased the building. Deb Wentz joined the shop in 1988 and in 2002 purchased it from Fett.


Red Cross assisting Rawson family after house fire

Rawson family is being assisted by the American Red Cross of Hancock County following a fire at their home on Township Road 25 on Tuesday. 

Red Cross volunteer disaster responders provided assistance to the family for food, comfort kits containing personal hygiene items, stuffed animals for the family’s children and other immediate needs.  

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