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March 2, 2021

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The Bluffton school Music Booster chicken barbecue takes place Saturday, March 27, from 4-6 p.m. as a take-out only event. Tickets are available in the middle school and high school offices. Tickets are  $8 until March 19, when the price goes $8.50. There will be a virtual concert that evening. Click here for more details.

Take a look at what's happening in March at BHS

Spring musical, Dr. Dolittle, will be performed outdoors June 4-6

Several activities are underway this month at Bluffton High School. Here is a summary from the school website:

Audition for the musical Dr. Dolittle will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. The sign-up sheet and try out information is outside of the choir room. The musical will be performed outdoors, June 4 through 6.

A track and field sign-up sheet IS in the office for any student interested in being on the track team. Track practice begins on Monday, March 8, in the high school gym after school. Participants must have an up to date physical on PRIVIT ahead of time.

5 BHS matmen advance to districts; 3 win sectional titles

Tayton Kleman (120) Thayne Kleman (106) • Kayden Basil (160) • Jeremy Sturgeon (126) • Trent Howard (195)

By Cort Reynolds
VAN BUREN - The Bluffton varsity wrestling team put together a strong showing in the Div. III sectionals Friday and Saturday at Van Buren.    

Three Pirate grapplers won titles, and five Bluffton matmen qualified for the district tournament next weekend at Rossford.

Pirate senior Tayton Kleman and sophomore Thayne Kleman each won individual bracket titles on the first day, while Kaden Basil copped his own crown on day two to pace Bluffton.

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If you buy or pack your school lunch, it all depends on what's on the menu. Click here for the March school menu for Bluffton students.

Always Right Driving School, 205  N. High St., Columbus Grove, announces a week night driver’s education series of classes in March in Columbus Grove.

Classes are from 5 to 9:10 p.m. 

The schedule follows: March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31.

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Bluffton junior Kyler Kinn received honorable mention All-Northwest Conference basketball honors from league coaches in voting conducted at their annual selection meeting this week.

By Cort Reynolds
OTTAWA - Top-seeded host Ottawa-Glandorf fired in eight first-half three-pointers to build a 25-point intermisson lead and cruise to a 72-38 tournament win over Bluffton in Div. III boys basketball sectional final action Friday night. 

February came in like a lion, remaining that in that animal form for three weeks.

And, without warning, a lamb took its place on the 22nd and has yet to leave.

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Men at work
Summer's end
Stratton Greenhouses open for the season
Skyline
Two-car accident
The line forms here
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Icon's winter storm warning level
Ribbon cutting
Snow queens

History lesson

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Yesterday's Top Story

Forgotten Bluffton: A 95-year-old high school tradition

Originally called "Annual Leaves," we call it "Buccaneer"

Here's a recap of the beginning of a 95-year-old Bluffton tradition, today part of forgotten Bluffton.

In many cases this 95-year tradition is the only thing, except for a scrapbook or two, that most Bluffton High School alumni still have on their bookshelf.

We know it as the Bluffton High School yearbook, aka “Buccaneer.”

The first edition was published in 1925-26.

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Newest Stories

If you buy or pack your school lunch, it all depends on what's on the menu. Click here for the March school menu for Bluffton students.

Always Right Driving School, 205  N. High St., Columbus Grove, announces a week night driver’s education series of classes in March in Columbus Grove.

Classes are from 5 to 9:10 p.m. 

The schedule follows: March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31.

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Bluffton junior Kyler Kinn received honorable mention All-Northwest Conference basketball honors from league coaches in voting conducted at their annual selection meeting this week.

“Which of these mobile phone games do you play the most?”