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October 19, 2019

Looks like fun - and it is!

Students at Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, are smiling for a good reason this fall. The first installment of new playground equipment is up and in good use. BCDC has raised one-half of its $55,000 goal for new equipment. CLICK HERE for a letter to the editor, listing donors to date. Contributions to the playground fund may be sent to the Center.

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Let's all start growing beards

That's what the Bluffton male police officers will do in November

Bluffton male police officers, along with several other village employees decided to quit shaving in November.

Instead they will participate in a nationwide No-Shave November fund-raiser.

According to www.no-shave.org: “The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.

October goes out like a lion; November comes in like one

Maple Grove Cemetery history walk this weekend

Where do we start? There's lots of events in October and November in Bluffton. Here's an update from the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Based upon this list, Bluffton's October goes out like a lion and November comes in like one.

CEMETERY HISTORY WALK
Maple Grove Cemetery history walks at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Oct. 19 and 20, sponsored by the Bluffton Icon. Non-scary walks with donations going to the Bluffton Public Library. Openings remain in all four walks. Persons are invited to show up at a time that best suits.

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New guy in town
Christmas in August?
Give me a "B"
District champs!

Latest Pirate sports stories

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The host Bluffton girls soccer team shut out Mansfield St. Peter's 3-0 in Div. III sectional final action Thursday evening.

By Cort Reynolds
NEW KNOXVILLE - The Bluffton volleyball team lost to Marion Local in straight sets in Div. IV sectional final play Thursday night at New Knoxville.

Fifth seed Bluffton ended its season 12-12 after the 25-16, 25-14, 25-21 loss to the Flyers.

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) is proud to announce the launch of the newly redesigned HCAC website, heartlandconf.org, as well as its continued partnership with website solutions partner PrestoSports.

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Bluffton sophomore hitter Kylie Stackhouse was named first team All-Northwest Conference in voting by league coaches conducted recently at their annual meeting in Delphos.

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton swept Pandora-Gilboa in first round Div. IV sectional volleyball play Tuesday night to snap a five-match losing streak and advance in tournament play.

History lesson

Bluffton school bus drivers in 1966-67.

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By Angel Mercer, licensed social worker, tobacco treatment specialist
The Armes Family Cancer Care Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System

Cairo United Methodist Church holds a Smorgasbord fundraising meal on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 210 West Main Street, Cairo.

The menu is swiss steak or turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, noodles, green beans, salads and choice of desserts.

The Bluffton University women's soccer team welcomed Earlham College to the Sears Athletic Complex on a cold and windy Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The Beavers secured a tight 2-1 victory over the Quakers.

Yesterday's Top Story

Do you need a building permit?

Oct. 23 BCE brown bag workshop answers your questions

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) will host a Brown Bag Discussion at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 23, on the topic of building permits in the village of Bluffton.

Jesse Blackburn of the Village of Bluffton and Michael Rudey of the Wood County inspection department will answer questions about working on commercial buildings. The event is located on the third floor of Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St.

The BCE hosts casual, small group gatherings on topics of interest to emerging and small businesses. They are scheduled to fit in the busy schedules of entrepreneurs.

Stories posted this week

Monday, October 14, 2019

Poetic License

BETH AN is a familiar Main Street Ada plate. The vehicle owner is also owner of Tavern 101.