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February 22, 2019

Soup's on!

Nancy Yeager dishes out chili soup during Tuesday's community chili cook-off sponsored by the Bluffton Presbyterian Church. Proceeds from the event support the Blufton Community Assisitance Program. The story below tells about the event.

"We Serve (85 years to the community and world)"

Bluffton Lions Club observes 85th charter anniversary

Please view the 85th anniversary program, plus many photos from Feb. 19 at the bottom of this story.

“We Serve.”

Yes, they do. The Bluffton Lions Club’s motto stands for its four score and five years of service to the community. The club’s 85th anniversary celebration on Feb. 19 at First Mennonite Church, marked the event.

David Gauch, Windham, Ohio, past Lions council chairman, who has held several Lions offices, was the dinner speaker.

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Pass the chili, please...which one? There are 12 varieties

Community cook-off raises $1,256 for food pantry

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Pass the chili, please.

Which one…there are 12 varieties.

The second annual Bluffton chili cook-off held Feb. 19 was a chili lover’s dream. Twelve different choice and all proceeds going to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program’s food pantry was the on the menu.

Latest Pirate sports stories

Here's Averey Rumer who scored 28 points in Bluffton HS girls' tourney win over Pandora-Gilboa. Amy Mortimer shares lots of photos from the game. Click here for her photo series.

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team doubled the score on Pandora-Gilboa, winning the opening round of the sectional tournament at Allen East.

BHS won 51-23. Bluffton advances to face Leipsic at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Allen East.

Here's the Northwest Conference boys' and girls' basketball league standings as of Feb. 13.

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team crushed Pandora-Gilboa 47-29 in a non-league game on Feb. 12. The win moves BHS to 16-5 overall.

Bluffton's final regular season game is Thursday vs. Delphos Jefferson.

Bluffton HS girls' basketball team defeated Allen East 53-42 in Northwest Conference action on Feb. 11. The Lady Pirates move to 15-5 and 6-1 in the Northwest Conference. Watch www.blufftonpirates.com for more details on the game.

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History lesson

Here's the Bluffton High School girls' basketball team from the 2008-09 season.

Front from left, Jaime Lugibihl,...

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Several Bluffton sixth and seventh graders earned high scores on the semi-annual Noetric Learning Math Contest that took place in the fall, according to Dina Tadena, middle school math instructor.

"Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter" will give a repeat performance of its recent tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. The repeat performance is at 7 p.m., Friday, March 1, at Lima Art/Space, 65 Town Square, Lima. The performance has a $10 admission.

Bridge Home Health & Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer a six-session training course on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. for prospective volunteers beginning on Tuesday, March 5.

Yesterday's Top Story

Eric Faulkner named president of Citizens National Bank

Michael Romey will remain as bank board chair and CEO

Eric Faulkner was named president of Citizens National Bank by its board of directors in an annoucement made Feb. 19. He is only the fifth person to serve as bank president since the bank opened nearly 100 years ago.

Michael Romey, former president, will remain chairman of the board and CEO of the bank. He has held the role of president/CEO since 1986.

Faulkner began his banking career at CNB in 2009 in Columbus, heading up the loan participation program.

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The Icon found DIVA GC on  dark blue Pontiac G8 somewhere between Ada and Bluffton.