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March 23, 2017

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You know the lyrics to "Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes." A new generation learns these fun action words during "Babies Love Books," held at the Bluffton Public Library. Esther Birkey, youth services coordinator, leads the group. View more photos of the class below.

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Oberly and Huber recognized for 70 years of legion membership

Both lifelong Bluffton residents served in World War II

70 years.

The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 recently recognized two lifelong Bluffton men.

The two, Dale Huber and James Oberly, both World War II veterans, received special recognition representing 70 years of appreciation and membership from the legion, according to Dennis Morrison.

During the war, Huber, who turned 90 in December, served with a bomb removal unit in Germany. He is a retired farmer and retired owner of Specialty Foods of Ohio.

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Why knot?

10 university students spend spring break in week of service

While some students decided to go to the beach over spring break or home to relax, 10 Bluffton University students decided “Why Knot?” spend the 2017 break week in service.

Several members of SERVE, a service organization at Bluffton, traveled to Quakertown, Pa., where one of their projects was knotting quilts during West Swamp Mennonite Church’s Why Knot Week.

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Here is the junior choir of St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton, photo taken for its 100th anniverstiy history...

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The Hancock County Sheriff's Office has reported that two people, including a Bluffton man and his cousin, died from gunshot wounds on Monday evening, March 21.

Several Bluffton High School winter athletes are Northwest Conference Scholar Athletes for 2016-17.

Bluffton University’s Gospel Choir will present a concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Yoder Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
 

While some students decided to go to the beach over spring break or home to relax, 10 Bluffton University students decided “Why Knot?” spend the 2017 break week in service.

70 years.

The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 recently recognized two lifelong Bluffton men.

The trauma center at Blanchard Valley Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion, will present the Colloquium “Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature” on March 31.

Her presentation is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.  

Networking…new trends…future planning…business development.

If any of those words and phrases attracts your attention, Bluffton Public Library invites you to a brown bag business development lunch at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 24.

Five businesses are winners in this year’s Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur’s Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition.

Awards were presented March 21 in BCE open house in the Bluffton town hall. This is the 9th annual competition, according to Brendon Matthews, BCE board president.

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