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Emily Stratton

December 16, 2017

BHS girls' win in a big finish! Read all about it at www.BlufftonPirates.com

All the way to the bank

Bluffton elementary students collected $2,495 and 78 cents over a three-week period for its Adopt-A-Family this holiday. Students took the money to the bank on Friday. Read the story below for all the details.

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It's open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year

Bluffton Hospital ER sees 6,000 people in a typical 12-month period

While most of Bluffton shuts down after midnight, one important community service never closes.

It’s Bluffton Hospital’s Emergency Room.

Its traditional busy times are from 3 to 11 p.m., but the door is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

While many reading this story may have used the ER – even at some odd hours – here’s some details most persons in the hospital service area may not realize.

$2,495.78 in loose change

Elementary students' collection total for Adopt-A-Family at Christmas

Ask elementary students to collect loose change for a good cause and watch what happens.

The challenge was put to Bluffton Kindergarten through fifth graders during the past three weeks.

On Friday, Dec. 15, students took the coins collected to Citizens National Bank. They watched as the coins dropped into the coin counter.

The result: $2,495.78 collected!

Latest Pirate sports stories

The Bluffton McDonald's boys' holiday basketball tournament has a schedule change, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

Venison special at Luke's
Wheels...and chrome...and running boards
Shockey 2012 NCAA Division II national champion pole vaulter
All about ink
Lions clean-up crew
Don't mow the grass
A little off the top
Takin' it to the streets

History lesson

Is this Bluffton? Yes. It's one of the earliest Main Street photos - possibily as early as 1880.

It's Main Street...

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Yesterday's Top Story

Celebrating her first Christmas as a pastor

Rev. Karol Farris, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church

Rev. Karol Farris will celebrate her first Christmas as a pastor later this month.

This fall, Rev. Farris accepted the call as pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church. Her pastorate began in September and she was installed in November.

As a first-time pastor, she describes her position as an “on-going balancing act.”


Newest Stories

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter responded to a fire on Hardin County Road 205 in Forest on Wednesday evening.

The Red Cross provided assistance to the family of five for their immediate needs, such as food, clothing and personal hygiene items.

Craig A. "Chip" Brown, Jr., of Houcktown, died in a house fire in Houcktown on Dec. 10, 2017 along with his partner Katherine Anne "Katie" Bernot.

James “Jim” A. Garmatter, 46, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Toledo Hospital. Jim was born Oct. 11, 1971 in Bluffton, Ohio, to Marvin D. and Karen S. (Anderson) Garmatter.

Stories posted this week

Poetic License

You'll find LULUS 1 on a bright red Dodge truck, usually parked at Lu Lu's Diner, 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton.