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November 23, 2017

Have a joyful Thanksgiving

Here's a Bluffton Thanksgiving post card from 111 Thanksgivings past. The card was mailed to Sidney Hauenstein in Bluffton in 1906. The address side of the card is in the next image.

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Great musical entertainment on Blaze schedule

Following the parade, leading to lights turned on

One popular group and two new performers will entertain the Blaze of Lights crowd on Saturday in downtown Bluffton. The performance stage is at the corner of Main and Cherry streets.

Once the Blaze parade ends – estimated to end about 6 p.m. – musical entertainment takes the Blaze stage until this year’s “switch hitter” turns on the Ream holiday folk art light display.

Saturday’s entertainment follows:
• Bluffton High School show choir
, directed by Kara Zink. This group is a popular Blaze entertainer year after year.

Harvest dinner raises needed funds for area food pantries

A project of the Bluffton University Nutrition Association

By Cara Echols
University student news writer 

The Bluffton University Nutrition Association (BUNA) hosted the 15th annual Harvest Dinner on Nov. 17.

Latest Pirate sports stories

(CONVOY) - A long drive but it was worth it. The girls soccer team won a share of the Northwest Conference crown with a crushing 9-0 victory of Crestview. If Allen East stubs their toe in conference, the NWC title would belong to Bluffton out right. Seven first half goals put this game out of reach in a hurry. The Pirates got goals from several players in the balanced win. Sarah Cartwright, Averey Rumer and Kayla White each found the net twice. Brenna Kindle, Brinkley Garmatter and Clara Matthews also scored for BHS. Sophia Smucker assisted as well as Kindle...

Click here for match photos by Marvin Foster(BLUFFTON) - Two area powerhouses met Saturday afternoon at Steinmetz Field when Lima Shawnee came calling. The Indians prevailed 3-2 in a game featuring two teams with a combined total of 5 losses in 27 matches played. Shawnee held a 1-0 halftime lead before back to back goals from Jake Lehman had the Indians in front by three. The Pirates stayed in it and Jesse Montel scored off of a Luke Young corner kick at the 61' mark. Three minutes later, Shawnee was whistled for a penalty in the box and Montel buried...

(LIMA) - Lucie Fett advanced to the sectional quarterfinals before bowing out of the OHSAA tournament ending a very successful season for the Bluffton girls tennis squad. Fett dominated Van Wert's Ali Morrow 6-0, 6-0 to open her tournament run. Lucie kept rolling with another 6-0, 6-0 victory this time over Ottawa Glandorf's Lindsey Schneeg. In the quarterfinals on Saturday, Fett fell 6-3, 6-0 to eventual Sectional Champion Clare Caywood of St. Mary's. Erin Hotmire defeated Bath's Fayme Ghandi 6-1, 6-0 in her opening match. Erin lost a hard fought match 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Kenton's Mykaela Schriber. Katie Wright fell...

The Iconic Photo Gallery

In the repair shop
2-5-10 Jack Earl's John Klassen
2-hour delay for Bluffton schools
Bluffton historical sleuth work
Bird watching
1-3-10 Mr. Web foot
A little more red, please
Plate of holiday goodies
Afternoon snack

History lesson

Here are members of the St. John's Reformed Church (today St. John's United Church of Christ) confirmation class in 1910...

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Here's a good problem - where to eat during the Blaze

Nine Main Street area options for food on Saturday

Saturday's 31st annual Blaze of Lights offers several opportunities to "eat locally" according to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. Here's a lists of businesses offering food:

Bluffton Lions Club Foundation: Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m. Drive up behind the Dollar Store parking lot. Eat in at tables on the lower level of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.  See a Lions member for tickets or call Greg Denecker at 419-358-5901.

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November 21, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


November 21, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


The third annual Riley Creek Old Time Christmas Tour is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, according to Tom McCullough of Pandora.

Poetic License

CE LA V - This is the life! This plate is frequently seen around Ada.

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