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October 13, 2015


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Hundreds of geese (and three black swans and a few mallards) gathered at the pond behind the Freed Center late last week. All banks were covered with waterfowl. They voted to head south soon. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Bluffton University homecoming court from Ohio, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana

Seniors Michael Liska of Bluffton and Meg Short of Archbold, Ohio, were crowned Bluffton University’s Homecoming king and queen at halftime of the annual Homecoming football game on Oct. 10.

Other seniors in the Homecoming court were Donny Beachy of Sugarcreek, Ohio, and Jacey Dehogues of Kalona, Iowa. Junior attendants were Chad Gundy of Flanagan, Illinois, and Mackenzie Butler of Norwich, Ohio, while sophomore attendants were Wyatt Jarrell of Racine, Ohio, and Lauren Dickerson of Goshen, Indiana.

Maple Crest pie-baking contest offers $100 grand prize

Maple Crest Senior Living Community, Bluffton, will host its annual fall pie-baking contest, with over $300 in cash prizes on Friday, Nov. 6. Persons interested in entering must register by Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Contestants may enter as many different pies as they wish. The contest has three categories: cream, fruit and nut pies.

The pie contest is open to all bakers. Judging will be based on taste, appearance and texture. Cash prizes will be given in the different categories.

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This Nov. 3, Ohioans will have the opportunity to solve a divisive problem facing our state. Issue 1 defines a new method for drawing state legislative districts and embodies a compromise reached by Legislators of both parties.

It was put on the ballot by an overwhelming, bi-partisan vote in both the Ohio House and...