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May 21, 2019

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Bluffton police officer Lesley Ducat gives instructions to a young bicyclist during Saturday's bike rodeo. The annual event, sponsored by the Bluffton Police, Bike Crazy and Bluffton Pediatrics, took place at the Buckeye park.

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Pirate track teams qualify 8 events in regional meet

Boys' team finished 3rd; girls' 12th at district

Bluffton HS boys’ track team was edged out of the runner-up spot by 1.5 points in the district meet on Saturday, but will take a large contingent to the regional meet this weekend at Heidelberg. While the boys’ team finished third, the girls  squad finished 12th.

The boys will compete in seven events and the girls in one event.


Bluffton native Terry Marshall Memorial Day speaker

Monday's event includes parade, Maple Grove ceremony and chicken barbecue

Bluffton observes Memorial Day on Monday May 27, according to the Bluffton American Legion Post 382.

A parade forms at 9:15 a.m. at the Bluffton town hall and moves out at 9:30 a.m., ending at Maple Grove Cemetery. The service at the Cemetery begins at 10 a.m.

Maple Grove
Bluffton native Terry L Marshall, retired U.S. Naval officer, is the speaker at the Maple Grove ceremony following the parade.

Latest Pirate sports stories

Lady Pirates ousted at districts by Carey    
By Cort Reynolds
FINDLAY - Bluffton had its 19-game win streak ended by Carey 8-3 in Div. IV district semifinal softball action at Findlay's Marathon Diamonds Wednesday evening.

Bluffton High School girls' softball team is ranked 5th in Division IV of the Ohio High School Softball Fastpick Coaches Association state poll for week 5. The top 10 teams in the division are listed here.


By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Bluffton boys tennis team competed in the Div. II sectionals at UNOH Thursday.

Bluffton junior Drew Wilson posted a first round win over Bath's Derek Inskeep. He then lost to Ada junior Isaac Spar in the second round.

Bluffton High School boys' track team finished second in the Northwest Conference meet over the weekend. It was the second consecutive year that the boys were runners-up. The girls' team finished fourth.

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton defeated Leipisc 7-1 in Div. IV sectional final softball action Friday evening.

The Lady Pirates improved to 20-1 with their 19th win in a row. The Lady Vikings ended up 8-14 after the loss.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

Grove postmaster named officer in charge of Bluffton PO
Up close and personal
Pomp and circumstance
Chamber breakfast
200,00th view on The Icon
112th commencement
Eggs waiting to be snatched up
Keeping cool in Bluffton
Defying gravity
It's been fun
Up on the housetop

History lesson

Niswander, Amstutz, Sprunger, Habeggar, Gerber, Ramseyer, Diller, Steiner and Bixel are among the familiar Bluffton and...

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Barbara Ann Schutz, 81, died May 18, 2019 at her residence. Barbara was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Frank and Inez (Regedanz) Stedke. On Sept. 22, 1962, she married Milton Schutz who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2016.

Bluffton High School baccalaureate is at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 23, on College Avenue, in front of BHS.

The service includes Chad Veit and Bailey Edwards as speakers. Hannah Yost will lead the music. The service is open to the public.

Bradley Paul DeVier, 50, died May 18, 2019.  Brad was born Feb. 22, 1969, in Bluffton, Ohio.  He had previously been married to Terresa Edwards-DeVier of Lima.

Yesterday's Top Story

John George, Sue Epp, Bluffton teachers, retirements announced

2019 Bluffton HS graduates listed

Bluffton school board will approve the list of 2019 graduates at Monday’s board meeting. The list is attached at the bottom of this story.

Also on the agenda is the announced retirement of John George, high school teacher. He joins Sue Epp, middle school teacher, who announced her retirement last month.

Several supplemental coaching contracts for next school year are on the agenda.

The Bluffton Public Library budget hearing date and a five-year revised forecast from the school treasurer, covering 2019-2023, will be considered for approval.

Stories posted this week

Poetic License

We're researching with our Wisconsin contacts the possible meaning of WOOP on this Wisconsin Green Bay Packers license plate. This was spotted in Bluffton on Saturday on a white Subaru wagon.