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Stephanie Hutton

March 21, 2018

No softball scrimmage today

Even though the sign reads "Softball scrimmage at Wapakoneta" the game is "snowed out." Jack Frost apparently has not been notified that spring is here. Several inches of snow fell here starting in the evening of the first day of spring. Bluffton school was cancelled.

Lynda Best one of eight Jefferson Award winners

Honorees are community "unsung heros"

Lynda Best of Bluffton is one of eight winners of this year’s Jefferson Awards from Allen County.

Locally the awards are presented by the Lima News, Your Hometown Stations, the United Way of Greater Lima and Husky Energy.

One of the eight Allen County winners will be chosen March 27 to attend the national Jefferson Awards banquet, held in Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Awards are given to local unsung heroes alongside national figures.  The mission of the awards is to power others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most.


Farmers' market vendor meeting in early April

Opening day is Saturday, May 5


A pre-season vendor's meeting for one of the largest small town farmers' markets in northwestern Ohio is in early April.

The Bluffton Farmers' Market vendors' meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in the Bluffton town hall, according to Greg Probst, market director. This is the 13th season for the market.

Latest Pirate sports stories

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School wrestler Deandre Nassar earned a hard fought sudden victory decision in the consolation semifinals Saturday morning at the state wrestling meet.  

Onto the state semi-finals! Deandre Nassar, Bluffton High School wrestler, won his quarterfinal match Friday morning. He will wrestle in the semifinals tonight according to information from www.blufftonpirates.com.

Three Bluffton HS basketball players received all-NWC honors. They are Kaleb Jefferson (2nd Team) and Sophomores Jared Piercefield and Mason Soper (both Honorable Mention). More at www.blufftonpirates.com

The Iconic Photo Gallery

Above the Bluffton skyline
Great citizens!
We aren't in Ohio anymore
Going after the green
Dress rehearsal
2-26-10 Assembling chamber welcome packets
Suddenly winter
2011 wheat harvest
Street painting
2-hour delay for Bluffton schools

History lesson

It was a sunny afternoon in July, 1986. Jim Ehrman, former Bluffton school superintendent, is the parade master of...

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Lu Lu's Diner: Huge portions, cheerful welcome and fast service

Makes Lu Lu's good for families

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Lu Lu's Diner
114 East College Ave, Bluffton
Reviewer: Liz Gordon-Hancock

A cheerful welcome and instruction to "Sit wherever you like!" awaits you as you enter the door of Lu Lu's diner in Bluffton.

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Bluffton Boy Scouts from Troop 256 and one Cub Scout collected items for the Bluffton Food Pantry during "Scouting for Food" earlier this month, according to Victoria Zeits, assistant scoutmaster of troop 256.

Nearly 2,150 items were collected from the community for the pantry.

Bluffton council will meet as a committee of the whole immediately following the regular Monday, March 26, council meeting. The meeting of the whole concerns personnel and will take place immediately following the regular session.

Jack Frost and Mother Nature had the last laugh as spring marched in like a snowman over the evening of the first day of spring.

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Poetic License

Not every one deserves a zip code on a license plate. 45816 is Benton Ridge's zip code and that means this plate belongs to Fairy Parkins, the former postmaster in that village. You'll find this plate on blue-grey Buick LaCrosse CX.

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