Bluffton council voted to support the community’s entry by approving the $1,099 entry fee during its Feb. 13 meeting. The request for funding came from the village Tree Commission. The council, at the recommendation of Mayor Judy Augsburger, will use funding from its hotel-motel tax as the entry fee.
During the spring or summer a group of America in Bloom judges visit Bluffton to score the community.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 22, 2017 - 1:44pm
John “Jack” Newton Shoupe, 83, died Feb. 21, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. John was born July 13, 1933, in Findlay to Roscoe and Helen (Kelchner) Shoupe, who preceded him in death. On March 4, 1962, he married Louise (Herr) Shoupe who survives.
Jack was an Air Force veteran during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Meadow Gold Dairy as a salesman until his retirement.
BLUFFTON, Ohio - A pair of first place showings in field events on Saturday, Feb. 18 nailed down First Team All-Heartland Conference honors for juniors D'Nae Reese (Columbus/Upper Arlington) and Willow Thompson (Arlington). They joined Kyle Knezovich (Utica) from the men's side, giving the Beavers three gold finishes at the 2017 Heartland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships!
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Earning First Team All-Heartland Conference honors at the Indoor Heartland Conference Track and Field championships following his victory in the pole vault was junior KYLE KNEZOVICH (Utica). He highlighted a day of both school and personal records as the men placed third while the women took fifth at Rose-Hulman on Saturday, Feb. 18.