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February 13, 2016

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They aren't Baby Boomers - they are 8th graders in 1945-46

These are Baby Boomers. They Bluffton eighth graders are children of the Great Depression. Born in the early 1930s, they were in the eighth grade when this photo was taken in the 1945-46 school year.

They are members of the Bluffton High School graduating class of 1950, so they started their adult lives at the mid-point of the 20th century.

Click on the image to enlarge the photo. You'll recognize several people.

Two woodpeckers walk into a bar...

You've probably not heard the joke about the two woodpeckers who walked into a bar. (As far as we know there is no such joke.)

But, now you can say that you've watched the photos of two hairy woodpeckers who landed on the Icon's suet bird feeder moments apart.

There's no such thing as sharing in this case. It was sort of territorial where winner takes all. The photos tell the story best.

Simply scroll down to watch. This episode occurs daily at the same suet bar. A couple squirrels, a sparrow and nuthatch tried mediate, but don't mess with hairy woodpeckers.


These aren't "Baby Boomers"

Here's members of the Bluffton High School class of 1950 as eighth graders. The photos is from the 1945-46 Buccaneer.

This students aren't "Baby Boomers." Instead, they were born in 1932-33-34 era and are children of the Great Depression. As high school graduates in 1950 they saw the 20th century at its mid-point.

Look closely and you'll see some familar faces and names. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE IMAGE.

Dr. Jed Marquart named interim director of Ohio Space Grant Consortium  

Bluffton resident, Dr. Jed Marquart, Ohio Northern University professor of mechanical engineering, has been named interim director of the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) by The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI).

The OSGC is a NASA-sponsored collaborative of 26 Ohio higher education institutions.


Bluffton school board meeting moved to Feb. 18

The Bluffton Exempted Village Board of Education has rescheduled the February Board Meeting for Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bluffton Elementary Media 

Police have 410 calls for service in January

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket January 2016

Total Calls for Service-410

January 3
-Officers responded to a SR 103 residence in response to an unwanted guest 
January 5
-Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash in the 300 block of S Main St. 


College Goal Sunday event at Columbus Grove on Feb. 14

Columbus Grove High School will host a College Goal Sunday event from 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 14, at Columbus Grove High School, according to Tonya Best, school guidance counselor.

The event is for high school seniors and their parents. Kicking off the day is a 1 p.m., college financing workshop. 

Also during the day is free FAFSA assistance will be provided. For more details check the website: www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org.


Rita Maroscher attended school in Bluffton

Rita M. Maroscher, 62, of Uhrichsville, died Thursday, Feb, 11, 2016, in the home of her sister, Carmen Maurer, in Dover.

Born May 30, 1953, in Columbus, she was a daughter of Bruno Maroscher of
Bluffton, and the late Martha Jane McNaughton Maroscher. Rita attended school
in Bluffton, and began her career working at the family's business, Bruno's
I.G.A. in Beaverdam. She went on to be employed by Food Lion grocery stores as a meat cutter, and later retired as market manager. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Rustic Bendz - jewelry - featured Saturday at Book ReViews

Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., celebrates Valentine’s Day with a designed jewelry program on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.
Jenny Frankart of Rustic Bendz, spoon artist/owner, has designed jewelry for three years and says she "wants her creations to be fun." 


Shannon Cemetery Commission will make recommendations to council on Monday

The Shannon Cemetery Commission will bring a nine-point recommendation to Bluffton council on Monday.
The commission met on Feb. 9 with nine of its 11 members present and voted unanimously on its recommendations. Council must now act on the recommendations.
Among the recommendations are to have funds for the project come from donations, replace gravestones on their “known” graves, and restore and clean all stones.