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What a sports photo!

Letter to the Editor:

The picture of Alivia Koenig's shooting the second of her 2 free throws with 1.4 seconds remaining is a tremendous sports picture.  I have been around athletics for a long time, and this picture is one of the greatest sports photo I have ever seen.  With the ball in the air, and the picture of the full scoreboard in the background, the entire story is captured.  I congratulate Carl Wilkerson for shooting such a timely, action picture.

Duane Bollenbacher


March 30 Town Hall concert features regional music

Ranging from bluegrass to gospel

The next Bluffton Town Hall concert series includes old-time folk musicians performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The performance is in the town hall, 154 N. Main St. and is free and open to the public. A free-will donation is accepted at the door.

The Matchsellers will perform various regional musical styles including bluegrass, old-time fiddle, hambone, fiddlesticks Cajun and gospel.


First Mennonite youth hold cafe, silent auction March 30


The First Mennonite Church senior high youth will hold a Blau Rock Café on Saturday, March 30, from 3-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of FMC, 101 S. Jackson St.

Guests may come and go as schedules allow. This event is a coffeehouse featuring a blend of music, readings, drama and jokes. There will also be a silent auction throughout the event. Both cafe and auction are open to the community.

There are three tiers of admission:


Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study(SM), the firm recently announced, according to Brandon D. Blackford, Edward Jones financial advisor in the Bluffton office.


Verla Diller visitation on Saturday

Verla E. Diller, 93, of Bluffton died March 18, 2019, at Lima Memorial Heatlh System. 

Services will begin at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 24, at Pandora Missionary Church. 

Visitation will be Saturday from 3 – 8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton, and one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.  Arrangments are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Legacy of artist John Peter Klassen

Presented by his grandson March 24 in Marbeck Center

John Klassen, 1971 Bluffton graduate and grandson of John Peter Klassen, will present “The John P. Klassen Legacy: Images and Stories of Peace” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, in the Kreider Room of Marbeck Center.

Klassen will explore the commitment to peace reflected in his grandfather’s life and art, including family stories that illustrate the vision of peace motivating his work.