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May 31, 2016


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Bluffton native Dan Luginbuhl receives Russo racing writers award

Bluffton native Dan Luginbuhl received the annual Bob Russo Founders Award from the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. The presentation was made on May 28.

Luginbuhl is a 1963 Bluffton High School graduate. His sister is Becky Cox of Bluffton.

The presentation came at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in advance of Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.


Here's the future plans of members of the BHS class of 2016

A new class - the 135th - of Bluffton High School graduates and now launches careers and future plans.

For viewers interested in knowing those plans of the class of 2016, an attachment below provides details.

Here's the commencement program for the class of 2016. It includes:
• Commencement program cover
• Graduating list
• Commencement program
• Future plans of graduates


Tree Commission meets June 7

The Village of Bluffton’s Tree Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, in the town hall, according to Nancy Kindle, village fiscal officer.




Jane Hoffman 1926-2016

Jane Hoffman, 89, died on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on Nov. 11, 1926 in Lima, Ohio, to Francis and Lucille (Razor) Blosser who preceded her in death. On Oct. 11, 1947, she married Dallas Eugene Hoffman and he died on Nov. 24, 2010.


School's out - it's a good time to catch up with Tim Closson

Story and photos by Emily Ulrey

As a parent, I find it important to know the adults in my children’s lives, both in and out of school. Few adults can drop off a child in the morning, or pick them up in the afternoon and not be aware of certain people, especially one wearing a safety vest.

It’s certainly a rare thing to not be familiar with who Tim Closson is, and I find myself extremely impressed and appreciative of his efforts to assist our children as they cross the intersection in front of the Elementary School building each day.


Red, white and you on Monday in Bluffton

The Bluffton American Legion Post #382  invite Bluffton residents to join in this year's event on Monday.


A Memorial Day parade will start from the Bluffton town hall. To be in the parade be at the town hall by 9:15 a.m. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. 

Service at Maple Grove

The speaker for the memorial ceremony is Rev. John F. Stites, moderator of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton. He attended several graduate programs and graduated from the U.S. Army Chaplain School.

Introducing the 135th graduating class from Bluffton High School

Bluffton's oldest annual event - the Bluffton High School commencement - took place for the 135th time Saturday evening. Here is the Bluffton High School class of 2016. Watch the video below.



Saturday's farmers' market offers several kid-friendly options

The Bluffton Farmers' Market will be especially kid friendly on Saturday, according to Greg Probst, market director.

At 9 a.m. will be a Bluffton Public LIbrary storytime at the market. In addition an area of the market will be open for young children to play and draw with chalk on the sidewalk.

The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Street.

Bluffton Public Library announces its many June 2016 programs and services!

Bluffton Public Library invites you to participate in our summer program and reading challenge this year: “Our Library, Our Community: Healthy Together.” This year’s theme has an emphasis on supporting a healthy body, mind, and spirit through library programs, materials, and services for all ages (seniors, adults, teens and tweens, children, and toddlers!) Registration begins at the library on June 6 during our regular hours.

Bluffton University athlete takes third in pole vault at DIII nationals

In January of 2016, Bluffton University's Terrill Webb (Kenton) had yet to clear 12' in the pole vault. Qualifying for the NCAA national championship was just a dream.

In the space of the past 5 and a half months, she has become a two-time All-American, risen to a tie for 3rd at the outdoor national championship and is scaring 13 feet as a PR. Thursday's Division 3 NCAA Outdoor National Track and Field Championship was the culmination of that meteoric rise.