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January 23, 2017

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You can't miss this plate if you drive through Ada. You'll see it on a cream-colored Cooper S. This driver must be a Washington Nationals baseball fan, or we've read this completely incorrectly.

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Jeff Bridgewater 1969 - 2017

Jeffrey Bridgewater, 47, died Jan. 20, 2017, at his residence. Jeff was born Nov. 20, 1969, in Lima, to David and Lynn (Flarida) Bridgewater. 

Jeff was an over the road truck driver for Nash-Finch Trucking. 

Survivors include two children, Joshua and Bre Bridgewater both of Bluffton; an aunt, Maggie Forward of Bluffton; his father, David Bridgewater of Rockford, Illinois; his mother, Lynn Bridgewater of Rockford, Illinois; and a brother Joe (Ann) Bridgewater of Loves Park, Illinois. 

There will be no services or visitation.

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Remembrer this 1986 Bluffton summer parade?

It was a hot July afternoon in 1986. Bluffton celebrated its 125th anniversary with many events including a large parade.

Who are those shirtless guys sawing logs?

It's the float representing Steiner Sales and Service. Dick Boehr took this photo.

BHS juniors and seniors hear about Grob apprenticeship program

Mike Hawk of Grob visits with students on Tuesday

Bluffton High School juniors and seniors interested in an apprenticeship program at Grob Systems of Bluffton have the opportunity to learn about it on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Mike Hawk of Grob will visit BHS and explain the program.

According to Grob's website, its apprenticeship program allows students to learn in a hands-on environment.

Each student rotates through the various manufacturing and assembly areas of GROB’s production facility while also attending Rhodes State College.

Who's in the suit?

It's all revealed on Saturday afternoon in Sommer Center

Who's in the suit?

On Saturday Jan. 28, between the women’s and men’s games against Rose-Hulman, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J. Denny and Jenny Beaver suits.

The women’s game starts at 1 p.m. in the Sommer Center.

Throughout the year, the two mascots can be found at admissions, advancement and community events. They also routinely cheer on athletes at sporting events.

Funeral arrangement incomplete for Ruth Wildermuth

Ruth Wildermuth, 91, died Jan. 23, 2017 at Richland Manor, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Helen Winkler funeral service on Friday

Helen May Winkler, 90, died Jan. 22, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Helen was born May 18, 1926, in New Stark to the late Elmer and Mary (Richards) Agin.  On June 21, 1947, she married Kenneth Winkler who preceded her in death on April 20, 1988.

Helen was a homemaker and had worked as a secretary at Superior Coach in Lima.  She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  Helen was a member of GAB and Century Circle.  She enjoyed crafting, floral arranging, reading and talking and spending time with family and friends.  Helen graduated from Ada High School.

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Judith Greavu among winners in ArtSpace/Lima exhibit

Judith Greavu won first place in the "plants" category in the ArtSpace/Lima annual photography club's juried exhibit.

Here photo is titled "Dried Kelp." The exhibit is at ArtSpace now through Feb. 11.

Greavu taught at Bluffton University and retired from Ohio Northern University where she was associate professor in the department of art & design from 1985–2005.

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Edward Jones: Investment tips for “Millennials”

If you were born between the early 1980s and late 1990s - this is for you

By Mark Alliman
Edward Jones financial advisor
107 S. Main St., Bluffton
419-358-2622

If you are a “millennial” – a member of the age cohort born anywhere from the early 1980s to the late 1990s – then you’re still in the early chapters of your career, so it may be a stretch for you to envision the end of it. But since you do have so many years until you retire, you’ve got the luxury of putting time on your side as you save and plan for retirement.
Here are some suggestions for making the best use of that time:

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You can't miss this plate if you drive through Ada. You'll see it on a cream-colored Cooper S. This driver must be a Washington Nationals baseball fan, or we've read this completely incorrectly.

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Who's in the suit?

Find out on Saturday at Sommer Center

Who's in the Suit?

On Saturday, Jan. 28, between the women’s and men’s games against Rose-Hulman, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J. Denny and Jenny Beaver suits. The women’s game starts at 1 p.m. in the Sommer Center.

Throughout the year, the two mascots can be found at admissions, advancement and community events. They also routinely cheer on athletes at sporting events.

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