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Heaven Came Down, angel and nativity scenes at Mt. Cory United Methodist

Mount Cory United Methodist Church will host its 5th annual "Heaven Came Down." Display is sponsored by the Mount Cory Friendship Circle.

It is a display of angels and nativity scenes. Showings are from 10 a.m.-5
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 and 10, at the Bethel Family Life Center, 201 W. Washington St., Mount Cory.

This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Other times available on request.


Bluffton HS finishes at 4-4 in NWC Scholastic Bowl

Bluffton High School academic team finished the Northwest Conference  Scholastic Bowl with a 4-4 record. The bowl took place last weekend at Bluffton High School.

Team finishes

Ada               8-0
Crestview      5-3
Spencerville  5-3
Bluffton       4-4
Paulding        4-4
Delphos Jeff  3-5
Lincolnview   3-5
Col. Grove    2-6
Allen East     2-6                                                             


Trinity Lutheran holds Thanksgiving service Nov. 23

A Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church,  Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23.  

The church will be decorated with harvest items and is handicapped accessible. More information is at www.tlcjenera.org 


Apollo 28th annual Christmas craft show Dec. 2

Apollo Career Center, 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima will hold its 28th annual Christmas at Apollo Craft Show Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $3, children 12 and under are free. 

The proceeds from the craft show are divided among the Apollo student organizations to fund community service projects and assist students competing at state and national competitions.


Linda Moor, 1944 -2017

Linda J. Moor, 73 of Findlay died on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. 

She was born in Findlay on Jan. 18, 1944 to the late Cletis and Evelyn Beard. Linda married Ronald Moor on March 7, 1964, and they divorced.  She is survived by two daughters; Rhonda (Andrew VanHorn) Moor of Rawson and Leslie (Marcos Ferrari) Moor.  

Linda is also survived by seven grandchildren; Jesse Moor, Jared Moor, Sam Neff, Jack Henry Neff, Juri Green, Tucker Neff, Will Neff and a sister, Jean Bolmer of Findlay.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jude Green and by her ex-husband, Ronald Moor.


Walkers welcome in Bluffton elementary

The Bluffton Schools will once again welcome any citizen interested in walking the hallways during the winter months. 

The Bluffton Elementary and Middle Schools may be used for walking from 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., effective now. 

Please enter at the main elementary door during these times.  The buildings are open each day when school is in session.

Working to eradicate tuberculosis

How this Bluffton University senior chemistry major spent her summer

By Jena O’Brien
Bluffton University public relations student assistant

Chelsea Zoltowski, a Bluffton University senior chemistry major from Sylvania, spent the past summer in Chicago working in the field of drug discovery.

This was her second such experience. Previously she researched biomimicry during a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) internship at the University of Akron.

For two months, Zoltowski interned at the pharmaceutical company AbbVie doing research on tuberculosis.

BFR is ready for winter - are you?

Many class, league and exercise options available - sign-up underway


Bluffton Family Recreation’s winter programming schedule, announced today, offers classes and exercise opportunities for all ages, according to Amy Byers, sports coordinator.

The winter programming is in the “Winter at BFR” newsletter, attached in a printer-friendly format at the bottom of this story. Winter Session II begins on Jan. 8.

All-HCAC Football Awards Announced

The Bluffton University football team capped off its 2017 season with nine Beavers earning All-Heartland Conference honors following voting by the head coaches.

Bluffton saw three individuals selected to the first team, three to the second team and three were named honorable mention. Consecutive HCAC victories to end the season have the Beavers excited to start preparing for the 2018 campaign

First Mennonite invites community to Evening Song and Prayer

First Mennonite Church invites all to attend an Evening Song and Prayer service in the church fellowship hall on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 8:15 p.m.

Similar to the traditional Evensong services common in Europe, Evening Song and Prayer is a contemplative service of worship at the end of the day, when "we sing our prayers and pray our songs," according to Wanda Stopher, lead pastor at FMC.

"With song and in silence we will intercede for the world, the church, our community, our loved ones and ourselves," said Stopher.

The service will last about 45 minutes.