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Corrie ten Boom program at St. Mary's Church Dec. 2

St. Mary's Catholic Church is hosting Susie Sandager at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7, to do a presentation called "Corrie Remembers."

Sandager does a one-person presentation of the life of Corrie ten Boom. Corrie was a member of the ten Boom family, a Christian family who hid Jews in the family watch shop during the Holocaust to save them from execution.

The family was later arrested and placed in a concentration camp. Corrie was released nearly miraculously. Admission to the program is free, but a freewill offering will be taken to support the work of Susie Sandager.


Mae Baldridge 1929-2009

Mae L. Baldridge, 80, died at 5:43 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at her residence.

She was born May 20, 1929, in Gilboa, the daugther of Paul and Cecile (Miller) Oren. On Jan. 31, 1953, she married E. Curtis Baldridge, and he died in. 16, 1984.

Surviving are three children, Linda (Tom) Moser, Gilboa; Debra Beach, Findlay; and Dr. Ron (Kristin) Baldridge, Gilboa; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline Ginther, Gilboa and Shirley (Bob) Wineberg, Findlay.


Renowned Mrs. Claus to visit Bluffton

She looks very familiar

Mrs. Claus has taken unheard-of time off during her busiest season of the year. She will be offering samples of her art of cooking and baking skills at Bluffton St. John's United Church of Christ Cupboard and Cafe on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Mrs. Claus will be present in Oppermann Hall from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Food for sale will include homemade everything: candies, cookies, cakes including her special angel food, pies, noodles, pickled eggs and beets, and traditional Christmas season snack foods.


Holiday Buyers' Guide to Video Games

By Andr'e Swartley

Holiday Buyers' Guide to Video Games


Letters: I like your website


I really like your web site. Just read the info on Julia Lucas Curtis. Hope you can add lots more like this over time.

You might start with adding a special column just for Bluffton's most senior citizens, like Mrs Patterson. She's 99 and still has a sharp mind full of memories, if not recorded soon will be lost.

I think of others that have passed away that should have had their stories recorded, like Herb Conrad, and Maurice Fett just to mention 2.

K. M. Zimmerman


Letter: Delighted with The Icon

Nice isn't exactly the word I would use. Delighted might be more accurate. After a going through a period without relevant news and your musings, Chris saw a note about Bluffton Icon at the Food Store.

We looked it up and have been enjoying reestablishing a connection with town. Only 4 miles away and there 3-5 times a week, we still miss out on the "goings on" without real "reporting".

We are delighted you have set this up.
Tim McCarthy