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Steve Angel

August 20, 2017


Poetic License

We're assuming this is Peterson 2. It's a Hancock County plate the Icon spotted on a black Ford Expedition EL at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

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Frederick Nordhaus was a former Bluffton High School band director

Frederick J. Nordhaus, 74, of Ottawa died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. He was born March 1, 1943, in Ottawa to the late Arthur A. and Louise L. (Conn) Nordhaus. His longtime girlfriend, Patricia Goodkin survives in Ottawa.


Bluffton treasures, the ear, pottery, Roscoe Village trip

First four Senior Center programs featured in "Our Version of Adult Learning"

• Found treasures from Bluffton
• How the ear works
• Pottery demonstration
• Trip to Roscoe Village

These are the first four programs on this fall’s Bluffton Senior Citizens Center “Our Version of Adult Learning,” (OVAL) schedule.

Tonya Meyer, association director, announced OVAL’s weekly schedule of programs for September and October.

Here’s the schedule:

• Monday, Sept. 18 – 9:30 a.m. - Dennis Morrison presents “Found treasures from Bluffton.”

Exploring the common good

Collaborative MBA students on university campus

Ten students, traveling from as far away as Cambodia, came together on the campus of Bluffton University Aug. 6-11 for the fourth Collaborative MBA residency. While the students began as strangers from vastly different backgrounds, they left with newfound ideas on leadership and lasting bonds.
“The most exciting part has been connecting with others who have had a lot of different experiences to discuss the things that we all care about from our own unique perspectives,” said Annalisa Brenneman, an exchange coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee in Cambodia.

Don't forget to say, "Cheese!"

This sign says it all about getting back to school. Bluffton High School students are picking up schedules and having photos taken for 2017-18. Those events take place Friday and Monday. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 28.


I'll take three please

Who could disagree with this statement on Lu Lu's marquee?


Inn at ONU holds around the world wine sampling

Tickets for the Sept. 13 event are now available

The Inn at ONU will hold an around the world wine sampling event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13.

The event allows participants to sample wines before purchasing bottles of wine. Ticket-holders may sample five two-ounces of wine with a selection of appetizers. Eight wines will be available at the event.

Each wine is unique to the Inn and is not available at local groceries. Tickets are $30 per person and are inclusive of tax and service fees.

Pandora United Methodist community meal Aug. 30

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 5:30 p.m.  in the church fellowship hall,108 E. Washington St., Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Wednesday Witnesses. Menu will be beef and noodles, vegetable, applesauce, dessert and beverage.


Hancock Sheriff deputies looking for drunk drivers

Aug. 16-Sept. 4 is “Drive sober or get pulled over"

As summer winds down, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving.

Sgt. Matt Kinsinger said, “We are again partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.”

The national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from Aug. 16 through Sept. 4 (Labor Day).


Nathan Whitaker, Bestselling author speaks on campus

On integrity, truth and virtue to Bluffton’s class of 2021

Nathan Whitaker, a six-time “New York Times” bestselling author, will be the featured speaker at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education as Bluffton University welcomes the class of 2021 during its annual Opening Convocation. 

Whitaker has co-written several books with leading sports figures including “Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life,” the memoir of Super-Bowl-winning NFL coach Tony Dungy. “Quiet Strength” also served as this year’s summer reading for first-year Bluffton students. 

Bridge offering “Sew Many Memories” Grief Support Group

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a “Sew Many Memories” grief support program on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. 

The Sept. 21 session will be for planning purposes and the Sept. 30 session will be used for sewing. This program will offer participants the opportunity to turn their loved one’s clothing into a keepsake.