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Baseball ready to hit diamond in 2018

February 21, 2018
By: Cameron Rife, sports information intern

HCAC Pre-season Coaches Poll

Women advance to HCAC semis with win over MSJ

February 20, 2018
By: Takayla Gadberry, sports information assistant


Men fall 88-78 at Hanover in HCAC tourney

February 20, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Carolyn Woodward-Early volunteered at Bluffton Hospital

Carolyn Emma Woodward-Early, 79, formerly of Jenera, died on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Home in Arlington, Ohio.

Carolyn was born on Nov. 4, 1938 in rural Jenera to Harley and Doris (Schaller) Spaeth. She married Larry W. Woodward on December 10, 1960 and he died on Dec. 23, 1992. On Nov. 4, 1995 she married Lloyd W. Early, who died on December 15, 2015.


New ambulance on order

Will replace EMS vehicle with 20+ years of service

Bluffton EMS will answer calls in a new ambulance by next year at this time.

Council’s safety services committee recommended to council and was approved to begin the bidding process for a new ambulance. Its estimated cost is $175,498. When it is in service it replaces an ambulances that served the community for over 20 years.

The ambulance purchase was approved at the Feb. 12 council meeting, following a recommendation from the safety service committee meeting on Jan. 24.

Several additional items were on the Jan. 24 committee agenda:

Infant swimmer classes starting

Infant Swimming Resources (ISR) at Maple Crest pool

Maple Crest Senior Living Village is providing its indoor pool to Infant Swimming Resource (ISR), a program for children six months to six years old to learn Self-Rescue skills. 

Certified instructor Annette Lazenby, along with her ISR partner Kym Cragel, will be teaching ISR lessons beginning April 9. 

Lazenby became a certified ISR instructor in 2017 after completing an intensive training program that included hands-on training with an ISR master instructor.