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August 20, 2018

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BHS boys' golf: Cole Koenig low man in win

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
Freshman Cole Koenig carded a 46 as Bluffton defeated Riverdale 198-200 in boys golf Monday.  Drew Wilson shot 48, Jordan Siefer 51.  Micah Minnig and Kenny Lovett carded 53 for BHS.  Falcon Andrew Kuenzil medaled with a 44. The Pirates are 4-2 in match play this season. 


Steven Sutermeister was a 1963 Bluffton HS graduate

Was an Eagle Scout, 33rd degree Mason

Steven A. Sutermeister, a 1963 Bluffton High School graduate of Flushing, Michigan, 72, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Rossell Funeral Home.

Pastor Jim Reid officiating. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  A Masonic Memorial Service, under the auspices of Lodge #223 will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family for his grandchildren's educational funds.


Mary Schwab was a Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Mary L. Schwab, 76, died Aug. 12, 2018, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Mary was born April 6, 1942, in Lake City, Tennessee, to the late Johnnie and Geneva (Bennett) Powell.  On Nov. 19, 1960, she married Richard Schwab who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 2013.

Mary graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School and was a homemaker. 


BVHS awarded advanced certification for primary stroke centers

The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. 

The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  

BVHS underwent a rigorous onsite review where Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

Pantasia performs at MMH Concert on the Lawn

Sunday evening - all the ice cream and music you can eat

Findlay High School’s steel drum band, Pantasia, will play at a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH), 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

MMH has hosted the annual Concert on the Lawn since 2005.  The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and ice water will also be available.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

Boutique415 cash special this week!

415 Boutique, located at 415 N. Main St., Bluffton has a cash special this week.

The attachment below is the coupon explaining the offer in details. During the special offer period customers receive $10 for every $50 spent. Boutique415 cash may be redeemed Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 16-18.

A bonus buy offer is also attached that covers the period Aug. 22-23.

415 Boutique
415 N. Main St.