April 21, 2014

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Here's the proposed 2014 village street maintenance list

Bluffton council will consider an aggressive street maintenance program this summer. The action is on Monday’s council agenda. Here are the streets under consideration. The list with cost estimates is in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Baseball: Beavers smash Anderson twice on Saturday

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/baseball/2014/04-19-bb.htm

The Bluffton University baseball team ran out to a 10-2 lead midway through the sixth and held on for its fourth straight Heartland Conference series victory on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Bluffton improved to 16-14 overall and 9-9 in the HCAC, while Anderson dropped to 18-11 and 11-7 in the conference.

Softball: Beavers sweep Hanover

By Josh Burkholder, sports information assistant

Game 1 stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/softball/2014/04-19-s1.htm    
Game 2 stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/softball/2014/04-19-s2.htm

University directors carry on 100-year theater tradition

May Day weekend is a Bluffton University tradition with events dating back a century, including a theatrical production that ultimately became the May Day musical.

Beginning with May Day 1915, early theater productions at Bluffton featured Shakespeare “on the green.” Musicals were introduced in the ‘50s, notes Dr. Melissa Friesen, professor of theatre and communication.

United Way board meets on April 23

The Bluffton-Beaverdam-Richland Township United Way board will meet at 6:30 p.m., April 23, in the Bluffton elementary library. On the agenda is the 2015 budget.

The agenda is in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Floyd Hartman was a Mt. Cory High School graduate

Floyd H. Hartman, 87, of Bluffton died April 19, 2014, at 5:25 a.m., at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  He was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Orange Township, Hancock County to the late Purl and Bertha Cook Hartman.  On August 29, 1946, he married Jeannine Stewart and she survives. 

He was a farmer and also a steamfitter/welder with the Steamfitters Local 693.  He also owned Hartman's Southern Truck Parts. He was a member of Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church and a graduate of Mt. Cory High School.


Financial "spring cleaning" can brighten your investment picture

By Mark Alliman

 Edward Jones

107 South Main Street

Bluffton, OH 45817
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"Splash Kingdom" presented by St. John youth April 27

The children's choirs at St. John Mennonite Church in Pandora will be presenting the musical "Splash Kingdom" at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Involved in the musical will be 70 children from ages 4 through grade 5, all from Bluffton, Pandora, and the surrounding area.


Terry Otto misses a perfect game by 1 pin

In recent play at Southgate Lanes, Terry Otto was 1 pin short of a perfect game. See attachment for additional scores for the week ending April 18.