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Jaime Nuzum

June 27, 2017


Poetic License

Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Marie Beach 1998 - 2017

Marie R. Beach, 18, died June 19, 2017. Marie was born September 4, 1998, in Lima, to Scott D. and Jeanne M. (Nadeau) Beach who survive in Lima.

Marie had attended Shawnee High School, and graduated from ACE Academy. She soccer and played for Shawnee High School, Allen East High School and AC Elite Soccer Club. Marie was an active member of the 4-H and Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada.


She puts her stamp on Bluffton, OH 45817

Missy Lonsway appointed postmaster earlier this spring

Meet Missy Lonsway, Bluffton’s new postmaster.

Earlier this spring when she was appointed to the position she added her name to the long-standing list in the town’s history.

Bluffton has had a postmaster since 1837 – which is nearly a quarter of a century older than the name Bluffton.  (From 1837 to 1861 our village was known as Shannon.)

Lonsway’s post office career began in North Baltimore in 2002 when she became a temporary clerk.


Three apple pies that are works of art

Relay for Hope pie auction generates record-setting $2,014 for American Cancer Society

Would you like a piece of a $2,104 pie? If so, you’d need to taste 25 different pies, but for pie lover that would be perfect.

This past Friday’s Bluffton Relay for Hope’s pie auction generated $2,104 for the cause. Dave Warren was auctioneer of the pie event with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Jeff Stratton and Matthew Gillett were pie contest judges and after sampling the 25 enter pies decided on these three winners:

1956 Ford Sunliner this year's Best of Show

A 1956 Ford was named best of show at the 50th annual Bluffton Festival of Wheels antique car show held on June 16.

According to Dennis Morrison, the best of show winner in several categories follow:

Best of Show
1956 Ford Sunliner convertible, Thomas Brumley, Findlay

Mayor’s Choice
1931 Model A Ford, Jim Bemiller, Bluffton

Lion’s Choice
1966 Ford Econoline cab over pickup, Delbert and Jo Ann Henry, Ada

Sponsor’s Choice
1965 Pontiac GTO convertible, Joe Tschuor


Brent Warren on Eastern Kentucky dean's list

Brent Warren of Jenera was named to the Dean's List at Eastern Kentucky University for the Spring 2017 semester.  He will be a senior this fall majoring in Fire Protection Administration. He is a 2014 graduate of Cory-Rawson Local Schools and the son of Bob and Becky Warren.


Spanish rock band performs Friday in Town Hall Concert Series

Lalo Cura from Goshen, Indiana

Lalo Cura, a Spanish rock band based in Goshen, Ind., will perform in a Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series on Friday, June 30, according to Jeff Yoder.

The performance is on the third floor. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. light food is available. The performance is at 7:30 p.m.

Formed in 2012, Lalo Cura has developed a sound that combines every musical genre that has influenced each member of the group.

The band is led by Rafael Chávez y Moreno on guitar and vocals, Sam Que on saxophone, Sonny Carreño on drums and Adam Hart on bass.


Three BHS grads on ONU dean's list

Three Bluffton High School graduates were named to the Ohio Northern University spring semester dean's list. To be eligible, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled full-time.

Students are Matthew Deter, business administration, Molly Meyer, business administration, and Stephen Tatarkov, engineering.


Lions plant three trees and bushes at Trail Head Park

Three large trees and three bushes were added to the grounds of the Lions Way Trail Head Park this spring by the Bluffton Lions Club.

Those helping with the planting were Colleen Lazar, Arliss Plaugher, Gene Long, Dick Ramseyer and Christina Walton.

The Lions Club has several other programs underway this summer. Those are explained in June newsletter attached to this story.

July 23 Green home tour hosted by Transition Bluffton

Three area homes on the tour

Transition Bluffton hosts a Green Home Tour from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 23, according to Peter Badertscher.

Three homes in the Bluffton area are featured. Visitors are encouraged to ride their bikes on the 12-mile route; a prize drawing will be held for those who collect colored tickets at all three locations.

The tour showcases homes in the Bluffton area that emphasize energy efficiency and sustainable building.

Tour organizers explain, “It might be through clever design, technology, or just plain hard work, but it's inspiring to see what others have done.”

Tree Commission meets tonight

Bluffton Tree Commission will meet Monday, June 26, at 7 p.m, at the Town Hall at 154 North Main Street, Bluffton.