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May 22, 2018

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Traditional Memorial Day events planned here May 28

Parade, ceremony at Maple Grove, chicken barbecue

Bluffton will observe Memorial Day with traditional events on Monday, May 28.

The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 will hold a parade from the town hall to Maple Grove Cemetery. Line up is 9:15 a.m. and the parade starts at 9:30 a.m.

A 10 a.m. ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. Lt. Ryan Benroth, a 2005 Bluffton High School graduate and 2012 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, is the speaker.

Averey Rumer named to all-Ohio softball

Katie Prater, first team district; Libby Schaadt, second team district

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School junior Averey Rumer has been named second team All Ohio in softball for the 2018 season. The shortstop led the Pirates in batting average at .625 and stolen bases with 19.  

Katie Prater, a junior, received first team district honors and Libby Schaadt, a sophmore, was named to the second team. Prater batted .469, hit 8 doubles, 3 home runs and drove in 28 runs. 


Jeff Boehr participates in commencement at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Will hold a Master of Arts in Christian Formation with concentration in Christian Spirituality

Jeff Boehr of Bluffton participated in the May 6 commencement service of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Elkhart, Ind.

He anticipates graduating in December 2018 with a Master of Arts in Christian Formation with a concentration in Christian Spirituality. His future plans are pending in the area of retirement community pastoral care or chaplaincy; he is also open to congregational pastoral work.

Boehr, who previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Accounting from Bluffton University, is a member of First Mennonite Church in Bluffton.


BFR invites you to Community Day on Tuesday

Barbecue, dodge ball, obstacle course, meet summer camp counselors, door prizes

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, plans a Community Day Tuesday, May 22, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director. All events are open to the public.

Events include:
• Bubba C BBQ, outside for dinner, 3 to 7 p.m.
• Dodge ball open games, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
• Meet summer camp counselors, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
• Knockout tournament, 6 p.m.
• Kids’ obstacle course, 3 to 7 p.m. in the area
• TRX demonstration, 7 p.m.
• Outdoor games on BFR lawn
• WFIN radio will be at BFR from 3 to 7 p.m.

Miss Stepleton's first grade

Here's another classic Leland Gerber photo. It's a Meredith Stepelton first grade. Thelma Gratz is also in the photo. We see lots of familiar faces.

We invite class members to provide us with names of the students, the year the photo was taken and the graduating class year.

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