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Gerald Heldman retired from Ford after 40 years of employment

Gerald R. Heldman, 81, of Mount Cory, died Monday, March 19, 2018, at The Heritage. He was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on Nov. 25, 1936, to the late Ira and Mary (Sheriff) Heldman.

Gerald married Shirley Shroyer on July 23, 1956, and she preceded him in death. He later married Carol J. Kline in 1979 and she preceded him in death on April 21, 2014.

In 1997, Gerald retired from Ford Motor Company after 40 years of service.


University archivist to explore the evolution of the “Martyrs Mirror”

Carrie Phillips, archives and special collections librarian, will present “Linen, Leather, Linseed Oil and Lampblack: A recipe for the 1748 Ephrata ‘Martyrs Mirror,’” during a 4 p.m. colloquium presentation on Friday, April 6, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. 

Pandora-Gilboa finishes in the top 4!

56 to 54.

Game tied 4 times.

Lead changed 8 times.

9,003 fans on all sides chewed their fingernails.

Despite that it was billed as the state semi-final round, let's face it, fans - it was the state finals for public schools in Division IV.

Marion Local now advances to the final round against a private school in a Cleveland suburb with the largest player pool in the state. Heaven help the Flyers.


Bluffton Hospital benefits from BVH's Top 100 Award

The award is a "big deal" for both hospitals

“We have a good story to tell,” said Scott Malaney, president and CEO of Blanchard Valley Health Systems.

Bluffton Hospital, as part of the BVHS, is part of that “good story.”

IBM Watson Health TM recently named Blanchard Valley Hospital one of the 100 Top Hospitals. This is the sixth time Blanchard Valley Hospital received this recognition.

While Bluffton was not part of this national study, the implications are positive for Bluffton.

"Mission and core values of the institution... should be continually embraced"

Dr. Jane Wood, president-elect, introduced to Bluffton community

For just the10th time in its 119-year history, Bluffton University has named a new president, with Dr. Jane Wood accepting the call to serve beginning July 1, 2018.

Service to Humanity scholarships

SHANNON Service Club invites BHS seniors to apply

The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton invites any Bluffton High School
senior to apply for a "Service to Humanity" scholarship. 

At least two $750 awards will be given to deserving recipients. Seniors may pick up an application form in the Bluffton High School guidance office.

The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club (Sharing Hopes And Nourishing Needs Of
Neighbors) is an entirely local, volunteer organization whose objective is to make Bluffton a better place by serving its youth, its elderly, and its needy.