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Gardeners to tour Brauen's gourd farm Aug. 4

Gardeners of the Bluffton Pandora Area will tour Don and Jody Brauen’s gourd growing and crafting farm business at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Details about the tour are in the August Edelweiss News, the club newsletter, which is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Free school supplies available on Aug. 1

Free school supplies are available to children on the free and/or reduced lunch program within the Bluffton School District.

Distribution is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton. Call 419-358-5641 for details.

This is a program of the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.

Can you identify this intersection? It's from 1973

This photo requires a little imagination. Dick Boehr snapped the picture on Feb. 17, 1973. His view is from what is today the A to Z Meats property on the southwest corner of Main and Jefferson.

He is aiming at the Sohio service station, across the street (most recently Kirtland's Auto Sales). the two houses north of Sohio are about to be razed. In their place will be a Lawson's   store. It eventually will be owned by Kirtland's Auto.

Those are some pretty big gas hogs in the photos.


$100,000 scholarship goes to PGHS's Olivia Velasquez

A Pandora-Gilboa High School graduate is headed to Harvard thanks to a $100,000 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship.

Olivia Velasquez, the 2015 PG valedictorian, is the scholarship recipient. She is the daughter of Rick and Amy Velasquez of Gilboa. She is one of only four students to receive the national scholarship.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and Jerry Lewis McDonald’s representatives presented Velasquez in a formal ceremony last week in the Ottawa McDonald’s.


Lu Lu's Diner owner: "We couldn't have asked for a better opening day"

“How exciting is this? Everyone is amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening day. We were busy all day.”

That’s how Justin Musil of Bluffton’s newest business, Lu Lu’s Diner, talked about the diner’s opening day on July 27.

The diner, at 114 E. College Ave., formerly housed Ideal Images. An earlier announcement of its arrival was reason for great conversation and anticipation in Bluffton.

Tom and Sheena Dotson, of Tommy Tires, own the building and are leasing it to Justin and Amy Musil of Elida.


American Heritage Girls Troop finishes first full year

Bluffton’s American Heritage Girls Troop OH2505 finished their first full year in May. 

This photo, taken at the May awards ceremony, includes,fFront row, left to right: Kya Hixon, Kynzie Ewing, Kaylee Fensler, Aubrey Clevidence, Grace Lemley, Eliana Hixon.

Back row, left to right: Zoe Shank, Abbie Lemley, Adelaide Kinn and Ivy Augsburger

They recently took advantage of one of the recent rain-free days to earn much of their Outdoor Skills badge.  


Here's what's cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen July 28-31

We are open for breakfast at 8 a.m., Tuesday-Friday and serve breakfast all day! It’s fresh and homemade. Hope to see you soon.

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Corn chowder
Pulled pork
Cobb sandwich
Red white & blue salad

Corn chowder
Fish platter
Lemon chicken with rice and quinoa
Apple pecan chicken salad

You can watch the community worship service on The Icon

Did you miss the Bluffton community worship service on July 26? The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association service took place on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. For a video of the service, posted on the First Mennonite Church website click this link: https://vimeo.com/134578179


Join in the Swiss conversation on Aug. 4

Do you speak the Bluffton Swiss dialect? How about the Berne dialect?

No matter if you speak either, you may listen to it if you wish.

Those who would like an opportunity to speak or listen to Swiss are invited to Maple Crest's patio room at 7 p.m., Tuesday , Aug. 4. Rich Bucher leads the group.



15 with Anna Crisp…on her UT board membership, public health, and the call to serve others

By Sophia Marcum

After discovering that Anna was named University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees Student Member, I asked the 2013 BHS grad about her new position and aspirations.

Where do you attend school and what are you studying?
I am entering my third year at The University of Toledo where I study Public Health.