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March 2, 2015

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Findlay Fishing Club accepting 2015 memberships

The Findlay Fishing Club is now accepting member applications for 2015. Its members say that it's the best fishing hole in Hancock County.

For membership information call 419-235-9019 or vist the club website at: wwwfindlayfishingclub.org
 

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Digging in against cancer - baseball team raises nearly $7,000

Chase Jones’ life has become his life’s work.

“What I’ve learned, looking back, is I shouldn’t be here,” said Jones, who was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer as a freshman at the University of North Carolina in 2006. “The sole reason I’m here is because somebody gave back.”

That’s what Jones was at Bluffton University to witness firsthand on Feb. 25 as founder and CEO of the Vs. Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to combating childhood cancer.

Rev. Howard J. Landes 1932-2015

Rev. Howard J. Landes, 82, died at the Inn at Amethyst on Feb. 26, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda M. Landes, and his children and their families, Bruce and Roxanne Landes of Phoenix Ariz., Dean and Monica, Logan and his wife Lydia and Taylor Landes of Fountaintown Ind., and Alan and Vicki, Tiffany, Cassie and Joshua Landes of Niagara Falls, N.Y. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Landes, and grandson, Andrew Landes.

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Smucker Lecture: Social work lecture to address advocacy, service

A social services advocate will examine challenges for policy advocacy in the current political environment in Bluffton University’s annual Smucker Lecture on March 10.

“Advocacy and Service: They Both Go Well Together” is the title of Gayle Channing Tenenbaum’s talk, set for 11 a.m. in Bluffton’s Founders Hall. The forum is free and open to the public.

Tenenbaum is director of policy and governmental affairs for the Public Children Services Association of Ohio. She is a longtime advocate there for children, youth and families served in Ohio’s child welfare system.

First of two senior art exhibits to open

Bluffton University art students will display art they have created on campus during their senior exhibition, from March 9-20 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Showing their best work from four years of study and studio time are Jill Bornhorst, an art major from Fort Loramie, Ohio; graphic design majors Isaac Schumacher and Gregory Seymour, from Bluffton and Orrville, Ohio, respectively; and Luz Varela, an art and writing major from Goshen, Ind.

Marilyn Lansing was a retired Triplett employee

Marilyn Joanne Lansing, 88, died on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. at her son’s residence in Ada.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1926, in Lima, Ohio to Clarence and Dolly (Adams) Tyree and they preceded her in death. On Aug. 13, 1949, she married Charles Lansing and he died on March 13, 1997.

She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Triplett Electric for 14 years. She was a member of the Ada Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving is a son, Richard (Diane) Lansing of Ada; three grandchildren Kathy, Mike and Sara; and a great granddaughter, Payton.

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Kathleen Konst committal service March 7

A committal service tor Kathleen Konst, 92, who died Dec. 15, 2014, at Willow Ridge, Bluffton will begin at 1 p.m.,  March 7, 2015 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.

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University forum: Theatre educator advocates socially conscious drama

Dr. Jo Beth Gonzalez has been involved in theatre education for over 20 years. Based on her experiences, the Bowling Green (Ohio) High School drama teacher believes that the stage makes for the perfect platform to spread awareness of social issues.

“Drama may be the most successful portal for creating a safe space for honest dialogue among young people,” Gonzalez said during a Feb. 24 forum at Bluffton University.

Council getting ready for spring on Monday - sidewalks and lots more

Bluffton council will hear recommendations from its street, alleys, lights and sidewalk committee on Monday.

Those committees met on Feb. 26 and the following information from that meeting is in the Monday council packet at the bottom of this story.

Here’s a summary as it affects sidewalks:
Inspection reports were filled out on 276 sidewalks on the west side of town. That compares to 202 reports on the east side.

Council get ready for spring on Monday - sidewalks and lots more

Bluffton council will hear recommendations from its street, alleys, lights and sidewalk committee on Monday.

Those committees met on Feb. 26 and the following information from that meeting is in the Monday council packet at the bottom of this story.

Here’s a summary as it affects sidewalks:
Inspection reports were filled out on 276 sidewalks on the west side of town. That compares to 202 reports on the east side.

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