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Robert Millager was a former Bluffton pharmacist

Former Bluffton pharmacist Robert W. Millager, 84, died July 11, 2019, at The Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.

Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 17, 1934, to the late Robert and Margaret (Gelhar) Millager. Bob married Beverly Pingle on Dec. 31, 1957, who survives him in Bluffton.

Bob graduated from Howe Military School and Ohio Northern School of Pharmacy. After serving as an army medic during the Korean War, Bob enjoyed a successful career as a pharmacist, retiring in 2011.

Bob was a member of the Bluffton American Legion and Pandora Missionary Church.


Roland Knoop memorial service Thursday

Roland Moore Knoop, 91, died July 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Willow Ridge, Bluffton, Ohio.

He was born on March 14, 1928, in Troy, Ohio to J. Ross and Ethel Mae (Moore) Knoop and they preceded him in death.  In 1958 he married Eloise Crawford and they are divorced.

Roland retired from Schmidlapp Equipment in Covington, Ohio, where he had been a parts man. He previously worked at the Soil Conservation Service in Hardin County for 5 years and was owner of the John Deere Dealership in Kenton from 1965 to 1969. 


Joseph Bischoff was active in Hardin County organizations

Joseph Bischoff, 70, died July 13, 2019, at 5:45 p.m. at his residence in rural Ada, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 10, 1948, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Robert J. and Eloise (Walker) Bischoff.  On Dec. 19, 1970 he married Anita (Christopher Berkshire) and she survives.

Joe was a 1966 graduate of Ada High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Urbana University. He was part owner of Highway Oil Company, a family business, for over 20 years and co-owner of the Highway Animal Farm.


Hot enough for you?

You've heard the "It's hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk."

The Bluffton Family Recreation staff (Jamie Nygaard's idea) tests that statement today. An egg reflects in the sun at BFR as we speak.

Jamie promises a photo of herself eating the egg if (when) it reaches the proper temperature.

Stay tuned.

Black Swamp Bike Tours offers lots of bicycle options

Five area biking events in the next 12 months

Bluffton's 5th annual Ride to Remember bicycle ride is Saturday, headquartered at Bluffton Family Recreation.

It is one of several bike events on this year's Black Swamp Bike Tours.

Big 3-0 celebration

Icon's roving photography, Dennis Morrison, spotted this scene yesteray in back of the Riley View Apartments. The event celebrates Danielle Corbin’s 30th birthday. Danielle is the one with the crown on her head.