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Strider bike camp at BFR July 23-27

For youth ages 2 to 5

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, will hold a Strider Bike Camp at 6 p.m. each evening from Monday to Friday, July 23-27, according to Daniel Tinch, executive director.

Registration is now underway for youth ages 2 to 5. Registration closes July 8.

“The camp develops confidence in youth bike riders in five short lessons,” said Tinch. “The camp jump starts children’s growth and development and is an excellent way to keep kids active and health.”

To register go online to: www.bfronline.com and click on youth programs.

Hoff, Leugers, Wilson awarded SHANNON Service Club scholarships

The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton announces the winners of its “Service To Humanity” Scholarship Awards, given to graduating seniors of Bluffton High School. 

Winners of the $800 scholarships:

• Sydney Hoff, daughter of Scott and Brigette Hoff. Sydney plans to study elementary education at Taylor University. 

• Kelli Leugers, daughter of Darin and Lisa Leugers. Kelli will enter the medical field at The Ohio State University.


Here's the I-75 Findlay project update

Beam setting over railroad, deck pour over the Blanchard River to restrict I-75 traffic beginning Tuesday

The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur soon, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation:

Interstate 75
Interstate 75, both northbound and southbound throughout the project, from just south of Harrison Street to county Road 99, is currently not restricted.

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.