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Village applies for $12,000 grant for new playground equipment

Proposal would focus on Buckeye park

The Village of Bluffton has applied for a $12,000 grant through the Johnny Appleseed Cooperative Park Improvement Grant Program, according to Jesse Blackburn, village administrator.

The request is to replace the existing swing set and add other playground and recreational equipment to the playground area at the Buckeye park.

A review team meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the park district office, Lima.

The Villagee had received over $25,000 from this funding sourse since 2016, Blackburn told Bluffton council members on Monday.

Orrie Augsburger graduates from University of Phoenix

Newest staff member of Faith Investment Services, also achieved financial planning certificate

Orrie Augsburger, the newest addition to the staff of Faith Investment Services, graduated in October with a Bachelor's of Science in Business from University of Phoenix.

He also achieved a certificate in Financial Planning. Augsburger will be assisting with serving clients in our Faith Investment Services renovated office at 101 N. Main Street rear, behind “Wonderfully Made” Boutique.


St. John's UCC choir presents Christmas cantata Sunday

The choir of St. John's United Church of Christ will present the cantata, "The Glory of Christmas," by composer Lloyd Larson, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. 

The choir is under the direction of Dr. Crystal Sellers-Battle, associate professor and chair of the Bluffton University music department.  All are welcome to attend.  The church is located at 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.


Purple and white Christmas?

Why not! Watch the video for a chuckle

J. Denny and Jenny Beaver wish all their friends merry Christmas.

In fact, they created a short video you won't want to miss. They appear to have made Christmas videos an annual event. This year's video carries an ugly Christmas sweater theme. It's titled "A Very Beaver Christmas."

And, we know, that it's all about the thought that counts.

Click here for brief video.



Krysti's Music Studio students recital at Senior Center Tuesday

Attached is the December Center's newsletter

Krysti's Music Studio students will perform in a recital at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center., 132 N. Main St.

The recital, open to the public, is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, Performers range from beginner to accomplished students.

A reminder that the center will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

A copy of the December center newsletter is attached, featuring all programming this month at the center.

Council focusing on State Route 103 road cut legislation

Seven-page draft on tonight's agenda

Bluffton council will discuss a draft of legislation to regulate access to public streets in the village on Monday evening.

Titled “an access management plan,” it came about specifically to address road cuts on State Route 103 between County Line Road and Interstate 75.

Council’s ordinance committee (Joe Selhorst, Mitch Kingsley) met on Dec. 3. They have worked with Tom Mazur, of Lima Allen County Regional Planning Commission, and Choice One, an engineering firm, used by the village to craft a draft for discussion.