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August 20, 2018

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Meet your teacher on Aug. 23

Elementary, middle school and high school teachers want to meet students

Bluffton Exempted Village Schools announce the new date and times for the Meet-The-Teacher Event on Thursday, Aug. 23, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent. 

• The elementary school will be open from 5-6 p.m.,
• the middle school from 6-7 p.m., and
• the high school from 7-8 p.m. 

"This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet the teachers. In addition, students can familiarize themselves with the buildings and their schedules to be ready for opening day," said Denecker

United Way reorganizational and planning meeting Thursday

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township holds its reorganizational and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at the of Bluffton Middle School, according to Neil Reichenbach, United Way board treasurer.

"Our current campaign for 2017-2018 ending on Aug. 31, is 92% of our goal," he said. "The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township has raised $24,426 of the 26,500 goal. Thanks for your support."

Heldman auction Aug. 23

A public auction takes place Thursday, Aug. 23, starting at 3 p.m., at 4580 Township Road 29, Bluffton. Marilyn and Ronald Heldman, owners.

Includes antiques, primitives, old items and collectibles, household goods and miscellanous items, plus Allis Chalmers tractor, Case skid steer, John Deere riding tractor.

Trent W. Farthing, is the auctioneer. The attachment at the bottom of this story lists auction items.


Girls golf team wins by one

By Sam Brauen. www.blufftonpirates.com
The Bluffton’s girls golf team defeated Delphos Jefferson by the slimmest of margins Monday.  The Pirates shot 211 compared to Jefferson’s 212.  Ottoville only had two players play and submitted no team score. 

Alivia Koenig carded a 44 and medaled.  Mara Minnig shot 46, Kennedy Coughlan 48 and Jocelyn Ochoa 73 for Bluffton in the win. 


BHS boys' golf: Cole Koenig low man in win

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
Freshman Cole Koenig carded a 46 as Bluffton defeated Riverdale 198-200 in boys golf Monday.  Drew Wilson shot 48, Jordan Siefer 51.  Micah Minnig and Kenny Lovett carded 53 for BHS.  Falcon Andrew Kuenzil medaled with a 44. The Pirates are 4-2 in match play this season. 


Steven Sutermeister was a 1963 Bluffton HS graduate

Was an Eagle Scout, 33rd degree Mason

Steven A. Sutermeister, a 1963 Bluffton High School graduate of Flushing, Michigan, 72, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Rossell Funeral Home.

Pastor Jim Reid officiating. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  A Masonic Memorial Service, under the auspices of Lodge #223 will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family for his grandchildren's educational funds.