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July 20, 2019

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P CLARK was spotted in the Ada park. The plate is on a black Chevrolet van.


Swimming in Bluffton one century ago

Once upon a time in Bluffton, if swimming was the plan, this was the scene.

The photo, enlarged from a snapshot taken in the early 1920s shows the Buckeye from the south bank looking north.

The building in the photo is very near the location of today's shelter house.

The "pool" had a slide and diving board platform (on the right), and a dressing area. Missing from the scene is a float (raft) with two barrels underneath.

2019-20 school appropriations $19,952,960

2 teacher hirings, 1 resignation on tonight's board agenda

Bluffton school board will act on its 2019-20 appropriations at the July 15 school board meeting. The appropriations total $19,952,960. Also, on the agenda is action on two teacher hirings and one teacher registration.

Amanda Temple resigned as middle school science teacher. She joined the teaching staff last year.

Amanda Markley will be offered a one-year teaching contract (master’s, step 13) at $62,848; and Natalie Townsend will be offered a one-year teaching contract (master’s, step 1) at $41,789.

Funeral arrangements incomplete for Robert Millager

Robert W. Millager, 84, of Bluffton died July 11, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Q: When can you feed a carrot to a kangaroo on Main Street?

A: Thursday at Tommy Tire customer appreciation day - and don't forget, there's also free ice cream

When can you feed a carrot to a kangaroo on Main Street, or a pet very large turtle...and have free ice cream at the same time?

Many of you already know the answer.

Tommy Tire, 319 N. Main St., Bluffton, holds its annual community appreciation day on Thursday, July 18. (Rate date is Friday, July 19), according to Tom Dotson.

The event is planned from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event includes free homemade Lugibihl’s ice cream from, plus an exotic animal exhibit from Jungle Island Zoo.


Mandatory fall sports meeting July 29

A mandatory fall sports player/parent meeting for 7th to 12th grade students and a parent takes place in Bluffton High School at 7 p.m, Monday, July 29. Athletes must have up-to-date physicals before they may start practice on Aug. 1.