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Mary Schwab was a Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Mary L. Schwab, 76, died Aug. 12, 2018, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Mary was born April 6, 1942, in Lake City, Tennessee, to the late Johnnie and Geneva (Bennett) Powell.  On Nov. 19, 1960, she married Richard Schwab who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 2013.

Mary graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School and was a homemaker. 


BVHS awarded advanced certification for primary stroke centers

The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. 

The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  

BVHS underwent a rigorous onsite review where Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

Pantasia performs at MMH Concert on the Lawn

Sunday evening - all the ice cream and music you can eat

Findlay High School’s steel drum band, Pantasia, will play at a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH), 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

MMH has hosted the annual Concert on the Lawn since 2005.  The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and ice water will also be available.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

Boutique415 cash special this week!

415 Boutique, located at 415 N. Main St., Bluffton has a cash special this week.

The attachment below is the coupon explaining the offer in details. During the special offer period customers receive $10 for every $50 spent. Boutique415 cash may be redeemed Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 16-18.

A bonus buy offer is also attached that covers the period Aug. 22-23.

415 Boutique
415 N. Main St.


What a night out! (this is part 2)

Bluffton, Beaverdam, Pandora celebrates National Night Out


Photos by Jamie Nygaard
Where were you Tuesday evening?

Chance are if you live in Bluffton, Beavedam or Pandora, you were at the National Night Out celebration at the Bluffton swimming pool.

Mary Kathryn Gratz Carrier was a former clerk of Bluffton schools

Mary Kathryn (Gratz) Carrier, 91, of Sandusky died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 26, 1927, near Rockport, in Allen County and was a 1945 graduate of Columbus Grove High School. Prior to her marriage, Mary was employed as the clerk of Bluffton Schools in Bluffton. After moving to Sandusky and raising a family, she was employed at the former Asher Brothers Auto Parts where she retired in 1990.