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May 27, 2015


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Salzman Stadium will be closed to public when work begins May 25

Salzman Stadium, the walking track, football field and soccer field (game field only) at Bluffton University will be closed to the public beginning May 25, as installation of synthetic turf and upgrades to the track take place. The facility will remain closed until construction is complete. 

Celebration of life event in memory of Ruth Whitt June 4

Friends and family of the late Ruth Whitt will gather at the Bluffton village park at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 4, in a celebration of Ruth's life, according to her husband, Wales.

Ruth Whitt was a long-time Bluffton resident who died July 16, 2014, in a hospital in Augusta, Ga.

While in Bluffton she worked with the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, Bluffton News and owned Jan's clothing store, now The Black Lab.

All are invited to stop  by and meet the family.


BFR has June Adventure Camps for two age groups

Bluffton Family Recreation announced its June Adventure Camp schedule, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

This year BFR offers camps for two age groups. The first is for youth 3 ½ to 5. The second is for youth ages 6 to 9.

“At Adventure Camp your children will learn while having fun,” said Kelly Honse, lead instructor, who has a degree in art education. “The camps include theme-based activities, crafts and snacks.”

Cory-Rawson Soccer Club hosts end-of-season tourney

Cory-Rawson Soccer Club hosts an  3v3 end-of-season (EOS) recreational soccer tournament Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6.

Registration and payment is due to Bethany Dean, 4071 W. U.S. 224, Findlay, OH 45840.



Here's what's cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen May 19-22

Here’s what’s cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Jeanne’s Kitchen, May 19-22.

Jeanne’s Kitchen is open for breakfast “your way" from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.


Vegetable beef soup
Chicken parm
Mediterranean turkey burger
Kale turkey chopped salad

Minestrone with tortellini
Perch platter
Lemon chicken with quinoa
Lemon linguine shrimp salad

Citizens National Bank listed as "Top Performer" by ICBA

Citizens National Bank is recognized in the May issue of Independent Bank, the magazine of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).

The bank is listed as an ICBA Top Performer. This recognition is based on Citizens National Bank’s 2014 year-end earnings and operational efficiencies.

“Whether serving rural, suburban or large metropolitan areas, community banks operate with the same focus by always putting their customers and communities first,” said Chris Lorence, ICBA executive vice president and chief marketing officer.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Geneviere Fast

Genevieve E. Fast, 87, of Bluffton died May 17, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.

Dean Miller was a 1978 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School

Former Pandora resident Dean Alan Miller, 55, of Dawsonville, Ga., died May 14, 2015, at 1:35 p.m. following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1959, in Pandora, to Ellen Mae Miller and the late Paul E. Miller. He was married to his wife of 24 years, Susan Nelson Miller on March 30, 1985, who also preceded him in death.


Bluffton native Lynnita Millay funeral service at St. John's UCC

Lynnita Linda (Swank) Millay, 74, of Jenera died Thursday morning, May 14, 2015, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born March 1, 1941, in Bluffton to Bertrand and Juanita (Lora) Swank.  She married Marvin Millay on Jan. 30, 1981,  and he survives.


Memorial service for Orletta Templin at First Mennonite May 30

Orletta M. Templin, 92, of Bluffton died May 13, 2015, at 10:50 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Hillsboro, Kansas, to the late Edward and Frieda Kessler Warkentin. On June 4, 1947, she married Lawrence Templin and he survives. 

She graduated from Lehigh High School, Lehigh, Kansas, and Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. She was a teacher at Goessel High School, Goessel, Kansas, and retired from the library at Bluffton College.