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September 1, 2015


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Name this location and you are a Bluffton expert

If you can identify the location of these two Bluffton residences you are a true Bluffton expert. (Those TV towers resemble Steinman tip-over towers.)

Here's some hints:

• Photo taken 1967, prior to the houses being razed 
• Main Street, Bluffton
• The white/green house is standing today (you can see just a glimpse of it on the far right)
• Study the signs near the curb (you can only see the back side). These help in the location idenfication.

Cross Country sports improved depth in 2015

August 25, 2015
By Jim Brandt, assistant cross country coach

HCAC Women's Coaches Poll  I  HCAC Men's Coaches Poll

Bluffton Public Library announces September programs

Meetings for the Gardeners of Bluffton/Pandora Area begin at the library again this month.  In September, their meeting will be on the 1st at 6:30pm.

The Dulcimers @ the Library continue to meet at the library on Tuesdays-- starting at 1pm.  Come to any meeting to join.   

Bridge Bereavement Services showing “Inside Out” movie in Bluffton

Bridge Bereavement Services is hosting a showing of the movie “Inside Out” on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Shannon Theater, 119 S. Main St., Bluffton. This showing is the first movie in a new cinema therapy program for children and adults offered by Bridge Bereavement.


Boys soccer: Bluffton loses season opener to St. Marys

St. Marys defeated Bluffton boys’ soccer team on Aug. 22 in the opener for both schools 2-0. Stats follow:

Halftime: 0-0 Goals: (SMM) Wilker, (SMM) Wilker. Assists: NA.

Shots on Goal: SMM, 9-3. Corner Kicks: SMM, 9-4,Saves: B,Smith (7); SMM,Yahl (3)




Scott Edwards entertains Seniors on Sept. 14

Bluffton Senior Citizen Association’s September dinner meeting is at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at the Center, 132 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Carolyn Green is the master of ceremonies and Judy Erven and friends are the hostesses. The program is Scott Edwards, who will perform on the organ.

Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Two community meals planned in September

Two community meals are planned at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center in September. Meals are at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

• Thursday, Sept. 3, meal is provided by the SHANNON Service Club.
• Thursday, Sept. 17, meal provided by Emmanuel United Church of Christ

University art gallery season opens with fiber exhibit

“The Art of Fiber,” an exhibition of work from the northwest Ohio art group Fiberforum, will kick off the 2015-16 schedule in Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery, located in the Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Opening Aug. 31, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Sept. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception for the artists will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.

Frederick Bremer was a Bluffton school superintendent

Former Bluffton schools superintendent, Frederick J. Bremer, 89, died at 9 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Hilty Memorial Nursing Home, Pandora.

Mr. Bremer was born July 1, 1926, in Defiance,  to John and Helen (Schuette) Bremer. They both preceded him in death.

On July 30, 1960, he married E. Marguerite (Jones) Bremer, who preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 1999.


Thomas Charles Richard, 1949-2015

Thomas Charles Richard, 65, died August 20, 2015 from complications stemming from esophogeal and brain cancer. He was born September 11, 1949 in Bluffton to Vernon (Bill) and Azetta (Ann) Richard.