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Bluffton HS grad Hannah Chappell-Dick takes third at Division III national championships

Bluffton High School graduate Hannah Chappell-Dick ran a huge PR and finished in third in the 1500m at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships on Saturday in Canton, N.Y.  

She took more than three seconds of her best time, finishing in 4:27.25 on the national stage and within a second of the national champion. Her previous PR, which had been the ODAC record, was 4:30.97. She now has whacked 5.58 seconds off the old ODAC record, set by Roanoke's Carmen Graves at 4:32.83.

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Here’s what’s cooking at Jeanne’s Kitchen, May 26-29

Here’s what’s cooking at Jeanne’s Kitchen, May 26-29.

LUNCH SPECIALS

TUESDAY
Italian chicken soup
Cabbage rolls with side salad
Quiche with side salad
Salmon arugula salad

WEDNESDAY
Baked potato soup
Perch platter
Meatloaf sandwich
Strawberry salad with chicken

THURSDAY
Tomato bisque
Stuffed pepper with side salad
Eggplant Parmesan
Spinach turkey salad

Here’s what’s cooking at Jeanne’s Kitchen, May 26-29

Here’s what’s cooking at Jeanne’s Kitchen, May 26-29.

LUNCH SPECIALS

TUESDAY
Italian chicken soup
Cabbage rolls with side salad
Quiche with side salad
Salmon arugula salad

WEDNESDAY
Baked potato soup
Perch platter
Meatloaf sandwich
Strawberry salad with chicken

THURSDAY
Tomato bisque
Stuffed pepper with side salad
Eggplant Parmesan
Spinach turkey salad

Beth Schumacher was a Pandora-Gilboa High School graduate

Beth E. Schumacher, 67 died May 24, 2015, at Bluffton Hospital. She was born April 29, 1948, in Bluffton to the late Harry and Juanita (Weber) Schumacher.

She was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School.

Survivors include three sisters Dawn Atkinson of Pandora, Tammy (Bill) Anderson of Cridersville, Prudence (Mike) George of Leipsic; three nephews Ryan Atkinson, Matt Honigford, Tomas George; four nieces Amy Higley, Chris Grake, Katie Anderson, Joy Houston; and twelve great nieces and nephews.

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Phillip Kingsley taught psychology at Bluffton University for 18 years; was president of Swiss Community Historical Society

Phillip R. Kingsley, 72, died May 22, 2015, at 9:55 a.m. at Frieda House, Willow Ridge Drive, Bluffton, Ohio. For the past two years he suffered the progressive diminishments of ALS.

He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Kendallville, Ind., to Leonard and Velma (Emmert) Kingsley who preceded him in death. On Dec. 27, 1966, he married Judith Hilty Kingsley.

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Four concerts on the lawn planned at Presbyterian Church

Bluffton Presbyterian Church has four concerts on the lawn planned this summer and fall.

Feature performers include Jayne McGarrity, piano; Dave Sycks, trumpet; Linda Sycks, oboe; Jerry Szabo, oboe; Julia Szabo, voice; and Dave Good, keyboards.

The free concerts are at 9:30 a.m. on the third Saturdays in July through October. The dates are:
• July 18
• Aug. 15
• Sept. 19
• Oct. 17

This summer the congregation will host the Community Vacation Bible School, sponsored by Bluffton Area Ministerial Association. VBS is from July 19 to 23.

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Dorothy Town, 1932-2015

Dorothy Faye Town, 83 died May 22, 2015 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Dorothy was born January 16, 1932 in Tippecanoe, Ind. to the late Charles and Donnis (Smith) Fisher. On October 18, 1951 she married Robert Town and he survives.

Dorothy was an amazing homemaker.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, vacationing, her flowers and was a graduate of Tippecanoe High School in Indiana.

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Planning underway for September Bluffton fall festival

Planning is underway for Bluffton’s 11th annual fall festival held Saturday, Sept. 26, according to Daren Lee of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

“We ask groups who participated last year to contact us about participating again this year,” said Lee. Contact Lee at Maple Crest, 419-358-1015, ext. 101, or dlee@mhcoliving.org.

The event has a Facebook page “facebook.com/BlufftonFallFest.”  It continues to be viewed and gain “likes.”

July 11 Ride to Remember beckons to families for short rides all the way to those who "want to go the distance"

Bluffton's title of Bike Capital of Northwest Ohio becomes a reality this summer.

Bicycle enthusiasts may register for the inaugural Ride to Remember bicycle ride scheduled Saturday, July 11, in Bluffton. 

The event offers short bike routes for families interested in biking together all the way to a 100-mile route for experienced riders starting and ending at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.

Funeral arrangements incomplete for Phillip Kingsley

Phillip R. Kingsley, 72 of Bluffton died Friday, May 22, 2015 at Willow Ridge - Frieda House, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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