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July 24, 2014


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63 years after graduating from Bluffton High School


Members of the Bluffton High School graduating class of 1951 held its 63rd reunion on July 12 in Bluffton.

Members attending were: front row from left, Ruth Anna (Lee) Bixel, Joan (Montgomery) Basinger, Carole (Sechler) Vermillion, Jenny (Burkholder) Schroeder.

Second row from left, Margaret (Stratton) Mueller, Leland Garmatter, Jim Badertscher, Richard Jordan, Louise (Reichenbach) Schwieterman.

They are having way too much fun at Maple Crest - here's a look at their talent show

Fun, funny, fascinating and fantastic.

Those words describe the Maple Crest talent show held July 17. 

Special board meeting July 26

The Bluffton school board will meet in special session at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, July 26, according to Paula Parish, school treasurer. The meeting is in the superintendent's office.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the hiring ao an assistant treasurer.

Trinity United Methodist host to 5K color charity fun run/walk Sept. 7

Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a "De Colores Dash" a 5K Color Charity Fun Run/Walk and barbecue chicken dinner later this summer.

The event is at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Bluffton village park. Early registration fee $25 (fee will increase after Aug. 14). Barbecue chicken dinners will be available for pick up at 11 a.m.  Meals are $8 and are encouraged to be ordered in advanced.


Bluffton Area Ministerial Association offers free school supplies for qualifying students

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will offer free school supplies for Free-Reduced Lunch Program Students (Kindergarten to grade 5) for this school year.

The supplies will be available for pick-up at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of St. John’s UCC.

Children who qualify for the free school supplies must be accompanied by an adult to receive the supplies. BAMA asks that parents and caregivers call the church to reserve your child’s supplies.


Want to take a bike ride? The next "group" ride is Thursday at 6 p.m.

Want to go for a bike ride?

Raymond and Liz Harner of CG Pro Bikes, Bluffton, have started their group bike rides this month.

The next group ride starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 24, at CG Pro Bikes, 127 N. Main St., Bluffton.

“We held our first group ride last week and it was something people have been asking for, but we’re still very busy, so we just decided to go for it!” said Liz.

Edna Emans was retired from Lima Memorial Hospital; also worked at Bluffton Hospital

Edna L. Emans, rural Lafayette, died at 8:56 p.m. July 17, 2014, at the age of 101 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, where she had been for the last four weeks.  She was born June 16, 1913, in Gilboa to Henry and Uzela Ramsey Fairchild. On Oct. 5, 1931, she married Glen Emans in Covington, Ky., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1999.


Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, VBS July 27-31

Vacation Bible School will be held from Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen Street, Jenera.

“Raindrops to Rainbows” is the theme of the program. Children will learn about Jesus as they take a weather related look at God’s promises. Along with Bible lessons, there will be crafts, music and games.


No rain in sight and then suddenly...

No rain in sight and suddenly that changed last night. Here's the July daily weather summary from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

5th-6th grade two-day volleyball camp at BFR

BFR Sports and Fitness will hold a two-day girls' volleyball camp for girls entering grades 5 and 6.

Campers will meet on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5 from 1-4 p.m. for a variety of skills, drills and modified match play.