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First National's Findlay west branch celebrates May 10

First National Bank celebrates the first anniversary of the opening of its Findlay west branch. A customer appreciation celebration is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 10. The office is at 1114 Trenton Ave., Findlay.


Apollo student Gabe Cozadd will compete in Kansas City

Apollo Career Center student Gabe Cozadd will be traveling to Kansas City for his performance in the state SkillsUSA competition.

Cozadd, an Automated Manufacturing Technology junior from Bluffton, won first place and received a gold medal in CNC Milling and qualified for the National SkillsUSA competition held June 23-29, in Kansas City, Missouri.


Lots of activities planned this summer-fall at public library

The Bluffton Public Library will be buzzing with activities this summer and fall, according to Cindi Chasse, administrator.

Here's a sampling of event planned:

Wee Ones Baby and Toddler Storytime: May 9, June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8 at10:30 a.m. Register at the library.

Wednesday Book Discussion: June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4 at noon.

Touch a Truck Summer Read Kick-Off: June 4, 4-6 p.m.

Edible Books Contest and Summer Read Finale: July 25, 6 - 7:45 p.m.

Grove and Allen East Apollo students receive scholarships

The Apollo Career Center Culinary Arts students performed top notch in the recent state FCCLA competitions. These students will be attending the National FCCLA skills competition held in July in Nashville, Tennessee.

They each received a $6,000 scholarship for each gold rating. Eric Teidosio, Shawnee, Dining Room Attendant; Lauren Harvey, Elida, Food Innovations; Sarah Bogart, Columbus Grove, Tori Hunt, Shawnee, and Kristen Kryzkowski, Bath, Chapter Showcase Team; Eric Teodosio, Shawnee, Eric Otto, Columbus Grove, and Amanda Shafer - Columbus Grove, Entrepreneurship Team.


Richard Goodenbour 1960-2013

Richard Nicholas Goodenbour, 53 of Bluffton died at 12:10 pm May 7, 2013 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born March 19, 1960 in Benson, Minnesota, to the late Robert E. and Rosella E. (Nelson) Goodenbour. On May 29, 1999, he married Rachel Clemens and she survives.

Richard was a self-employed accountant.

Survivors also include a brother Brad (Renee) Goodenbour of Benson, Minnesota; and four nephews Joel, Bryce, Brent and Brandon Goodenbour.


April 2013 was wetter than average Aprils

This past April saw 5.11 inches of rain when the normal is 3.29 inches, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Temperatures ranged from a low of 20 degrees (F) to a high of 82 degrees (F).  The average temperature for April was 49 degrees.

The most rainfall was measured on April 10 with 1.35 inches recorded.


Pandora free community meal planned for May

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, May 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.
The meal this month is provided by the Mission Committee and will be sub sandwiches, potato salad, chips, dessert and beverage.


Bluffton school levy, Apollo levy, Johnny Appleseed levy passes

Unofficial May 7, 2013 election results


Bluffton school renewal levy
YES     862
NO      246
77 percent of voters approved

Apollo school levy
YES     5,894
NO       4,130
58 percent of voters approved

Johnny Appleseed Park levy
YES     9,215
NO       3,554
72 percent of voters approved

Ethiopians visit Bluffton

Kiros Teka Haddis (right), president of Ethiopia’s Meserete Kristos College (MKC), chats with Dr. Susan Carpenter, an associate professor of English at Bluffton University, during a visit to the university May 6.

Joining the president were Kelbessa Muleta Demena (left), assistant to the executive secretary of MKC and chair of its board of trustees, and Carl Hansen, the Harrisonburg, Va.-based director of college advancement for MKC.

The visitors spent time at The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center on campus and later at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton.

DTR Industries focus of Friday chamber breakfast; health care workshop follows the meeting

DTR Industries, celebrating a quarter century in Bluffton in 2013, the , is the focus of the Friday morning, May 10, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

The breakfast program will be presented by DTR and it will focus on several of its accomplishments over the past 25 years. Jason Brandt and Emily Peck, DTR associates, will make the presentation.