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Bryan Burkholder graduates from Ohio Northern University

Bryan L. Burkholder, son of Dwaine and Cheryl Burkholder, 407 Ethan Circle, Bluffton, recently graduated from the College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University.  He received the Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.

On campus, Burkholder was active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


And we thought "edible books" were only for book worms

Here's an interesting note from the Bluffton Public Library website:

Bluffton Public Library and Bluffton University Musselman Library are partnering to promote reading and creativity by hosting an Edible Books Contest on July 25.  Finale activites will also include demos for adults and kids activities.  Community Markets is our main event sponsor.

Check out www.pinterest.com/bpl45817 for ideas and inspiration.  Edible entries may be as simple or as elaborate as one wishes. 

Hilty Home plans chicken dinner fundraiser

Hilty Home is having a Father's Day chicken dinner fundraising event on Sunday, June 16, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Ted's Market. 

Tickets are $7.50 ea.  Tickets are available at Hilty Home, Ted's Market and Riley Creek Pharmacy.


Bluffton garden tour offered for retirees

Registration remains open for a tour of six area gardens sponsored by Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement.

Leaving from the Sommer Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, the tour will begin in Bluffton and include stops in Pandora and Fort Jennings, where a short, guided tour of the Fort Jennings Memorial Museum will also be offered. Cost is $35, including lunch; payment is due at the time of registration.


Letter to the Editor: Mustard Seed Café reopens after break-in

The windows may have been shattered, but not the spirit at Mustard Seed Café. 

In the early hours of Wednesday, May 29th, there was a break-in at Bluffton’s newest restaurant which had just opened on March 22nd.    There was extensive damage to the kitchen, including the food storage area.  It took staff four days to clean up the debris, wash all the dishes and cookware, and restock the pantry. 


Bluffton Galaxy Soccer results

The U-10 Bluffton Galaxy girls soccer team  took 1st place at the Riverdale Spring Classic held on May 18 and 19. 

They went 3-0 in their pool with a combined score of 22-5 over the 3 games.  They ended the season with a 9-2 record. 

The team consists of (left to right in picture) Lauren Gray, Samantha Scoles, Olivia Pittsenbarger, Reagan Mittendorf, Amber Gladwell, Skyler Scoles, Haelyn Bischoff, Kylie Monday, Anna Davies, Maeve Donaldson. 

The team is coached by Jeremy Scoles and Steve Mittendorf.


Chase partnering with Jeanne's Kitchen

Chase Bank and Jeanne's Kitchen are joining forces for Bluffton's American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Proceeds from Sales at Jeanne's Kitchen will be donated for meals served Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Appetizers, salad, steak pizzaiola or fish, Italian vegetable and homemade Italian dessert will be served.

Here are the winners of the Bluffton Diamond Sports spring raffle

Bluffton Diamond Sports raised over $3,000 in a raffle this spring, according to Erinn Prater, organization president.

Here are the winners of the drawings:

Memorial Day Reds Tickets - Melissa Verb
1st place Red Tickets for Aug game - Aaron Donaldson
2nd place Ticketmaster gift card for tickets - Larry Core
3rd place Mudhens gift cert for tickets - Mike Hawk
4th place Mudhens gift cert for tickets - Carmen Luginbuhl


And on the Bluffton Middle School honor roll

Bluffton Middle School honor roll for the 4th quarter of the 2012-13 school year is as follows:

All A honor roll:


Carole Ann Reigle was retired from Marathon Oil Co.

Carol Ann Reigle, 79, died June 2, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.  She was born Oct. 12, 1933 in Findlay to the late Harold and Margaret (Gordon) Frontz.  On March 28, 1954 she married Clarence D. Reigle and he died June 15, 2001.

Mrs. Reigle retired from Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, and had been a cook at Mt. Cory Middle School.  She was a member of the English Lutheran Church, Bluffton, where she was active in the Women’s Bible Study Group. She belonged to the “Gathering Basket” Herb Society and helped form the CCL Club, Bluffton.