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SHANNON Service Club accepting registrations for Feb. 24-25 garage sale

It's another certain sign of spring - the SHANNON Service Club's community garage sale and chicken barbecue take place at the end of this month.

Garage sale Feb. 24-25

The commuity garage sale is Friday, Saturday, Feb 24-25. It's the ninth annual sale. Hour are Friday, Feb. 24, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event is at The Centre, 601 N. Main Street. Parking is free and admission is just $1. Based upon previous events, the sale traditionally attracts from 30 to 35 vendors.


The perfect Valentine's date: sweet old time songs and "Chocolate Lover's Only" dessert bar, Feb. 14 at the town hall

Here's a Valentine's Day option: a dessert bar and homemade candy service that will win over any chocolate lover, with a concert by Ann and Phil Case.

It all takes place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the town hall as part of the continuing Town Hall Concert Series. The program is free and donations are accepted.


Gloria Cupples 1928-2012

Gloria Cupples

Gloria J. Cupples, 83, of Findlay died at 8:45 am Feb. 12, 2012, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born in Bluffton on Feb. 26, 1928 to Harry D. and Mary Martha King Hauenstein. On Nov. 16, 1946 she married Arlo Dean Cupples and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1997.
Mrs. Cupples was a homemaker. She and her husband owned and operated Tawa Valley Kennels. She was a volunteer at the Hancock County Board of Elections. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Findlay, and a 1946 graduate of Pandora High School.


Jean Muller 1931-2012

Jean T. Muller, 80, of Bluffton died at 6:40 p.m. Feb. 9, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 2, 1931 in Bluffton to Alfred and Marion Armentrout Muller. On July 25, 1960, he married Diane Ackerman and she survives.

Mr. Muller was a lifetime farmer, worked at the Allen County Veteran Affairs Office for 13 years, and served on the board of the Bluffton Stone Company for 25 years. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 382, Bluffton, where he held many positions.


Women's bball: Bluffton falls to 8-15 at Hanover

The Bluffton women's basketball team struggled from the field on Saturday, falling to the Panthers of Hanover (77-47) on Feb. 11, 2012. The Beavers dropped their second straight and fourth in a row on the road. Bluffton slipped to 8-15 overall and 6-10 in the HCAC. Hanover improved to 18-4 and their 14-2 mark in the HCAC keeps them tied with Franklin for the top spot in the conference.

Men's bball: Beavers come home with big win over Hanover

The Bluffton University men's basketball team took its first lead of the game with just over a minute thirty to play and came away with a huge win on the road at Hanover, 51-48, on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The Beavers upped their season record to 15-8 overall and 9-7 in the HCAC. Hanover dropped to 16-6 (12-4 HCAC) with the loss. The win moved Bluffton into a tie with Anderson and Rose-Hulman for the third place in the conference. Hanover locked up second place while Transylvania clinched the regular season crown following its 72-52 win over Manchester.

Father, son runners to discuss positive change

In less than a year, Martin Chaffee, a leadership consultant from Clarkston, Mich., has gone from sedentary to serious runner, now training for a half marathon after having run 5-, 8- and 10-kilometer races.

He has done it using an eight-step model for positive change-of any personal or organizational kind-that he will present Friday, Feb. 24, at a Bluffton University workshop with his son Andy, a Bluffton senior and distance runner on its cross country and track teams.

January police docket released

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket
January 2012

Jan. 2
-A Jackson St. resident reported that an unknown person had stolen a trailer from her residence.
-Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of S.R. 103 and County Line Rd. Todd Marshall, 40, Bluffton was cited for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device and that case is pending in Bluffton Mayor's Court.
-Police responded to a hit-skip traffic crash in the parking lot of a S.R. 103 business.
Jan. 5


Grinding scheduled at recycling center - a certain sign that spring is on the way

It's a certain sign of spring - grinding at the Spring Street recycling center is planned for later this month. According to Jamie Mehaffie, Bluffton village administrator, double-grinding of material at the dump will start on Feb. 20. He said that the grinding should take about 35 hours to complete.

Mehaffie also reported that so far this winter the village has purchased 67 tons of salt and 200 tons are in reserve.