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May 1, 2017


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Jeanne's Kitchen Menus, May 13-16


Stuffed pepper soup
Chicken cacciatore with noodles and side salad
Turkey club
Strawberry salad

Tomato bisque
Perch platter
Prime rib sandwich

Vegetable beef soup
Corned beef and egg sandwich
Chicken pesto melt

Potato soup
Philly cheese steak
Grilled cheese tomato bacon


Lincoln Highway Assn. meets May 20

The public is invited to attend the May meeting of The Western Ohio Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20 at the Western Sizzlin Restaurant, 2721 Elida Rd., Lima. 

At 7 p.m., after members and guests order from the menu, Mike Buettner will present "Forgotten Auto Trails of West Central Ohio." For more information, please call (419) 296-5565.


Kathryn Basinger BHS student of the month

The April Student of the Month at Bluffton High School is Kathryn Basinger, daughter of David and Lora Basinger, Bluffton.

Kathryn has a GPA of 3.926. She is involved in Latin Club, Math Club, and the National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society. She is also on the BHS volleyball team. 

She is a member at Ebenezer Mennonite Church in Bluffton. She enjoys horse back riding and running in her spare time. She had been awarded the American Legion American and Government Award.

Kathryn is currently undecided regarding her future plans for college.


Isaac Schumacher in Iceland cross-cultural experience

Isaac Schumacher, son of Tim and Janet Schumacher of Bluffton, is participating in a cross-cultural experience in Iceland, May 6-21.

He and other Bluffton students will explore the political history of Iceland, an island nation that has no standing army and does not take sides in international disputes. They will also learn about emerging energy technologies such as geothermal and hydropower. Participants will also visit Höfoi House, where a summit meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986.

BVHS Service of Remembrance May 18

The thirteenth annual Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) Service of Remembrance will be held at Parkview Christian Church, 15035 State Route 12, Findlay, on Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

The non-denominational memorial service will honor BVHS patients and residents who died in 2013. All are welcome to attend the service, which will be followed by a reception.

Bluffton Hospital offers free mammograms thanks to Komen grant

Blanchard Valley Health System has received a grant from the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for $58,374 to provide free mammograms to uninsured low and middle income women and men in Hancock and surrounding counties through the Hancock County Mammography Screening Initiative (HCMSI). The mammograms are offered at both Woman Wise Mammography in Findlay and Bluffton Hospital.

Letter: Thanks for your support on school levy

On behalf of the Bluffton Schools Board of Education and the levy committee, I would like to thank you for your support of our levy on Tuesday, May 6.  As always, we at Bluffton Schools will continue to work hard to give our students an excellent education while remaining conscientious of the finances of the district.  We are very proud of our school and the community that supports it.  Thank you, again, for all you do for our district!


Greg Denecker
Superintendent, Bluffton Schools


Book it to the library before the book sale ends

Better book it to the library. 

The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library's semi-annual book sale is underway now through Saturday, May 10.

Remaining sale hours are:
May 9, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
May 10, 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

All kinds of books can be purchased by donation. Proceeds help fund library
programs. Come have a cup of coffee and a cookie while you browse.  Located on the lower
level of the Bluffton Public Library.

Saturday - downtown Bluffton - crafts, llamas, farmers market, entertainment, pony rides - it's Bluffton's arts and crafts show

Quilted baby blankets, fabric toys, bags, pies and caramel corn, home decor, pottery, fragrances, headbands, hair clips, jewelry made from silverware, wire yard ornaments, handmade wooden tables and lots, lots more.


The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce's 43th annual arts and crafts show takes up Main Street from the post office to the town hall on Saturday.