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Alexis Lugibihl scores BHS lone goal in soccer loss to Miller city

Miller City girls' soccer 5
Bluffton 1
Halftime: MC, 4-0 Goals: (B) Lugibihl. Assists: (B) Dulle.
Shots on Goal: MC, 15-11.
Corner Kicks: B, 4-3,
Saves: B,None; MC,NA
Home: MC 1-0-0,
Away: Bluffton 0-1-0
Alexis Lugibihl scored the only Pirate goal in the second half with an assist from Megan Dulle. The Pirates were able to hold Miller City to only one goal in the second half after having been scored on four times in the first half.
JV Score: 0-0


2012-13 Bluffton school bus schedules available in MS and elementary offices

The Bluffton bus schedule pick up times for the 2012-13 school year are available in the middle school and elementary school offices.

Apollo parent-student orientations Aug. 23

In preparation for the 2012-13 school year, parents and students are encouraged to attend Apollo Career Center's Parent-Student Orientation, Thursday, Aug. 23, during the times of 1-4 p.m. or from 5:30-8 p.m.
Parents and students may visit labs, meet with teachers, pay for fees, books and tools, and tour the building.
Apollo will have staggered start dates again this year. The first day of school for juniors is Monday, Aug. 27, and first day for seniors is Tuesday, Aug. 28. For more information, please call 419.998.2908.

Howard Raid - Bluffton centennial chairman

Howard Raid poses for a photograph during the Bluffton centennial of August 1961. Raid was the chairman of the centennial. Silas Diller was the vice chairman. The centennial headquarters were in the C.F. Niswander and Son building on Main Street. Citizens National Bank later expanded into that area. Leland Gerber took this photo.

Library photo exhibit displays local talent

Photography is more than just point and shoot.
Several area residents proved their photography skills this summer as winners were recently announced in Bluffton Public Library photo contest. The winning photos plus all the entries are now on display at the library.
Adult division: Michael Hight, first; Bill Suter, second; Peter Harklau, third.
Youth division: Sydney Hoff, first; Kathleen Edelbrock, second; Mattison Larson, third.
High school division: Sarah Combs, first; Nicole Edelbrock, second; Aaron Basinger, third.

Jerry Lewis McDonald's and Bluffton University among groups making The Big Day of Serving in Lima possible

Note: Area businesses helping to make the The Big Day of Serving in Lima possible include, First Federal Bank, Jerry Lewis' McDonald's Restaurants, Husky Refinery, Bluffton University, Cappie's Sportswear, Lee's Chicken, Lamar Advertising, Maverick Media, Your Hometown Stations, Superior Federal Credit Union, Prestige Tax and Business Services, Crouse Lumber Do It Center and Wal-Mart.

"The Bourne Legacy" shown at Shannon August 17-23

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "The Bourne Legacy" (PG-13) and will be shown at the theatre from August 24-30.
Show times follow:
Each evening at 7 and 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 and 4 PM.


Bluffton alumnus Phyllis Diller dead at age 95

Lima native and Bluffton University alumnus Phyllis Diller, the veteran TV comedian who made an art of self-deprecation, has died, according to The Associated Press. She was 95.

She married Sherwood Diller, a Bluffton High School graduate, and later they were divorced. She referred to Sherwood as "Fang" in her routinees. Sherwood grew up in the large home on the corner of Main and Poplar.


Steiner and Granger: Breaking down the taxpaying population: Where do you fit in?

Provided by Steiner & Granger?I
nsurance and Financial Services
Every quarter, the Statistics of Income Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes financial statistics obtained from tax and information returns that have been filed with the federal government.
Recent reports reflect data gleaned from 2009 individual federal income tax returns. These reports offer a snapshot of how Americans break down as taxpayers.
Sources for data


BHS alumni marching band rehearsal Aug. 26

Here's a reminder for BHS marching band alumni.
Former Bluffton High School marching band members are invited to join the 2012-2013 Bluffton High School marching band for the pre-game football show on Friday, Aug. 31.
Rachael Lewis said, "This includes horns, woodwinds, percussion, flags and majorettes. Those who are able are welcome to march down from the high school to the field with the band prior to the game."