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August 28, 2016


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Riverbend residence new listing by Smith's Realty

Smith's Realty, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing in Bluffton, according to Lorrinda Smith.

The listing is 206 Riverbend Dr., Bluffton. The listing price is $234,900. For more details on the residence, open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.


Iconic Bakery: The answer to what to do with all those zucchini

Here's what you can do with all those zucchini in your garden. Create a zucchini pie. This recipe is from the Bluffton Relay for Life Bluffton Community Cookbook II. Copies are on sale at Village Cut 'n' Curl, Cherry St.

ZUCCHINI PIE - From Audra Ream

1 c. cooked zucchini
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp. flour
1 c. evaporated milk
1 1/2 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Drain the cooked zucchini and all ingredients together in a blender and mix well. Put in pie shell and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.


A new Frigidaire would be nice for the kitchen


Need a Frigidaire, or a Maytag washing machine? Stop in at E.M. Kennel, dealer, at 108 S. Main St., Bluffton. This advertisement is from the 1932 Bluffton High School yearbook.

The address of this business is now part of the Citizens National Bank block. Think of it this way, Edward Jones is 107 N. Main. The Maytag dealer would have been located right across the street.

Aggregation program offers residents opportunity to save money on electric bill

Village of Bluffton AEP customers received a letter last week explaining a government Electricl Aggregation Program that will affect all residents. Simply put, local officials bring citizens together to gain group buying boywer for the purchase of competitively-priced electricy from a retail electric generation supplier.

Krysti's Music Studio 6th annual performathon Saturday at farmers' market; lots of performers and prizes

This week's Bluffton's Farmers Market has an extra event. It's the sixth annual performathon and fundraiser for Campus Life/YFC, presented by students of Krysti's Music Studio.

"We'll have  fun and fellowship, food, a silent auction, and musical entertainment by many of our students," said Krysti Schey of the studio.

Drawings for prizes from the fundraiser takes place at noon.

Here's the latest performance schedule. More students and times will be added.

Sharon Jolliff, 1943-2013, was a Bluffton College graduate

Sharon K. Jolliff, 70, of Arlington, died at 4:02 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

She was born in Lima, Ohio, on July 13, 1943, to the late Richard H. and Helen (Halker) Zeller. On Oct. 17, 1964, she married Jack L. Jolliff, and he survives in Arlington. She is also survived by two children: Christine M. (Greg) Denecker of Bluffton, and Mark A. (Kristie) Jolliff of Arlington.

Sharon is survived, too, by seven grandchildren: Kathryn, Mitchell, Kendra, Kylie, and Max Jolliff, and Gabe and Luke Denecker.


Shirley's Popcorn flavor of the month: Ragin' Cajun

It's August and there's a new popcorn flavor of the month at Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co.

"Late-summertime at Shirley's means we celebrate with this spicy August favorite - Ragin' Cajun. It's packed with a little southern heat and a lot of smoky flavor to add the perfect punch to your party," says Peter Suter of Shirley's.



Tickets still available for Ebenezer Mennonite Church dinner theatre

Tickets are still available for the Ebenezer Mennonite Church dinner theatre, which takes place Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1-4.

The cast includes: Pat Bassett, John George, Mary Glick, Kevin Gratz, Sarah Lehman, Kaite Rhodes, Roger Rhodes, Amanda Rhonemus, Steve and Lynda Rodabaugh, Pat Rodabaugh and Brittany Sheehan.

Meri Skilliter, Dan Stanowick, David Yoder, Kara ZinkFrom the authors of the hit series, Uncle Phil’s Diner comes a new interactive dinner theatre that brings on lots of laughs and colorful characters in Family Camp.


Several non-profit organizations benefit from Lima Rotary Foundation grants

The Lima Rotary Foundation will present its quarterly grants to eight non-profit agencies on Monday, Aug. 5 at noon during the weekly Rotary Club meeting, held at the City Club, 144 S. Main St.

The Lima Symphony Orchestra will receive $864 to provide tickets for Marimor students and their families; $1,000 to sponsor the Young People’s Concert; and $1,500 to fund the KidStuff Program at the Lima Public Library. 

Equestrian Therapy Program will receive $1,000 to assist with programming, including a new program for at-risk students.


Peggy Amstutz, 74, was a Beaverdam HS graduate

Peggy A. Amstutz, 74, died at 3:22 pm July 29, 2013, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born March 25, 1939, in Allen County to the late Morris and Martha (Dunlap) Lewis. 

On June 30, 1957, she married Robert Amstutz and he survives.

Peggy was a homemaker and had worked at Family True Value Hardware, Bluffton. She was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. She was an auxiliary member of Gideon’s International. She was a graduate of Beaverdam High School.