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September 19, 2017


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This plate on a Corvette was spotted at the County Line Church of the Brethren car show in July. Maybe the son has a matching Corvette, too.

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Alice Kohli had worked at several Bluffton businesses

Alice J. Kohli, 81, of Mt. Cory, died at 4:19 a.m., October 7, 2014 at Bridge Hospice, Findlay.  She was born December 20, 1932 in Ada to the late Eugene and Mozelle Bullock Thompson.  On April 28, 1950 she married Harold B. Kohli and he preceded her in death on October  11, 2004.


Mennonite Memorial Home invites trick or treaters on Oct. 30

Trick or Treaters are invited to visit the Mennonite Memorial Home from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. MMH is located at 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Pandora United Methodist Church offers community meal Oct. 29

The Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29th in the fellowship hall of the church, at108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by the mission committee. The menu will include lasGna, bread sticks, salad, dessert, and beverage.


BCE launches 2015 business plan competition at chamber breakfast

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs will sponsor the Friday, Oct. 10, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast program.

The free chamber breakfast is at 7 a.m. with the chamber meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall.

The program serves as the launch of BCE’s fifth annual Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition. It also will provide chamber members with a progress report of BCE activities over the past year.

William Herr receives Bluffton University Lifetime Service Award; young alumnus also honored

Bluffton University presented alumni awards on Oct. 4 to two distinguished graduates who said Bluffton has given them much more as well.

Lifetime Service Award

William Herr, a 1961 alumnus, received the Lifetime Service Award at the President’s Banquet on Homecoming Saturday, while Bethny (Ricks ’06) Brown accepted the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

County Line Church of the Brethren dedicates new Multi-purpose Building Sunday

County Line Church of the Brethren, 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod, will hold a dedication and homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 12, according to Tom Dearth, senior pastor.

The day includes a 10:30 a.m. combination morning service and dedication service for the congregation’s new Multi-purpose Building.

Immediately following is a carry-in dinner held in the Multi-purpose Building. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided.

The events of the day are open to the public.


Neva Adams is BHS student of the month

Neva Adams, a senior, is the September student of the month at Bluffton High School. She is the daughter of Frank Adams and Dana Neely of Bluffton.

Adams is a member of the BHS band, co-editor of the yearbook, and carries a GPA of 3.948. She is enrolled in the post secondary program at Bluffton University, and after graduation, would  like to attend the University of Iowa and study English and elementary education.


Northwest Physical Therapy and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio highlight physical therapy month

Northwest Physical Therapy and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio have partnered together for more than two decades to provide rehab services to Bluffton and the surrounding area.  October is National Physical Therapy month and a chance to highlight this local partnership of Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Dan U. Dalke pastored Ebenezer Mennonite Church for 18 years

Former Bluffton pastor, Rev. Dan U. Dalke, 93, died in his home in Inman, Kansas, on Sept. 29, 2014. He was born June 27, 1921, in Inman, Kansas, to John and Sara Dalke. He married Edna Franz on Jan. 22, 1943, and together they had seven children.


Lions to meet Oct. 7

The Bluffton Lions Club will meet from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 7 on the third floor of the Bluffton town hall.11:45 – 1:00p.m. Lunch will be provided by Henry’s Restaurant, tat a cost of $8 per person.

Featured speaker will be Bluffton mayor Judy Augsburger.  She report on the state of Bluffton village affairs.

The agenda will include discussion of the Lions' upcoming roadside clean-up, as well as the   Blaze of Lights chicken barbecue and parade.