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Community worship moved to middle school

Sunday's community worship service, sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association, will take place in the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium rather than on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.

The service was moved to the school because of the possibility of showers and cool, windy weather predicted Sunday morning.

The service begins at 9 a.m.  Please bring along your lawn chairs for seating.


Friends of Brenda Kohli Anderson announce Saturday fundraiser

A fundraiser to assist a Bluffton resident with cancer is planned Saturday. Friends of Brenda Kohli Anderson have put the event together. 

The following activities take place a Brenda's residence, 736 N. Main St:
• Several raffles
• Lots of food, including sloppy joes, scalloped potatoes and desserts, all available for a $7 donation. Youth 5 and under are free.


Bluffton Senior Center offers two Amish trips this fall

Take a trip to visit the Amish with the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center this fall - make that two trips. Here's the details from Bob Painter:


Police docket for June

June 1
-Police found a juvenile on N. Main St. that was out past curfew.  The juvenile was charged with a curfew violation.
-Police responded to a menacing complaint at a Grove St. Residence.   
June 4
-Officers took a complaint from a Riley St. Resident who reported that a second party owed her money from a check and she had not received it. 
-A S. Main St. Resident reported a theft of a statue from the front of his residence. 
June 7

Grown Ups 2 starts July 26 at Shannon Theatre

Playing at the Shannon Theatre beginning July 26 and through August 1 is Grown Ups 2.  This movie is rated PG-13.

Showtimes are every evening at 7 p.m and 9:30 p.m.

Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn flavor of the month for August is Ragin' Cajun.


Summer outdoor Italian Festival returns to Jeanne's Saturday

A summer Italian Festival returns to Jeanne' Kitchen, Vine Street on Saturday, July 27, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., according to Jeanne Previte.

Vine Street will be closed from Main to the alley behind Jeanne's, so that patrons may eat in  seating on the street or inside the restaurant. Chuck Summers, saxophonist, will entertain patrons during the festival.

The all-Italian menu follows:

Mozzarella sticks (6) $4.50
Fried calamari with dipping sauce $7
Three cheese pizza $7


Registration underway for two BFR youth events in August

BFR Sports and Fitness is accepting registrations for two early August events, according to Carole Enneking, director.

Last Adventure Camp  Aug. 1
Children ages 4-6 years are invited to register for this summer's final pre-school camp held Thursday, Aug. 1. The theme for the day is Disney characters. Activities, crafts and snack will tie with the theme.

Call 364-W for an appointment to get your eyes checked


Here is a Bluffton business advertisement from the 1933-34 Bluffton High School yearbook. The yearbook was called the "Annual Leaves" and was not yet the "Buccanneer."

The advertiser was D.C. and Gordon Bixel, O.D., optometrists. Their business was on the second floor of the Citizens National Bank building. Telephone number: 364-W.

Eight performances on 2013-14 Town Hall Concert Series

The 2013-14 Bluffton Village Cultural Affairs Committee Town Hall Concert Series was released and features eight performances from August through April, according to Wendy Chappell Dick, of the committee.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. and are catered by Mustard Seed Cafe.

All performances are in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall. Performance times will be announced closer to each performance. 

Aug. 3 Jim Volk - Guitar Beatles Music
(Beatles warm up act by Wendy and Sara Chappell-Dick)


Allen County Port Authority elects officers at organizational meeting

Phil Buell, president and chief executive officer of Superior Federal Credit Union, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allen County.  His election took place July 23 at the organizational meeting for the newly reconstituted Board of the Port Authority.

Herbert A. Schumm, vice president of medical affairs at St. Rita’s Medical Center, was elected vice chair, and Barry Hardy, of Hardy Financial Group, was elected secretary and fiscal officer.