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Lots of November bargains of the month at Family True Value Hardware

Christmas lights on the list

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces its November Bargains of the Month.

These include:
• 200-count mini-led lights (on reels) cool white, warm white or multi-color, $14.99
• Wild bird seed, two options, $9.99
• Gallon bar and chain oil, $4.99
• 6-foot folding table, $34.99
• Folding chair, $9.99
• 3-foot Fiberglass stepladder, $49.99
• Seasonal door mat, $9.99


October births at Bluffton Hospital include 9 boys, 6 girls

Here are births reported from Bluffton Hospital in October. There are nine boys and six girls in this report. CLICK HERE for photos.


Grove ends Pirate season by 46-19 count

Dakota Bricker scores 3 TDs for Bluffton

By Sam Brauen

Long touchdowns were the name of the game Friday night. 

Unfortunately for the Bluffton squad, the Columbus Grove Bulldogs had a few more explosive plays. Bluffton closed out their 2016 campaign with a 46-19 loss at the hands of Columbus Grove. 



Girls' soccer: Pirates season ends in district action

The Bluffton Lady Pirates girls' soccer team played their last game of 2016 last Wednesday night against the Riverdale Falcons at Findlay High School in the District III semifinal match.

Riverdale took the lead in the first half with two goals, making it 2-0 at the start. 

Bluffton kept them from scoring again and at 14 minutes to go, a foul in the box gave Bluffton a penalty kick. Senior Sarah Theisen landed it beautifully making the score 2-1. But Riverdale came back strong scoring two more for a final score of 4-1.


Nov. 17 benefit for Deb Bollenbacher

Long-time Bluffton resident diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis

Earlier this summer long-time Bluffton resident Deb Bollenbacher was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, which is an inflammation of the spinal cord.

A benefit raffle in her behalf is planned from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium, according to Nicole LoBianco, who heads up the event.

Bollenbacher was an OB nurse for 40 years including 15 at Bluffton Hospital. Married to Duane Bollenbacher, the couple co-founded the S.H.A.N.N.O.N Service Club (Sharing Hopes and Nourshing Needs of Neighbors).


Daniel DeLong was retired CEO and president of Triplett Corp.

Following purchase of Bluffton company from Penril Corp.

Daniel J. DeLong, 64, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 12, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, to Jesse and Shirley DeLong who preceded him in death. On Nov. 6, 1971, he married Claudia J. Bowman, who survives.

Mr. DeLong retired as President and CEO of Triplett Corp. in Bluffton. He was also the Executive VP and CFO of Triplett for 10 years prior to becoming President.