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BHS Buckeye Creativity Award winners

Three Bluffton High School artists are winners in the Buckeye Creativity Awards competition. The three, from left are Kyla Dawson, Carissa Luginbill and Brooke Heinze, according to Vickie Garmon, BHS art teacher.

The competition sponsored by Lima Optimists is titled The Ohio State at Lima Buckeye Creativity Awards. Judges select 21 items, consist of a variety of poems, short stories and artworks to be published in the Hogcreek Review Journal.

This year there were 400 entries. Carissa is a senior and Brooke and Kyla are juniors. Each student received a gift card.


Hancock Sheriff has "prom" patrols

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office will staff extra patrols during the next two weekends. These patrols are in conjunction with prom activities at area high schools, according to Sgt. Matt Kinsinger of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

Next Bluffton blood drive May 17 in middle school

Blufftn's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, in the Middle School gym.

Persons who donate blood that day will receive a t-shirt.

Bluffton Shuffleboard Club ready for summer tournaments

The Bluffton Shuffleboard Club announces is summer state tournament schedule.

The regular playing schedule for club members is Monday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 5: p.m. All times are weather permitting, and all adults are welcome to play.

The following state tournaments will be hosted by the Bluffton club:
Mildred and Clarence Brunn Doubles on May 31, June 1 and 2
North American Singles on June 7, 8 and 9
Crowe Memorial Doubles on July 12, 13 and 14
Bluffton Doubles on Aug. 16, 17 and 18


Maple Crest May 28 book discussion "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

A discussion of Mary Ann Shaffer's book "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" will take place in the family room of Maple Crest Senior Living Village on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28), at 3 p.m. Maple Crest Senior Living Village is located at 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton.

Copies of the book are available at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

May Mennonite Home church service schedule set

May church services at Mennonite Memorial Home are set. The schedule follows:

Sunday, May 6 - Forest Clingerman

Sunday, May 13 - Dave Thompson

Sunday, May 20 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Sunday, May 27 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m.

Services on Tuesdays in May follow:

2nd - Kevin Mohr, English Lutheran Church

9th - Steve Ramsey, Good Hope Lutheran

15th - Eric Rummel, Emmanuel UCC

22nd - Louise Wideman, First Mennonite

29th - Jerry Lewis, Pleasant View United Methodist

Lots of activities in May at Hilty Memorial Home

May is a busy month at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Activities take place every day in May. Special May highlights includes an art class with Janette Reineke, a visit from the Columbus Grove 4-H Club, Mother's Day brunch, fashion show and music from The Kitchen Band.

To view the entire May Hilty Home calendar, click here.


Irene Miller - May's Richland Manor resident of the month

Irene Miller

Irene Miller, whose birthday is May 5, is the May resident of the month at Richland Manor, 7400 Swaney Road, Bluffton.

She graduated from Beaverdam High School and in 1935 married Harold Miller. The couple had two sons. She also has several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is one of several Richland Manor residents with May birthdays.

May is a busy month at Richland Manor. Special events include:

May 10 - Taste of the town, Bluffton Dari Freeze, noon

May 12 - Mother's Day celebration, 2 p.m.


Hahn-Bixel engagement announced

Cara Hahn - Andrew Bixel

Mark and Kay Hahn of Rockford, Michigan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cara Hahn, to Andrew Bixel. The wedding will be held at Dimnent Chapel on the campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on Saturday, June 2, 2012.

Cara graduated from Rockford High School, Rockford, Michigan, in 2006 and from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 2009. Cara is employed as a Research Analyst for Amway Corporation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


April Bluffton police docket

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket - April 2012

April 1
-Officers responded to the 100 Block of Geiger St. in response to a report of damage being done to a resident's property.
April 2
-A Quarry Dr. Business reported the theft of welding cables from the business.
April 6
-Officers responded to a child custody dispute at the Elementary School playground.
April 7
- A Swanton resident filed a complaint involving a child custody dispute.