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December 9, 2016

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NYGAARD - There's only one family in Bluffton with that last name. You'll find this plate on a silver-grey Honda Odyssey parked on Anna Circle. It belongs to Christian and Jamie Nygaard.

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Power's up, internet is on (sort of); we're back in business!

Bluffton and many midwesterns took a history course this weekend. We lived like pioneers. Many are still roughing it. The history lesson reminded was how our great-great grandparents lived without electricity, air conditioning, telephone service, internet service, freezers and many other wonders of the 21st century.

In Bluffton at 4 p.m., Friday, June 28, the wrath of Mother Nature struck with high winds some speculating 85 miles per hour, and torrents of rain.

The results: most of the village and surrounding community knocked out of power, Trees blown helter-skelter, wires strewn across streets and lawns and