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May 25, 2017


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Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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Three BHS seniors are SHANNON scholars

Andie Schmutz, Jayme Siefer and Douglas Nester

S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton announces the winners of its “Service To Humanity” scholarship awards.

Award winners are Bluffton High School seniors Andie Schmutz, Jayme Siefer and Douglas Nester. Each student received an $800 scholarship.

Andie Schmutz is the daughter of Joan Casey and Todd Schmutz. She plans to attend Rhodes State College, studying medicine to hopes to become a nurse practitioner.

Jayme Siefer is the daughter of Carol Siefer and plans to attend the University of Toledo.           


Bluffton Public Library kicks off summer reading program June 5

Toledo Zoo presentation, touch-a-truck, indoor picnic, plus lots more

Monday, June 5, is Library Fun Day.

It kicks off a two-month summer reading program at Bluffton Public Library.

"Every summer, the library’s goal is to encourage people of all ages to learn and grow throughout every stage of their lives. This summer’s theme is Build a Better World," said Jessica Hermiller, library director.

The events foster the theme to Build a Better World and are open to all library patrons of all ages.

Lee Cookson memorial visitation June 17

1-3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church

A memorial visitation will be held for family and friends of Richard Lee Cookson on Saturday, June 17, at the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton.

Cookson's family will receive visitors in the gathering room on the ground floor of the church from 1-3 pm. Cookson died on Dec. 31, 2016. Click here for his obituary.


Scrap Artist Quilters raffle benefits Heritage Center

Quilt on view at Diller Flooring

Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters is holding a quilt raffle to benefit the proposed Heritage Center of the Swiss Historical Society. 

The quilt was pieced by Sandy Schmidt, a member of the club and machine-quilted by Ruth Grihalva of Forever In Stitches, also a member of the club. 

It measures 71-by 76-inches. It currently may be seen in the window of Diller Flooring, 119 N. Main St.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. They may be purchased at Diller Flooring,  or from any Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters member.

Six students graduate from Trinity Lutheran School on May 28

Six students will graduate from Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, on Sunday, May 28,  The graduation will be part of the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Logan

Those graduating are: Kwynn Reiss Alge, Kylie Ann Beagle, Logan Grant Below, Leah Lynn Lanasky, Cameron Michael VanDemark and Cierra Colleen VanDermark. 

Seth Lang, teacher of the third and fourth grade students, who is moving to Minnesota, will be honored at a farewell reception beginning at 9:20 a.m.  


Senior center hosts June 8 "End of Life Seminar"

Free and open to the public

"Talking to loved ones about death is always difficult," said Tonya Meyer, Bluffton Senior Citizens Center director.

The Center hosts an End of Life Seminar at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 8, to help enable these discussions. "This seminar is intended for seniors and their families. Come when you can and stay as long as you like," said Meyer.

The evening includes presentations from attorneys, accountants, funeral directors and other professionals. These speakers are available to chat one-on-one plus speaking on the following topics:


Bluffton Paving working on three streets today

Bluffton police release the following notices concerning work on Bluffton streets on Thursday, May 25:

• Bluffton Paving will be milling Eastland Drive and Westland Drive.

• Bluffton Paving will be milling East Elm Street from Huber Street To County Line Road.

• Bluffton Paving will be milling Vine Street from Main Street to Jackson Streets.

Drivers are asked not to park in these areas.


Four from Bluffton on ONU dean's list

Four students from Bluffton were named to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2016-17 at Ohio Northern University. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled full-time.

• Jeremiah Gamatter, Engineering
• Molly Meyer, Business Administration
• Matthew Spallinger, Arts and Sciences
• Stephen Tatarkov, Engineering


25% off all geraniums and mixed planters

Stratton Greenhouses open Memorial Day

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, will be open on Memorial Day from noon to 5 p.m.

All geraniums and mixed planters are 25 percent off. Stratton Greenhouses is also open Sundays in May from noon to 5 p.m.



Want to make some music this summer?

Miss Vicki's Music Studio, Ada, has several class options

Want to make some music this summer?

Vicki Mills can help. Miss Vicki’s Music Studio, 2613 State Route 81 (West North Avenue), Ada, has a range of summer classes for youth through adults. For more information contact Mills at 419-679-8259. Or CLICK HERE for the studio website.

Here’s the summer schedule:

Tuesday evenings – June 13 to Aug. 8
(no classes June 20 or July 4)

Choir (grades 1-3) – 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Choir (grades 4-8) - 7 to 8:30 p.m.