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Engage in the ‘contact zone,’ professor advises Bluffton University students

The “contact zone,” as defined by Kate Spike, will never be confused with the comfort zone where many people like to spend their time.

The first zone is where humans “brush up against each other,” whether in language, literacy or culture, as well as geographically, she said in Bluffton University’s annual Civic Engagement Forum on March 24. “It’s not a comfortable place,” the assistant professor of English added, comparing it to “burlap underwear”—something that most people would like to avoid.

Paul Kersh was a Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Paul Dean Kersh, 57, of Pandora died March 26, 2015, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1957, in Columbus to Robert and Eleanor Pingle Kersh.

He worked for the Benton Ridge Telephone Company since 1983. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting and was a member of the Leipsic Fishing & Hunting Assoc. He was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School.


Bob Inniger inducted into Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame April 11

Bob Inniger is one of seven persons and two national championship teams to join the Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame during the organization’s 31st annual banquet and induction. 

Inniger is vice president, business banking officer for Citizens National Bank. He is also treasurer of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. He is an Arlington High School and University of Findlay two-sport athlete.


Bluffton High's Tri-Hi-Y 63 years ago

Sixty-three school years have pasted since this photo was taken. It's the Bluffton High School Tri-Hi-Y in the 1951-52 school year. 

According to the caption under the photo:

Tri-Hi-Y consists of sophomore, junior and senior girls organized to promote the growth of the spiritual, mental and physical sides of life. The purpose is “to create, maintain and extend throughout the home, school and community high standards of Christian character.”

Meetings have centered around personality, narcotics and careers.

The names of the members are listed under the photo.

Gary's Repair reminder: schedule your mower for spring service

Gary Augsburger of Gary's Repair says that it's time to call and schedule your mower for spring service.

Gary's Repair
2667 Road P
Pandora, OH 45877


Bluffton softball drops two at Heidelberg

March 25, 2015
By: Ryan Ebbeskotte, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

Beavers swat Jackets for 4-0 HCAC mark

March 25, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Purse Bingo April 23 to benefit Spielman fund for cancer research

Pharmacy Solutions of Riley Creek Pharmacy will sponsor a purse bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at the Pandora-Gilboa School auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Stefanie Spelman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

Tickets cost $30 and include admission, a bingo card, and refreshments, and are available through Saturday, April 11 at Riley Creek Pharmacy, Pandora, and Greg's Pharmacy, Bluffton. Tables of eight may be reserved and participants will also be able to buy raffle tickets.


BAMA plans Good Friday procession of the cross and service

The Bluffton ecumenical Good Friday procession of the cross and worship service is scheduled for Good Friday, April 3. This event is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and the public is invited to attend.

This annual procession involves people of all ages helping to carry a large wooden cross through Bluffton to various churches. The procession with the cross will begin at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, corner of Elm and Spring streets, at 11:30 a.m. 


Mustard Seed Cafe offers March 27 Tasting of Italian Wines and Pasta

Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St. Bluffton, will be offering A Tasting of Italian Wines and Pasta on Friday, March 27.

In lieu of the regular menu, there will be four courses of pasta paired with four different wines.

There will be two seatings --
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. -- and reservations are strongly suggested (567-226-1120).

Appetizer Course
• Angel hair pasta nest with mascarpone creme, lemon, basil, peaches, caramelized leeks, and roasted pistachios
• Paired with: Lumassina Frizzante