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Bluffton Tree Commission honors Benroth family

Bluffton's Tree Commission Arbor Day celebration recognized the late Eugene and Evelyn Benroth. The commission planted several trees and bushes at the entrance of the Benroth Bridge over Marsh Run at the Buckeye. This year a committee of volunteers spruced up the bridge area and renovated the bridge. Standing from left are Sam and Janette Reineke and Bev and Bob Amstutz. Janette and Bev are daughters of Eugene and Evelyn. Click here for additional photos of the event.

Several Bluffton dancers among winners at Van Wert event

Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre competed in the No Limit Dance Competition in Van Wert on April 10. The Ada studio, one of at least 10 studios from Ohio and Indiana to compete, received nine trophies and awards, and two special award ribbons from the judges.


Ruth Kibele 1919 - 2010

Ruth Kibele

Ruth E. Kibele, 91, of Bluffton, died at 10:15 a.m., April 23, 2010, at Otterbein Nursing Home, Cridersville.

She was born April 2, 1919, to John and Clara Gratz Geiser in Grand Marsh, Wisc,. On June 20, 1938, she married Kermit Kibele and he died Jan. 20, 1969.

Mrs. Kibele owned and operated Kibbee's Carry-Out and had worked at Triplett Corp. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Bluffton College. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.


Jarrod Richard Leon 1976 - 2010

Jarrod Richard Leon, 33, of Bluffton, died April 23, 2010, in a car accident near Cairo.

H2 was born April 28, 1976, in Great Bend, Kan., and was a graduate of Poland (Ohio) High School.


Margaret Elnora Augsburger 1919-2010

Margaret Augsburger

Margaret Elnora Augsburger, 91, Mennonite Memorial Home resident, died at 4:05 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Home.

She was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to Alfred and Marjorie (Jones) Mayberry. On Aug. 22, 1940, she married Wade Augsburger and he died on Jan. 5, 2008.

Mrs. Augsburger was a homemaker, retiring from Hawkey's Pharmacy, Columbus Grove. She had attended Lima Baptist Temple.


Could this belong to a BHS math teacher?

We spot this plate near Bluffton High School during school days. If we aren't mistaken it belongs to Pam Riffle a Buckeye fan.