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March 17, 2018

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Planning Commission meets Monday

A Bluffton Village Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, March 12, at the third floor of the town hall. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Parkview Development.

She found a new family at Willow Ridge

"I never expected how much these people would do for me”

Joyce Klein had only planned on working at Willow Ridge for a few months.  She has found the experience so deeply rewarding that now she can’t even think of leaving.

“I lost my husband to cancer in 2016,” Joyce said softly.  “He was just a beautiful person.”  An 8th grade teacher at Allen East in Lima, Joyce arrived home by 3:30 p.m. and worried about spending the long evenings alone. 

Gregory Kiene was a quality control specialist at Tower Automotive

Gregory James Kiene, 64, of Russells Point and formerly of Bluffton, died March 9, 2018, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. Greg was born Aug. 5, 1953 in Bluffton to James and Cathryn "Cassie” (Diller) Kiene.  On Aug. 5, 2002, he married Karen Moser Kiene who survives.

Greg graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School. He was a quality control specialist at Tower Automotive in Bluffton.


Michael Amstutz was a Bluffton High School graduate

Michael Ray Amstutz, 67, died March 11, 2018, at his residence. Mike was born Dec. 7, 1950 in Bluffton to the late William and JuLee (Garmatter) Amstutz who preceded him in death.

Mike was a 1969  graduate of Bluffton High School.  He was a truck driver for several companies over his career and was a member of Beaverdam Church of Christ. 


Elizabethtown College professor gives C. Henry Smith Lecture

March 20 in Stutzman Lecture Hall

Dr. Steven M. Nolt, senior scholar at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies and professor of history and Anabaptist studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa., will present the 2018 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at Bluffton University.
During the presentation he will examine the debate over military service and conscientious objection in the increasingly diverse Mennonite community of Virginia’s Tidewater area—home to a concentration of military bases and contractors.

Spring break camp

Signs of spring pops up March 27

Explore the emerging spring season with the Hancock Park District on Tuesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at “Spring Break Camp: Signs of Spring.” Camp will take place at the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.