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Dakota Bricker - BHS February student of the month

He hopes to study mechanical engineering in college

Dakota Bricker, a Bluffton High School senior, is the February BHS student of the month.

He is involved in many sports including football, where he was named to the All- NWC first team in 2015 and 2017 and second team in 2016 with an honorable mention in 2017; baseball where is he was named to the All-NWC first team-2016, and second team in 2015 and 2017, and he played on the basketball team.


Mennonite Memorial Home Easter egg hunt March 24

3,000 eggs filled with candy are up for grabs

An Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 8 and under is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m., at Mennonite Memorial Home.

The annual event, sponsored by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and Bluffton McDonald’s, will take place rain or shine. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their own basket for collecting eggs. Families are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early as the eggs are collected very quickly once the hunt begins.

Start thinking about downtown potted plants

Businesses, organizations and individuals invited to sponsor a flowerpot

Orders are now being placed for this summer’s downtown flowerpots.

According to Susie and Steve Stratton of Stratton Greenhouses, “This is our 12th year for providing the potted plants on Main Street.”


To make this happen Strattons invite contributions to keep the program going. This year the sponsorships are $130 per pot. If payments are received by Saturday, March 24, the cost is $120 per pot.

Tickets on sale for wild game night

Saturday, March 24, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church

Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road, will hold its annual wild game night Saturday, March 24, at the church.

The evening's schedule follows:
• 5 p.m. - appetizers and exhibits
• 6 p.m. - meal, venison stroganoff
• 7 p.m. - John Norris of Fisher's of Men National Tournament Trail, featured speaker

Tickets are pre-sale only. Tickets are $15 each and are sold in the church missions center Sundays from 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 419-410-4205.


BHS team qualifies for regional tournament

On Feb. 26 The Bluffton HS academic team went 7-0 at the Bath Invitational tournament, placing first, according to John George, coach.

This qualifies the Pirates for the Ohio Academic Competition Regional Tournament on Saturday, April 27. 

Team members, from left, Duncan Scott, Patrick Estell, Derek Swartzlander, Christopher Harnish, Neil Metzger, Louis Graham, Julia Smallcombe, Amelia Mitchell, Bella Angel.


Deandre keeps winning at state

Onto the state semi-finals! Deandre Nassar, Bluffton High School wrestler, won his quarterfinal match Friday morning. He will wrestle in the semifinals tonight according to information from www.blufftonpirates.com.