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June 20, 2019

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Next cars and coffee event Saturday

Monthly gathering at Masterpiece Signs

Masterpiece Signs, 902 N. Main St., next Bluffton Cars and Coffee event is Saturday, June 22. 

The event is an “informal gathering for enthusiasts and their cars," said Tim Boutwell. The monthly cars and coffee event continues through October. It is always held on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Each event is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the following Saturdays:  June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26.


Bluffton University to host baseball skills camps

The Bluffton University baseball team will host camps for young players wanting to improve their skills this summer.

A two-day camp takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9, for youth ages 9-13. Cost is $60.

Then on Wednesday, July 10, a camp for youth ages 13-15 will be held. This one-day camp costs $30.

To register, visit https://baseball.blufftonusportscamps.com/

Still time to sign-up for softball and T-Ball

Contact Bluffton Family Recreation for details

There’s still time to register for coed adult softball league and for T-ball, according to Daniel Tinch, executive director at Bluffton Family Recreation.

But, you’d better hurry.

The coed adult softball league sign-up deadline is Thursday, June 20.

The T-Ball registration sign-up deadline is Monday, June 24.

Registration may be made online at www.bfronline.com or by calling BFR at 419-358-4150. BFR is located at 215 Snider Road.

The website includes the complete list of summer leagues, camps and clinics.

Friday evening at BFR

Bluffton Area Relay for Hope - 4:30 p.m. to midnight

It’s Bluffton Area Relay for Hope weekend. All activities are free and open to the public.

Activities are from 4:30 p.m. to midnight, Friday, June 21, at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

This year’s relay is a family-friendly event and includes a range of activities, according to Lynda Best of the Relay committee.


Betty Kantner was a life-long Pandora resident

Betty E. Kantner, 88, died June 18, 2019, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Betty was born March 21, 1931, in Pandora to the late Gerald and Lela (Oberly) Basinger.  On Dec. 16, 1951, she married Forest "Bud" Kantner who preceded her in death on March 16, 2015.

Betty graduated from Pandora High School and was a homemaker.  She was a life member of Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora and volunteered with the Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary. 


Ohio governor USDA disaster designation for Ohio farmers

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting a USDA Secretarial disaster designation for Ohio amid heavy rainfall impacting Ohio farmers.

In his letter, Governor DeWine notes that record rainfall through the spring planting season has been devastating to Ohio farmers, with flooding and saturated fields preventing them from planting crops. Only 50 percent of Ohio’s corn crop and 32 percent of Ohio’s soybean crop have been planted as of June 10, 2019.