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January 17, 2019

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15 minutes with Bob Gordon-Hancock

On working for a company based in Ireland

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock
Bob Gordon-Hancock was born in Chelmsford, England. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School. He got his Bachelor's in Social Anthropology from The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He then got a Post-graduate diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from University of Wales, Lampeter, where he met his future wife, Elizabeth Beer (Bluffton).

Mt. Cory UMC has free VBS kits

The Mt. Cory United Methodist Church has three free used Vacation Bible School kits available to give to a church or organization.

They include SonQuest Rain Forest, Mighty Fortress and SonRise National Park.  Serious enquirers may call Jean at 419-581-8500. Pictures are available upon request.


First council meeting of 2019

New village solicitor, several committee reports, $139,450 FFA grant

It will be a busy council meeting on Monday (tonight, Jan. 14), as the village governing body meets for the first time in 2019.

A 31-page agenda is attached at the bottom of this story

Among items on the agenda include the introduction of Elliott T. Werth, as the new village solicitor. He is with the Findlay law firm of Hackenberg, Beutler, Rasmussen and Feighner.

Several committee reports are on the agenda:

Shall we dance?

BFR's daddy-daughter dance tickets now on sale; next winter day camp is Jan. 21

Bluffton Family Recreation’s first-ever daddy and daughter takes place in early February and tickets are now on sale.

The dance starts at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at BFR. Ticket are $20 for members (2 tickets) and $40 for program participants (2 tickets). Additional tickets – if you have more than one daughter attending – are $5 each.

Next winter day camp Jan. 21
The next BFR “school day out camp” is approaching. It’s Monday, Jan. 21, on Martin Luther King Day. The next camp is Monday, Feb. 18, on Presidents’ Day.

Virginia Howell had worked at Triplett and at the Amstutz cannery

Virginia M. Howell, 101, died Jan. 14, 2019, at The Heritage in Findlay. Virginia was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Mount Cory to the late Ferd and Marie (Duffey) Crow.  On Oct. 18, 1944, she married Howard Howell who preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1991.


1955 Eagle Scouts

Ralph Reichenbach, David Little and Larry Smucker became Bluffton Eagle Scouts in 1955.

Here is a photo from their court of honor. From left, Ralph E. Reichenbach, Ralph P. Reichenbach (Eagle), Evelyn Reichenbach, Katherine Little, David Little (Eagle), Woodrow Little, Irene Smucker, Larry Smucker (Eagle), and Carl Smucker.