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Two days in the 60s!

It’s getting warmer. In the past seven days, the area experienced two days of 60+ degree temperatures with lows reaching only to the 20s. Here’s the the daily highs and lows provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Open house Sunday at 16534 TR 51

Property will be auctioned on April 20

An open house is set for 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 24, at 16534 Township Road 51, Bluffton.

The property will be auctioned on April 20. The property includes approximately 23.6 acres and a homesite in three parcels. The country home and building is on approximaately 2.5 acres in Section 30 of Union Township, Hancock County.

Siefker Real Estate and Auction Co., Ottawa, is handling the open house and auction.

Complete details are in the graphic below.


Denecker Special Mention All-Ohio Division III

Luke Denecker, Bluffton High School junior, was named Special Mention All-Ohio Division III boys' basketball.

Denecker also earned First Team All Northwest District Honors for Division III.  

Denecker led Bluffton in scoring at 18.6 points per game and made a school record 66 three pointers during the season.  The point guard had 70 assists, 32 steals and averaged 5.6 rebounds per game as well.  



Education majors utilize Moyer Nature Center for training

Sixteen future teachers at Bluffton University recently took part in a unique training for hands-on science education. Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources led a training for Project Wild, the organization’s conservation education program.

Held at the Moyer Nature Center, the location allowed participants to tryout some of the lessons, including a hands-on field investigation of plants and wildlife.

Project Wild lessons align with Ohio’s curriculum standards and include science, language arts, literacy and math elements.

Vernal Equinox on Friday

Spring program at ONU observatory

The Ohio Northern University Observatory will be open to the public on Friday, March 22 from 9 - 11 p.m. to observe the Vernal Equinox, according to Dr. Jason Pinkney, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This event marks the astronomical first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

The precise time of the equinox is Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 5:58 P.M. EDT, but the night sky will be the same on March 22.


Michigan Lutheran Seminary choir concert March 25

at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera

The Concert Choir of Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Michigan, will present a concert of sacred songs at Trinity Lutheran Church , 301 N. Main St., Jenera, on Monday, March 25, at 1 p.m.

The 38-voice traveling singers, under the direction of Professor Leonard A. Proeber, have toured annually since 1955, with appearances in more than 30 states, Canada, and Europe.  

This choir, which will sing over 30 concerts during the 2018-2019 season, regularly visits congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Michigan and adjoining states.