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United Way still accepts donations

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township is underway. Although the door-to-door solicitation is completed, persons may still make donations at Citizens National Bank.
Duane Bollenbacher is chairperson of this year's United Way. The United Way period covers Sept. 1, 2009, through Aug. 31, 2010.
This year's campaign goal is $25,000.


Deer Creek Shoppes antique appraisal Oct. 28

Deer Creek Shoppes, North Main Street, Bluffton, is planning its final free antique appraisals for the year.

The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, and will be held at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

Persons wanting more information may contact Judy Bronson at Deer Creek, or e-mail her at: deercreekshoppes@embarqmail.com


Winter walkers welcome in Bluffton schools

The Bluffton Schools will once again welcome any citizen interested in walking the hallways during the winter months, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent.

The Bluffton Elementary and Middle Schools may be used for walking from 6:15-7:15 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., beginning Nov. 2.

Please enter at the main elementary door during these times. The buildings are open each day when school is in session.


Bluffton Lions involved in "Adopt-A-Road"

The Bluffton Lions Club, on Saturday, Oct. 17, held their semi-annual, "Adopt-A-Road" clean-up day. Pictured left to right are Lions Lowell Hostetler, Laura Voth, Tim Closson, Andy Armstrong, Adopt-A-Road, Chair, Morris Groman, Daryl Shields, Jan Emmert, Fred Rodabaugh and Dick Ramseyer who provided the time and energy to pick-up the litter along the assigned road. Dick Ramseyer is the Lions president.


15 minutes with Ryan Lowry

Ryan Lowry

Interviewed by Mary Pannabecker Steiner

What year did you graduate from BHS?

I graduated from Bluffton High School in 2007.

What year are you at ONU? What is your major? Career plans/hopes?

I am a junior at ONU, majoring in marketing. I would like to get a marketing job after graduation. I've really enjoyed my market research class, so maybe something along those lines.

Do you have a job and/or have you had summer jobs? What kind of work have you done?

$50,000 Hankish scholarship fund established

Anyone who knew the late Theda Hankish realized her love of students and education. At the October meeting of the Bluffton school board action will take place in behalf of Theda's estate that will help students in the Bluffton schools further their education.

The Bluffton School Board will approve and set into motion the Hankish Scholarship Endowment Fund. The fund, from Theda's estate, is in the amount of $50,000 according to Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent.