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Jefferson Street project moves one step closer to getting started

Bid opening Friday; special council meeting to accept bids Monday

Two events this week and next will get the million-dollar Jefferson Street improvement project moving. Once it is underway traffic patterns in the village will change as the street will be closed for construction.

• A bid opening at 10 a.m., Friday, March 15, takes place in the town hall. Jesse Blackburn told Bluffton council he is encourage that 10 prospective bidders have requested bid sheets for the project.

• A special council meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, is set for the purpose of accepting bids on the project.

Here’s Bluffton council’s committee meeting list

Several Bluffton council committee meetings are set this month. Those follow:

Here are births for January and February from Bluffton Hospital

Here are the births so far this year reported from Bluffton Hospital.

Jan. 7 – Andi Marie, daughter of Zachary and Lisa Schelenberg, McComb

Jan. 17 – Graham Neil, son of Neil and Faith Stechschulte, Ottawa

Jan. 17 – Camrynn Jhene, daughter of David and Shannon

Jan. 19 – Bria Rosalee, daughter of Todd and Kelsey, Ada

Jan. 23 – Emma Lynne, daughter of Joshua and Stephanie Lehman, Pandora

Jan. 23 – Tyler Reid, son of Tyler Biederman and Rainee Taylor, Beaverdam

Jan. 23 – Jaxon Tyler, son of Jacob and Rosie Ford, North Baltimore

Internal medicine residency program

St. Rita’s receives initial accreditation

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has received initial accreditation for the newly developed Internal Medicine Residency Program. 

The program is a three-year program and is approved for a total of 36 accredited resident positions. Medical student candidates will be able to apply in the fall 2019 via ERAS (interview process) and we will participate in the 2020 NRMP (match). The first class of 12 Internal Medicine residents will start on July 1, 2020.


Ruth Everett presents March 21 program on healing touches

Ruth Everett of Ruth Everett's Healing Touches, Bluffton, will present a program on self-healing techniques to lift your energy, tap into your emotions and change your life.

The presentation is at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at One River Collective, 2366 Shawnee Road, Lima. The program is free and open to the public.



Sunday registration deadline at BFR

For flag football, U6 soccer, 3-4th grade volleyball

The deadline is approaching to register for several youth programs Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

Sign-up deadline for flag football, U6 soccer, and 3rd and 4th grade volleyball leagues is Sunday, March 17. After that registrations will be accepted with a $10 late fee and it cannot be guaranteed that t-shirts/jerseys will be available at the same time as the others.