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Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services announces partnership

With Senior Options, a Virginia non-profit agency

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, has announced a partnership with Senior Options, a non-profit subsidiary of Westminster-Canterbury, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Senior Options delivers turnkey solutions for home health, hospice services and continuum management. 

Seven powerlifters compete at Bellefontaine

BHS wins third place trophy

Bluffton High School powerlifting squad, with seven girls competing, walked away with a third place overall team trophy with a combined weight of 2,530 pounds at Saturday's meet at Bellefontaine.

CLICK HERE for powerlifting Facebook showing photos.


Who’s in the Suit at Bluffton University?

J. Denny and Jenny Beaver identities revealed on Saturday; note time change due to anticipated weather issues

Because of the forecasted weather this weekend, Saturday’s games have been moved up in time. The women now play at noon and the men at 2 p.m. with the Beaver reveal still taking place between the two games.


On Saturday, Jan. 19, between the women’s and men’s games against Transylvania University, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J. Denny and Jenny Beaver suits. The women’s game starts at noon in the Sommer Center. 

Clarence Bigelow owned Bigelow Electronics

Clarence E. Bigelow, 86, died Jan. 13, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  Clarence was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Beulah, Michigan, to the late Avery and Iva (Wiggins) Bigelow. On Jan. 11, 1958, he married Bonnie Marquart Bigelow who preceded him in death on July 17, 2008.

Clarence graduate from Benzonia High School in Benzonia, Michigan.  He worked at Triplett Corporation in Bluffton until 1964. In 1964, he started Bigelow Electronics in Bluffton and was a dedicated volunteer at the Et Cetera Shop in Bluffton for 12 years.


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.