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Krysti's Music Studio presents BGSU pianist in concert on March 7

Christopher Narloch

Krysti's Music Studio presents pianist Christopher Narloch in concert at the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 7.

Narloch graduated from Viterbo University, earning a BM in Music Performance with a double-emphasis in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, as well as a minor in Church Music.

He is currently attending Bowling Green State University for a MM in Piano Performance with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy, and he teaches class piano at BGSU as a teaching assistant.


Season of Lent is upon us

Ash Wednesday observance at St. Mary's



Who do you want to meet?

Blame this on the Olympics and the fact that Scott Hamilton's voice is prominent during the analyses of the figure skating events. Every time I hear him speak, it makes me wish I were at the Olympics. Not that I want to watch the athletes -- which okay, yeah, I wouldn't mind that -- but mostly because I want to meet him.


Biggest Buckeye fan this side of Putnam County


The driver of the vehicle must be the most loyal Ohio State fan in Putnam County. Not only is the vanity plate a special Ohio State University plate. The wording on the plate says it all. Obviously "4BUCKS" must have already been taken.


Triplett meter website worth checking into

Triplett advertisement

Note: Click here to link to website.

Thanks to an e-mail conversation recently with Roger Triplett, we've discovered a fascinating website dedicated to the Triplett Corporation.

Roger, son of Ropp and Mary Emma Triplett, is a 1974 BHS grad. He says that the website was developed by a man in Europe who is a "fan of the Triplett meter." Roger supplied him with some photos from the Triplett archives. Darrell Groman supplied him with information about Bluffton.

School board okays several contracts on Feb. 15

Several contracts and assignment approvals were part of the Feb. 15 Bluffton school board meeting.

The following substitute teacher contracts were issued at $72 per day:

Timothy Vaughn, Heather Kennedy, Meagan Kerns, John Runkle, Bethanie Adams, Amy Slimindinger, Valerie Kidd, Jennifer George, Judith Hauenstein, Nicole Morman, Danille Schmidt, Melissa Verhoff, Sarah Fortman and Meghan Mohr.

The board approved a student teaching assignment for Debra Hoy, a Bluffton University student, to work with Sandy Karhoff from Feb. 16 to May 4.