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U.S. Census test sessions this month at Bluffton Public Library

Persons interested in positions with the U.S. Census will be interested to know that there are test sessions for potential employees set at the Bluffton Public Library.

Those dates and times are:

2 p.m., Feb. 6

5 p.m., Feb. 11

2 p.m., Feb. 13

Persons wanting more information should contact:

Phillip Carlen
402 W. Sandusky St.
Findlay, OH 45840


University offers winter concert Feb. 21

The Bluffton University Concert Band, Bluffton Chamber Winds, and Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual Winter Instrumental Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey D. Boehm, professor of music, will perform several selections. Some selections include: "Circus Days March" by Karl L. King, two movements from "Merry Mount Suite for Band" by Howard Hanson and all movements of W. Francis McBeth's "Of Sailor's and Whales: Five Scenes from Melville."

All I wanted was a day-old roll from the bakery

By Fred Steiner

All I wanted was a one-day-old roll from The Dough Hook.

But, it became much more complicated than that last Saturday. Complicated for several reasons. For starters, I forgot to take my pills, so I stopped into Common Grounds for a quick jolt. Was planning on informing Phil Zimmerly that his chamber renewal was up.

Being the end of the month he and one other guy started moaning about bills due on the 31st. So, I kept my mouth shut.


Denny Caskie bowls a 290

Scores bowled on: Jan.30
Boys High Game

Kaden Reneker 135
Kaden Reneker 126
Ben Baxter 108
Gavin Hofferbert 104


Sentencing on sexual assault case

Bluffton police report the suspect conviction and closure of a 2009 sexual assault investigation, according to Rick Skillier, Bluffton police chief.

Police were contacted in July, 2009, to investigate allegations of some form of sexual activity between a female juvenile and a 19-year-old male. The investigation led to a five count indictment of Jeremy L. Perrine, 19. Each of the five counts was for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, with all counts being fourth degree felonies.


Indiana scholar discusses Whitman's America Feb. 16

Scott Holland, professor of theology and culture and director of peace studies at Bethany Theological Seminary located in Richmond, Ind., will present Entering Whitman's America: A Theopoetics of Public Life at Bluffton University's Forum Series at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Founders Hall. Forum is free and open to the public.