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Grant helps Bluffton Public Library preserve community history

In cooperation with the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, 12 public libraries across nine northwest Ohio counties, including the Bluffton Public Library, are partnering to implement a regional document digitization project.

The purpose of the project is to make an array of important and deteriorating local history resources more available to state residents and a worldwide audience of researchers through the Ohio Historical Society's Ohio Memory Project.

Game review: Katamari Damacy

By Andr'e Swartley

Issue #5
Katamari Damacy
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco
Platform: Playstation 2
Rating: E for Everyone

The scene opens on a nighttime field. Three cows graze peacefully, bright stars riding the black sky above them. Dawn breaks, and rising over the horizon is not the sun but the silhouette of an enormous man wearing a crown. Two Japanese symbols appear inside the man's silhouette; a singing voice bellows, "KA-TA-MA-RI DA-MA-SHIIIIII!"


CNB offers chamber gift certificates

Can't think of the right gift to give someone for Christmas? Consider a Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate.

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificates are now available at Citizens National Bank. The certificates are actually checks from the chamber's account. The certificates make great Christmas gifts.


Friday Blaze auction open to public

Donation deadline noon Friday;
Blaze auction Friday night

Bluffton residents are invited to a big party to launch the 2009 Blaze of Lights. The party, open to the public, starts at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, at The Centre, 601 N. Main St.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and musical entertainment starts at 6 p.m. The party includes an auction, food, gingerbread house decorating contest and middle school art contest.

The event is free and open to the public.


A talking license plate


WANDA HI is the only vehicle we know that talks. It says hello to Wanda Pannabecker whenever she approaches her car.


MMAS staff celebrates

The staff, agents and board of the Mennonite Mutual Aid Society celebrated its holiday dinner on Nov. 11. Standing from left, Bethany Theis, Mark Lichtle, Keith Brauen, Joe Saltzman, Richard Jordan, Del Gratz and Jane Weaver.

Seated from left, Dawn King, Karen Warnecke, Larry Crates, Lawrence Matthews, Fred Steiner and Paul King. Absent: Jon Diller.