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Julaine Boehm honored for 70 years of teaching

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, Jenera, announces the 50th anniversary of teaching by Julaine Boehm. On Sunday, July 18, is a celebration of this anniversary. Special services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with a meal at 12:30 p.m. and program to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the school gym.

Persons interested in sending a card or have special memories or pictures to share, please contact Linda Rausch at lrausch@woh.rr.com, or mail to Jill Woodward c/o Trinity Lutheran School 105 Allen St., Jenera, OH 45841.


Shirley's is poppin' for literacy



Shirley's Popcorn, Bluffton, is donating a percentage of its July, August and September sales to the Bluffton Public Library's "Buck$ for Book$" campaign.

Dixie Chick fan

Ah, this Dixie Chicks fan obtained this plate before you were able to do so. Or, maybe the Dixie Chicks bus drove through town and the real performers were shopping in Bluffton. Take your pick.


15 minutes with Phil Zimmerly

Phil Zimmerly at Common Grounds

Your hometown on Facebook says Lima. Where did you actually grow up? School?

I grew up just outside of Bluffton, just across the county line and in Cory Rawson School district.

I seem to remember you telling some stories about yourself as a kid that suggest you might have been ornery. Elaborate, please?

Kingsley engagement announced

Paul and Eryn

Mitch and Ann Kingsley announce the engagement of their son, Paul Kingsley, of Phoenix, Ariz., to Eryn Pagel, also of Phoenix. Paul is a 1994 graduate of Bluffton High School. He earned an economics degree from the University of Cincinnati and a law degree from Harvard University.

Eryn is a graduate of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. She earned degrees in anthropology and political science from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.


Here's the BHS class of 1948


The Bluffton High School class of 1948 held a reunion in Bluffton on June 18.

Members attending, seated left to right: Ceacle Potee Shields, Peggy Eckenwiler Augsburger, Esther Lugibihl Brauen, Marilyn Fett Bullock.

Standing left to right: Roger Bell, Mary Schmidt Amstutz, Maurice Garmatter, Wade Oberly, James Ewing, Mary Jane Burkholder Gilliom, Jean Burkholder Reichenbach.