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Community garage sale supports public library

The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library are hosting the second annual Community Garage Sale on Aug. 5, 6 and 7. Maps, a list of addresses with descriptions, media coverage and classified advertising will be coordinated by the Friends of the Library. To appear on the map and list, participants must register by July 17.


Bluffton council eliminates assistant village administrator post

Bluffton council approved a reduction in the village work force during its June 14 meeting. A statement from Jamie Mehaffie explains council's action.

Mehaffie: "After careful examination of personnel needs and the budget, the Bluffton village council has made the difficult decision to eliminate the position of Assistant Village Administrator [Nancy Benroth].

University radio station broadcasts weekend events

Bluffton University radio station WBNH 99.3 FM will be following Hometown Amerifest starting with the parade at noon on Saturday, June 26. The opening ceremony will be on the air.

The station will have car show updates, the luminary ceremony and music during the fireworks. Someone from the station interviewing participants throughout the day.

"We thank Bluffton University and the students who work at the radio station for their commitment in taking on this endeavor,"said Tracy Steele of Relay for Life.

Game review: Little Big Planet 2 deserves an A+

TEH. BEST. GAMES. EVAR.Andr'e Swartley
PSN ID: lordgodalming

Little Big PlanetDeveloper: Media Molecule
Platform: Playstation 3Rating: E for Everyone


Jan Hochstettler, 1941-2010

Jan Hochstettler

Jan Hochstettler, 68, passed away at home Wednesday, June 17, 2010, in Midland. She was born on July 5, 1941, in Mishawaka, Ind., to Mae (Duckworth) and Earl Hardy.

On July 8, 1961 she married A. Dale Hochstettler of Bluffton. They lived in Midland, Mich., since 1961.

Jan graduated from Central Michigan University, obtaining both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts. She was a teacher and administrator at Midland Christian School, and was an adjunct faculty member at Great Lakes Junior College.


Richard Smith 1930-2010 was a Bluffton barber

Richard Smith

Richard M. Smith, 79 of Findlay died at 5:46 a.m. June 19, 2010, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born in Lima on Oct. 23, 1930, to Elmer S. and Claribell Miller Smith. On Dec. 28, 1951, he married Patricia Sherer and she preceded him in death on June 16, 1974.

Mr. Smith owned and operated Smitty's Barber Shop in Findlay and had been a partner in Dick and Jerry's Barber Shop in Bluffton. He enjoyed traveling, talking and history. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School, Toledo Barber College and a Korean War Veteran.