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Mildred Burkholder was retired from Bluffton Hospital

And she served there as a volunteer

Mildred B. Burkholder, 84, of Bluffton died at 10:50 a.m., Oct. 15, 2018, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Millie was born Nov. 15, 1933 in Paintsville, Kentucky, to the late Lacy and Cloie (Lemaster) Brown.  On Aug. 24, 1957, she married David E. Burkholder who preceded her in death on May 10, 2004. 


Ada comes to town on Friday

Spencerville stops Bluffton in a muddy mess

AARP holds voter forum Wednesday at Senior Center

Non-partisan discussion of issues on the mid-term election

AARP, American Association of Retire Persons, hosts a voter issue forum from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St., according to Toyna Meyer, director.

The program includes a non-partisan discussion of issues on the mid-term election. It is open to the public.

To register for the event, which includes complimentary refreshments visit www.aarp.org/oh or call toll free by Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1-877-926-8300.

BFR fall youth Session 3 registration underway

Classes Oct. 29 to Nov. 23

Bluffton Family Recreation's fall youth Session 3 is now open for registrations, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director. Session 3 classes are from Oct. 29 to Nov. 23. Following it is Winter Session 1 with classes from Nov. 26 to Dec. 21.

Here are Session 3 classes:

Blanchard River Watershed implementation plan gets EPA okay

The Blanchard River Watershed has received word that the U.S. EPA in Chicago has given final approval to the nine element non-point source implementation strategy plan (NPS-IS Plan) written for The Outlet-Blanchard River watershed in Hardin and Wyandot County.

The EPA requires that there be an approved NPS-IS Plan written for each 12-digit HUC watershed before that watershed can receive federal funding. There are 30 HUC-12 watersheds in the Blanchard River Watershed.

Oct. 21 Soup benefit to help Ottawa man

Nine different soups will be offered during a soup benefit planned by Pleasant View United Methodist Church near Bluffton. Proceeds from the event will be used for training and equipping a service dog of an Ottawa man.

The soup benefit is Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the public. The church is located at 300 Township Road 37, Bluffton.  This is just east of County Line Road 1 (16 in Hancock County).