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June 18, 2019

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What a sports photo!

Letter to the Editor:

The picture of Alivia Koenig's shooting the second of her 2 free throws with 1.4 seconds remaining is a tremendous sports picture.  I have been around athletics for a long time, and this picture is one of the greatest sports photo I have ever seen.  With the ball in the air, and the picture of the full scoreboard in the background, the entire story is captured.  I congratulate Carl Wilkerson for shooting such a timely, action picture.

Duane Bollenbacher


Letter: March is Social Work Month

This year’s theme is "Elevate social work"

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March is Social work month: This year’s theme is "Elevate social work."

Each day, nearly 700,000 social workers nationwide work to elevate and empower others, giving them the ability to solve life’s problems, cope with personal roadblocks and get the services they need.

We all know special social workers in the area, that give their time, energy and love outside of their 9-5 work day in order to make life a little easier for others. 


Letter: Joni Mitchell concert was fantastic

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John and I would like all to know that we enjoyed a fabulous concert at the Bluffton Town Hall this last Saturday. Wendy Chappell-Dick along with Jeff Yoder (guitar), Lucas Harnish (key board) and Dayton Fandray (bass) did all Joni Mitchell music. It was fantastic!


Community Assistance Program grateful for generous support

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The Bluffton Area Food Pantry, which is overseen by the Bluffton Community Assistance program, wishes to extend a huge thank you to Bluffton residents.  The Food Pantry has been blessed with generous donations and the giving has been kind and thoughtful.  The schools, churches, businesses, and residents have gone above and beyond to assist those in need in our area.

Right now the pantry is overflowing with supplies. 


I lived in Lincoln Hall for 3 years in the early 1950s

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Responding to your request for comments from viewers who once lived in Lincoln Hall on the Bluffton University campus, the hall was a women’s dorm in the early 1950s and I lived there for three years. Miss Edna Ramseyer was the House Mother during those days. Felt a bit sad it was going to be demolished, but am so grateful. Bluffton University will have a wonderful, much needed, science building.

Elfrieda Landes Ramseyer


Letter: BFR committed to continuous improvements

As we impact youth and families

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Over the last year, we have actively engaged our community through programs and member services. My team and I are committed to continuous improvement in how we impact youth and families.

This year Bluffton Family Recreation is excited to be participating in #Giving Tuesday on November 27th in conjunction with Mercy Health. All donations that Bluffton Family Recreation receives by year end will be doubled up to $5,000 by Mercy Health. We are blessed to have this partnership and need your help in reaching our goal of $5,000 by year end.