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May 25, 2020

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Thank you to the Village and its employees

To the Village and it's employees -

I just wanted to say a big "Thank You" for the impressively quick work the workers employed by the Village did yesterday morning.  A handful of Geiger Street residents woke up without running water yesterday (Tuesday, Aug. 13), and the Village was already on the scene at 7 a.m. The broken water line was repaired and finished by 10 a.m. I couldn't be more impressed with the level of efficiency and service provided. 

Thank you,

Liz Gordon-Hancock, Geiger Street resident


Letter: It's an honor serving as a Bluffton school board member

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It has truly been an honor serving as a Bluffton School board member for the past 11.5 years. 

I will finish my current term in December, I have enjoyed every minute of my three terms.  We have an amazing community that supports not only their own children, but all children in the district. 

We have custodians, cafeteria ladies, classroom helpers, bus drivers, secretaries and teachers that consider their positions at Bluffton far more than just a job, but a calling. 


Letter: More about the "Doug Smith" house

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I just finished reading an article on Google featuring Dan and Lauren Newkirk.

Bluffton and "old Doug Smith house" caught my attention.

That would be to us the old Harry and Hilda Klay home. Doug married their
daughter, Rosemary, and later inherited the home. Harry was my mother's cousin.
We hold a Stepleton/Klay reunion every year at the Sportsman's Club in


Letter: Ride to Remember Committee thanks 43 businesses and organizations

...who contributed items to sway bags

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The Bluffton Ride to Remember Committee would like to thank all 43 businesses and organizations that contributed items to the swag bags that each rider received.

The bags were worth close to $150 and included many coupons plus note pads, pencils, pens, book marks, chap sticks, sticky note pads, granola bars with wrist bands, candy treats, pill containers, bike wipes, water, a can cozy, eye glass cleaners, a leather ID wallet, a water proof cell phone bag, window clings, popcorn plus information on organizations and their upcoming events.


Volunteer opportunities at MHCO

Here's a list of summer events and activities where you can help

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio has several volunteer opportunities in Bluffton and Pandora this summer, according to Jessica Strahm, volunteer coordinator.

Here is the current list of opportunities. Contact Strahm at JStrahm@mhcoliving.org or call her at 419-358-1015, extension 248, for more details.

Hilty Home


Volunteers needed for Bluffton’s Aug. 6 National Night Out

Dear Business and Community Partners,

The Bluffton and Pandora Police Departments are once again in the planning stages for holding our 6th annual National Night Out celebration. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, August 6 and will again take place at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., where free pool admission will be offered all day. 

The Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Pandora Fire and EMS Departments will also be participating in this event and those communities and surrounding areas are invited to attend.