Bluffton Family Recreation would like to thank Cindy Basinger of Backyard Perennials & More and Susie Stratton of Stratton Greenhouses for the plants they donated to the “Spruce Up” project at BFR.
Cindy donated a beautiful coral-bells plant and Susie donated a delightful flat of annuals. We have had some trouble with the geese and ducks playing havoc with our plantings but we are enjoying the beautiful colors the plants have added to BFR’s landscape.
It’s about time that Blufftonites stick up for Richard Boehr and all that he has done for Bluffton, including the Shannon Cemetery, which he is thoroughly trying to improve. Where were all you complainers when the cemetery was in shambles?
Why is it that the person in this town who does something productive, gets blasted from people who do nothing but cause turmoil?
The good souls who live above ground and now who will be memorialized are shaking their fingers at the people who can’t leave well enough alone.
Dear Village of Bluffton council members, Mayor Augusburger, and Mr. Mehaffie,
Thank you so much for listening to my concerns about pedestrian safety at the intersection of College and Main at your streets and alleys committee meeting on May 18.
Since that meeting, I have observed vehicle and pedestrian traffic before and after school. On Tuesday, May 19, I counted 200 cars in the intersection in the 15-minute span between 3 and 3:15 p.m. Only two drivers stopped to allow pedestrians to use the crosswalk.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on May 22, 2015 - 3:14pm
The Board of Directors and the staff of the Bluffton Senior Center would like to thank Rick and Ruth Grihalva from Forever in Stitches for the very generous donation after they closed the retail side of their business. They gifted the Senior Center with much fabric, kits and sewing notions. The sewers at the Senior Center will be set for quite a while.
Posted by Fred Steiner on April 13, 2015 - 10:21pm
Here are some recollections about the April 11, 1965, Palm Sunday tornado from Icon viewer and former Bluffton resident, Anne McGinnis Parker.
1965 PALM SUNDAY TORNADO
Bluffton area was declared a disaster area by the federal government. Unfortunately, the declaration was not accompanied by funds. Mutual Insurance companies were left bankrupt by the many claims. A small sum from the State of Ohio was far from enough to repair the wide-spread damage.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the "Painting of the Street" in front of the high school. As one of the original "artists" I'm considering getting the band back together. We could just show up that day and enjoy the tradition that it has become; from it humble and clandestine beginnings.
I do not know the date of this year's festivities. Can yIcon viewers help me with that? Also, I have not mentioned this to the other band members.