• Bluffton trick-or-treat night - Thursday, Oct. 26 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Maple Crest, MMH open to Halloweeners on Oct. 26

Halloweeners may stop at Maple Crest, just off Augsburger Road, and Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., on Thursday, Oct. 26. Treats are given out in the lobbies from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The 26th is Bluffton's trick-or-treat night.

Morse Family Gospel Singers entertain PrimeTimers

The next PrimeTimers event is Tuesday, Sept. 5.

It features the music of the Morse Family Gospel Singers. The meal will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, dinner roll and cake.
There is no cost, but donations are accepted. For more info, call 419-358-1015, ext. 102.

PrimeTimers is a non-denominational, community fellowship gathering for adults 55 and over hosted at St. John Mennonite Church in Pandora.
 

Life Flight assists Hardin Sheriff in search for Hardin Northern student

Student was located after running away from school

Life Flight of Bluffton was used earlier today in a Hardin County Sheriff's Office search for a Hardin Northern school student.

According to the sheriff's office, that office was contacted by the Hardin Northern Schools regarding a child who ran away from the school building.The child ran into a large cornfield north of the school property.

An initial search of the immediate area was conducted and the child was not able to be located.   

Bluffton Family Medicine will open Sept. 11

Mercy Health

The question on most Bluffton residents’ minds this summer is: “What’s going into the Groves’ Bear building and when will it open?”

The answer is: Mercy Health – Bluffton Family Medicine. It will open at 204 N. Main St., on Monday, Sept. 11 and a tentative grand opening is set for Friday, Oct. 6, according to Tara Miller, director of practice management at the Bluffton office.

Once open, the office will provide primary care medicine and walk-in medical care. New patients are being accepted now and appointment schedules are being taken.

Ice cream, a warm summer evening, music and friends

It's a concert on the lawn

Ice cream, a warm summer evening, music and friends.

What else is there?

LOTS OF PHOTOS BELOW

5 Myles High, a Bluffton-based jazz combo featuring a trumpet, bass, vocals, piano and drums, performed during this year’s Mennonite Memorial Home concert on the lawn ice cream social.

The social was Sunday, Aug. 20, on the back lawn of the Mennonite Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Members of the group are Myles Bowers, trumpet, Sean McNeal, percussion, Krysti Schhey, piano and vocals, and Philip Schey, bass and vocals.

Kevin Kidd named Mennonite Home and Willow Ridge administrator

Brings 39 years of exerience to Bluffton senior communities

Kevin Kidd of Lima has accepted the position of administrator for Mennonite Memorial Home and Willow Ridge, both part of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), Bluffton, according to Laura Voth, CEO.

“I am certain Kevin’s 39 years of experience will bring us new systems and perspectives for how best to serve our elders and their families, for bringing more community members into our program, for good stewardship of our finances, and for caring for our most important asset – our thoughtful staff,” she said.

MMH concert on the lawn Sunday evening - 5 Myles High performing

5 Myles High, a Bluffton-based jazz combo featuring a trumpet, bass, vocals, piano and drums, will perform during this year's Mennonite Memorial Home concert on the lawn ice cream social.

The social, free and open to the public is at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20. It takes place on the back lawn of the Mennonite Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Members of the group are Myles Bowers, trumpet, Sean McNeal, percussion, Krysti Schhey, piano and vocals, and Philip Schey, bass and vocals.

5 Myles High jazz combo performs at MMH concert on the lawn Aug. 20

5 Myles High, a Bluffton-based jazz combo featuring a trumpet, bass, vocals, piano and drums, will perform during this year's Mennonite Memorial Home concert on the lawn ice cream social.

The social, free and open to the public is at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20. It takes place on the back lawn of the Mennonite Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Members of the group are Myles Bowers, trumpet, Sean McNeal, percussion, Krysti Schhey, piano and vocals, and Philip Schey, bass and vocals.

 

Bluffton's monarch butterfly nursery

Where Joanne Niswander is nurse practitioner

Mention “Bluffton’s nursery” and the Bluffton Hospital comes to mind.

Another Bluffton nursery exists and it’s very special because it’s for monarch butterflies.This special nursery is at Maple Crest Senior Living Village.

Joanne Niswander is the nurse practitioner. This week the nursery is full of activities. Here’s the story behind the nursery, according to Joanne:

“Our first venture into raising monarch butterflies began in the fall of 2007, when then-MMH administrator, Lynn Thompson, brought a few monarch caterpillars to Maple Crest.

What's your hobby?

Maple Crest elders share lots of hobbies and talent in a show

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
What's your hobby?

Elders of Maple Crest Senior Living Village shared their hobbies on July 27. Jamie Nygaard was there and shares photos of the show. At least 17 elders displayed hobbies ranging from carved art to toy farm equipment. ose included:

Nearly 30 photos of the show are attached below -

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