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July 5, 2015

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Senior Citizens Association 45th anniversary polo shirts now on sale

There's a new shirt in Bluffton and it's 45 years old.

Actually, it is in honor of the Bluffton Senior Citizens Association's 45th anniversary. The shirts are now at the Bluffton Senior Center, 132 N. Main St. The shirts are royal blue polos and are available in eight sizes: four for men and four for women.

Shirts are $16 each. The shirts have the Center logo and "45 years" embroidered on them. 

Here's an overview of Swiss Community Historical Society's capital campaign

This week's gift to the Swiss Community Historial Society from Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio assists the Society's current capital campaign. Here is an overview of the Society's expansion plans.

The historical society’s expansion has three parts.

1 – Construction of a “heritage building.” The building, located at 8350 Bixel Road, will be constructed on the land of the 1840s Schumacher homestead. It will house local antiques, artifacts and archives of the society. It will have rooms for meetings and a children’s museum area.

Check the air in your tires and get ready for the inaugural Ride to Remember bike ride July 11

Bikers from across Ohio are registering for the Saturday, July 11, inaugural Ride to Remember. The ride starts and ends at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road.

Bluffton community bikers - whether you bike for recreation or serious excersise - are encouraged to register to ride.

The event offers short bike routes for families interested in biking together all the way to a 100-mile route for experienced riders.

A FLYER WITH REGISTRATION DETALS IS ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

Bluffton Farmers' Market open on July 4

The Bluffton Famers' Market will be open on Saturday, July 4. The market is located at the Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Street.

Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. Persons wanting information about being a vendor can contact Greg Probst, manager, at blufftonfarmersmarket@embarqmail.com.

Area farmers: Concerns about wheat harvest

Extension Office news release - Because of the continued rains in the area, wheat harvest will likely be late again this year.

Throughout the state, the crop is now ready for harvest in some fields, but will likely not be cut until the first or second week of July or even later, depending on weather and field conditions.  A late harvest combined with excessive rainfall will mean more time for late-season mold growth, mycotoxin accumulation, test weight reduction, and sprouting, all of which together could result in poor overall grain quality.

3.65 inches of rain from June 25-29

The Pandora-Bluffton area experienced 3.65 inches of rain from Thursday, June 25, through Monday, Jun 29, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Here’s June’s weather summary from Verhoff.

Blanchard Valley Hospital listed among "100 Great Community Hospitals"

Blanchard Valley Hospital is proud to announce that it has been named one of the Becker's Hospital Review "100 Great Community Hospitals" in the United States for 2015.

This award comes on the heels of BVH being named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals in March by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

Bridge Home Health & Hospice offers volunteer training courses in Bluffton

Bridge Home Health & Hospice, a non-profit organization providing home health care and hospice services, will offer training courses for prospective volunteers in Bluffton and Findlay.

The Bluffton training course will begin Tuesday, July 14. The training will be held at Bluffton Hospital in the Second Floor Conference Room, 139 Garau Street, Bluffton, and will take place for six consecutive Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday AM: U.S. Weather Service flash flood watch still in effect

The U.S. Weather Service continues its Flash Flood Watch for Allen and Putnam counties.

Here is its message: 

A portion of northwest Ohio, including the following areas: Allen, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert, until 2 p.m. this afternoon.

Rain will continue through Saturday afternoon.

Radar estimates and Spotter Reports suggest that between 1 and 3 inches of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of around an inch are expected by the afternoon.

Recipients of Henry P. Huber scholarships announced

The Henry P. Huber Scholarship Committee has announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 Huber Scholarship grants.

Greg Denecker, Superintendent of Bluffton Schools and a member of the scholarship committee, reports a total of $20,000.00 was awarded to 13 students.

The Scholarships are for students planning to major in vocational agriculture, or related fields of study. 

This year’s scholarship recipients are as follows.  An asterisk indicates the student was a Huber Scholarship recipient last year also.

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