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August 18, 2019

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Signage enhacements coming to Thayer Road and U.S. 30

Intersection scene of accident in January and two within the past month

ODOT is investigating the feasibility of installing an eastbound right turn lane from U.S. 30 onto Thayer Road as well as other alternatives to make the intersection safer.

Signage enhancements at the Thayer Road and U.S. 30 intersection northeast of Lima in Allen County will be made this week to provide additional information to motorists.

There's a new eatery in Bluffton

Only open at home BHS football games; check out the menu

There’s a new eatery in town, and it’s only open during home Bluffton High School football games.

The Bluffton Music Boosters, who operate the concession stand at Harmon Field, unveiled  new choices to its traditional Friday night specials. The grand opening is at the first home football game, Friday, Aug. 30,  vs. Cory-Rawson.

According to Amy Lehman Mikesell, booster president, “The concession stand will feature new items showcasing local vendors. Our goal is to provide affordable meals for families coming to enjoy the football game.”

BHS alumni band night Sept. 6

Bluffton High School alumni marching band will perform in a pre-game football ceremony this fall, according to Rachael Lewis, director.

Alumni band night is Friday, Sept 6, at the Bluffon vs. Pandora-Gilboa football game.

Lewis tells alumni members to watch for more information coming soon and to invite other band alumni to perform.

Contact lewis at lewisr@blufftonschools.org.

Perseid meteor shower next weekend

Come star gazing with Hardin Co. Astronomy Club

The Hardin County Astronomy Club will have meteor and star gazing for the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at the McGuffey village park on East South Street in McGuffey, according to David Humphreys of the club.  

If cloudy or raining, the club will try again on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the same time.  

Bluffton has a night out

Tuesday evening National Night Out followed by fireworks

We can’t wait until Tuesday evening. Can you?

It’s National Night Out, says Lt. Matt Oglesbee, of the Bluffton police department.

Last year the event gobbled down 2,400 hotdogs, 1,200 bags of chips and 2,500 caps of pop and water.

“This year looks like a repeat of last year,” said Oglesbee, who oversees the sixth annual Bluffton National Night Out, which is a community-police awareness-raising event. Bluffton's event is sponsored by the Bluffton police and Pandora police departments.

Free school supplies distributed on Aug. 10

Call St. John's UCC to register your child

The Bluffton Ministerial Association and Bluffton Community Assistance Program will provide free school supplies to Bluffton school district children on the free and/or reduced lunch program again this year.

The distribution takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.

The sponsoring groups suggest to call the church to enroll your child at 419-358-5641.

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