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February 23, 2019

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Spring sports meeting Feb. 25

The spring sports player/parent meeting for Bluffton athletes is at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25. The meeting for any athlete and parent who would like to participate in high school or junior high track and field, boys' tennis, high school baseball or high school softball.

March 12 meeting for Bluffton Farmers' Market vendors

May opening day is closer than you think

New and returning vendors are invited to a meeting with Bluffton Farmers Market manager Greg Probst at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12.

The meeting will take place on the third floor of Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. That evening, vendors will learn about promotional opportunities and may reserve full-year spaces at a discounted price.

Located in the Citizens National Bank parking lot in downtown Bluffton, the Bluffton Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. - noon, May through October.​

Bluffton schools reach five-day calamity limit

Here are some testing dates for elementary through high school

FROM BLUFFTON SCHOOL WEBSITE - Bluffton schools have reached its five-day calamity limit. If additional days of school are cancelled the school will use Monday, Feb. 18, and or spring break, April 18, as make-up dates.

Here’s some additional school news from the website:

ELEMENTARY MEMORY BOOKS: A Memory Book for the 2018-2019 school year is on sale until Feb 15. Additional options are available. Parents may directly order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. 

Lois Kreider memorial service in Kansas Feb. 19

Lois Kreider, 94, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2019, at her home in North Newton, Kansas.

A memorial service will be at Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, Kansas, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. with sharing and lunch following in the fellowship hall. There will be family visitation the previous evening 5-7 p.m., also at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or to Bluffton University. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Kansas 67114.

We’ve experienced an almost 70 degree temperature swing

In the past seven days residents have experienced a temperature range of nearly 70 degrees, from minus 12 degrees on Jan. 30 to 56 degrees on Feb. 3 and 4. 

During that period we experienced .29 inches of rain and 2.65 inches of snow. Information provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Ada, Bluffton, Pandora references in Sports Illustrated story

Extensive feature on "how a cow becomes a football"

From Farm to Field, and Every Point Between: How a Cow Becomes a Football.

That’s the title of an extensive story in the Jan. 31 Sports Illustrated written by Kalyn Kehler. And, the story mentions the Wilson faculty in Ada, including photos of footballs being made.

The lead-in to the story states: “You’ve seen it snapped, thrown, kicked and spiked. But chances are you’ve never considered the origin story of an NFL ball – or how painstaking the process is to get every detail just right.”

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