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July 5, 2020

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What's the yellow (weed) plant blooming in rural Bluffton?

Cressleaf groundsel, or butterweed, and it a concern for livestock producers

Cressleaf Groundsel, also known as butterweed, is in full flower currently in forage and unplanted fields across the state.  While this is not a new weed, prevalence has been increasing causing concern for many livestock producers. 

Cressleaf Groundsel is toxic to both cattle and horses.  Cattle are 30-40 times more susceptible to poisoning than sheep or goats.  Calves and younger cattle are more susceptible than older cattle, but it can be fatal at high enough doses to all age groups.  

Here's what the Weather Channel shows us

Here's what the Weather Channel shows us.

Bluffton school board moves meeting to June 29

Bluffton school board has moved its June meeting from June 15 to Monday, June 29, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent. The meeting takes place in the elementary media center at 7:30 p.m.

Here's Bluffton council's committee meeting schedule

These Bluffton council committee meets are set. Each is held using Zoom video conferencing. Those interested in attending should contact Jesse Blackburn at blackburnj@bluffton-ohio.com to request an invitation. 

Parks and recreation committee, Thursday, June 11, 11 a.m.
Insurance Committee – Thursday, June 11, 1 p.m.
Ordinance Committee – Tuesday, June 16, 5 p.m.

The following meeting will be held at the town hall. Those attending are asked to wear masks.
Council meeting – Monday, June 22, 7 p.m.

Swiss Homestead events on hold in June

Member activity goes online

The Swiss Community Historical Society has put June events on hold including Saturday open houses at the Schumacher Homestead and the annual Swiss Day potluck and program.

Currently, society members and local history buffs are sharing photos and genealogy tips via facebook.com/SwissCommunityHistoricalSociety.

Recent posts include local mementos, family heirlooms, photographs, and maintenance work on the bank barn.

No National Night Out or fireworks in 2020

Matt Oglesbee: "We just don’t feel that it can be done in a safe, appropriate, and compliant manner."

No National Night Out or fireworks in Bluffton this summer.

A joint announcement concerning both events follows by the Bluffton police, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce and Pandora police: 

“Many people have been asking about the status of National Night Out for this summer and we have been working diligently to see if this is an event that we will be able to host for the community,” said Matt Oglesbee, Bluffton police department lieutenant.