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Red, white and you on Monday in Bluffton

The Bluffton American Legion Post #382  invite Bluffton residents to join in this year's event on Monday.


A Memorial Day parade will start from the Bluffton town hall. To be in the parade be at the town hall by 9:15 a.m. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. 

Service at Maple Grove

The speaker for the memorial ceremony is Rev. John F. Stites, moderator of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton. He attended several graduate programs and graduated from the U.S. Army Chaplain School.

Saturday's farmers' market offers several kid-friendly options

The Bluffton Farmers' Market will be especially kid friendly on Saturday, according to Greg Probst, market director.

At 9 a.m. will be a Bluffton Public LIbrary storytime at the market. In addition an area of the market will be open for young children to play and draw with chalk on the sidewalk.

The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Street.

Community meals on June 2 and June 16

Two community meals take place in June at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St. Those meals are Thursday, June 2, provided by English Lutheran Church, and Thursday, June 16, provided by First Mennonite Church.

Community meals are free and open to the public and are coordinated by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association. Persons attending may contribute canned food items for the Bluffton food pantry.

United Way 50/50 raffle tickets on sale now

United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township is selling 50/50 raffle tickets this spring and summer.

The raffle winner will be announced at the close of the Bluffton Community Olympics held at Bluffton Family Recreation on Saturday, July 30.

One half of the raffle goes to the United Way and the other half goes to the raffle winner, who does not need to be present at the drawing.

Republic recycling and trash collection days change week of June 6

Bluffton recycling and trash customers were notified via post card last week about changes in Bluffton collection days by Republic Services, the village contractor.

The card, however explained pick up days referring to “north” of Main Street and “south” of Main Street.

Translation: “North” of Main means “west” of Main. “South” of Main means “east” of Main.

With that translation, beginning the week of June 6:
• Collection day for all residents east of Main is Monday.
• Collection day for all residents west of Main is Wednesday.

Bluffton American Legion announces Memorial Day plans

A tradition, which dates back more than 150 years, continues to bring veterans and families together in Bluffton. The tradition: decorating the graves of America’s war veterans, known now as Memorial Day.

The members of Bluffton American Legion Post #382  invite Bluffton residents to join in this year's event, Monday, May 30.

A Memorial Day parade will start from the Bluffton town hall. To be in the parade be at the town hall by 9:15 a.m. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. 

Everything 30 percent off Book ReViews during Thursday Cash Mob

Pass it on – Bluffton Cash Mobs are back!
The Thursday, May 19, Cash Mob host  is Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, with cash mob hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

During Cash Mob hours everything in the store is 30 percent off.
 Sign up for a $50 shopping spree at the store during Cash Mob hours

As the school year comes to an end...

The end of the school year gets closer and closer. Here are some last-minute event reminders from the Bluffton elementary,  middle school and high school website.

Registrations underway for July 16 Ride to Remember bicycle ride

Bluffton’s 2nd annual Ride to Remember bike ride on Saturday, July 16, offers several new features, according to the planning committee.

This year’s ride begins and ends at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool at Main and Snider Road, Bluffton.

Registrations are being accepted at www.ridetoremember.net. A ride flyer in an attachement at the bottom of this story.

Street repair means no parking on Garmatter, Kibler and Harmon Road

Street repair will begin in Bluffton on Monday on Garmatter Street, Kibler Street and Harmon Road.

The street surface will be milled and removed in preparation for a new layer of asphalt.  

There will be no street parking until the milling is completed in the area, according to Bluffton police.