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August 19, 2019

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Twin Lakes Parks "The Haunted Maze Within" this weekend

The Haunted Maze Within, will take place this weekend at Twin Lakes Park, 3506 Township Road 34, Bluffton. Elaine and Bob Harris, Twin Lakes Park owners, say that the maze is a family event.

Hours are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2, from 9 p.m. until later in the evening. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for juniors and free for campers. Also available is free cider, hot dogs and snacks.

Twin Lakes has held the maze for several years and this is the first year it is open to the general public.

One-half inch of rain on Sept. 27

Suddenly it's fall. Temperatures over the past seven days have dropped, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer. Here are the highs, lows and precipitation report for the past seven days. Rain on Sept. 27 was one-half inch.

Date High Low Prec

Sept. 21 92 61

Sept. 22 82 64 0.05

Sept. 23 93 60

Sept. 24 89 60

Sept. 25 70 51

Council votes to support South Dixie annexation

Bluffton council voted 5-1 (Dick McGarrity voting no) giving the mayor authority to sign a petition in the village's behalf to support a land annexation involving the North Dixie Highway area, south of the corporation limits. This action took place at the Sept. 27 council meeting.

The village owns land in the area being petitioned for annexation into the village and is therefore allowed one vote in the matter. Should 51 percent of the property owners sign such a petition and bring it before council, and then council would act on the petition.

Bluffton Hospital "topping out ceremony" Oct. 6

Bluffton Hospital will hold a "topping out ceremony" for residents, community members and associates Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. in the new Bluffton Hospital concrete parking lot (corner of Kibler and Harmon Roads).

The ceremony will celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction on the Bluffton Hospital expansion project. It will also mark the placement of the last structural beam.

Two Superior Energy Solutions installations part of Ohio Solar Tour Saturday

Superior Energy Solutions of Ottawa and Bluffton has two of its systems on the Ohio Solar Tour Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3, according to Dan Klear of Superior Energy Solutions.

The firm is a Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur affiliate and also is a member of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Elementary picture day Oct. 14

Bluffton Elementary picture day is Thursday, Oct. 14. Students must have their picture envelope with money in hand prior to their picture being taken, according to Tim Closson, elementary principal.

All students will have their picture taken this day for student records. Picture information will be sent home with each child. Picture re-take day is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19.