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January 24, 2020

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Aaron Maidlow, PGHS grad, new administrator at Vancrest of Ada

By Monty Siekerman
Aaron Maidlow is the new administrator of Vancrest of Ada. Today, he was found serving pancakes for National Senior Citizens Day. Vancrest invited the community and its residents to a full breakfast at the $6 million facility that opened in May of 2016 and filled rapidly.

Maidlow comes to Ada having served with Autumn Court Healthcare Center in Ottawa and Cridersville Healthcare Center. He and his wife Andrea are the parents of three children, Kaedence, 6, Emmett, 4, and Camry, 1. The family lives in Ottawa.


Greavu sculpture displayed in Lakeland, Florida

Judy Greavu, former Bluffton College art faculty member and ONU art professor emerita, has had a sculpture accepted for display in Lakeland, Fla. The sculpture was one of 10 selected from 65 proposals for display along Lemon Street from now until the end of 2018.

Lakeland lives up to its name with two lakes in the heart of town with many pieces of sculpture near the water’s edge. Sculpture also can be found at a nearby park in the center of town as well as along downtown streets.


Daryl Bridenbaugh finalist in John Deere "Small Machines, Big Impact"

His project will benefit Putnam County Habitat for Humanity - and you can vote to support it

 Daryl Bridenbach, Pandora farmer, is a national finalist in a John Deere contest that may result in benefiting Putnam County Habitat for Humanity.

To win Bridenbaugh must receive the most votes for his project in an online
contest. Area residents may go to www.deere.com/impact to vote. You can vote
for Bridenbaugh’s project daily through July 5.

Bridenbaugh is one of three finalists for John Deere’s ‘Small Machines, Big Impact’ contest. 


Rachel Woodruff recognized as an outstanding student

Rachel Woodruff of Bluffton was recognized as an outstanding student at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute's 28th annual student recognition banquet on April 12.

Woodruff will graduate May 6 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in
greenhouse and nursery management.

She was selected this year by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as a Newcomb Scholar and achieved Director’s List honors. She completed an internship at Bern’s Greenhouse and Garden Center.


Pandora UM hosts free community meal Feb. 24

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wed. Feb. 24  from 5:30- 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.  The meal this month is provided by the Rebecca Circle. The menu is hot chicken sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and beverage. 


Kaity King BHS December student of the month

Kaity King, Bluffton High School senior, is the December BHS student of the month. The daughter of Amy King and Alan King, Kaity carries a 3.874 grade point average.

Kaity is a member of the FCCLA (Family, Career, & Community Leading America) and is a cheerleader at Bluffton High School. She also cheers for All Star Cheerleading in Lima.

In her spare time she likes to quilt, help people, cheer and tumble.