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October 19, 2019

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Cory-Rawson class of 1954 holds reunion

The Cory-Rawson class of 1954 held its 65th class reunion on Oct. 5 in Tiffin.  Twenty-two were in attendance, including 14 class members.

Class members pictured are:
Front from left, Marie (Eck) Keiffer, Barbara (Grose) Marquart, Margy (Spaeth) Brockman, Elizabeth (Klingler) Rettig, Marilyn (Manges) Heldman, Grace (Augsburger) Burkhart.

Standing from left,  Ivadean (Hicks) Wolber, Marlene (Wilkins) Jones, Wanda (Peterson) McCullough, Imelda (Plankenhorn) Ream, Ron Ream, Alfred Heldman, Russell Ludwig, Dave Creighton.

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The best small-town homecoming parade in NW Ohio

And for some quirky reason it attracts lots of kids dresses as pirates

All photos by Jamie Nygaard
It's the best small-town high school homecoming parades in northwest Ohio. And, for a quirky reason it seems to attract lots of youth dresses as pirates.

Jamie Nygaard captured several views of last Friday's homecoming parade. She then took photos of the homecoming court in the pre-game ceremony at Harmon Field.

Following up on the pirate theme, Bluffton residents' door-bells will ring later this month and many of the same pirates will appear with a bag in hand asking for candy. Just you wait.

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Nicholas Markowski is the Icon student artist of the month

He plans to pursue forensic artistry with criminal profiling in college

 Nicholas Markowski, Bluffton High School senior, is the Icon student artist of the month.

He has taken Art 1, Design 1, Design 2, and is currently taking Design 3 and Art Seminar.

His plans after high school range from attending Salem University, West Virginia; Tulane University, Louisiana; and Acadia University, Nova Scotia.

" I plan on going into forensic artistry with criminal profiling at the college that I end up choosing," he said.

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Stephan Mahler recognized by Red Cross

Stephan Mahler of Rawson is recipient of the Excellence in Disaster Services Award, presented at the American Red Cross volunteer recognition dinner on Oct. 4.

The event was for members of the American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter and was held in Upper Sandusky.

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283 area youth have an eye check

Performed by Bluffton Lions Club members

The Bluffton Lions team conducted their annual eye screening of local children from Sept. 23 through Oct. 1. 

During this time a team of 10 Lions traveled to the Bluffton School kindergarten, Allen East kindergarten, Pandora Hilty Home day care, Bluffton Catholic Church day care, Bluffton Presbyterian Church pre-school and the Bluffton County Line day care. 

In all, 283 children were screened with referrals sent to parents.

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Meet Bluffton's new village fiscal officer

Kevin Nickel hired to replace Laura Ewing

Kevin Nickel says he’s the village bill payer. But, as the new village fiscal officer, he covers many more bases that just balancing the town check book.

He was hired by the village on July 31 following a search to replace Laura Ewing, who resigned this spring after holding the position since September 2017. His salary is $60,000 annually.

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