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August 23, 2016


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Lions District Governor visits Bluffton - on her 'cycle

Lions District Governor Sheryl Burnette was a recent Bluffton Lions Club guest.

She told the Lions members that her number one goal is to have fun.  

Speaking to Lions, she stressed that Lions clubs serve in the four areas of youth, vision, hunger and environment. The international goal of Lions is to serve 100 million people in these four areas.

“So far, 93 million people have been involved. Lions should lead through service, connect through commitments and invite our neighbors to join our clubs,” the district governor said.


United Way 50/50 winner donates winnings back to UW

Did you wonder who won the United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township's summer 50/50 raffle?

The short version is Richard Bucher. The longer version is the United Way.

The winner of $302 is Richard Bucher of Bluffton. He has donated his winnings back to the United Way, according to Neil Reichenbach, treasurer.

Reichenbach said, "The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Richland Township receives designations from The United Way of Greater Lima.


Darrell and Kay Huber celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Darrell and Kay Huber celebrated 50 years of marriage eariler this month with a pool party hosted by their daughter and family.

Darrell and the former Kay Richard were married Aug. 13, 1966, at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren by Rev. Rommie Moore.

They are parents of a daughter Megan (Michael) Coffman of Bluffton. They have two grandchildren, Kaleigh and Ezekiel.

Darrell is retired from Bluffton University and Kay from Wapakoneta City Schools.


Charles Warren 95th birthday celebration Sept. 4

A celebration for Pastor Charles Warren's 95th birthday includes an open house at Crossroads Ministry Center at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton.

The event includes an open house cake and ice cream reception at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4. The event is open to the public.


Meet the BHS class of 1944...72 years later

The Bluffton High School class of 1944 held their 72nd class reunion recently. Back row: Raymond Kohli, Dale Huber, Robert J. Stratton.  Front row: Margaret (Griffith) Carr, Dorothy (Burkholder) Balmer.


Seven boys, four girls born at Bluffton Hospital since July 5

Seven boys and four girls were born at Bluffton Hospital from July 5 to Aug. 8.
Click here forBaby clba photos.


Here's a Bluffton police cruise and two officers you've probably never met

If there's such thing as a parallel universe, this photo is proof.

Last week the Icon owners spent a couple hours in Bluffton, South Carolina, while on a vacation in the south.

"We tried to be normal tourists, but when we came upon a Bluffton police cruiser and two officers, we let our secret out," said Fred Steiner. "This photo was too good to pass up."

In addition to the police photo, several additional photos of the Bluffton area posted here.


Cory-Rawson grad receives first-ever Habitat for Humanity of Ohio scholarship

Jamey Rettig, a 2016 Cory-Rawson High School graduate, is recipient of a $2,500 Building our Future Scholarship from Habitat for Humanity of Ohio.

The award was presented in recognition of our outstanding work in the classroom and her service to the Findlay community.

Scholarships are available to students of families in homes built or repaired by Habitat for Humanity. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the classroom and through public service.

Rettig will attend Wittenberg University and pursue a degree in education.


Three teachers installed Aug. 7 at Trinity Luthern Church and School

Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Jenera, welcomes three new teachers with an installation service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m. 

Installed will be Justin Eternick as principal and 7th and 8th grade teacher, Joshua von Stein as teacher of grades 5 and 6 and Seth Lange as teacher of grades 3 and 4. 

Eternick is a 2009 graduate of Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, Wisc. He attended Martin Luther College and graduated with a double major in elementary and secondary education with a social studies minor.


Brent Warren on EKU dean's list

Brent Warren of Jenera was named to the Dean's List at Eastern Kentucky University. He has finished his second year and is majoring in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering. He is a 2014 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School.