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January 21, 2019

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Meet the October BHS student of the month

Mara Drue Minnig is active in many school organizations

Mara Drue Minnig, senior, is the October Bluffton High School student of the month.

She is a member of Latin Club, Renaissance, Drama Club and is in the Show Choir.

She competed on the BHS golf team the past four years and this spring plans to play softball again for the Bluffton Pirates. She has been active in dance for numerous years at Debbie's Dancers Elite where she also volunteers with the younger students.


Mark Suderman is Lima Rotary speaker Nov. 12

Mark Suderman of Bluffton, will talk about Habitat for Humanity at the Lima Rotary Club. The talk is at noon, Monday, Nov. 12. The club meets in the Veterans Civic Center, Lima.

Suderman is volunteer coordinator for the Lima office, 550 W. Elm St.


Announcing the middle school honor roll

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Here's the Bluffton Middle School honor roll for the first quarter of the school year.

All “A” Honor Roll


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Bluffton High School, first grading period

Here is Bluffton High School’s first quarter honor roll for the 2018-2019 school year:

9th Grade – all A:
Haelyn Bischoff, Nicole Boyle, Sophia Bricker, Riley Busch, Maeve Donaldson, Roric Dunifon, Elizabeth Frazier, Jordyn Garmatter, Lauren Gray, Caden Habegger, Trent Howard, Ellana Krupp, Kenneth Lovett, Ian Martz, Reagan Mittendorf, Ellie Nickel, Eli Okuley, Nathan Schaadt, Skyler Scoles, Luke Shadle, Lauren Swartzlander, Cara Young


Here's the cast

BHS Drama Club's fall production is Nov. 9-10

The cast is announced for the Bluffton High School Drama Club’s November product “Free Ice Cream,” according to Kevin Gratz, director.

Cast members:
• Derek Swartzlander, Caleb Mikesell, Arielle O’Neal, Ashley Eachus, Tayler Nowak,

• Ana Neufeld Weaver, Mara Drue Minnig, Annalise Nisly, Mack Burner, Neil Metzger,

• Kaitlynn Rieman, Sophia Gott, Allison Burghaze, Shyanne Mortimer, Amelia Mitchell,

• Lauren Conrad, Melina Meza, Mason Ault, Tanner Pinks, Hannah Yost, Seth Andreas,


Composting: another form of recycling

Part 2 - interview with Sally Weaver Sommer

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
This is Part Two of a two-part series on composting.

In Part One of this series, Wendy Chappell-Dick covered the practicalities of creating and maintaining your own compost pile.

Whether you're an avid gardener or an environmentally conscientious soul, there are many benefits to composting.