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October 7, 2015


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Council committee meetings set for October

Several Bluffton council related meetings were announced at Monday's council meeting. These follow:

• Oct. 15 - Finance committee, town hall, noon
• Oct. 15 - Airport Commission, airport, 7 p.m.
• Oct. 15 - Shannon Cemetery Commission, town hall, 7:30 p.m.
• Oct. 19 - Fire station, space review by council, 7:30 p.m.
• Oct. 19 - Bluffton council, town hall, 8 p.m.


Here's what's cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen October 6-9

What's Cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen, October 6-9

We are open for breakfast at 8 a.m., Tuesday-Friday and serve breakfast all day.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Corn chowder soup
Turkey bacon avocado sub
Baked steak with dressing and side salad
Tomato mozzarella spinach salad

Butternut squash soup
Michael's perch platter
Quiche with side salad
Spring greens with beets and goat cheese

Hancock County Convention and Visitors' Bureau makes Friday chamber presentation

Representatives from the Hancock County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, Findlay, will tell about their work in promoting Hancock County events during the Friday, Oct. 9, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

Their work includes promoting Bluffton events since our community is also part of Hancock County.

Mohler named HCAC Player of the Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University’s Sydney Mohler (Lima, Ohio/Central Catholic) helped the Beavers post sweeps of Earlham and Goshen during the week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on defense.

It marks the third straight week that a Beaver has been named the HCAC Player of the Week, following back-to-back honors for Jenny Brown (St. Marys/Memorial) on offense.

United Way launches 2015-16 drive - relies on you for support

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township is gearing up for its 2015-16 solicitation. This year's goal is a modest $25,000.

Bluffton residents receive letter from county auditor on property reevaluation

Bluffton residents recently received a letter from the Allen County Auditor's Office. 

The county auditor has completed the reevaluation of real property in the county. The letter informs property owners of their new real estate value for the 2015 tax year. These values will be reflected on the tax bill received in 2016.

According to Rhonda Eddy-Stienecker, auditor, "The purpose of the reevaluation is not to raise or lower taxes, but to update market value due to changes in the sales market and property conditions in the country.

Boys' soccer: BHS 5th in NW Ohio weekly poll

The Bluffton High School boys' soccer team (8-5-0) is ranked fifth in the Northwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association weekly poll.

The poll is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


First National Bank offers Social Security workshop Nov. 4

Do you go into a frenzy when you think about retirement?
Do I have enough money to retire?
Will Social Security be available?
When should I collect Social Security?

First National Bank and First National Financial Services will hold a Social Security workshop Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Findlay Inn and Conference Center located at 200 E. Main Cross Street in Findlay.


Letter: Friends of the Library book sale thank you and a request

Icon viewers:

The Friends of the Library would like to thank the community for their support in making the fall book sale the best ever. BUT, we really need donations of books, histories, mysteries, anything but text books, work books and encyclopedias. donating books supports the library.

Sallie Jones
Friends of Library


Saturday bake sale in front of Greg's Pharmacy

A Bluffton Food Pantry benefit bake sale will take place from 9 a.m. until items are sold on Saturday, Oct. 10. The bake sale takes place in front of Greg's Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St.

According to Angie Halcomb of Greg's donations and food items for the sale are accepted.