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Mt. Cory Kaleidoscope Farms participating in Operation Evergreen

Program sends around 100 Christmas trees from the state’s Christmas tree growers, complete with handmade ornaments, to U.S. troops stationed overseas

 Kaleidoscope Farms, 14841 County Road 54, Mt. Cory, is a participant in the Operation Evergreen program this year, according to Dave Reese. 

Ohio’s Operation Evergreen Program sends around 100 Christmas trees from the state’s Christmas tree growers, complete with handmade ornaments, to U.S. troops stationed overseas for the holidays,” said Reese.

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Bluffton runners 2nd at district race; Erik Nygaard 4th

Pirate boys' team advances to Tiffin regional on Saturday

By Cort Reynolds
Photos below by Jamie Nygaard

COLUMBUS GROVE - The Bluffton boys cross country team finished a strong second at the 10-team Div. III district 1 meet Saturday at Columbus Grove.

Host Grove won the boys team title with 31 points. Bluffton came in second to their league foe with 75 points to qualify as a team for regionals next weekend. 

Bluffton sophomore Erik Nygaard finished an impressive fourth in a time of 16:46.1 to pace the Pirate boys in the 63-runner field.

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Forgotten Bluffton: Yes, there really was a Tom Fett

Just as the road in Richland Township says

You've driven on Tom Fett Road west of Bluffton going north and south in Richland Township. The road was named after Mr. Fett, who had a farm on that road near today's interstate.

The late Herb Probst researched Tom Fett and we provide Herb's information about him here:

Thomas Fett was born on July 31, 1832, in Canada. His father was of German origin and his mother came from Ireland. 

Can you hear the roar?

Presidential politics in Bluffton have never been quiet

Can you hear the roar? 

It’s the 2020 presidential election boiling to a conclusion in Bluffton. And, the outcome of the election will affect your attitude until the cycle begins again four years from now.

With voting underway and the final presidential debate concluded, here is a look at how Bluffton and Richland Township voters cast presidential ballots since 1908.

"Lovin' on Lane" fundraiser

In support of Bluffton fifth grader diagnosed with leukemia

A “Lovin’ on Lane” fundraiser is underway this fall in support of a Bluffton fifth grader diagnosed with leukemia.

Lane Rossman, son of Tony and Jayme Schumacher and Lynn Rossman, was diagnosed in September. A group of friends are leading this fundraiser. They are also planning a benefit in December and more details will follow.

Lane’s other siblings are Whitney Boone, Haley Tuttle, Dilyn Rossman, Lydia Schumacher and Jackson Schumacher. Lane’s teachers at Bluffton are Jared Byers and Jeff Richards.

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Heartland Kids Corner

Where coaches children interview athletes

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) continues to showcase members of the Heartland family with the video series Heartland Kids Corner, featuring student athletes interviewed by the children of their coaches.

CLICK HERE to view this week's interview.

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