November 28, 2014


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Watch for high winds today

A line of strong thunderstorms is track across western Ohio this morning mixing down very
strong winds aloft.

At 7:45 a.m. radar indicated a line strong thunderstorms extending from Union City, Ohio
to Greensburg, Ind. This line of storms was moving to the northeast at 50 m.p.h. and will impact portions of western Ohio (Lima, Ottawa, Findlay, Kenton) with gusts as high as 65 m.p.h. in the next several hours.

Naylor book signing on Saturday at Book ReViews

Ruth Naylor, Bluffton poet/writer will launch her newest book at Book ReViews as part Blaze of the Lights from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29.

The book title is  "Straw & All: A Christmas Poetry Collection."  During her poetry reading and book signing Naylor will share Christmas experiences that inspired the poetry.

According to Elaine Sommers Rich, Naylor has a “rare ability to imbue Christmas trappings such as candles, trees, and presents with a spiritual aura.”


Girls' holiday basketball tourney Friday and Saturday

Here's the schedule for this weekend's McDonald's Holiday Tournament to be held this Friday and Saturday evening at Bluffton High School. The doors will open at 5:15 p.m., all tickets will be $5 at the door, there will be no presale.

Friday November 28:
5:15 p.m.: Doors open
6:00 p.m.: Arlington vs. Allen East
Approximately 15 minutes after 6 o'clock game: Bluffton vs. Cory-Rawson


Tree of Remembrance Service Dec. 6

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services hosts its annual Tree of Remembrance Service on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at its Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima.

This service honors those we have lost, and is open to everyone, no matter what their faith, when they lost their loved one, or which funeral home performed the service.  Every family will receive an ornament engraved with their loved one’s name that they can take home for memories that will last lifetime. 


Here's Jeanne's Kitchen's menus for the week

Tuesday-Wednesday morning, we will be open at 8 a.m. and serve breakfast all day.

Holiday Hours
We will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28, for lunch and dinner, but will be open on Saturday for the Blaze of Lights.


Cheesy potato soup
Quiche with side salad
Turkey avocado club sub
Apple spinach salad

Smith's Realty Professionals announce listing at 103 N. Main

Larry Smith of Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new listing. 

The listing is a downtown building at 103 N. Main St., Bluffton. For complete details on this listing open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Thanksgiving morning service at Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St, will hold a special Thanksgiving service on Thursday, Nov. 27 at 9:30 a.m. 

It is titled "Thankful Throughout the Year" and will involve Scripture readings and singing in thanksgiving to God for all His blessings through all the seasons of the year. 

Pastor Al Schmitzer will conduct the worship and the choir will sing “Bless this House”.  The Luther Society's horn of plenty will hold center stage to visualize God's abundance to us.   


Marcene Spangler was a nurse at Bluffton Hospital

Marcene Mae Spangler, 87, died Nov. 21, 2014 at 5:20 p.m. Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born August 5, 1927, in Jackson Twp., Allen Co, Ohio, to Wavel and Martha (Kidd) Ransbottom who preceded her in death.

On Nov. 22, 1953, she married Raymond Spangler who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2009.


Tonight is final jam session of 2014 at the library

Monday, Nov. 24, is the final "jam session" at the Bluffton Public Library for 2014. Contact Charles Saylor for details at tucksaylor@gmail.com.


Duane Hauenstein was a 1976 Bluffton High School graduate

Duane Dale Hauenstein, 57, died Nov. 23, 2014, at his residence.  He was born Oct. 23, 1957 in Bluffton to the late William and Betty (Ewing) Hauenstein who preceded him in death. On April 20, 2002, he married Melanie Stall Hauenstein and she survives.

Mr. Hauenstein was owner/operator of Hauenstein Trucking, Bluffton and was also a farmer. He was a 1976 graduate of Bluffton High School.