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Town Hall Concert Series 5th anniversary features Joseph Helfrich

The Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series celebrates their five year anniversary with a concert by Joseph Helfrich on Thursday, April 23, from 7-9 p.m. Helfrich is a folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller who has been performing in public for over 25 years. He has been a full-time musician since 1992, and specializes in vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, recorders and the mountain dulcimer. His programs include a wide variety of musical styles as well as humor. Joseph has a large repertoire for children and adults and tailors the program to fit the occasion.


Alexander named HCAC Hitter of the Week

April 13, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Senior MICHAEL ALEXANDER (Monroe) had one of the most prolific days in Bluffton University baseball history on Sunday, April 12, en route to being named the Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week. He is the second Bluffton player to be named the HCAC Hitter of the Week in the past three weeks on the heels of Luke Hickey's selection on March 30.

Everett named HCAC Field Athlete of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio -  Trey Everett (Sidney/Fairlawn) continued his double-event domination when the Beavers made their second straight foray to Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 11. For his jumps in Delaware, Everett has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. It marks the fifth time that Everett has taken home this honor in 2015, including three outdoor field athlete of the week awards in the last four weeks and his second straight! 

Thursday Town and Country Flowers cash mob offers 40% off all in-store merchandise

Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., hosts the Thursday, April 16, Bluffton downtown cash mob. Watch for the "Cash Mob" banner hanging in front of the store as a reminder.

Connie Kruse of the shop said that during cash mob hours from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. all in-store merchandise is 40 percent off.

In addition, all visitors to the store during cash mob hours may register for a $50 shopping spree.


Three young artists put on awesome exhibit

The art students of Krysti’s Music Studio presented an art show Saturday morning in the town hall.

Students whose work will be represented include Brice Hogan, Kaelynn Holland and Danielle Novak. Teachers are Vickie Garmon and Abby Graber.

In the photo are artists from left, Kaelynn, Brice and Danielle. Additional views are at the bottom of this story


Trinity Lutheran to host Red Cross blood drive April 18

Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera,will host a Red Cross blood drive on
Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran School
gym, 105 Allen Street.

Phone 1-800 Red Cross to schedule an appointment or visit
www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: TRINITYJENERA.



Here's what's cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen April 14-17

We are open for breakfast Tuesday-Friday and serve breakfast all day!


Potato soup
Stuffed pepper with side salad
Hot roast beef with mashed potatoes
Spinach cranberry chicken salad

Vegetable beef soup
Fish platter
Tomato basil mozzarella panini
Cobb salad

Italian chicken soup
Chicken fajita wrap
Turkey Swiss spinach panini
Greek salad with chicken

50 years ago this week Bluffton experienced the sound of "a thousand freight trains" - the 1965 Palm Sunday tornado

Fifty years ago this week Bluffton experienced the sound of “a thousand freight trains.”

That sound was the Palm Sunday, April 11, 1965, tornado.

At 9:45 p.m., it ripped across the rural Richland and Orange Township landscape. It was like no other natural disaster experienced prior or since then in this community.

Had the tornado’s path been one mile north it would have struck the Village of Bluffton. Had it been 600 feet farther north it would have hit 32 planes parked at the Bluffton Airport.


April 17 colloquium to explore education of foster children

Dr. Diana Kleman, an assistant professor of social work at Bluffton University, will address elementary teachers’ perceptions of working with children in foster care during a campus colloquium on Friday, April 17.

Free and open to the public, her talk will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton’s Centennial Hall.

Parker and Everett claim titles at All-Ohio

April 11, 2015


DELAWARE, Ohio - In the first meet-day good weather conditions experienced yet this outdoor season, the Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team sent representatives to Ohio Wesleyan University to compete in the All-Ohio Championship. The day produced champions, school records and a number of personal-best performances.