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First United Methodist plans Election Day lunch and dinner

First United Methodist Church, 116 N. Church St., will hold an Election Day lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 4. 

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Homemade, soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and beverages will be available. All items will be priced individually.

Dinner will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. and will include baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and over.

Carryout is available for both meals.



Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" opens Thursday at university

Bluffton University’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Skin of Our Teeth” opens this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in College Hall’s Ramseyer Auditorium.

In this scene, family maid Sabina, played by Brianna Lugibihl (right), a junior from Gomer, Ohio, asks her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus (Joe Wilson, a senior from Covington, Ohio, and Rebecca Juliana, a junior from Mechanicsburg, Pa.), for money to go to the movies.

The show will also be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Gloria Neuenschwander was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Gloria J. Neuenschwander, 83, of Beaverdam died 6:55 p.m. Oct. 26, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Beaverdam to the late Roy and Florence Walters Beemer.  She married Allison Neuenschwander and he survives.

Shewas a homemaker and had worked at Marimor Industries and Moser Eggs. She was a member of the Beaverdam Church of Christ and was a graduate of Beaverdam High School. 


How about those Pirates! BHS 48 - Paulding 0

By Delano Whidbee
Bluffton Pirates football team had a big day, shutting out Paulding Panthers 48-0 at Harmon Field on Oct. 24. A stadium full the Pirates showed up in all phases to come out on top.

Mid-way through the first quarter Mitchell Ault found Robbie Stratton on a 27 yard pass completion for a touchdown. Point after kick by Kaleb Jefferson was good, 7-0 Bluffton. During the 2nd quarter BHS put their foot on the gas pedal and didn’t let up scoring 5 touchdowns. 


Tower Automotive official Lions speaker Nov. 18

Jeff Joseph of Tower Automotive is the noon, Tuesday, Nov. 18, speaker at the Bluffton Lions Club luncheon. The event is at the town hall.

For additional Lions Club news open the attachment at the bottom of this story for the club's newsletter.


Trunk or treat’ set on university campus Thursday

he Bluffton University Residence Hall Association will host “trunk or treat” in the Sommer Center parking lot from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, corresponding with trick or treat in the Bluffton community.

Campus organizations will decorate car trunks and pass out candy to visiting youngsters during the event.

Three Pirates named to NCOSA all-league teams

Three Bluffton High School girls' soccer players were name to the North Central Ohio Soccer Association all-league teams this week.

Name to the first team is Sarah Theisen, sophomore, forward. Named to the second team is Katie Burkholder, sophmore, midfielder. Named to the third team is Jadyn Barhorst, sophomore, goalkeeper.

The entire list of team members is in the attachment.


What's cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen, Oct. 27-31

OPEN at 8:00 a.m.
We serve breakfast as well as fresh homemade pastries and coffee Tuesday-Friday mornings, starting at 8:00 a.m. Carry out or eat in.

for October 28-31

Tomato bisque
Dagwood sandwich
Quiche with side salad

Stuffed pepper soup
Perch platter
Italian roast beef

Corn chowder
Pizza or calzone with side salad
Stacked ham

Check out the new Bluffton schools website

Check out the new Bluffton schools website. Click here.

In the meantime, here are some news updates you'll find on the high school page of the news website:

Wrestling pre-season conditioning starts Monday, 11/3 from 4-5:30 in the old HS gym.

There will be a basketball cheerleading meeting at 3:30 on Tuesday in room 300.

There is a sign up sheet on Coach Boblitt's door (room 207) for any boy interested in playing basketball this season. If interested stop by and sign up!

Mark Delisle wins week 9; one more week remains in Icon high school football contest


The winner of Week 9 of The Icon Football Contest is Mark Delisle.  Two contestants correctly picked 9 games this week and Mark was declared the winner by virtue of the 2nd tie-breaker.