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Bluffton Presbyterian holds chicken/pork chop dinner fundraiser

Drive-thru dinner Oct. 9; tickets on sale now

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will hold a drive-thru chicken/pork chop fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, behind the church in the municipal parking lot.

Tickets are $8 each with options for: half-chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll, or pork chop in place of chicken.

All proceeds go to Deacons Aid Fund for local missions.


Life-long Bluffton resident, Helen Edinger, was 102

Helen Edinger, 102, died Sept. 23, 2020, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Helen was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Hancock County, Ohio, to the late Ira and Emma (Tschiegg) Wilkins. On Nov. 16, 1941, she married Robert Edinger who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1974. 


Kenny Lovett of the Pirates was match medalist with a score of 36

Pirates win NWC quad meet

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Ada and Bluffton golf squads played a makeup four-team Northwest Conference match Tuesday at the Bluffton Golf Course to finish the regular season.

Bluffton won with 166 strokes, followed by Lincolnview (178), Delphos Jefferson (185) and Ada (219).

Kenny Lovett of the Pirates was match medalist with a score of 36. Micah Minnig shot 40, and teammate Jaden Coonfare was close behind him with a 41. Jacob Boisvert rounded out the Bluffton scorers with a 49.


Here's the revised Pirate football schedule

Delphos Jefferson comes to Harmon Field on Friday

Bluffton revises football schedule
By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton athletic department released a revised schedule for the 2020 varsity football program this week.

A minimum of five more games are scheduled, including the post-season.

The Pirates (1-2) will host winless Northwest Conference rival Delphos Jefferson (0-4) Friday, September 25 for Homecoming. 

On Friday, October 2, they will play at NWC foe Paulding (1-3).


Senior center can't wait for October

Community meals, Bingo, Friday movies, flu shots and bowling scheduled

Bluffton Senior Citizens can’t wait for October as several programs return to the calendar for its members.

Tonya Meyer, director, said, “We finally have the okay to start programming, but the list of rules and regulations is long. We are going to start with just a few programs in October and will expand every month as long as we all stay healthy.”

Check the October newsletter attached below for specific instructions for each of these programs. 

Reservations are required for several events by calling 419-358-8971.


If weight loss is your goal...

Bluffton TOPS is your answer

If weight loss is your goal, there’s a support group in Bluffton ready to help you.

Bluffton TOPS, which means Take Off Pounds Sensibly, is that group.

Last week members celebrated several weight-loss milestones in a celebration delayed from this past spring due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Three members of the group achieved state-wide recognition for their weight loss, according to Tana O’Donnell, TOPS coordinator.

Their stories are amazing.