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15 minutes with Tish Triplett

Tish Triplett

Tish Triplett is a native of Bluffton now living in Cincinnati. Her mother, Jean Triplett, still lives in Bluffton, and she is the daughter of the late Morris Triplett.

Q. What year did you graduate from Bluffton High School?

A. I graduated from BHS in 1980. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do yet, but I knew I'd be going to college, so I focused on the college prep classes.

Q. What do you remember about school (elementary, middle, high)? What was your favorite cafeteria food? Any favorite teachers?

Getting to know Bluffton Public Library's new director, Cindi Chasse

Bluffton Public Library's new director, Cindi Chasse

When Cindi Chasse took on the job as director of the Bluffton Public Library, she knew exactly what her biggest challenge would be. Like every other public library in the state of Ohio, the Bluffton library has seen its budget reduced to what Chasse terms a "bare-bones" approach. Yet, when patrons walk in the front door, they'll see a big, welcoming smile on Chasse's face.

Chasse is pleased that she has this "great opportunity to share my passion with others." She's found her staff to be "wonderful," as they've all been remarkably helpful in easing her first month on the job.


Southgate Lanes bowling report from Oct. 8

Results from Southgate Lanes


What Would Lloyd Do? tickets on sale

"What Would Lloyd Do?" is the title of an original show held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Yoder Rectial Hall on the Bluffton University campus.

The program is performed by Ted Swartz, Trent Wagler and Jay Lapp. The event includes original music and lots of humor. Ted and his family live in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The rest of the Company is comprised of a team of talented actors from across North America.


"Messiah" rehearsals begin Oct. 13

Opening chords of Handel's Messiah

Practice for Bluffton University's 114th performance of Handel's Messiah will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall. Anyone from high school students to adults who has an interest in singing is welcome to attend. This year's performance will occur on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Performing the Messiah has been a long-standing Bluffton tradition, almost reaching back to the founding of the university. Although for a few years it was performed at both Easter and Christmas, Messiah is now solely an Advent/Christmas tradition for Bluffton.

Bobby V. Conrad 1943-2009

Bobby V. Conrad, 66, of Lima, died Oct. 8, 2009. He was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Lima to Virgil J. and Arvilla E. Naas Conrad. He retired from DOT Lines, Lima. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and was a graduate of Bath High School, class of 1962.

Survivors are a daughter, Christian (Lennel) Conrad, Waynesfield, Ohio; a son, John Conrad, Wapakoneta, Ohio, and granddaughters Katylynn Conrad and Kileen Conrad, and grandson, Linc Conrad. Also surviving is a brother Ronald (Joyce) Conrad, Columbus Grove, Ohio; and a daughter, Cindy Radebaugh, Pandora, Ohio.