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Bluffton alum, Nate Fields, MLK Forum speaker

“Reflections on Community Service and Servant Leadership: Then and Now”

Community service, social justice and economic empowerment topics of upcoming MLK Forum at Bluffton University

Nate Fields, a 1971 Bluffton graduate, senior organizational development consultant at Development Source International in Alexandria, Va., will present, “Reflections on Community Service and Servant Leadership: Then and Now,” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Yoder Recital Hall.

2018 building permits total $13.6 million in new construction

2017 building permits totalled $2.4 million

Bluffton’s 2018 building permits totaled a whopping $13,612,185 – thanks to a $10 million building project underway at GROB Systems.

The 2018 figures compare to 2017 figures, which reached $2,433,428 in construction. In 2017, 46 permits were issued totaling $1,773,128 for residential and $660,330 for commercial and industrial.

According to Jesse Blackburn, village administrator, 65 building permits were filed with the village in 2018. Of those, 60 were in Allen County and five in Hancock.

St. John Mennonite cancels Sunday services

St. John Mennonite, Pandora, has canceled its Sunday services, Jan. 20.

First United Methodist Church cancels Sunday services

First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, canceled its Sunday services, Jan. 20.


English Lutheran Sunday services cancelled

English Lutheran Church has cancelled its Sunday services, Jan. 20.


First Mennonite Church cancels Sunday service

First Mennonite Church has cancelled its Sunday, Jan. 20, service and all programs scheduled for Jan. 20.