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Boys' soccer: It's Ottawa Hills vs Bluffton here Thursday

Pirates stop Allen East 3-0 for 27th consecutive NWC win

Story by Cort Reynolds
Photos by Rae Staton

 HARROD - The visiting Bluffton boys soccer team blanked rival Allen East 4-0 in Northwest Conference play Monday night at Goodwin Field in Harrod. 

The unbeaten Pirates improved to 8-0-1 overall and 2-0 in the NWC with their 27th consecutive conference win. The Mustangs dropped to 4-7 overall and 1-2 in league play with the defeat.

Senior Jonathan Schriner scored two goals, and teammate Jude Spallinger tallied the other two.

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MHCO will resume Our Daily Bread mobile meals next week

The program provides a nutritious daily meal for people in the Bluffton and Pandora communities who are no longer able to prepare their meal

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio will resume “Our Daily Bread” mobile meals delivers from Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton and Hilty Home in Pandora beginning Monday, Sept. 28, according to Jason Cox. 

"The program provides a nutritious daily meal for people in the Bluffton and Pandora communities who are no longer able to prepare their meal," he said. "Delivery is available within 5 miles of Pandora and in the Bluffton village limits."

Free admission to corn maze to first 200 visitors on Sunday

Riley Creek Arbor fundraiser for food pantry • Free admission goes to any individual who provides two unexpired, non-perishable food items

Riley Creek Arbor announces a free admission opportunity to Icon viewers who visit Suter’s corn maze from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, according to Gary Reese, of Faith Investment Services.

The event benefits the Bluffton Community Assistance Program’s food pantry. Free admission goes to any individual who provides two unexpired, non-perishable food items.

This offer is open to the first 200 persons to visit the corn maze on Sunday. 

“Please check the expiration dates on your food donations become coming to the maze,” said Reese.

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William Huff owned Springfield Fireworks

William “Bill” Duane Huff Jr., 81, of Bluffton, died Saturday morning in his home surrounded by his family. Bill was born April 9, 1939, in Akron to the late William Duane and Violet (Campbell) Huff, Sr.  

In 1972, he married Carol Swift. In the 1980s, the Huffs moved to Bluffton and opened Springfield Fireworks. 

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Doubles Julia Smallcombe-Olivia Barnes and Ellie Nickel-Libby Frazier winners

Tennis team loses to Archbold 3-2

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton girls tennis team lost a 3-2 nailbiter to visiting Archbold Saturday afternoon.

The close defeat dropped the Lady Pirate record to 3-9 this season.

The Pirate girls won both doubles matches, but lost all three singles bouts. 

Bluffton seniors Julia Smallcombe and Olivia Barnes combined for a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory at first doubles.

Pirate juniors Ellie Nickel and Libby Frazier teamed up to win 6-3, 6-4 at second doubles. 

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Bluffton spikers run win streak to 7

Taylor Schwab led the Pirates with 18 kills, 10 digs and 2 aces

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton volleyball tweam swept visiting Northwood 25-21, 25-18, 25-20 Saturday morning.

With their seventh consecutive victory, thw Lady Pirate spikers improved to 9-2 this season. 

Taylor Schwab led the Pirates with 18 kills, 10 digs and two aces. Kylie Stackhouse knocked down 13 kills and mustered up 10 digs as well. Meanwhile, Haelyn Bischoff added five kills.

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