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Wesley Klinger named 2019 school board president

He was board vice president last year; Ken Lugibihl is 2019 VP

Wesley Klinger is president of the Bluffton school board for 2019. His election was made during the board’s Jan. 14 reorganization meeting. He replaces Brad Fruchey as board president.

Klinger was first elected to the school board in 2014. He holds past memberships on the Bluffton Family Recreation board and Bluffton Preschool board. He served as board vice-president in 2018.

Visitation and service times for Bob Neff changed

Moved to today from 2-5 and 6-7 at English Lutheran Church; memorial service at 7 p.m.

The visitation and service times for Robert “Bob” Neff have changed. Visitation will be today (Friday, Jan. 18) from 2-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at the English Lutheran Church.  A memorial service will be held this evening at 7 p.m. at the English Lutheran Church in Bluffton.

Click here for Neff's obituary


“Denim and Diamonds” tickets on sale for Jan. 26 event

Kids' night out at middle school also planned

The Bluffton Junior High School post prom committee will hold an adult night out fundraiser, from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at Crimson Lane, Ada.

Called “Denim and Diamonds,” it provides a night of music, food, spirits and fun for adults.

Child care will be offered to K-5th grade students at the Bluffton Middle School where a “Kids' Night Out” will be hosted by committee members and the junior class students.


Free community meal in Pandora on Jan. 30

Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The menu is tomato soup, grilled cheese, relish tray, Val’s cake and beverage. The meal is provided by the 7’O’clock Flock.


Bluffton students to share about D.C., experience

Three Bluffton University students, who spent the fall semester in Washington, D.C., will report on their experiences during an 11 a.m. Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Yoder Recital Hall. 

The students, who participated in the Washington Community Scholars’ Center program, had the opportunity to live and learn with peers from other universities while taking classes administered by Eastern Mennonite University faculty. Participants also completed a 20-hour-per-week internship in a field of their interest or major.

This event is free and open to the public.

See ‘Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter’ Jan. 20 at Oakwoods

Join Hancock Park District staff on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Oakwoods Nature Preserve’s Discovery Center for “Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.” This means the two planets will have the same celestial longitude or be really close to each other in the night sky. The Moon will also be in the waning gibbous phase.