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November 27, 2021

Meet the Reams

When you visit the Ream folk art display at Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N. Main, be on the lookout for cutouts of display creators Harry and Dororthy, which were made by artist Terry Mullenhour.

All about that Blaze (of Lights Festival 2021)

The 35th annual Bluffton Blaze of Lights will be celebrated on the evening of Saturday, November 27 in downtown Bluffton. The Blaze, as it is known, begins with a festival--including a parade, entertainment, and ceremonies--that attracts some three to four thousand people. A great number have seen the Blaze many times, but let’s describe it for the first-time visitor and those reading from a distance.

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126th performance of Messiah at Bluffton University on Dec. 12

Bluffton University will present its 126th performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, in Yoder Recital Hall. While tickets are free, seats need to be reserved at www.bluffton.edu/tickets or at Marbeck Center. 

Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities, will conduct the oratorio. Soloists along with the Bluffton Choral Society including students, faculty, staff and community members will be accompanied by an orchestra. 

Hot off the press

The Village of Bluffton will hold a joint committee meeting of Personnel, Safety Services and Finance on Dec. 1, 2021 at noon on the third floor of the Town Hall.

Book Reviews, Et Cetera Shop and Ten Thousand Villages will not only be open extra hours on Shop Small Saturday--from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.--they will also be hosting a treasure hunt.

Linda Kay McCoy, 71, passed away November 25, 2021 at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  Linda was born February 26, 1950 in Sioux Center, Iowa to the late Gerrit and Kathleen (Van Royan) Rozeboom. On June 19, 1971 she married Richard McCoy.

Linda "Lin" R. (Obenour) Rumer, 73, passed away unexpectedly November 23, 2021 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. She was born February 22, 1948 in Bradenton, Florida.  Linda married the love of her life Daniel F. Rumer who preceded her in death on July 26, 2010.  

The Bluffton University women's basketball team saved its best for last on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Bluffton finished on a 19-6 jag after Heidelberg knotted the game at 45-45 with 8:52 to play. The Student Princes fell to 1-5, while Bluffton moved to 2-1 with its second straight victory.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

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On a roof, but which one?
Eye on you
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We're back!!!!!!
Will Triplett: Bluffton Photographer
Future Olympians
A bridge with a view

History lesson

2021 Veterans Day reminders of its origin marking the hour when fighting stopped in the Great War/World War I--11th hour...

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Schumacher Homestead Christmas open house, Dec. 4 and 5

The Swiss Community Historical Society of Bluffton and Pandora has announced the return of the traditional Christmas Open House at the Schumacher Homestead, 8350 Bixel Road, Bluffton. The event will be extended over two days, from 3-6 p.m. on December 4 and 5, giving visitors the chance to view the farmhouse by daylight and candle light.

Visitors can tour the decorated house, make a dipped candle, shop in the Christmas shop and enjoy refreshments around a fire in the backyard. 

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The Village of Bluffton will hold a joint committee meeting of Personnel, Safety Services and Finance on Dec. 1, 2021 at noon on the third floor of the Town Hall.

Book Reviews, Et Cetera Shop and Ten Thousand Villages will not only be open extra hours on Shop Small Saturday--from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.--they will also be hosting a treasure hunt.

Linda Kay McCoy, 71, passed away November 25, 2021 at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  Linda was born February 26, 1950 in Sioux Center, Iowa to the late Gerrit and Kathleen (Van Royan) Rozeboom. On June 19, 1971 she married Richard McCoy.