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October 24, 2021

Bluffton: Believe It or Not

On Saturday, October 23, Fred Steiner entertained a full house at Greenhorn restaurant, 112 Vine St., with stories of haunted Bluffton. Does Joy Stemen believe him, or not?

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Marchal patents design for improved battery clamp

Bill Marchal, the former owner of the Bluffton Dari Freeze, has received a patent for his invention of an improved style battery clamp that can easily be attached and removed without tools.

When asked about his background as an inventor, Marchal noted that he’s always looking for ways to make things work better. As an ice cream shop owner, he invented a better way to heat up hot fudge, the No Water Bath thermal transfer pad. 

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Review: A Spooky Book For Halloween 

By Robert McCool

This book has it all--deaths, a coven of evil witches, ghosts, a dreadfully haunted Victorian house, children in peril, and rain storms at night. It's a great book for Halloween.

I'm referring to Chris Bohjalian's 2011 tome The Night Strangers (Crown Publishers ISBN: 978-0-307-39499-6).

I've reviewed Chris Bohjalian before and praised his writing talents. This book continues with more of the same. The volume will keep you on your toes with its shifting points of view and precise portrayal of the characters and their intentions.

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By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton boys soccer team swamped visiting Old Fort 8-0 in Div. III sectional final play Saturday afternoon, October 23, at Steinmetz Field.

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton girls cross country team competed well in the Div. III district meet at Columbus Grove Saturday, October 23.

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton boys country team competed well in the Div. III district meet at Columbus Grove Saturday, October 23. (See separate story for girls results.)

The Bluffton Senior Center, 132 N Main St., issued the following annoucement for their annual meeting at 6 p.m.. on Monday, November 8:

Election Day Dinner at Bluffton First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (Church Basement), 116 Church Street, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Menu: baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert. Served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Okuly and Brown recognized for Buckeye Boys State particpation

On Monday, October 18, Bluffton American Legion Post 382 Commander Fred Rodabaugh and Buckeye Boys State Staff member Dennis Morrison presented Certificates of Appreciation to Bluffton High School students Eli Okuley and Jonah Brown for their participation in the Ohio American Legion Buckeye Boys State program in 2021.

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By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton boys soccer team swamped visiting Old Fort 8-0 in Div. III sectional final play Saturday afternoon, October 23, at Steinmetz Field.

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton girls cross country team competed well in the Div. III district meet at Columbus Grove Saturday, October 23.

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton boys country team competed well in the Div. III district meet at Columbus Grove Saturday, October 23. (See separate story for girls results.)