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CANCELLED Plant repotting session at the Senior Center

The Wednesday, June 5 plant repottoing session at he Senior Center has been cancelled.


Save the Date: July 13 is 10th Ride to Remember

The 10th annual Bluffton Ride to Remember is Saturday, July 13 beginning at 601 N Main St, Bluffton Community (at the corner of Main and Snider Rd., formerly The Centre).


I spy: A quilter's dream

Stop by the Bluffton Senior Center to see this red, white and blue eight-point star quilt that is being hand quilted by members. Staffer Deb Beer estimates that projects of this kind take the group some six months to finish.

Can they hear me?

Columnist Bill Herr taught high school mathematics and science for 32 years before serving as a volunteer and then as a staff chaplain at two nursing homes.  

By Bill Herr

American culture places a premium on a person being physically attractive and having a friendly, outgoing personality. Movies and television promote this. The opposite is a person that has advanced Alzheimer’s Disease or some other physical disability that renders the person unable to do any activity except to breathe.  

At the nursing home a female resident had experienced several strokes and was unable to move her body at all. She simply lay prone in her bed all day and stared straight ahead. She did not speak or respond at all when I spoke her name and read scripture or prayed.  

When she died, I went to the funeral home visitation. Looking at a collage of pictures of the resident, I was stunned to see a photo that revealed a beautiful young lady in shorts standing at the edge of a woods smiling while holding a shotgun pointed upward. It was the resident. She looked like a movie actress.  



Bluffton's 100 year-old love affair with Harmon Field

Click HERE to open a 236-page booklet in the Bluffton Public Library Digital Archive Collection. The booklet, “The Harmon Field Story,” provides rare photos of the early days of Harmon Field plus a detailed history of the Harmon Foundation.

In its infancy it was a community park

By Fred Steiner

A Bluffton fixture turns 100 this fall, and it is as vibrant today as it was during its 1924 inaugural year. This centenarian goes by the name “Harmon Field.” However, in its beginning it was much, much, more than simply a high school football field, as it was originally created as a village park.

Search for missing McGuffey man enters 3rd month

Property owners are asked to check inside buildings, note soil disturbances and report anything suspicious to 419-673-1268

June 3 Media Release

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its efforts to determine the whereabouts of a McGuffey, Ohio man missing from his residence since late March. 

The Sheriff's Office was contacted March 31 by a member of 66-year-old Michael Bolen’s family, stating that he had not been seen since March 29. Despite entering the 3rd month of Bolen’s disappearance, the Sheriff’s Office and its investigative division is continuing to seek Mr. Bolen’s whereabouts: following every potential lead, conducting interviews and multiple searches. 

The Office has engaged the services of numerous law enforcement partners including the Ohio BCI&I, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, the Hardin County Prosecutor's Office, and the FBI. Various community resources have also been utilized.