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Obituary for Elizabeth Ann Raid

Elizabeth Ann Raid, 79, of Newton, Kansas passed away on February 21, 2024, in her home. She was born on June 19, 1944, in central Missouri to Howard and Pauline Krehbiel Raid.


February 24-25-26 calendar snapshot

Here comes the weekend, Bluffton! Send events of general interest to [email protected]. MORE at

Sat, Feb 24

  • Indoor Farmers Market 8:30am-12pm, Senior Citizens Center

Pirate girls basketball nipped by Panthers in tourney opener

Grandey scores a career-high 33

By Cort Reynolds

PAULDING__The visiting Bluffton High School girls basketball team led for much of the game, but ultimately lost a 50-49 heartbreaker to former league foe Paulding in Div. III sectional first round play Thursday night, February 22.


Pirate swimmer Bowlus advances to 2 finals at state meet

By Cort Reynolds

CANTON– Two Bluffton High School swimmers competed in the preliminary round of the Div. II OHSAA meet Thursday evening, February 22, at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium, with one advancing to a pair of B Finals races Friday.  

Pirate sophomore Jackson Bowlus turned in a pair of solid showings to advance to the secondary finals Friday.


Rocket boys basketball wraps regular season with win vs. Continental

By Matt M. Stutz

The Pandora-Gilboa High School boy’s basketball team completed their 2023-24 regular season Thursday night February 22, with the undefeated Putnam County League title as they completely overwhelmed the Continental Pirates by a final of 59-19.  


March 19 Election includes BEVS levy renewal

Among the 20+ items on Allen County March 19 ballots is a Bluffton Exempted Village Schools levy renewal.

The sample ballot reads:

Bluffton Exempted Village School District, Allen and Hancock Counties)
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage