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Michigan Lutheran Seminary concert at Trinity Lutheran

At 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, will host a concert by the Concert Choir from Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Michigan.


Eclipse impacts BVHS hours

The total solar eclipse on the afternoon of Monday, April 8 is expected to bring a lot of traffic to Northwest Ohio. Many Blanchard Valley Health System offices and practices are adjusting their hours or having staff work remotely for part or all of the day of the eclipse to accommodate the community’s needs.


Bluffton Lions March 2024 news

The full March newsletter from the Bluffton Lions Club is HERE.

April 2 - Bluffton Lions Club meeting 6:30 p.m. Town Hall. 
To discuss Festival of Wheels.  Board to meet at 6:00 p.m.  

April 5-6 -  District Convention Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay.

April 8 -  Scholarships in. To serve on this committee, contact Lion Barbara Plaugher.

Celebrating 102 years with Trudy Baber

By Paula Pyzik Scott

Maple Crest resident Trudy Baber is described by her neighbors as a “spitfire” and it’s easy to see why. She was born on March 30, 1922 but you would never guess that she is 102 years old. When Trudy moves briskly down the hallway with her walker, it looks more like a convenient place to transport her slice of birthday cake than anything else.


Bluffton University senior art exhibit begins April 2 

Three senior artists from Bluffton University are showcasing their most prominent work in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Sauder Visual Art Center. Titled, “POTS and PCs,” the exhibit opens April 2 and runs through May 4. 

Adella Steiner Oyer, first married woman hired by Bluffton Schools

By Fred Steiner
Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon founder

Adella Steiner Oyer
Dec. 6, 1900 – Nov. 27, 1964
Bluffton High School class of 1920

Adella Steiner Oyer’s teaching career begin at age 21 in a one-room rural Richland Township school, driving a horse and buggy to school each day. By the end of her career she had attained an impressive 37½ years of teaching, which at the time was the greatest number of teaching years accumulated by any Bluffton teacher.

Of her teaching years, three were in Richland Township rural country schools–one year at Hillville school and two at Phillips school. 

Those teaching duties included:

• arriving prior to school to light the potbelly stove
• cleaning the school room after students left for the day
• a combination of miscellaneous responsibilities including playground duty
• teaching eight grades at once–with up to three dozen students in the room