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Ebenezer Mennonite Church to host Food Truck Night on June 19

Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton, will host a Food Truck Night on June 19 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the church lawn and in the shelter house.


Invitation to June Bluffton Ohio HIstorical Society meeting

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., third floor Town Hall, 154 N. Main

The agenda for the June monthly meeting of the Bluffton Ohio Historical Society includes the following: Bluffton Festival of Wheels (Friday, June 14, 2024), Bluffton Forever website, possible grants and future Facebook 101 training.


Tuesday night services added at Trinity

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, has added a Tuesday night service on selected Tuesdays during the summer. 


Remembering the singular Grateful Red

Above) Bill Walton as a Portland Trailblazer in 1976-77; the team came back from a 2-0 finals deficit to beat the favored Philadelphia 76ers.

A Bill Walton retrospective on

By Professor Parquet / Cort Reynolds

Bill Walton was the quintessential southern California baby boomer turned flower child.

No one or five articles can adequately describe the multi-layered personality of Big Bill. He was the rare great athlete who transcended his sport.

Armed with boundless energy and enthusiasm, he was a fierce Vietnam War protestor, a political champion of minorities and underdogs, even though he suffered from a severe stuttering problem. Walton was a serious bicyclist and a renowned music lover, especially of his favorite band, the Grateful Dead.



BACC podcast spotlights Sanctuary Housing on Elm St.

 Local Voices Bluffton. is hosted by Sam Sprunger of Lounge Media Group and Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Jim Enneking. Visit the PODCAST page for a full list of episodes.

In the June 6 editor of Local Voices Bluffton, Sam Sprunger and Jim Enneking have a conversation with Jessica Meyer, co-owner of Sanctuary Housing, currently under development at 104 E. Elm St.


On a Festival of Wheels tangent: 1888 view of Jackson and Grove

Browsing for stories connected to the theme of Bluffton's Festival of Wheels--which is headed our way on Friday, June 14--this horse and wagon wheels image made us say "Whoa!"

By Fred Steiner

Barns, wooden fences and empty lots were all that occupied the neighborhood of Jackson and Grove streets in 1888, when this picture was taken.

Handling the powerful rig in the photo were Peter Diller (left) and Albert E. Lugibill, in the fancy striped coat on the right. The horses are a pair of Percherons owned by Bucher Brothers, taken around for stud services.

From a note on the back of the photo, written in 1959, we learn the following: The house in the left background is now occupied by Mrs. Addie Graber. Looking east, the photo was taken from the corner now occupied by the Paul Clark residence.

Read the whole story at 135 years ago, this was the Jackson-Grove intersection of Bluffton