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COLORING PAGE Home for the Holidays

Tis the season for holiday baking and finding some quiet time for coloring. Enjoy our "Home for the Holidays" coloring page that combines both. Printable PDF for all monthly coloring pages HERE.

Weekend Doctor: Taking care with fall yardwork

By Misty Watkins, LPN
Primary Care Manager, Blanchard Valley Medical Practices

As the trees are in their final stages of losing their leaves, the temperatures begin to drop, and the winds begin to pick up, many homeowners start feeling the pressure of getting their fall yard cleaning done before winter sets in. 


Robert Pyzik was an industrial engineer

LIVONIA, Mich.­­—On November 10, 2023, Robert Henry Pyzik passed away at the age of 92 years. Robert is lovingly remembered by his children, Christopher (Tina) Pyzik, Robin (John Shuler) Pyzik-Shuler, Paula (Robert) Scott, and Sarah (Robert) Dotto; grandchildren, Aaron (Hershey Cohen) Shuler, Clara Shuler, Nathaniel and Noah Pyzik, Katherine and Duncan Scott, and Taylor and Lauren Dotto, and by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard and Barbara Bonk, and Mary Ann Coopersmith. Preceding him in death were wife Dorothy (Connie Bonk) Pyzik, parents Joseph and Tillie (Baron) Pyzik and brothers Henry, Raymond, Arthur and Eugene Pyzik and sister-in-law, Gertrude Bonk.


The day in 1880 when a Cheyenne lectured in Bluffton

By Fred Steiner

Imagine attending a lecture in Bluffton presented by a Cheyenne speaking from the point of view of native Americans just four years after the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Bluffton succumbs to AE in holiday tournament championship

Grandey, Schaadt named to all-tourney team

By Cort Reynolds

The tenacious Allen East girls basketball team fashioned a decisive 17-2 run to start the fourth quarter and key a 55-37 win over host Bluffton in the championship game of the annual McDonald’s Holiday Tournament Friday night, November 24.

The Mustangs led throughout, but had their 12-point halftime lead whittled to 38-33 entering the fourth period after the spunky Pirates authored a 14-7 third period.

Than a withering AE fullcourt press forced nine Pirate turnovers in the final stanza. Combined with five offensive putback baskets, the press allowed the Mustangs to pull away and win comfortably.

The relentless AE pressure helped force 28 costly turnovers, many of which were turned into transition baskets for the victors.


Obituary for Charles David Montgomery

Charles David Montgomery, 68, passed away November 22, 2023 at his residence. Charles was born June 9, 1955 in Bluffton to Charles and Marjorie (Reams) Montgomery.  On December 15, 1973 he married Sandra Dunlap Montgomery who survives.