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Letter: Here's what the Bluffton Food Pantry needs

Bluffton Food Pantry volunteer Nancy Yeager get questions. What does the pantry need? Here's her answer for November 2023.

The supplies for the Food Pantry have been excellent throughout the summer, but now some help is needed.  The holidays are already bringing in supplies, which is so uplifting. Questions have been asked about what would be helpful to supply the shelves, so here are suggestions.

Personal items:  

  • Soft soaps
  • Lotions
  • Deodorants  (men's and women's)
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins


  • Hamburger helper
  • Tuna helper 
  • Canned meats and tuna



Letter: Cory-Rawson Schools Veterans Day Program invitation

An invitation to veterans from Cory Rawson Schools:

Cory-Rawson Local Schools are honored to invite all veterans and a spouse or guest to our Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 6, 2023.  The program is a combined effort of Cory-Rawson’s students and staff and is our way of saying “thank you” for the service and sacrifices our veterans have made in peacetime and in war.


Letter: Vaccination reminder

Letter from William Kose, MD, JD, Vice President of Special Projects, Blanchard Valley Health System

As the days get shorter and cooler, community members should be aware that multiple infectious diseases will be more prevalent, including COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). If you are someone who always gets vaccinated, here’s a reminder that this is the time of year to do so. And, if you aren’t, now could be a great time to start.


Letter: Organizations and individuals who helped make 2023 ride a success

Letter to the editor from the Bluffton Ride to Remember Committee.

The Bluffton Ride to Remember Committee and the Lion’s Club and Foundation want to thank all who helped to make the 2023 Ride to Remember a great success. We especially want to thank the Bluffton Community Church for welcoming the Ride to begin and end at its church on Main Street, Bluffton. The facilities were excellent and the members of the church were very welcoming. 


Letter: Significance of August 8 NO vote

It is our sincere hope that members of the Ohio legislature realize the importance and significance of the “NO” vote on Issue #1 on August 8, 2023. The citizens of Ohio said they want their voice heard in regards to state policies, laws and constitution.

We want elected officials who will work for the public good, not the party good!


Letter: Where are these Dillinger era furnishings?

I enjoyed reading of the recent Dillinger robbery reenactment. I am reading through the old Bluffton News online and found this about the auction of some furnishings from the Citizens Bank. Wonder where these furnishings are now that probably were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

Tom Olson
Plain City, OH