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Link for purchasing May 18 BHS baseball tickets

Tickets for the May 18 Bluffton High School baseball sectionals game must be purchased online at

Price is $8 today (May 17) and $10 tomorrow.


May 1-16 weather observations

Weather observations by Guy Verhoff

Enjoying our recent weather? Here is the first half of May as recorded by Guy Verhoff of Pandora.

O the month of May, the merry month of May,
    So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!
O, and then did I unto my true love say:
    "Sweet Peg, thou shalt be my summer's queen!

"The Merry Month of May" (partial) by Thomas Dekker, c. 1572–1632

Beaverdam graduates received diplomas 75 and 70 years ago

The Beaverdam Alumni Association hosted a banquet on Saturday, May 14 at the Centre at Bluffton. Dwain Holt was the MC for the evening.

Among the guests were siblings George Greenway (75 years graduation anniversary) and Donna Greenaway (70 years graduation anniversary).

George taught Industrial Arts at Bluffton High School and Elida High School, and is a graduate of Ohio Northern University. Donna went to college at North Western Business School. She worked for American Standard, Eastwood Schools and Bowling Green State University.


Wood chipping with volunteers on Village disc golf course

The Bluffton Disc Golf Association has announced that this coming weekend, it will be doing some wood chipping on the 18-hole course in the Village park.

"If you see us working, please jump around us to the next hole to avoid any safety concerns.

"If you would like to help out, we will be working from 8-5 Saturday and Sunday. Those interested in helping should bring closed toe shoes, gloves and safety glasses.


What NOT to put in Village dumpsters during cleanup week

Village Cleanup: May 24-26

By Liz Gordon-Hancock

Dumpsters arrive at Spring Street brush dump next week for Bluffton residents to use during the annual Village Cleanup from Tuesday, May 24 through Thursday, May 26. The use of these dumpsters is reserved for Village of Bluffton residents only. Village employees may randomly verify that individuals utilizing the dumpsters are residents of the Village.  

The following items should NOT be put in the dumpster:

Youth orchestra finale and audition information

The Lima Area Youth Orchestra held its 2021-2022 season finale on Sunday, May 15. The program was led by LAYO Music Director Sarah Waters and Co-Conductor Joseph MacBenn.

Bluffton students participating in the program are:

Violins: Adanna Johnstone, Liliana Liberato, 

Cello: Alyssa Speicher

Bass: Lauren Speicher

Clarinet: Alyssa Hoffman

Flute: Lauren Bowers

Percussion: Eli Okuley, Micah Fultz