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Pandora council going for grant for police cruiser laptops, digital cameras

The Pandora village council was in session on Oct. 26. Minutes from that meeting are found in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

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Deer video featured on CNN this morning

Luke Young on CNN

Bluffton's 15 minutes of fame continues as the "breaking story" of a six-point buck enters Luke's Bar and Grill on Nov. 5 was featured on CNN on Nov. 10.

The deer broke through the front window of Luke's on Friday, Nov. 5. The incident was captured on several security cameras in the bar. The images were quickly added to the internet and suddenly the rest is internet history.

Fortunately only two customers were in the bar when the deer entered.

The CNN clip came after a Toledo television crew visited Luke's earlier this week.

Dick Boehr answers the question "Why Bluffton?" during Friday's chamber breakfast

Dick Boehr is this month's speaker at the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The event is at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in the community room of the town hall.

Boehr has been a member of the chamber and the Bluffton Business Men's Association, which eventually became the chamber. He has been in business in Bluffton for over 50 years. His talk title is: "Why Bluffton?"

Events begin at 7 a.m. as Joy Stemen will provide members with free massages. Jonathan Luginbill, Bluffton University music major, will provide instrumental music during that time.

Temps range from 21 to 66

Suddenly it's fall; suddenly it's summer. One day the thermometer hits 21. Later in the week it reaches 66. What's going on here? Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, provides the highs, lows and precipitation for the first eight days of November.

Nov. High Temp Min Temp Prec

Paving next for on Spring Street bridge agenda


The Spring Street bridge is ready for paving. That's the word from Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator. Mehaffie told Bluffton council on Nov. 8 that the once the paving is completed the guard rails will be installed and the bridge will then be open to vehicular traffic.

Steve Chamberlain, village solicitor, told council that the annexation hearing for the South Dixie Highway area is on the Allen County Commissioners' calendar. The hearing is at 10 a.m., Jan. 11, in the commissioners' office.