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And the winners are... (Blaze floats and downtown window decorating contest)

Three floats were winners in the Blaze of Lights parade and three downtown businesses were winners in the downtown window decorating contest, sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Float winners
Float winners in the Blaze of Lights parade were:

  • First: Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera
  • Second: Citizens National Bank
  • Third: Mennonite Memorial Home

Float winners receive trophies.

Icon, post office, senior center playing Santa's helpers

For the second year, The Bluffton Icon, the Bluffton Post Office and the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center are playing Santa's helpers. A special mail box in the lobby of the post office will accept letters to Santa.

The post office will deliver the letters to The Icon, which will print them. The Icon will deliver the letters to the Senior Center. There, elves will send responses to the young letter writers.

To obtain a written response, parents and caregivers must include a name and address on each letter. The letter project will continue until Dec. 24.

Jennifer Romey - Eric Faulkner engagement announced

Jennifer Romey - Eric Faulkner

J. Michael and Amy Romey of Bluffton, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Michele to Eric K. Faulkner. Eric is the son of Lee and Kim Faulkner of Erie, Pa.

Jennifer is a graduate of Bluffton High School and earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. She owns the bridal boutique, Bella Laccio Bridal in Westerville.

Post-prom planning meeting Nov. 29

All BHS Junior Class parents are invited to a Post-Prom planning meeting on Monday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Parents who would like to be involved but are unable to attend this meeting are asked to contact Susan Liska.

Mid-afternoon Blaze update


The 24th annual Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Blaze of Lights is Saturday, Nov. 27! Here is the up-to-the-minute Blaze information for the remainder of today.

Entertainment downtown:

Pandora council looking at $12,147 flow meter

Pandora council is considering purchase of a flow meter, estimated to cost $12,147 (plus $139 alignment fee), which is required by the Ohio EPA. The requirement is so that the village will be on a controlled discharge system. The matter was discussed at the Nov. 9 council meeting.

The flow meter will be installed in an existing manhole at the effluent site of the village lagoon system.

In other action, council approved the hiring of David Meyer as an as-needed assistant to Marvin Steiner with hydrant flushing.