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Bluffton Schools update COVID notification, cafeteria use

As announced by text message alert, starting Monday, Oct. 25, the Bluffton schools will post a letter under the alert section on the schools website of any positive COVID case at the end of each day. The schools will not send text alerts out for each case.

The alert also noted that next week [Monday, October 25], grades 3, 4, 5 and 8 will return to the cafeteria for lunch. Students will be spread out, including the use of the middle section of the cafetorium and eat with their class.

New England rails and resorts

By Tonya Meyer

Bluffton Senior Citizens Center director Tonya Meyer provided the following account in the November 2021 newsletter sent to senior center members.

On a rainy Sunday morning, 33 of us loaded the motor coach and headed East. The first day was just a driving day. The next morning, we put on our masks and enjoyed the Baseball Hall of Fame. There was something for everyone to enjoy at the museum. 


Okuly and Brown recognized for Buckeye Boys State particpation

On Monday, October 18, Bluffton American Legion Post 382 Commander Fred Rodabaugh and Buckeye Boys State Staff member Dennis Morrison presented Certificates of Appreciation to Bluffton High School students Eli Okuley and Jonah Brown for their participation in the Ohio American Legion Buckeye Boys State program in 2021.


Nov. 4-7 performances of Failure: A Love Story

Bluffton University Theatre will present the play “Failure: A Love Story” by Philip Dawkins from Nov. 4-7. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. November 4-6, and at 2:30 p.m. on November 7 in Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall. Dr. Melissa Friesen, professor of theatre and communication, will direct the show.

Weekend Doctor: Gross Motor Skills in Children

By Lisa Stewart, Physical Therapist, Julie A. Cole Rehab and Sports Medicine Clinic

Does your child lack typical skills for their age? Are they not keeping up with their peers? Gross motor delay is a broad term that describes a child who performs developmental skills later than usual. This could be crawling, standing, walking or even jumping. It could also be poor ball skills, poor running form or clumsy gait.


Pirates blanked at league champ Grove in finale

By Cort Reynolds

Visiting Bluffton hung close for a while at undefeated Columbus Grove, but ultimately was shut out 31-0 by the league champions in a Northwest Conference bout Friday night, October 22, at Clymer Field.

After a scoreless first 18 minutes CG gradually pulled away after scoring two quick touchdowns, and won going away.

Bluffton fell to 5-5 overall and finished 2-5 in league play after the defeat.

CG improved to 10-0 overall and won the NWC at 7-0 with the convincing victory.