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Drone's eye view of BHS street painting

Drone pilot Joel Dunifon provides a 5:00 video of Bluffton High School Seniors in the process of putting their mark on College Avenue in BIG painted graphics and text. 

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Second chance for a Girl Scout cookie fix on May 21

Bluffton's Girl Scouts have a new supply of cookies for sale. The scouts will be in front of Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company, 117 S. Main, on Saturday, May 21 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and continuing until they run out.

They have a limited supply of Adventurefuls, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Lemon Ups, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas and S’mores.


Bluffton 2022 graduates from Rhodes State College

The following Bluffton residents received their Associate degrees from Rhodes State College following spring semester 2022.

Name - Honors - Degree(s)

McCormick Allen Ault - with Honors - Electronic Engineering Tech

Michael Bish - with Honors - Manufacturing Engineering Tech & Electronic Engineering Tech

Gabriel Patton Colley - with Honors - Manufacturing Engineering TechLuke

Emma Lane Klinger - Physical Therapist Assistant

Grant James Mumaugh - with Honors - Electronic Engineering Tech


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.


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


Photo-story: First grade hosts Author Party

On Thursday, May 12, Bluffton Elementary School first graders invited their families to an Author Party in the middle school cafetorium. The room was abuzz with activity, with the students presenting their writing and illustrations in small group circles.

Each student took a turn in the author's chair while other students and family members looked on. They shared an autobiography or an animal book that they had created. The event was organized like a conference with presentation groups numbered and authors listed on signs.