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Celebration of Life for Doris E. Palte

A Celebration of Life for Doris E. Palte will be held Saturday, August 7, 2021 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at her son, Steve Palte's residence, 7905 N. Phillips Road, Bluffton.

Doris passed away April 27, 2020. Arrangements were entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Alexandra Besecker named to spring 2021 Dean's List at Hofstra University

Alexandra Besecker of Bluffton, OH excelled during the Spring 2021 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean's List.

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Dorothy Balmer will turn 95

Celebrate with a card shower

The family of Dorothy Balmer would like to honor her with a card shower in celebration of her 95th birthday, on Sunday, July 25.

Cards and memories may be sent to her at:

Dorothy Balmer
C/O Anne Geiger
16845 Road 3
Pandora, OH 45877

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Betty Burkholder will turn 80

Celebrate with a card shower

The family of Betty Burkholder would like to honor her with a card shower in celebration of her 80th birthday, on Friday, July 23. Cards and memories may be sent to her at:

Betty Burkholder
18225 CR 15
Bluffton, OH 45817

On July 23 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Betty will be sitting on the front porch for anyone who would like to drive by and honk.

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Beaverdam Bunch 4-H prepares for the fair

By Celia Smith
With the 4th of July just behind us, Bluffton and the surrounding areas of Allen County are already beginning preparations for the upcoming fair season!

The Beaverdam Bunch 4-H club has been busy with livestock, project books, and meetings since March! Club members of the Beaverdam Bunch range in ages from 3rd grade to 12th grade, and when it comes to leaders, some have been serving for years. Judging for many of the members' projects is just around the corner, Monday, July 19th.

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Emily wants to design cool things

Bluffton second grader is statewide 3rd place winner in Imagine Engineering contest

Emily Byers, a Bluffton second-grade student this past school year, has placed 3rd in the statewide Imagine Engineering Coloring Contest out of more than 6,000
students.

Emily, daughter of Justin and Karen Byers, was a student in Mrs. Fry's classroom when she entered the contest.

Her winning entry involved a picture of an engineer reviewing her roller coaster design plans at a site visit. For her efforts, Emy received the third-place prize, a MathShark skill-building game and calculator.

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