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Bluffton High School announces 3rd quarter honor roll for 2022-2023

The following 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2022-2023 school year has been announced by Bluffton High School

9th Grade – all A:

Madison Beasley, Hunter Betts, Brooklynn Bible, Lauren Bowers, Aubrey Burkholder, Keith Burkholder, Aubrey Clevidence, Oliver Combs, Grace Conley, Grady Coonfare, Javen Crawfis, Lillian Dagani, Calvin Derstine, Truett Diller, Isabella Ellerbrock, Kynzie Ewing, Emily Granger, Evan Grothause,  Elizabeth Hartzler, Libby Hocanson, Ethan Hoffman, Elizabeth Honse, Elijah Jones, Isaiah Kohli, Liliana Liberato, Nicholas Lovett, Alayna Mueller, Brooklyn Nance, Claire Phillips, Hudson Phillips, Micah Rehm, Macy Schaadt, Blaize Schwarz, Ava Smallcombe, Elizabeth Suter, Avery Ulrey, Blair Utendorf

10th Grade – all A:

Levi Antrim,  Raelyn Clinger, Kaleigh Coffman, Kally Cotter, Hannah Creeger, Quinn Eachus, June Essinger, Levi Fenzl, Maia Gearing, Emma Green, Carter Hohenbrink, Grace Lemley, Gabriel Meza, Brooklyn Moser, Jordan Schweingruber, Zoe Shank, Avery Smith, Logan Smith, Kara Snyder, Avery Talavinia, Mackay Tuttle, Gracie Yarnell

11th Grade – all A:

Theodore Andreas, Ella Armstrong, Timothy Betts, Gavin Bogart, Jessica Boop, Brooke Camper, Milo Combs, Caitlyn Couch, Ashley Fleece, Daniel Fredritz, Morgan Fruchey, Jacob Granger, Benjamin Hartzler, Jasmine Hasting, Olivia Hobensack, Liam Jordan, Leah Klinger, Ethan Nickel, Amairi Painter, Ian Rieman, Isabella Stechschulte, Tesa Stricklen, Nathan Taylor, Bella Wingate, John-Paul Yoder



George and Joann Farling celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

This past weekend, George and Joann Farling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with close family and friends at Bluffton Town Hall.

George is from Pandora and Joann is from Findlay. They met on a blind date. The couple was married March 25, 1973 at The First Christian Church in Findlay.

They have three children, Scott (Myndi) Farling, Heidi (Chad) Wise and Wade (Jenna) Farling and eight grandchildren. Abby, Issy, Allison, Carli, Jersey, Kinsley, Bentley and Lincoln.

George retired from Stoops Freightliner as a body shop manager. Joann retired from the Hilty Memorial Home as a environmental aide. She continues to work part time at Citizens National Bank.



Bluffton 6th grade quiz bowl team wins 34th annual Academic Challenge

CORRECTION: Jack Eiden was misidentified as Ben in the original version of this article.

The Bluffton 5th and 6th grade quiz bowl teams participated in the 34th annual Academic Challenge at Shawnee Middle School on February 6, competing with teams from Allen East, Bath, Elida, Liberty, St. Charles, St. John’s, Shawnee, South, Spencerville and Wapakoneta.

The 6th grade team, coached by Robin Ault, won first place over Shawnee by only 10 points. Both teams had the same 8-2 record.

6th grade players are:


Local students named to Bluffton’s undergraduate dean’s list

Bluffton University has announced the dean’s list for undergraduate students for the fall 2022 term. Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list.

The Bluffton University students from this area named to the dean’s list are:


Malone appointed to Banking Commission, Smith appointed to State Emergency Response Commssion

On March 10, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the following appointments: 

Mark B. Malone of Lima (Allen Co.) has been reappointed to the Banking Commission for a term beginning March 10, 2023, and ending January 31, 2027.

Kevin E. Smith of Findlay (Hancock Co.) has been appointed to the State Emergency Response Commission for a term beginning March 10, 2023, and ending January 13, 2025.


Bill Herr selected as 2022 Citizen of the Year by Bluffton Lions

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The Bluffton Lions Club is pleased to announce the 2022 Citizen of the Year Award will be given to William A. (Bill) Herr. Bill has generously given much time and energy to multiple organizations for the benefit of the Bluffton community.

Bill is a very selfless person who has touched many lives in this community.  He was born, raised and educated in Bluffton, Ohio. He has been a farmer almost his entire life, reared on a dairy farm and then living on his own small farm just outside the town of Bluffton, where he continues to farm.