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High noon is time to cycle

A new cycling club has formed in Bluffton: the Bluffton High Noon Riders
invite cyclists of any level to join them at noon each weekday for a
45-minute ride.

The organizers emphasize: "Rides are casual for exercise and fun. No one is dropped!"

Riders meet at the Mennonite Church Parking lot each day at noon, rainy days
excepted. For more information contact Dwain Hall at (567) 376-7337.


'62 BHS class gathers for reunion

The Bluffton High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 60th reunion on Saturday, July 30.

Pictured here, left to right, are class members:

(Standing) Donna McCluer Morrison, Rachel Hilty Friesen, Chuck Amstutz, Dave Barnett, Scott Edwards, Sharl Steiner, Keith Klingler. 

(Seated) Jim Badertscher, Donna Basinger Lehman, Karen Gilbert Bash, Nancy Swank Young Yeager, Nancy Balmer Steiner, Jeanne Davis Smucker.  

The note shared with this photo: "Pirates all are we! BHS 1962!"


Local scout demonstrates how to earn Journey Summit Award

Charlotte Kidd, a 12 year-old Girl Scout from Bluffton, recently earned the Journey Summit Award Pin as a Junior in Girls Scouts. The pin is one of the highest awards a Girl Scout Junior can earn. It is earned by girls who have completed three National Leadership Journeys.

Charlotte completed the Get Moving!, aMUSE, and Agents of Change Journeys:


MHCO Volunteer opportunities for Summer-Fall 2022

Mennonite Memorial Home, Willow Ridge, Hilty Home and Maple Crest 

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio offers the following volunteer opportunities for Summer-Fall 2022. If you are interested in participating, contact Chris Moser at [email protected] or call 419-358-1015, extension 263.

At Mennonite Memorial Home

Medical Transport drivers: (Licensed driver to take residents to Bluffton, Lima, Findlay doctors’ appointments)


UPDATED Lonny Kent retires from Bluffton Police Department

UPDATED 5 p.m. July 27: An incomplete version of this article was initially posted on Wednesday morning. See below regarding a reception for Kent on Aug. 27.

By Paula McKibben for the Bluffton Police Department

“I want to be the officer who takes care of the other officers,” commented Corporal Lonny Kent when asked why he chose this time to retire from the Bluffton Police Department. 


Bluffton students on spring U-F Dean's List

Findlay, OH⎯The following local students have been announced on the Univeristy of Findlay's dean's list for the 2022 spring semester.

To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Simon Derstine

Daniel White

Samuel Luke

Brandon Good

Eden Nygaard

Kennedi Jordan

Matthew White

Haleigh Gatchel

Eliott Nickel 

Elizabeth Frazier

Lauren Swartzlander

Kenneth Lovett