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Alan and Diann Yoder celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Dr. Alan and Diann Yoder will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on September 17, 2021. Dr. Alan and the former Diann Habegger were married by the Rev. John Sprunger at First Mennonite Church in Berne, Indiana on September 17, 1961.

The couple has two children, Dr. Mark (Julie) Yoder and Michael (Rebecca) Yoder. They have 6 grandchildren: Paul in Los Angeles, California; David (Anna) in Muncie, Indiana; Rachel (Nathan) West in Memphis, Tennessee; Austin (Samantha) in Indianapolis, Indiana; Alec in Columbus, Ohio and Ashlyn in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Allen County Fair Results for local 4-H Cattle Club

The Bluffton 4-H Cattle Club reported its results from the 2021 Allen County Fair. Those results follow.

Bluffton Cattle Club had another great year at the 2021 Allen County Fair. This year our Cloverbuds (Annie Steiner, Bentley Webb, Bennett Kimmel, Brock Sloan, Brice Sehlhorst, Kyle Hohenbrink, Kaidree Hohenbrink, Addi Barrett, and Lydia Gratz) successfully grew pumpkins from seed and completed an art project to display at the fair. Our 4-H youth were involved with various animal and special interest projects. Their results are below:


Letter to editor: Thank you to B&B Livestock Buyers group

The following letter was submitted by Marcia Phillips on behalf of Bluffton and Beaverdam 4-H Youth:

Thank you to all the generous donors who gave to the B&B Livestock Buyers group. Their generosity supported our local Bluffton and Beaverdam 4-H Youth who took livestock animal projects to the Allen County Fair. The following donors contributed this year:

Althaus Brothers               

JB Pipe Puller LLC

Althaus, Jeffery & Dianne               

Jordan, Matthew DDS

Ameriprise Financial- Greg Averesch             


Bluffton 4-H Results at Allen County Fair

The Bluffton Boys and Girls 4H Club reported its results from the 2021 Allen County Fair. Those results follow.

1st place, Middle Sized Booth Decorating Contest

Brooklynn Bible

Self determined miniature garden, A 1st Place

Sew For Other, A 2nd Place

Makeover My Space  State Fair, A 2nd Place

Landin Bible 

Rockets Away - B, Outstanding

Alex Nance

Making The Cut - A


Results for Beaverdam Bunch 4-H at Allen Co. Junior Fair

The Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club reported its results from the 2021 Allen County Junior Fair. Those results follow.

Braeden Ackerman

Pen of 2 Meat Chickens – A

Cierra Ackerman

Livestock Judging Contest – First Place/Sr. Division

Pen of 2 Meat Chickens – A, Fifth Place Senior Poultry Showmanship, Outstanding Poultry Livestock Interview

Hailey Ballinger

Rex Breeding Rabbit/Senior Buck – A


Joyce Badertscher will turn 90

Card shower requested

The family of Joyce Badertscher would like to honor her with a card shower in celebration of her 90th birthday, Sunday, August 22.

Cards and memories may be sent to her at:

Joyce Badertscher
Mennonite Memorial Home
410 W Elm St
Bluffton, OH 45817