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BHS Class of 2024 leaves their mark (on College Ave.)

Photo slideshow by Ellie Bergstrand

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The Bluffton High School tradition of Seniors painting the street went off without a drop of rain and with many splatters of paint.

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Ethan Nickel is May BHS Student of the Month

The Bluffton High School student of the month for May 2024 is Ethan Nickel, son of Kevin and Kendra Nickel of Bluffton. 

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Pandora-Gilboa quiz team places fourth in small school championship

ROSEMONT, Il.__ On the weekend of Saturday, April 27, Pandora-Gilboa High School joined 142 of the top quiz bowl teams from small public high schools at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago for the 2024 Small School National Championship Tournament to determine who was the best.

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Bluffton Elementary squad wins Step It Up Challenge

The Gingerbread Squad of Jaime Combs, Heidi Steiner, Ryan Dunlap, and Missy Smith won $1,500 for Bluffton Elementary School in the Health Action Council Healthy Kids Spring Step It Up Challenge. These top steppers averaged 809,363 steps.

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Jed Marquart wraps up 33 years of teaching at his alma mater

The Ohio Northern University T.J. Smull College of Engineering recently celebrated the career of Dr. Jed Marquart, BSME ’80, ahead of his upcoming retirement after more than 30 years of service to the university.

A native of Bluffton, Ohio, he has had a lifelong affinity for Northwest Ohio. After graduating from ONU, he worked in the engineering workforce and obtained graduate degrees from the University of Dayton. In 1991, he returned home and spent the next 33 years teaching at his beloved alma mater.

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Bluffton Lions report inside, outside projects

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The Bluffton Lions Club April 2024 newsletter reflects the variety of projects undertaken by our local chapter of Lions International. The newsletter is edited by Barbara Plaugher.

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