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October 24, 2021

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BCDC artist Rylee Setzer

Rylee Setzer peeks through one of her art works created at the Bluffton Child Development Center. She is a member of the pre-kindergarten class at the Center and is the daughter of Jodi Steiner.


Bluffton Lions involved in "Adopt-A-Road"

The Bluffton Lions Club, on Saturday, Oct. 17, held their semi-annual, "Adopt-A-Road" clean-up day. Pictured left to right are Lions Lowell Hostetler, Laura Voth, Tim Closson, Andy Armstrong, Adopt-A-Road, Chair, Morris Groman, Daryl Shields, Jan Emmert, Fred Rodabaugh and Dick Ramseyer who provided the time and energy to pick-up the litter along the assigned road. Dick Ramseyer is the Lions president.


Middle School student senate

Members of the Bluffton Middle School Student Senate, back row from left, 8th Sophie Marcum; Robin Ault, advisor; 8th Meg Burrell, president; 6th Amelia Heslep, secretary.

Front row from left, 7th Bryce Johnston, vice president; 8th Tyler Johnston; 6th Jack Burrell; 7th Josh Garmatter, treasurer; 6th Mitchell Ault; and 7th Aaron Shaw.


Alex Anderson - BHS student of the month

Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson, Bluffton High School senior, is the September BHS student of the month.

She is a member of the Math Club, band, flag corp, jazz band and is a cheerleader. Her post-secondary involvement includes calculus I, II, psychology and integrated arts at Bluffton University. She plans to attend Bluffton University upon graduation from BHS and hopes to persue pre-medicine.

She is the daughter of Shellie and Tony Anderson, 316 Cherry St., Bluffton.


Bluffton resident launches Workplay Publishing

Andre Swartley

"For me writing is play. It's work to get other people to read it (my writing)," said Bluffton author and now book publisher Andre Swartley, in explaining how his new enterprise Workplay Publishing came into being.

Swartley of 137 N. Mound St., Bluffton, recently released his second novel, "Americanus Rex," which he calls the premiere title for Workplay Publishing. The story begins with a clich'e of a beauty pageant contestant wishing for world peace, and explores what might have to happen in our current global culture to make that wish to come true.


Low brass

Do you know this tune?

Matt Suderman, Bluffton High School band member, demonstrates his ability to perform scales without placing his lips on the mouthpiece of his low brass band instrument. Oct. 16 was band member parent night. Suderman is one of the seniors in the band. It was the final home game for the BHS football team, who placed Lima Central Catholic.