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Expenditures and barking dogs on Monday's council agenda

Bluffton council dealt with several expenditures on Monday.

Those expenditures included:
o agreeing to advertise for annual asphalt and aggregate material bids for 2012,
o approval of a $16,862 bid from Beaverdam Contracting, Inc., for replacement of the waterline on Poplar Street, and
o payment of $17,878 for asphalt sealing work at the airport. The village will be reimbursed 95 percent of the amount from the FAA as part of a grant that was received for the project.

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Bluffton on top: School district listed 45th on state's school performance index ranking

The Bluffton Exempted Village School District ranked 45th of all schools in Ohio in the Performance Index Ranking for Districts and Schools, release Friday by the Ohio Department of Education. The entire list ranks 1,001 schools.

To emphasis the strength of Bluffton's ranking, only two northwestern Ohio districts scored higher than Bluffton. Those districts were St. Henry, 18th, and Ottoville, 24th.

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Fire and rescue committee meets 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14

A meeting of the Village of Bluffton's Fire and Rescue Committee has been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Bluffton Town Hall prior to the regularly scheduled village council meeting.

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Walkers welcome to use school in winter

The Bluffton Schools will once again welcome any citizen interested in walking the hallways during the winter months.

The Bluffton Elementary and Middle Schools may be used for walking from 6:15 - 7:15 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., beginning Nov. 1.

Please enter at the main elementary door during these times. The buildings are open each day when school is in session.

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Apollo school board agenda available to Icon viewers

The Apollo Career Center board will meet Monday, Oct. 24. To access the agenda, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

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Dixie Highway annexation issue "finally" goes to Allen County Commissioners - hearing is Oct. 4

After several technical delays Bluffton's North Dixie Highway annexation has finally landed on the Allen County Commissioner's lap.

The commissioners plan a hearing on the matter at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the third floor of the Allen County Court House.

The annexation process has not be a smooth one due to the techical delays and objections of somes residents in the area under consideration.

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