College Avenue/Main Street Intersection Remains a Hot Topic at Council Meeting

by Ron Geiser   On nights when little legislation is on the agenda, the segment called Public Comment often grabs the attention of Bluffton Village Council.

Barbara Plaugher Says, “I Just Wanted to Serve Others”

by Paula McKibben   As we travel through our lives, most of us jump from goal to goal to goal. Barbara Plaugher had one goal: to serve others in a rewarding way. In nursing school, she had hoped to serve on the Good Ship Hope as a scrub nurse. However, marriage and raising a family pushed that goal to the back of her life for a while.

Harvest Season Running Late; Earlier Rains Would Have Helped Crops

by Paula McKibben   The corn and bean harvest is finally in full swing, four to five weeks later than last year when the harvest was completed by the end of October. The timing and the amount of rain have affected the yields, according to Mitch Welty from Legacy, Kevin Phillips from Pandora Grain and Josh Loverich from Arlington Heritage. Welty said that the farms north of State Route 613 received more rain and were having better yields.

1966 Pirate Football Team Won First Championship Since 1946

   At Friday night’s game with Ada, the 1966 NWC Champs from Bluffton will be honored.

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