Bluffton Recently Named A Purple Heart Community

   In a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Findlay on Tuesday, June 6, Bluffton mayor Judy Augsburger presented a proclamation, along with the Hancock County Commissioners and mayors of the other Hancock County communities, to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1974.
   At the ceremony, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1974 presented the commissioners with a Purple Heart flag.

Bassitt Is State Hurdle Champion, Boys’ Track Team Earns Fourth

   Ohio’s state track and field meet in Columbus is always an exciting culmination of the track season, and the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is a thrilling venue for the event. This year’s meet did not disappoint the multitude of Bluffton fans who gathered in Columbus last weekend to watch many extremely talented high school athletes compete.

BHS Grad Hannah Chappell-Dick Sets Her Sights On 2020 Olympic Trials

by Paula McKibben   Hannah Chappell-Dick, 2012 graduate of Bluffton High School and 2016 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), has a goal – a big goal: “I am gunning to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials in the 1500 meter.”

Captain Wilmetti Affirms The U.S. Must Continue To Be A Nation Worth Fighting For

by Paula McKibben   After days of on-and-off rain, it was a treat to see the sun this Memorial Day, May 29. There was a good turnout along the streets for the parade as well as at the cemetery.
   The parade was led by the American Legion color guard and followed by the girl scouts, the boy scouts, the BHS band, Ben Stahl (candidate for council), Gleaner and several emergency vehicles.

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