BHS Holds 136th Commencemet Ceremony

   Marching into graduation to “Pomp and Circumstance” were 82 Bluffton High School soon-to-be graduates at the 136th annual BHS commencement exercises on May 27 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.
   Valedictorians for the class were Isaac Andreas, Juliana Hotmire, Marley Runk, Jayme Siefer, Sydney Staton, Megan Sycks, Phillip Tatarkov and Sarah Theisen. Salutatorian was Joshua Begg.
   Addressing the class and the audience for the class were Sydney Staton and Marley Runk.
   The class had chosen the colors red and white and the rose as class symbols and adopted the class motto from Rumi, “It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”


Bluffton Village Chosen to Introduce, Demonstrate Streamside Products to Area

by Paula McKibben   Mayor Augsburger has announced that Bluffton was chosen as the location to introduce Streamside LLC products to the immediate area. John Bowers, Bluffton Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, will coordinate the activities with Streamside in Bluffton. Bowers indicated that the demonstration will give volunteers (during the demonstration) the opportunity to assist in the remediation of the watershed.

YellowBird Offers Straight-from-the-Farm Products, Available at Community Markets

by Paula McKibben   YellowBird has come to Bluffton at Community Markets. According to the YellowBird website, “The YellowBird Foodshed partners with a network of small, sustainable farms in order to provide a direct connection from the farm to your table. Through the weekly food box program, we give the community a convenient way to access fresh, local food and have a true connection between farm to fork.” The term for this type of arrangement is community supported agriculture (CSA).

Bluffton News Sells to Mickens Incorporated

   For the past 117 years, “The Bluffton News” has been owned and operated by two different father and son pairs. On May 26, a new father and son will operate the newspaper.
   “The Bluffton News” was founded in 1875 by N.W. Cunningham. It was then owned for a short time by Jesse Huber. He sold the property to I.N. Heminger, later editor and publisher of The Findlay Republican Courier. The B.F. Biery family purchased the paper in 1900. Mr. Biery and later his son, Ted, owned and operated the paper for 52 years.

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