by Ron Geiser Most of the action that affects Bluffton residents took place at a utilities committee meeting prior to the first June meeting of Bluffton Village Council Monday night. While the issue of a water/sewer surcharge was given “another first reading” during the regular meeting, the committee at 7 p.m. revisited the ordinance (02-16) that had been defeated on third reading May 16. Following 45 minutes of discussion by five of the six councilmen and other village employees, it was decided to return that ordinance to the agenda with the idea to make it become law as soon as possible without making it an emergency issue.
by Paula McKibben Dennis Morrison said, “Have you been to the cemetery lately. It is in the best shape I have ever seen it in.” Who’s responsible? Bernie Ludwig, the cemetery sexton for the last 21 years, and the crew who works with her at Maple Grove Cemetery when needed.
by Paula McKibben It was a perfect day – Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Not too hot, not too cool for the outdoor ceremonies and lots of sunshine. It all began with the parade at 9:30 a.m., complete with veterans walking and in carts. There were the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts, the fire engines, the police, St. John’s United Church of Christ float, and, of course, the high school band.
A tradition which dates back more than 150 years continues to bring veterans and families together in Bluffton. The tradition: decorating the graves of America’s war veterans, known now as Memorial Day. The members of Bluffton American Legion Post # 382 understand the bond and tradition. “We invite citizens of Bluffton and surrounding communities to join us in remembering those who died for our Freedom.”