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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.

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.

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