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Lions’ Way Trailhead Park to be Constructed at Bluffton’s Newest Bike Path

   A Lions’ Way Trailhead Park will be constructed at the Commerce Lane entrance to the Lions’ Way Trail, according to the Bluffton Bikeway and Pedestrian Pathway Board.
   When completed, the park will include a 225 by 60-foot green space bordering Commerce Lane.
   “This will greatly enhance the appeal and use of the Lion’s Way Trail. It will serve as a great bike rest stop for area residents and visitors to the greater Bluffton area,” said Richard Ramseyer, Pathway Board chair.
   The project includes several phases. Phase I includes placement of a steel picnic shelter, concrete pad, picnic tables, water hydrant, bike racks and landscaping.

Chamber Names Farmers’ Market Manager

   Greg Probst will serve as manager of the Bluffton Farmers’ Market this year.
   The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment. This year the chamber took over the responsibilities of the popular downtown Saturday market. The market will enter its 11th season when it opens on Saturday, May 2.
   Probst has served as a vendor at the market since 2008. He is involved in Probst Family Farm, a Certified Naturally Grown Farm, located at 3463 State Route 103, Bluffton. In addition to his farmers’ market participation, Probst is also a member of the Bluffton fire department and EMS.

Students Learn to Try, Try Again in Bluffton High School’s Robotics Class

by Paula McKibben   We all had one. Remember that teacher that you had who told you that you could do better and suggested you do the assignment over again. Ugh! You didn’t really want to do it the first time, let alone the second time. Well, Bluffton High School has a class where students start assignments over, from the beginning, because they don’t get the results that they want. Voluntarily. Welcome to Robotics I.

BAMA to Host a Poverty Simulation

   What would it be like to live in poverty for one month? The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will host a poverty simulation from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 11, at Burky Gym on the Bluffton University campus. Light refreshments will be served.
   “We want to invite the local community to come out and experience a life that may be different from their own,” said Rev. Jeremy Mann, pastor at Emmanuel Church of Christ in Bluffton, and a member of BAMA. “This will help us all gain a better understanding for the realities faced by everyday people who are struggling to make ends meet.”

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