by Paula McKibben “You know, ‘Investing in Bluffton’ would be a good headline for this story,” commented Connie Kruse, manager of Town and Country Flowers in Bluffton. Ten years ago, Ken Kruse and Mike Ellerbrock brought Town and Country Flowers to Bluffton because, according to Connie, “we just saw what a nice community it was, and we wanted to be a part of it.” And now, they own a piece of it, 124 North Main Street, the previous location of the Deer Creek Shoppes.
Dick Ramseyer, president the Bluffton Lions Foundation and chair of the Bluffton Pathway Board, presented a $16,370 check to the village at its July 18 council meeting. The foundation is actively involved in securing financial resources to construct the Pathway system identified in the Comprehensive Bike and Pedestrian Pathway Master Plan with a goal of encircling the village with a pedestrian and bike path. The Bluffton Pathway Board established by Bluffton council is responsible for implementation of the master plan.
by Paula McKibben On Saturday, July16, Suter’s Produce lost a pole barn to fire. In it were tractors, planters, a four-wheeler, specialty equipment like a strawberry transplanter, and items for the corn maze. Two women were passing the Suter home when they noticed fire shooting out the roof of the barn. They called 911 and stayed to assist the Suters by driving out trucks that were parked under the side porch of the barn.
by Paula McKibben Summer school didn’t used to exist around here. Nobody went to school in the summer. Students simply repeated the class or the grade – and kept their summer vacations pristine. Things have changed.