by Paula McKibben The official opening date for Bluffton Pediatrics at 505 East Jefferson Street was supposed to be Monday, January 5, 2015, but there were sick children who needed to be seen on Friday, January 2, so the doors were opened early for those patients. This is indicative of the type of service a parent can expect for his or her children from this practice. Beth Bish, known as Miss Beth, says her practice is all about what the child needs. “I like taking care of a child in the context of the home. … I would rather the parents have things in their toolbox so they don’t need me.”
by Ron Geiser Bluffton Village Council members must have thought The Ohio State University football team was playing for the national championship last Monday night since they finished their first-of-the-year business in about 20 minutes. That would have left time to get home for the 8:30 p.m. gridiron contest had it been a week earlier. With nothing like that scheduled, however, it just made for a short get-reacquainted meeting and a few routine business items. David Steiner was re-elected council president. Meeting dates continue to be at 8 p.m. in the Town Hall the first and third Monday of each month, except for September, when council will meet Tuesday following Labor Day.
by Paula McKibben “Volunteer! – he didn’t volunteer; he was volunteered,” said Rosemary Meyer about her husband Basil who received the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award from the Bluffton Senior Citizen Center. Basil Meyer was surprised with the award at the December dinner meeting. His name will be added to a plaque that hangs in the Bluffton Senior Citizen Center.
Bluffton American Legion Post 382 awarded six Bluffton High School students for their performance on the Americanism test that the post sponsors each year for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Winners were seniors, Braden Skilliter and Kathryn Basinger; junior Jared Metzger; and sophomores Collin Phillips, Hannah Hartzler, and Elizabeth Nisly. Basinger has been a winner each of the three years that she has taken the test. From the field of 84 District winners, the State Judging Committee selects 18 winners, three men and three women from each of the three grades.