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1956 Sunliner Top Choice At Bluffton̓s 50th Festival Of Wheels

   Most 50th anniversaries are regarded as special occasions, a milestone worth noting and one that’s meant to remember. Bluffton’s 50th anniversary of its Festival of Wheels event was certainly one many won’t forget anytime soon.
   Sunny skies and warm summer-like conditions were abruptly interrupted by dark clouds and a torrential downpour during Friday’s Festival of Wheels festivities. However, once the storm moved on, the many spectators who had made their way to the downtown area were rewarded with a double rainbow and the announcement of numerous award winners for 2017’s event.

Bluffton To Celebrate The 50th Festival Of Wheels On Friday

   The 50th Bluffton Festival of Wheels Cruise-In will be Friday, June 16, on Main Street, in downtown Bluffton with antique cars, classic cars, trucks, tractors, golf carts, fire engines, motorcycles and Cushman’s.
   Main Street will open for parking at 2 p.m. with registration from 2-5 p.m., rain or shine. The registration fee will be $12. Registration can be mailed to Festival of Wheels, P. O. Box 223, Bluffton, Ohio 45817 and can be accessed at
Judging of cars will begin at 5 p.m. with trophies awarded at 7:30 p.m.
   The cruise down South Main Street will begin at 8 p.m., and all vehicles must be removed from Main Street at that time.

Mayor Augsburger “Hopeful” That New Village Administrator “On Board By July”

by Sarah Beechboard   The Village of Bluffton Council met on the second Monday of June at 8 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall. After the opening ceremonies, the mayor commented that she had been asked to keep the meeting short. “I think the Cavs are playing tonight,” she said while laughing. It was not to be, however. The meeting lasted an hour.
   The bills were passed by motion. Two items were up for readings. Ordinance No. 07-17 passed the first of three readings and Resolution No. 12-17 passed the first reading by emergency. 
Mayor Augsburger then gave the Administrator’s Report. Her report included a “thank you” to all involved in getting the Bluffton pool ready for use. There has been a lot of positive feedback from swimmers lately.

Bluffton Recently Named A Purple Heart Community

   In a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Findlay on Tuesday, June 6, Bluffton mayor Judy Augsburger presented a proclamation, along with the Hancock County Commissioners and mayors of the other Hancock County communities, to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1974.
   At the ceremony, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1974 presented the commissioners with a Purple Heart flag.

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