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Willow Ridge Campus Welcomes Ten New Residents to Green Houses

   Ten elders are moving to their new homes at Willow Ridge throughout this week.  Willow Ridge is the newest community of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and features two Green House homes.  When full, each home will provide licensed nursing care for ten elders in private rooms with private bathrooms and showers. 
   The first two elders moved to Frieda House (103 Willow Ridge Drive) on November 23, 2012.  The Ohio Department of Health provided their survey for licensure on January 18 and MHCO was notified on February 1 that their Nursing Home License was granted retroactively to January 18.

Remembering Dottie Anderson: A Pilot, Teacher and Friend

by Austin Arnold    As the year of 2012 came to a close, so did a significant chapter in local aviation, and especially at the Bluffton Airport, with the passing of Dorothy “Dottie” Anderson. Dottie influenced countless flying enthusiasts in the Northwest Ohio region and almost assuredly, each one could tell you a story about her. Dottie’s former students, fellow flight instructors and old race companions all have lasting memories of her. A handful of these people have shared their recollections of someone who can be considered a pioneer and truly one-of-a-kind.

Families Step Up to the Challenge at BFR

by Sophie Marcum   Last Friday night Bluffton families gathered at the BFR to kick off the 5-2-1-Almost None challenge. Kids had a blast with a myriad of fitness activities. Basketball, tennis and relay races sparked their excitement, which reflected in their parents, as these families started the fitness challenge.

Bluffton Town Council Report - Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

by Kathryn Tschuor   The Village of Bluffton’s Council held a regular meeting at 8:00 p.m. on the night of January 28, 2013. During the meeting there was one ordinance discussed. Ordinance No. 01-13 was given a second reading. The purpose of this ordinance is to levy assessments for the South Dixie/Main Street Annexation Sewer Project. The adjusted assessment of the cost of the sewer project is $220,556.00. The owners of the properties abutting on the sewer have the option to pay the levied amount of $6,683.53 per parcel within 30 days of the passing of the ordinance or in seven annual installments. Council approved Ordinance No. 01-13. It should receive a third and final reading at the next meeting.

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