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Bluffton Lions Club Now Accepting Nominations for Citizen(s) of the Year Award

   The Bluffton Lions Club is seeking nominees for the 2013 Citizen(s) of the Year award. The award was established in 1981 to honor a person, couple or person representing a group whose dedication and achievements have significantly affected the greater Bluffton area. They may be living or deceased. This year’s recipient will be feted at a banquet on April 15, 2014. Anyone wishing to make a nomination may obtain an application by contacting Bill Croft (419-369-4908) or by visiting the Lions Club website at www.blufftonlions.org. Nominations will be accepted until February 28, 2014. Applications can be returned to Croft or the Lions Club PO Box found on the application form.
   Previous Citizens of the Year include:

Suters’ Coast to Coast Flying Experience Shared with Lions Club

by Austin Arnold   Last week during the latest meeting of the Bluffton Lions Club, special guests Bill and Mary Ann Suter were invited to share their experience of an adventure they took a little over a year ago, which had them flying from coast to coast of the United States in a 1947 Cessna 140 airplane.

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Members Talk About Ideas for Bluffton

   On Friday, January 17, 2014 the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly breakfast meeting, where board members of the Chamber helped lead a discussion in potential ways to improve the Bluffton community. The intention of the discussion was not to criticize, but rather to explore some ideas that could help strengthen the community even more. Members of Bluffton and the surrounding area’s business community gathered in small groups and brainstormed out loud their thoughts and ideas to a number of prompts provided by a board member of the Chamber, as at least one board member was designated to each group.

Monday, Jan. 20 Bluffton Town Council Report

by Kathryn Tschuor   The Village of Bluffton’s Council held a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 20, 2014 to discuss one ordinance and two resolutions. Along with the meeting, a public hearing was also held to consider a request to change the zoning of a property on North Main Street.
  First on the agenda was Ordinance No. 01-14. The ordinance approves, adopts and enacts American Legal Publishing’s 2014 edition of the Ohio Basic Code as the code of ordinances for the Village of Bluffton. The 2014 edition reflects the changes made to the laws of Ohio in 2013. Council passed Ordinance No. 01-14 as an emergency on its first reading.

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