by Kathryn Tschuor Last Saturday, September 28 marked the 10th year of Bluffton’s Fall Festival. Bluffton bustled with activity as signs of the new season, such as fallen leaves, pumpkins, and red, yellow and orange chrysanthemums were displayed in the village and surrounding area. The day began with the Bluffton Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the parking lot beside Citizens National Bank.
by Austin Arnold For the past several years, a group of northwest Ohio women have been joining together to sew colorful quilts for wounded soldiers that are housed in a military medical center in Fort Hood, Texas. Betty Fiser, of Lima, Judy Hauenstein, also of Lima, Sharon Stiles, of Wapakoneta, Arleen Garmatter, of Bluffton and Pam McKanna, of Vaughnsville, who make up the Wounded Soldier Quilting Club, have been meeting off and on throughout the years at Forever in Stitches in Bluffton to work on quilts that are supplied to the men and women that have bravely served their country.
by Austin Arnold The Bluffton Farmers’ Market, First Mennonite Church and Bluffton University Nutrition Association (BUNA) will be joining together to present a number of programs during the morning of the annual community-wide Fall Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The combined event from all three organizations is titled “Sowing and Reaping: Celebrating Good Food from the Earth,” and it will offer several activities in which the community is welcome to take part.
by Kathryn Tschuor The Village of Bluffton’s Council held a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013 to discuss three resolutions and to have a public hearing to consider the closure of two alleys. After the hearing, two ordinances were also added to Council’s agenda. After the minutes of the September 9 meeting and the bills were approved, Resolution No. 12-13 received a second reading. Once passed, this resolution would allow a lease agreement with Bluffton Exempted Village School District for the school’s use of the park’s softball field. The resolution was approved and will receive a third reading at the next Council meeting.