The Hancock Historical Museum will host its first Historic Barn Tour on Saturday, September 14th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The self-guided tour will showcase six historic barns in south-western Hancock County, dating from c.1850s-1905. Guests on the tour will learn the history of the barns and the farms they occupy. Many of the farms have been passed down in the same families for several generations. The barns display a wide array of timber-framing techniques and styles and have come to serve a variety of purposes. While some of the barns are being adaptively reused, others remain fully functional outbuildings on working farms.
by Kathryn Tschuor The Village of Bluffton’s Council held a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 26, 2013 to discuss one ordinance and three resolutions. After the bills and the minutes of the August 12 meeting were approved, the new Chief Administrative Officer of Bluffton Hospital, Chris Keller, stood up and was introduced to the Councilmembers by the outgoing administrator, Bill Watkins. Keller said she and Watkins will continue to work together as a team at the hospital and will “do our best to provide good service to the community.”
The ideal summer for an average 18-year-old includes pool trips, beach trips, hanging out and anything that involves relaxing. Elita Smith, a student at Ohio Northern University from Bluffton, Ohio, took a different route. She instead chose to spend part of her summer “vacation” working hard on a service project in Papua New Guinea to share the Word of God.