Bluffton Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Greg Denecker along with school board members, staff and students were all happy to be on site at DTR Industries, located on Snider Road, as the host company, along with Toyota, made a $15,000 donation to the school system on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Bluffton’s Mayor, Eric Fulcomer, a number of community leaders and even Ohio’s 4th District Congressman, Jim Jordan, were also present at the ceremony held inside DTR’s facility.
Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), a Bluffton retirement community that offers a continuum of care, has begun negotiations with the East Central District-Missionary Church with respect to the future operation, management and ownership of Hilty Memorial Home. When completed, the proposed structure would welcome Hilty Memorial Home as an affiliate member of MHCO.
by Austin Arnold This weekend the BHS Drama Club will be presenting “Vaudeville,” a show that will feature a variety of numbers from the era of when the American musical theatre was coming into its own. This is a type of show that longtime musical director Kevin Gratz said has not been done before. “We’re trying this a little different this year, we’ve never done a review before. From the publishers, I searched for reviews and there’s not a lot but I came across this ‘Vaudeville’ thing and it was about as unique of a thing I think I’ve ever seen,” Gratz said.
On Good Friday, April 6, the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and community members began a procession of a cross, starting at English Lutheran, and stopping at several churches along the way including St. John’s, St. Mary’s, Bluffton Presbyterian, First United Methodist and finally to First Mennonite where a service followed. A prayer was said at each stop to remind participants of Jesus’ own journey.