On the Beat in Bluffton

Saturday, May 29, 2010

BHS Class of 2010-Congratulations Seniors!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Southern Wells Track and Field Day

Southern Wells Elementary held their annual Track and Field Day for grades 4th – 6th on Thursday.  In total, 171 students participated in events like 50M dash, 100M dash, shot put, long jump, and many others. The annual event is fun for all students, not just the upper elementary. The lower elementary classes all had an oppotunity to watch a portion of the meet as well.  There were even a few records broken during the day despite the warm weather.  This day is a big undertaking so there are several people to thank.  The biggest thank you goes to Mr. Cline who coordinates all events and lines up the volunteers.  Thanks to all.

(Submitted by Tina Blevins)


LCES Talent Show

Some very talented students put their skills to the test at the Lancaster Central Elementary School Talent Show on Thursday.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

BHES Activity Day

Bluffton Harrison Elementary School students participated in their PTO sponsored Activity Day on Thursday. Intern Devan Filchak captured this action on video.


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OES Field Day 2010

Ossian Elementary School students participated in a full day of events during their 2010 Field Day on Thursday. From hula-hoops, to sack races, to parachute ball tossing; it was a full day of cardiovascular activity.


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SW juniors win big!


SW Principal Chad Yencer and Mrs. Gilbert were drawing names for the Jr. High incentive program on Wednesday. Multiple seventh and eighth graders won prizes.


Bryant Bradler, a seventh grader won the grand prize at the Jr. High incentive program. The grand prize was a Sony DVD player and the award winning movie, "Avatar".

(Photos by Southern Wells Intern Brandon Gephart)

WCPL comes to Southern Wells


Cindy Burchell, from the Wells County Public Library, came to Southern Wells on Wednesday to tell students about the summer reading program. Students have the entire month of June to sign up for the program. (Photo by Southern Wells Intern Brandon Gephart)

BHS Class Day

It was Class Day for Bluffton High School seniors on Wednesday as students received academic awards and accolades. They also had a chance to practice their hat throwing technique for Friday's graduation. (More student photos in today's News-Banner)
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NHS Improv club

Norwell Intern Devan Filchak is covering the new NHS Improv club for a Progress Edition story. That means she had to attend some of their shows. She captured a few very funny skits and we posted them here for your amusement.


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OES Talent Show

Tuesday morning was the annual Ossian Elementary School Talent Show, bringing out singers and dancers; karate experts and magicians. OES Principal Shellie Miller said she is always impressed with the quality of talent in her student body every year and 2010 was no exception.

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More LCES Field Day











Lots of parent volunteers were on-hand to help organize the annual Lancaster Central Elementary School Field Day events on Monday. The students learned lessons in teamwork and following instruction and had a great time doing it. (Photos by Jerry Battiste)

Monday, May 24, 2010

LCES Field Day 2010

Lancaster Central Elementary School students participated in a series of annual Field Day events including tug o' war, potato sack races and anything that might get them wet and keep them cool from the Monday morning sunshine.


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Adopt-A-Pet


Bella is a 2 year old DSH Cream colored Tabby. Neutered male.


Pixie is a 2 year old DSH Calico, female.

*We have several fixed and de-clawed cats for adoption. Their adoption fee is only $10.00 All of them are very sweet!
Call now: 824-6063

Sunday, May 23, 2010

More Parks Dept Bus Trip

Entertainment Editor Barb Barbieri was on the Bluffton Parks Department 'Day Trip' last Thursday. The tour group visited Wick's Restaurant and pie factory, Silvertown, the Glass Outlet and the National Aviation Museum in Muncie.
Here's some video from outside the pie factory. They wouldn't let her video inside the factory--so this is just a pie sampler (so to speak)


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Friday, May 21, 2010

Bluffton Parks Department bus tour

Entertainment Editor Barb Barbieri was on the Bluffton Parks Department 'Day Trip' on Thursday. The tour group visited Wick's Restaurant and pie factory, Silvertown, the Glass Outlet and the National Aviation Museum in Muncie.


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OES Outdoor Lab

Online Editor Jerry Battiste and News-Banner Intern Devan Filchak visited Ossian Elementary School on Thursday for the annual clean-up of the Outdoor Laboratory. Dozens of PTO, community members and Master Gardeners give a bit of their time to work with the students and provided the labor that keeps the garden beautiful. You can read the complete story in today's News-Banner.









(Photos by Jerry Battiste)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bluffton Show Choir seasons comes to an end

Reporter Frank Shanly attended the final performance of the Bluffton Show Choir Wednesday night. You can watch more video at his Showtime! Wells County blog. Just click here.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Young Author's Day at OES

Reading was the order of the day at Ossian Elementary School on Tuesday.
OES students spent most of the year working on their own books, pasting carefully typed words, or using their most careful handwriting; illustrating the inside with pictures clipped from magazines or hand drawings. Tuesday, Young Author’s Day, was their opportunity to show them off to their classmates.

Once the students returned to their classrooms, teachers sat them all down to read their favorite books, with students spread across the classroom floors, ears open and mouths closed.

(Read the complete story in today's News-Banner)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fire damages Bluffton building

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News-Banner Editor Dave Schultz shot this video of the Boo Trucking fire Saturday. The building initially caught fire Friday night, but a rekindle on Saturday brought firefighters back out to the scene. There were no reports of injuries and an exact estimate of damages is not available. The fire is still under investigation.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dance Fever 2010


Mekenzie Springer, part of the dance group, 'God in Me', performed at Dance Fever 2010 with Brandy's Studio of dance. The performance was held at Life Community Church in Bluffton on Friday. 



As a group of twelve the little dancers danced to 'Walk the Dinosaur'. This group consists of girls ages four threw six.

(Photos by News-Banner Intern Brandon Gephart)