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Beavers open series at Hanover with 9-6 victory

March 27, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

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HANOVER, Ind.  - The Bluffton University baseball team built an early 6-0 lead and withstood a Panther rally that saw Hanover knot the score at six after six innings but the Beavers responded with three late tallies for a 9-6 win on Friday, March 27, 2015. Bluffton stays perfect atop the HCAC at 5-0 (12-5 overall), while host Hanover dipped to 7-7 and 3-3 in the conference.

Norman Vercler was hospital X-ray technologist 22 years; later operated Norm's Electronics

J. Norman Vercler died at 9:30 a.m. March 27, 2015, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.  He had been a resident of Bluffton for 58 years.

He was born March 14, 1925, in Meadows, Ill., to the late Elmer and Naomi (Claudon) Vercler. He graduated from Chenoa High School and went on for further studies at Illinois State Normal University where he majored in science.  After graduation, he began work at Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington as head medical technician, a position he held until 1956.

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Get 'em while they're hot! Pancakes at the Senior Center

The Bluffton Senior Center and the Bluffton Lions Club team up with its 33rd annual pancake and sausage benefit Saturday, March 28.

Serving is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bluffton Senior Center, 132 N. Main St.

The moneys raised benefit both organizations. The cost of the meal is $6 per person pre-sale tickets, $7 per person at the door, children 5 and under eat free with an adult.

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Ready, set, go for the Easter eggs at the MMH - 10 a.m. sharp!

The Easter Bunny is coming to Bluffton on Saturday.

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. sharp, Saturday, March 28, at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

The Easter egg hunt will take place come rain or shine. There will be no rain date.
Children ages 8 and under are invited to come, hunt for hidden eggs, register for prizes, gift baskets and have their parents take their pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Jedd Marquart advises ONU team in SAE Aero Design East competition

The Ohio Northern University student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) captured seventh place at the SAE Aero Design East competition in Lakeland, Fla., from March 13-15.

The advisor for the group was Dr. Jed E. Marquart, Bluffton, professor of mechanical engineering at ONU.

The ONU team, nicknamed the “Bad News Bears,” participated in the “Regular Class” of the competition and competed among a field of 37 teams in the “Regular Class,” including national championship teams from Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, India, and Poland.

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Ft. Findlay Stamp and Postcard Club show March 28-29

The Fort Findlay Stamp and Postcard Club marks its 62th year with its annual show, Finpex 2015.  This year’s show theme is “Salute To Veterans.”

This year’s show dates are Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29.  Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

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Here's the middle school honor roll

Bluffton Middle School Honor Roll – 3rd Quarter – 2014-2015

All “A” Honor Roll:
6th Grade:  Simon Derstine, Rebekah Hoff, Levi Hohenbrink, Nicholas Jebsen, Brenna Kindle, Evan Mayden, Joshua Mehaffie, Joshua Meyer, Melina Meza, Thad Mittendorf, Grace Myers, Isaac Pimentel, Lauren Rhodes, Alexi Rieman, Tanner Schultz, Julia Smallcombe, Celia Smith

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All the pancakes you can eat March 28

The Bluffton Senior Center and the Bluffton Lions Club team up with its 33rd annual pancake and sausage benefit Saturday, March 28.

Serving is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bluffton Senior Center, 132 N. Main St.

The moneys raised benefit both organizations. The cost of the meal is $6 per person pre-sale tickets, $7 per person at the door, children 5 and under eat free with an adult.

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Join Mark Twain during an April 16 Friends of the Library tea

The Bluffton Friends of the Library will host a tea featuring Mark Twain, portrayed by Eric Rotsinger, in April.

The event is at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in the Richland Room of the library. Tickets are  $12 and must be purchased in advance at the library.

St. John's UCC beef and noodle dinner is April 24

St. John's United Church of Christ will hold a beef and noodle dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 24. The church is located at 223 W. College Ave.

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