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September 20, 2017


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This plate on a Corvette was spotted at the County Line Church of the Brethren car show in July. Maybe the son has a matching Corvette, too.

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Lima Rotary awards scholarship to Bluffton University student

Twenty-five non-traditional students received scholarships totaling $500 each (for students pursing certificate programs) and $1,000 (for degreed programs) this fall from the Lima Rotary Club.

Recipients are pursuing higher education in Sociology, Medical Social Work, Registered Nursing, AS in Nursing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Elementary Education and AA Human Services.

At least one of the recipients is attending Bluffton University, according to the club.


Sept. 17 reception to be held for featured photographer

A reception with artist Stephen Takacs will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Tackacs is a multidisciplinary artist from Columbus, Ohio. His exhibit titled 

“Brownie in Motion” opened on Aug. 28 and will continue through Sept. 22. The exhibit is on display in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Charlotte Anderson was a retired dietician at Bluffton Hospital

Charlotte Anderson, died Sept. 8, 2017 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

Charlotte was born June 19, 1929, in Findlay, Ohio, to John and Julie (Crates) Walter who preceded her in death.  Survivors include: her husband of 66 years, Willis Anderson of Bluffton; three children, Steven (Karen) Anderson of Sunnyside, Washington, Kathy (Larry) Coburn of Phoenix, Arizona, Linda (Mike) Hampl of Louisville, Texas; a sister, Jane Cobert of California; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. “Bob” Wells was a BHS graduate

Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. “Bob” Wells (Ret United States Air Force) died at his home Sept. 2, 2017.

Bob is survived by his wife of 37 years Deborah Wells, his children Cindy Wiktor of New Braunfels, Texas, Cheryl Patterson and her husband, Larry of Dallas Texas, his stepdaughers Bridgette Kifer and her husband Doug of Summerville, Wendy Davis and her husband, David of Summerville, Holly Poe of Beaufort, South Carolina, and his brother, Dan Wells and his wife, Mary Beth of Jackson, Oregon.


Overnight trips for 7th, 8th graders on board agenda

School board meets Monday

Bluffton school board will act on two approval requests for overnight trips on Monday.

Action at the September board meeting includes:
• Oct. 11 through 13 outdoor school for 7th graders at Camp Berry, Arlington
•  May 21 through 24 trip to Washington, D.C., for 8th graders

In addition, several contacts, pay advances and assignments are on the agenda. Among those is a certified advancement for Kelly Yarnell from BA to 150 hours.

Nestled on a bend in the Upper Iowa River

Here's some photos of our vacation in Bluffton, Iowa

Ever visited Bluffton, Iowa 52101?

We have. And we have photos and a couple tee-shirts from Randy’s Campgrounds in Bluffton to prove it.

Earlier in this summer we settled on a vacation week in early September.

Where to take it?

First choice: St. Petersburg, Florida - where Mary spent her sophomore year in high school, while her father, Richard Pannabecker, was on a Bluffton College teaching sabbatical.

Second choice: Key West, Florida. We wanted to see why Hemmingway liked it.


Men's Soccer falls just short to Edgewood

September 10, 2017


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's soccer team made it a one-goal game with less than eight minutes to play and had Edgewood on its heels, but the Eagles held on for a 3-2 victory on a beautiful Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Bluffton slipped to 0-4 on the season, while Edgewood moved to 3-1.

August’s temperatures ranged from 46 to 89

Fall is here.

August’s high-low temperatures ranged from a low of 46 on Aug. 26 to a high of 89 on Aug. 16, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

August’s 2017 average temperature was 69.3 degrees. The normal average is 71.1. August’s 2017 rainfall was 3.31 inches and the normal average is 3.28.

The daily August weather summery is attached.

Women's Soccer downs GBC for first win since 2015

September 9, 2017


WYOMING, Mich. - It took extra time, but the result was well worth it as the Bluffton University women's soccer team tasted sweet victory for the first time since October 20, 2015, when the Beavers downed Grace Bible College 2-1 on Saturday, Sept. 9. Bluffton improved to 1-3, while GBC dropped to 1-2.

Frost takes 12th at Great Lakes Pre-Regional

September 9, 2017

Men's Results  I  Women's Results

DELAWARE, Ohio - In perfect fall weather conditions, the Bluffton men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in a field of 18 teams in Liberty Park (Powell, Ohio) in the Great Lakes Pre-Regional Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.