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Volleyball drops matches to TMC and Heidelberg

September 9, 2017
By: Lynsey Trusty, sports information assistant

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TIFFIN, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team suffered two blemishes Saturday on day two of the No One Fights Alone Invitational at Heidelberg University. The Beavers lost their first match to Thomas More in four sets (28-26, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20) before being swept by Heidelberg (27-25, 25-21, 25-10).

Football falls to Trine 55-14 in home opener

September 9, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University football team kicked off their home opener against Trine University in their last non-conference game of the regular season. The Thunder got off to a hot start and didn’t slow down. The Beavers had no answer to Trine’s offense as they dropped to 0-2 following a 55-14 setback.

Chamber accepting business showcase registrations

Event enables Bluffton businesses to introduce products and services to university students

Calling all Bluffton businesses.

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Bluffton University, will host the annual business showcase on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Marbeck Center Commons on the Bluffton University Campus.

Here's the details:
Setup Time:  10:30 a.m.
Showcase  Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$30 for members
$60 for non-members
Registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 18

Volleyball falls to #4 Wittenberg

September 9, 2017


TIFFIN, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team fell to #4 Wittenberg on the opening night of the No One Fights Alone Invitational at Heidelberg University. Bluffton stands 4-2, while the Tigers stayed perfect at 4-0.

The Beavers led 5-4 in the first before Wittenberg took control with a 6-1 spurt for the 10-6 lead. The Tigers never looked back, dispatching Bluffton in three quick sets (25-15, 25-14, 25-11).

Ministry inquiry

University student explores ministry during summer program

Erika Byler, a Bluffton University senior communication major from Shipshewana, Ind., found her calling this summer through the Ministry Inquiry Program. It just wasn’t the calling most participants find during the program, a collaboration between Mennonite Church USA and the Mennonite colleges.

“I wasn’t sure if I was feeling called to the ministry or just to the program, so I decided to try it out,” said Byler. “At this point in my life pastoring is not for me.”

William Angel U.S. Constitution Day speaker

Dr. William Angel, professor emeritus of political science from The Ohio State University at Lima, will discuss “Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. 

Bluffton loves parades and you can enter this one

BHS homecoming parade is Friday, Sept. 22

Bluffton Football Moms invite participants to join the Friday, Sept. 22, Bluffton High School homecoming parade.

The parade forms at 5 p.m. at The Centre on North Main Street. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and passes through Main Street to Harmon Field on East College Avenue.

"All organizations, businesses and families are invited to participate," said Tracie Bricker. "Please use the Main Street entrance of The Centre for participant drop off and float entries."


Beyond MedSpa holds Sept. 12 open house

Members from The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital, including The Pelvic Pain Center, Pain Management, Bluffton Women’s Care and robotic surgery will also be present to answer questions.

Beyond MedSpa located inside the Bluffton Hospital, 139 Garau St., will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Beyond MedSpa’s Bluffton staff will be present to answer questions during the open house.

Members from The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital, including The Pelvic Pain Center, Pain Management, Bluffton Women’s Care and robotic surgery will also be present to answer questions.

All are invited to visit the newly established office for refreshments and to ask questions.

English Lutheran Rally Sunday and ice cream social Sept. 10

English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., Bluffton, kicks off its fall programming Sunday, Sept. 10, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

"Come and join the people of English Lutheran Church for the journey to a living faith as we kick off our fall programming, starting at 9 a.m.," said Rev. Mohr.

"This special service will begin a three-month adventure in following Jesus through emphasizing seven basic faith practices: pray-study-worship-invite-encourage-serve-give."


Bluffton council hires new village fiscal officer

Laura Ewing served as fiscal officer of both McComb and Mt. Blanchard

Bluffton council voted to hire a new village fiscal officer during a special council meeting on Sept. 6, according to Judy Augsburger, mayor.

The new employee is Laura Ewing. She currently is fiscal officer of both McComb and Mt. Blanchard.

Ewing is a graduate of Van Buren High School and the University of Findlay, where she obtained a double major in philosophy and law.

She replaces Nancy Kindle, who resigned on Aug. 14. Kindle was village fiscal officer from 2006 to 2017.