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March 31, 2015

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Bluffton Junior High students perform at solo and ensemble contest

Ohio Music Education Association held Junior High Solo & Ensemble Contest at Elida High School on March 28th. Congratulations to Bluffton String Orchestra members for 10 Superior ratings and 6 Excellent ratings. The Bluffton orchestra director is Rachael Lewis.p

Identify theft program at Senior Center April 23

Bluffton Senior Citizens Center will hold an identity theft meeting for its members this month.

The meeting is at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at the Center, 132 N. Main St., Bluffton.Two persons will make presentations:
• Elysia Bush, Elder Victim Ministry Advocate, Crime Victim Services
• Eric Brough, AVP Operations Manager, Citizens National Bank

"The purpose of the meeting is to provide stories and resources to help elders prevent, identify and respond to financial abuse," said Tonya Meyers, director. Persons with questions may contact the Center.

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Village street and alley committee meets with Pathway board April 2

The Village of Bluffton’s Streets and Alleys Committee will be meeting with Pathway Advisory Board on Thursday, April 2, at noon in the third floor of town hall, according to Nancy Kindle, Village of Bluffton fiscal officer.
 

Drum roll, please...presenting the elementary honor roll

Here's the Bluffton elementary third-quarter honor roll for 2014-15:

ALL A HONOR ROLL - FIFTH GRADE
SCOLES, SKYLER 
PANNABECKER, SETH 
DAILEY, CAITLIN
YOUNG, CARA 
PRICHARD, DAVID 
PARKER, OLIVIA 
MARTZ, IAN 
KUPFERER, NATHAN 
BRICKER, SOPHIA 
SCHAADT, NATHAN 
PIMENTEL, ELEANOR 
NICKEL, ELLIE
HABEGGER, CADEN
BOGART, ETHAN
MITTENDORF, REAGAN
LOVETT, KENNETH
BOYLE, NICOLE 

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Hickey named HCAC Hitter of the Week

March 30, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio -  Sophomore Luke Hickey (Toledo/Whitmer) capped a superb week by being named the Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week after leading the Beavers to a 3-1 mark in HCAC action. He is the first Bluffton player to be named the HCAC Hitter of the Week since all-time leading hitter Kyle Niermann collected the honor in 2013.

April 10: A special event for a courageous young girl with a Bluffton connection

A Leukemia and Lymphoma benefit assists the daughter of a former Bluffton resident from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 10, at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club, Spring Street.

Here is the story behind this event:

There is a campaign going on in the struggle against blood diseases, and it’s being headed by Tim Sargent and his daughter, Maddie, wife Cara, and daughter Ashley. 

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Here's what cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen March 31-April 2

BREAKFAST STARTS AT 8 a.m.
We are open for breakfast Tuesday-Thursday (this week) and serve breakfast until 2 p.m.

LUNCH SPECIALS

TUESDAY
Chicken Tuscan soup
Chicken parm sandwich
Turkey bacon avocado sub
Salmon strawberry spinach salad

WEDNESDAY
Stuffed pepper soup
Fish platter
Chicken over rice with quinoa
Spring salad with berries

THURSDAY
Tomato bisque
Pork tenderloin
Stacked ham
Apple bacon pecan salad

James Edie was a 1963 Bluffton High School graduate

James E. Edie of Pandora, Ohio, died March 24, 2015, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.

He was the son of Don C. and Betty J. (Weber) Edie both of whom are deceased. He is survived by a son, James Paul Edie of Clyde; two grandchildren, Kayla A. Edie of Wauseon and Elijah J. Edie of New Bremen.

He is also survived by his companion Joyce Lynch of Tiffin, his former spouse, Pauline Kinsinger Edie Watts of Lima and sisters: Bonnie L. Bruhn of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sandra K. (Duane) Nusbaum of Southern Pines, N.C.

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Take some advice from Dr. Seuss and check out the Bluffton library in April

Take some advice from Dr. Seuss: "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." (or to yourself - we added that phrase). A great place to start reading and doing lots of other things is at the Bluffton Public Library in April.

And, everything you need to know about events planned at the Bluffton Public Library in April is now at your fingertips.

It's all in the April library newsletter. To view the newsletter CLICK HERE.

Church's sexual diversity struggle is April 7 forum topic

The struggles over the place of LGBTQ Christians in Mennonite Church USA churches will be Stephanie Krehbiel’s topic in a Bluffton University forum on Tuesday, April 7.

Krehbiel, a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at the University of Kansas, will address “Pacifist Battlegrounds: Sexual Diversity and the Politics of Belonging in the Mennonite Church USA” beginning at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

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