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February 24, 2018

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The goal: 10-year spending projection

Council finance committee meetings focus on village wants and needs

Several ideas discussed in January and this month by the Bluffton council finance committee help form future village spending.

Meeting on Jan. 25, the committee of David Steiner and Phill Talavinia met with three village administrative staff members, Jack Huber, village administrator, Jesse Blackburn, assistant administrator, and Laura Ewing, fiscal officer and Richard Johnson, mayor.

Bluffton University names Dr. Jane Wood as its next president

Will succeed Dr. James Harder on July 1

For just the 10th time in its 119-year history, Bluffton University’s Board of Trustees has named a new president, announcing that Dr. Jane Wood has accepted the call to serve as Bluffton’s next president beginning July 1, 2018.

“Dr. Wood has demonstrated success in achieving enrollment growth at several institutions," said Kent Yoder, chairperson of the Bluffton University Board of Trustees.

Assess your own heart rate

The number of times your heart beats per minute

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L

Note: Please open attachments at the bottom of this column to view resting heart rates for men and women.

If February had you thinking about Valentine’s Day, why not take a moment to assess your own heart (health)?

Heart rate, or pulse, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. Normal (resting) heart rates vary from person to person, depending on a number of factors or conditions.

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Koenig, Rumer first team NWC

By Sam Brauen
Juniors Alivia Koenig and Averey Rumer earned First Team Northwest Conference Honors In voting turned in by league coaches. Classmate Katie Prater earned Honorable Mention Honors. Koenig and Rumer are Bluffton’s leading scorers both averaging double digits at 13.6 and 11.0 respectively.  (more at www.blufftonpirates.com)

Pirate wrestlers prepare for sectional at LCC

The second season begins Friday for Bluffton’s wrestling program.  The Pirates will compete in the OHSAA Sectional meet at LCC.  The top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the District Tournament in Troy next weekend.  The top four in each weight class there will move on to the State Meet in Columbus. (More at www.blufftonpirates.com)

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23 rain barrels in Watershed Partnership contest

Eight area high schools entered 23 decorated rain barrels in this Blanchard River Watershed Partnership contest.

The rain barrels were on display at the Findlay Village Mall during the car show on Feb. 16-18. The BRWP paid $825 back to the schools in the form of prize money. The winning barrels were:

People’s Choice Award -
Riverdale H.S.
General Theme Category -
First Place - Arlington
Second Place - Riverdale
Third Place - Miller City
Fourth Place - Columbus Grove
Fifth Place - Hardin Northern

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