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Soup cook off, silent auction March 8

4:30-6:30 p.m. at Maple Crest

Maple Crest Senior Living Village will host a Soup Cook Off and Silent Auction on Thursday, March 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the lower-level patio room of the main building. 


Lions-Senior Center pancake and sausage benefit March 17

All the pancakes you can eat.
The Bluffton Senior Citizens-Bluffton Lions Club Foundation pancake and sausage benefit is from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St.


Emmanuel UCC fish fry March 9

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8374 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 9. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for youth 10 and under.


Bluffton teachers share their stories with university education majors

Students in the Bluffton University education organization sponsored an evening with nine Bluffton school teachers, according to Tim Byers, advisor to the organization.

"Nearly 50 students were challenged, entertained, engaged and touched for 90 minutes as the teachers shared their stories and their paths,  taken to become teachers," he said.

He added: "The students left energized and more prepared to become effective teachers because of this evening.


A close shave

University baseball team's annual Vs. Cancer fundraiser next week

The Bluffton University baseball team will once again go bald for a cause during a fundraiser for the non-profit Vs. Cancer.
A head-shaving event, featuring several baseball players and their supporters, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the Commons at Marbeck Center. This is the seventh year the baseball team has raised money for the charity, and it is the team’s largest community service project.

Request for retail butcher shop in Richland Township

Zoning hearing set for Feb. 28

The Richland Township board of zoning appeals later this month will consider a conditional use permit for the construction of a retail butcher shop in an agriculture district.

The hearing takes place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Richland Township house, 8435 N. Dixie Highway, according to Joshua Barhorst, township board of zoning appeals chairman.