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We are all a little crazy

University promotes mental health awareness

Last week Bluffton University hosted the #SameHere Sit down, an interactive event produced by the Global Mental Health Alliance “We’re All A Little Crazy.”

Bluffton was one of 15 schools on the college tour and the only Division III school involved.

James Grandey, head baseball coach, organized the event after reaching out to founder Eric Kussin, who brings together athletes, celebrities and influencers to talk about mental health in a way that’s appealing to college students and athletes. 

MHCO offering $1,000 sign-on bonus

To qualified STNAs

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) has announced that it is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus to qualified STNAs through April 30, 2019. 

The bonus is part of a recruitment strategy to meet current staffing needs and to attract reliable, qualified State Tested Nursing Assistants to the organization.

Where the heck it is?

Where the heck is it? Well, it's somewhere in the village of Bluffton. The answer is on the display ad page. The first person to correctly ID this scene receives 2 passes to the Shannon Theatre. To qualify you must send your answer to: info@blufftonicon.com


10 BHS girls' seasons ago

Here's the Bluffton High School girls' basketball team from the 2008-09 season.

Front from left, Jaime Lugibihl, Sarah Stratton, Katie Althaus, Jonica Schmutz, Sarah Amstutz, Lindsey Bassitt, Carrie Bassitt.

Standing from left, Coach Dennis Lee, Assistant Coach Eric Garmatter, Sami Harrod, Mariah Welch, Brittany Carroll, Lydia Guagenti, Taylor Wenger, Molly Lengyel, Marqaux Fauvel and Assistant Coach Jim Raabe.

Bluffton schools cancelled Monday, Feb. 18

Make-up day is Thursday, April 18

Bluffton schools are cancelled on Monday, Feb. 18, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent. A 2-hour delay was announced at 5:27 a.m. School was cancelled at 7:52 a.m.

Because Bluffton has used its calamity days, the make-up day for today will be Thursday, April 18.

‘Healthy Living with Diabetes’ presentation March 12

RSVP by March 5

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Healthy Living with Diabetes,” part of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about methods of coping with diabetes that promote healthy lifestyles. 

This event will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital and led by Thomas Grace, MD, from the Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center, a division of BVHS.