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War and nonviolence within the Brethren Church

March 3 lecture in Marbeck Kreider Room

Dr. William Kostlevy, Brethren Historical Library and Archives, will present “‘Conscience, Scripture and Patriotism: The Church of the Brethren and the Crisis of the Great War” at 4 p.m. on March 3 in the Kreider Room of Marbeck Center. 

Kostlevy will trace the deeply divided loyalties experienced by Brethren during the World War 1 era—owing in part to the election of Martin Brumbaugh, an ordained Church of the Brethren minister, as governor of Pennsylvania in 1914.

19 spring and fall coaching posts on Monday's board agenda

School board will also act on budget commission's general property tax report

Bluffon school board will act on a list of 19 coaching openings for this spring and next fall at Monday' school board meeting.

The list may be viewed below this story. It is also part of the boad packet attached at the bottom of the story.

Also on the agenda is approval of the Allen County budget commission's general property tax report for 2019. An additional chart below shows that information.

The chart shows that the school district will receive $4.1 million from levies outside the 10 mill limiation.

Jeff Kleman NWC wrestling coach of the year

And, BHS Deandre Nassar (195) Wrestler of The Year

Allen East scored a total of 296.5 points to take the 2019 Northwest Conference Wrestling Championship held at Allen East High School. 

Bluffton finished second in the tournament with 270 points while Columbus Grove took third at 216 points.  Repeating as conference champs for the third year in a row, Allen East's title was their eight overall NWC wrestling championship.

Bluffton senior Deandre Nassar (195) was named Wrestler of The Year in the NWC as he became a 4-time champion in the event.  Jeff Kleman of Bluffton  was voted by his peers as NWC Coach of The Year.


Alice Winegardner was a 1949 LaFayette-Jackson High School graduate

Alice M. Winegardner, 88, died on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at 10:30 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on Sept. 12,1930, in Van Wert to the late Lloyd and Pearl (Beam) Haviland. On April 23, 1950, Alice married Kenneth O. Winegardner and they were one month shy of their 60th wedding anniversary when he preceded her in death on March 23, 2010.

Alice worked at Adon Studio, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance Company in Lima, The Fertilizer Plant in Harrod, did  housework and home health care.


Working in the Cold: What you need to know

Some winter tips from ONU HealthWise Pharmacy

Note: This health column provided by the Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy

It's wintertime again — when temperatures take a dive. But don't let your health take a dive, too

Frigid temperatures can be dangerous without the proper precautions. The colder it gets outside, the more energy your body needs to remain warm. And if your occupation requires you to work outdoors, you may face a greater risk for certain cold-related problems, such as hypothermia (low body temperature) and frostbite (freezing of the skin).


Weekend doctor: Ladies, let's talk about incontinence

By Jodi Bollenbacher, Certified Physician's Assistant
Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women often avoid discussing accidental bowel leakage, also known as fecal incontinence. The subject often seems taboo. Women may think they are the only ones suffering with it and become too embarrassed to talk about it.