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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Scholarship Program accepting applications

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center is pleased to announce the 2019 Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program for high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2019, allocates $1,500 scholarships to students from our community and region who are interested in pursuing careers as medical professionals.

Students in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock, Logan, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby and Van Wert counties may apply. Applications can be found at more than 70 high schools and career centers around the 10 county districts.

Bethany seminary professor discussion on Feb. 24

BLUFFTON, Ohio— Dr. Scott Holland, professor of Bethany Theological Seminary, will present “‘Remember What Happened to Uncle Daniel at Leavenworth?’ A Case Study of Mennonite Conscience, Quiet Conviction and Silent Death” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Kreider Room of Marbeck Center. 

Lions Club invites nominations for citizen of the year

Nominations accepted until March 6

Persons interested in making a nomination may use the application attached at the bottom of this story.

Who will it be?

The Bluffton Lions Club seeks nominees for the 2018 citizen of the year.

In top 100

Bluffton Hospital recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital.

This award is one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence.

Here's BHS vocal musician solo and ensemble results

Here are Bluffton High School vocal solo and ensemble results from Saturday's event at Lima Senior High School. Kara Zink is the BHS vocal teacher.

Superior solos:
Justice West
Olivia Spallinger
Ana Neufeld Weaver
Lauren Conrad
Libby Frazier
Patrick Estell

Superior ensembles:
Men’s trio: Mason Ault, Caleb Mikesell, Tanner Pinks
Mixed ensemble: Olivia Spallinger, Lauren Conrad, Libby Frazier, Daniel Siders

Excellent solos:
Delaney Maple
Daniel Siders 


Here's BHS string musician solo and ensemble results

Here are results of Bluffton string musicians from Saturday's solo and ensemble contest held at Lima Senior. Rachael Lewis is the strings teacher.

Superior Ratings
Ladies String Quartet Class A

Amanda Speicher, Ana Neufeld Weaver, Lily Shadle, Grace Paquin

Violin solo: Amanda Speicher Class A

Bluffton HS String Choir - Class B

Ana Neufeld-Weaver, Kaitlyn Clymer, Zoe Kramer, Kaitlyn Montgomery,