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Women take second at HCAC Indoor Track and Field Championship

February 18, 2018


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University women’s track and field team had an outstanding day at the HCAC Indoor Conference Championship, scoring 90.5 points to come home in 2nd place, the highest team finish in school history for the indoor program! With 16 women entered in the meet and 12 of them scoring points, it was a story of determination and esprit de corps.

Women put up season-high 98 in win over Franklin

February 17, 2018
By: Takayla Gadberry, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s basketball squad honored their three 2018 seniors on Saturday, Feb. 17, as they faced off against the Grizzlies of Franklin College. The Beavers lit up the scoreboard in a 98-82 win over Franklin, finishing the regular season at 19-6 overall (14-4 HCAC). The Grizzlies fell to 7-17 on the season (6-12 HCAC).

Beavers earn first HCAC tourney berth since 2014-15

With 96-73 win over Franklin

By Colton Steiner, sports information assistant
The Bluffton University men’s basketball team faced off against Franklin College in a crucial win or go home situation to get into the HCAC tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17.

It was also Senior Day for the home team as they celebrated the last game on Copeland Court for
• KEVIN CHRISTIE (Dayton/Bishop Fenwick),
• ANDREW HUNTER (Arlington) and

Bridge Bereavement Services to host Forever Memories Group

Bridge Bereavement Services will be offering a Forever Memories Group focused on loss, grief and healing through the creation of a memory frame. The group will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Meadows of Ottawa, 147 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.

The group is open to any adult who has recently experienced the death of a loved one. Participants are welcome to come commemorate their loved one’s life and memories through the creation of the frame. The loved one did not need to be a patient of Bridge Home Health & Hospice.

Some like it hot

Get ready for Tuesday's chili cookoff

A community chili cook-off takes place Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium. 

This is the second year for the event that supports Bluffton Community Assistance, Corp., the local food pantry, with money and collected food donations.

The cook-off features 10 local chili entries to taste, plus sandwiches and desserts. In addition, free entertainment will be provided by Dancers Elite Dance Studio and Krysti’s Music Studio, both of Bluffton.


It's elementary

Spring picture days, Kindergarten registration, testing schedule listed

February-March calendar listing at bottom of story -

February and March are full of activities at Bluffton elementary. Here's an overview of calendar items:

TESTING DAYS:  Students in grades 3-5 will take Ohio English Language Arts tests on April 12 and 13. They will take Ohio Math tests on April 26 and 27.  Fifth grade students will take Ohio Science tests on May 1 and 2.  Second grade students will take Iowa achievement tests March 26-April 6.