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Grace Mennonite holds fundraising event for Mennonite Disaster Service Detroit

The Today's Disciples SS class of Grace Mennonite Church will hold a fundraising program about the Mennonite Disaster Service Detroit project Sunday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at Grace. This will be an informational program with pictures, video, and stories.


7th-8th grade boys' summer bball leagues forming at BFR

Bluffton Family Recreation announces registration is open for summer junior high boys’ basketball leagues, according to Joseph Beagle of BFR.

The leagues have separate divisions for 7th grade and for 8th grade. Seventh graders play Tuesday evenings from May 31 to June 28. Eighth graders play Monday evenings from May 30 to June 27. Exact times will be announced.

Teams will play back-to-back double headers each week. The cost per team is $300. All games are at BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.

Here's BFR's youth summer classes

Bluffton Family Recreation announces its summer classes for elementary-age youth, which include:
• Adventure Camp
• Fun Fitness
• Parachute Fun
• Olympic Stars

Adventure Camp – ages 3 to 6
Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
June 16 –Space Invasion
July 14 – All About Animals
July 21 – Sports Galore
Aug. 11 – Time Capsule

Fun Fitness – for youth who completed K to 3rd grade
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, June 6-7-8
4 to 5:15 p.m. – snacks included

Singing and drumming at Miss Vicki's

Students in Miss Vicki's Music Studio, Ada, sing and drum to the Canoe Song from Around the World and At the Keyboard.



And the Bluffton Eighth Grade Idol is...

There’s American Idol and then there’s Bluffton Eighth Grade Idol.

And the final round of the Bluffton contest was Friday with a packed house of middle school students cheering on their friends as four final contestants competed.


Courtney McLaughlin came out on top with her performance of “Set Fire to the Rain,” by Adele.

Other finalists were Sean Casemier who performed “See You Tonight,” by Scottie Mccreery.

Damien Amsler performed “Come as You Are,” by Nirvana.


Reese and Gonzalez take top honors at HCAC

April 30, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University’s Alumni Field at Salzman Stadium was the scene of the HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championship Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Playing host for the first time in over a decade, the Beavers took pride in competing on home turf as they “put the hammer down.”

Surcharges, Shannon Cemetery, Airport, garbage-refuse rates all on Monday's council agenda.

Bluffton council will act on nine pieces of legislation Monday covering everything from surcharges on water and sewers, Shannon Cemetery, Bluffton Airport, garbage and refuse service and pay rates.

Copies of the ordinances involved are part of the council packet, which is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

In other action, Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, will provide updates on the village west side interceptor and waste water treatment plan project. Bids will go out on May 4 with bid openings May 27.

Ten Thousand Villages collects clothing for homeless women

Bluffton store and University Women’s Circle group help Hope House

Great things can happen when people come together to help people within their own community get back on their feet. During the month of March, Ten Thousand Villages in Bluffton, along with Bluffton University’s Women’s Circle group, collected eight large bags full of professional clothing for Hope House, women’s housing service in Findlay.


Booths still available for May 14 arts and crafts show

Bluffton's 45th annual arts and crafts show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in downtown Bluffton.

Craft vendor booths are still available, according to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, show sponsor. 

The show streteches from the town hall to the post office with as many as 70 craft booth and chamber member booths preregistered.

Booths are available at $60 each.

This year's show takes place the same day at the Bluffton Soccer Club’s all-day tournament at Bluffton University, thus attracting a large crowd of soccer parents.


Hanover wraps up sweep of baseball on Senior Day

April 30, 2016
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Game 2 Stats  I  Game 3 Stats