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March 30, 2015


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Hickey named HCAC Hitter of the Week

March 30, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio -  Sophomore Luke Hickey (Toledo/Whitmer) capped a superb week by being named the Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week after leading the Beavers to a 3-1 mark in HCAC action. He is the first Bluffton player to be named the HCAC Hitter of the Week since all-time leading hitter Kyle Niermann collected the honor in 2013.

April 10: A special event for a courageous young girl with a Bluffton connection

A Leukemia and Lymphoma benefit assists the daughter of a former Bluffton resident from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 10, at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club, Spring Street.

Here is the story behind this event:

There is a campaign going on in the struggle against blood diseases, and it’s being headed by Tim Sargent and his daughter, Maddie, wife Cara, and daughter Ashley. 


Here's what cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen March 31-April 2

We are open for breakfast Tuesday-Thursday (this week) and serve breakfast until 2 p.m.


Chicken Tuscan soup
Chicken parm sandwich
Turkey bacon avocado sub
Salmon strawberry spinach salad

Stuffed pepper soup
Fish platter
Chicken over rice with quinoa
Spring salad with berries

Tomato bisque
Pork tenderloin
Stacked ham
Apple bacon pecan salad

James Edie was a 1963 Bluffton High School graduate

James E. Edie of Pandora, Ohio, died March 24, 2015, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.

He was the son of Don C. and Betty J. (Weber) Edie both of whom are deceased. He is survived by a son, James Paul Edie of Clyde; two grandchildren, Kayla A. Edie of Wauseon and Elijah J. Edie of New Bremen.

He is also survived by his companion Joyce Lynch of Tiffin, his former spouse, Pauline Kinsinger Edie Watts of Lima and sisters: Bonnie L. Bruhn of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sandra K. (Duane) Nusbaum of Southern Pines, N.C.


Take some advice from Dr. Seuss and check out the Bluffton library in April

Take some advice from Dr. Seuss: "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." (or to yourself - we added that phrase). A great place to start reading and doing lots of other things is at the Bluffton Public Library in April.

And, everything you need to know about events planned at the Bluffton Public Library in April is now at your fingertips.

It's all in the April library newsletter. To view the newsletter CLICK HERE.

Church's sexual diversity struggle is April 7 forum topic

The struggles over the place of LGBTQ Christians in Mennonite Church USA churches will be Stephanie Krehbiel’s topic in a Bluffton University forum on Tuesday, April 7.

Krehbiel, a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at the University of Kansas, will address “Pacifist Battlegrounds: Sexual Diversity and the Politics of Belonging in the Mennonite Church USA” beginning at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Bluffton University senior recipient of BGSU graduate scholarship

Joseph Wilson, a senior from Covington, Ohio, is Bluffton University’s first recipient of a new scholarship to a Bowling Green State University graduate business program.

Wilson has earned the Beaver-Falcon Master of Financial Economics Scholarship, a Bluffton-Bowling Green partnership that includes a two-thirds tuition award. The recipient, chosen by the Bluffton business faculty, is also encouraged to apply for an assistantship within the Bowling Green program.

Bluffton Presbyterian announces Holy Week services

Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N. Main St., invites the community to a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 2. Julia Szabo will sing “The Rose” by Mary Caldwell and communion will be served.  Rev. David Good will deliver the message, “To Simply Say.”  


Softball drops two to Transylvania

March 29, 2015
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

BLUFFTON, Ohio - It was a windy Sunday afternoon as the Beavers welcomed the Transylvania Pioneers for their first HCAC series of the season. Bluffton dropped a pair of tight contests, falling to 9-12 overall and 0-2 in the Heartland Conference, while Transylvania improved to 9-8 and 4-0 in the HCAC.

Gail Benroth taught elementary school and owned a ski and sail business

Gail Allen Benroth died March 19 after complications from multiple strokes and a battle with pneumonia. He was born October 29, 1942. He married Joan Ball (Williams) in 1970 and they were married for 26 years.

He served four years in the US Air Force as a jet engine mechanic before attending college at Utah State University where he earned a degree in social work and elementary education.