Posted by Fred Steiner on January 26, 2015 - 6:26pm
Bluffton University honored 29 faculty and staff members for their years of service at the university’s annual recognition dinner on Jan. 25. The honorees have been at Bluffton for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 years.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 26, 2015 - 12:23pm
Where were you on Jan. 24?
A couple "older experienced Buckeye fans" Marcia Gallant and Brenda Byers attended the OSU National Championship celebration at OSU stadium Saturday Jan. 24.
They left Bluffton at 6 a.m. with a bag full of winter clothing and enjoyed the band, the team and thousands of other Buckeye crazies as the National Championship trophy and other awards were shared with the crowd.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 26, 2015 - 12:18pm
The Bluffton Public Library wishes to thank the wonderful patrons, community members and businesses who sponsored, donated time and gifts, and supported the library during 2014 - through your generosity we are able to offer successful programs which encourage reading, education, and community awareness.
We had wonderful programs and presentations which helped the community discover new things (and revisit old classics) which were provided by:
Posted by Bill Hanefeld on January 26, 2015 - 12:11pm
January 26, 2015
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University’s Sarah Hunter (Mt Blanchard/Riverdale) posted one of the top 800-meter times in the nation at the Findlay Track and Field Classic and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. It marks the first time since 2012 that a Bluffton track and field athlete has been named Player of the Week.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 26, 2015 - 12:08pm
By Evan Skilliter
A strong, 21-point performance from Levi Kistler and a solid first half performance from the Pirates was not enough to contain a talented Spencerville offense as the Bearcats outscored Bluffton 33-19 in the second half en route to a 52-38 Northwest Conference victory.
Junior Zach Goecke turned in 18 points for Spencerville (9-3, 3-1 NWC), 10 of which came in a huge third quarter for the Bearcats. Bluffton fell to 10-3, 1-2 in the NWC.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 26, 2015 - 9:33am
Forty-seven seasons ago, these Pirates, with their black Red Ball Jets tennis shoes, finished 12-9 overall and set a school record scoring of 103 points in a game (versus Perry in tourney opener). Names of the players are attached to the photo. This was the 1967-68 Bluffton boys' team.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 25, 2015 - 8:32pm
The ONU Astronomy Club invites Icon viewers to a special event from 8 to 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, according to Jason Pinkney.
“Normally we meet on Fridays, but on this day, a small asteroid (0.3 miles across) will fly safely past the Earth close enough to be seen through our telescopes. The closest approach is about three times the distance to the Moon,” he said.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 will pass through the constellation Cancer during the evening, and its motion should be detectable to the eye (unlike most asteroids).