September 2, 2014


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McFarlin named HCAC Player of the Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University sophomore MacKenzie McFarlin (Ashland) was recently named the Heartland Collegiate Player of the Week on offense for her work at the Sommer Center Spiketacular over the weekend.

She led Bluffton to a 4-0 start while winning the Sommer Center Spiketacular. The standout outside hitter blistered the ball with a conference-best 56 kills (4.00/set) and just 15 errors for a .301 hitting percentage.  McFarlin added seven service aces, 24 digs and two block assists for a total of 64 points. 

Class now forming: "Music Together" offers music learning for infants to kindergarteners

Fall classes are forming now for “Music Together, The Joy of Family Music,” a program of music and movement classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners, according to Laura Hartzler.

Fall classes include 10 weeks of classes that take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 30 through Dec. 2. Classes are held in the basement of First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.

Brauen's gourds open house this weekend

Brauen's Gourds will have a fall open house on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Don and Jodi Brauen, 7140 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton, have hundreds of seasonal decorative gourds for sale.

An attachment to this story shows additional photos.


Next Maple Crest Sunday buffet Sept. 14

The next Sunday buffet at Maple Crest Senior Living, Bluffton, is September 14, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest. The menu includes:

• Stuffed Chicken Marsala
• Beef and Noodles
• Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
• Green Beans with Almonds
• Dinner Rolls
• Mixed Berry Pie
• Coffee and iced tea

The buffet is in the Patio Room at Maple Crest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to all adults 55 and older at a cost of $7.50 per person.

Please call 419-358-1015, (choose option 2) to RSVP. Limited seating is available.

Village will receive grant for Kibler Street water main replacement

Bluffton council will meet in a rare Wednesday night meeting this week. The Labor Day holiday forced the move in the council calendar. Among agenda items include the following update on several village projects from Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator:


Todd Fleharty wins first Icon weekly football contest

The winner of Week 1 of the Icon football contest is Todd Fleharty.  He and three other contestants correctly picked 9 games this week and Fleharty was declared the winner based on Tie-Breaker #1.


Other contestants:

9 correct - Nancy Armour, Jared Lehman and Buckeye.


Jeanne's Kitchen specials, Sept. 2-5

OPEN at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday-Friday
We are open for breakfast at 8 a.m. and serve breakfast all day.

LUNCH SPECIALS for September 2-5

Stuffed pepper soup
Philly cheese steak
Chicken fajita wrap
Turkey spinach salad with maple dressing

Ham and bean soup
Smothered onion patty melt
Spinach feta quiche
Stuffed pepper with side salad

Tortellini spinach soup
Pizza or calzone with side salad
Italian sub
Italian chopped salad

Cleary rallies for 2-1 victory over Bluffton women


BRIGHTON, Mich. - The Bluffton University women's soccer team held a 1-0 lead with less than 10 minutes to play before two late Cleary scores propelled the home Cougars to a stunning 2-1 victory on Sunday, August 31, at the Brighton Legacy Center.

Men's soccer drops 4-3 decision at Cleary


BRIGHTON, Mich. - The Bluffton University men's soccer team (0-2) fought back from a 4-1 deficit midway through the second half, but time ran out as Cleary held on for the 4-3 victory on Sunday, August 31, at the Brighton Legacy Center.

Bluffton caps Spiketacular with 4-0 mark

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

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