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Nonviolence within the Hutterite community

March 31 presentation at Bluffton University

Dora Maendel of Fairholme Hutterite Colony and Dr. Duane Stoltzfus of Goshen College will present “On the Front Line of Conscience: An Account of Four Hutterites Imprisoned at Alcatraz” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, in Yoder Recital Hall on the Bluffton University campus.

Testing...1, 2, 3

Elementary school testing on the April calendar

Elementary grade cards go home on Friday, March 29.

That’s just a fraction of the news this month at Bluffton elementary. Here is an update of several addition spring elementary events from the school website.

A dental clinic is scheduled on Monday, April 1. This in-school dentist event provides dental care, which includes an exam, X-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when needed. Restorative care, such as fillings, may also be provided. Permission forms were already sent home with students.

University offers 12-month MBA program

Classes are offered via Zoom technology; classes begin in August

To prepare professionals to excel in today’s high-demand workforce, Bluffton University is now offering an accelerated 12-month Leadership Master of Business Administration program that is convenient and attainable.

The program will complement Bluffton’s 24-month Leadership MBA program that has a 15-year record of success.

Gordon Shivley was a retired Bluffton HS guidance counselor

Gordon R. Shivley, 71, retired Bluffton High School guidance counselor, of rural Delphos, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 7:17 a.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1947 in Lima, Ohio, to the late Cleo Shivley and Marjorie {Stover} Shivley VanTilburg. On June 28, 1969, he married Velma Paroubek, who preceded him in death May 18, 2015.


Poet makes student connection

Author Hanif Abdurraqib spent the day inspiring students at Bluffton University on Tuesday, March 12.

In addition to a public reading, the Columbus native provided tips and writing prompts during a creative writing class and answered questions with topics ranging from careers in the literary field to challenging stereotypes.

A student-athlete in college, Abdurraqib reminisced about playing soccer against Bluffton. He also shared his love for Ohio.

Woodcock watch, hound hike and terrific turtles

Upcoming Appleseed Metro Park programs

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District announces three program for late March and early April.

A woodcock watch at McLean Teddy Bear Park takes place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26. Be prepared to a hike in the wet woods.