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BHS girls move to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in NWC

Bluffton stops Paulding 55-42

Averey Rumer was leading scorer for the Bluffton High School girls' basketball team tonight in a win over Paulding.

It was Bluffton 55 to Paulding's 42 and BHS moved to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in Northwest Conference action.

Paulding moves to 4-11 and 3-2 in NWC play.



Your chance to become the artist you always wanted to be

3:30 p.m. on Friday - it's Art fun for the family - at the library

Here's you chance to be the artist that may be hiding inside you.

You (and any family member) have an invitation from the Bluffton Public Library to participate in Art Fun for the Family. It's from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, in the Richland Room (lower level).

Art and crafts activities for all ages. Make a balanced mobile after reading about Alexander Calder, or a drip painting inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock.

All participants should wear old clothes. Please note that children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

BFR indoor soccer Session III sign-up underway

5-week schedule include tournaments at session's end

Soccer fans can now sign-up for Session III Bluffton Family Recreation indoor soccer league play, according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

The session runs five weeks from Feb. 19 through April 1 and the sign-up deadline is Sunday, Feb. 12.  Players should note that Session III starts one week earlier than originally posted in the fall.

The session includes a tournament at the conclusion of league play and the team registration fee is $475.

Players may register online by clicking here.

Zoning hearing Jan. 24

 Bluffton Board of Zoning and Building Appeals will hold a public hearing  at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the third floor of the town hall.

The hearing is to consider a request for the approval of a Conditional Use of a hospital-owned parcel at 565 Harmon Road, currently zoned in the R-II Residential District.

The Conditional Use reqeust involves this property being used as a parking area for medical office use.

Lucia Unrau faculty piano recital Sunday afternoon

Dr. Lucia Unrau, a pianist and professor of music at Bluffton University, will present a faculty recital 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in Bluffton’s Yoder Recital Hall.

The performance will feature works by Chopin, Mozart and Ginastera. The recital is free and open to the public.

Unrau is a former president of the Ohio Music Teachers Association and was its 2009 Collegiate Teacher of the Year.

She has been on the Interlochen Center for the Arts piano faculty since 1993 and has served as camp keyboard coordinator, overseeing the keyboard curriculum, since 2005.

Semester-abroad students share experiences on Jan. 31

Bluffton University students will report on their fall 2016 semester experiences studying in Guatemala, Washington D.C., and Spain during two different sessions on Jan. 31.

The first is at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. This presentation will focus on the students who traveled to Guatemala. The second presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Students from Washington D.C., and Spain will share their experiences during this time. Both events are free and open to the public.

Chamber goes green in 2017

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce goes green in 2017.

Membership window stickers were handed out at the Jan. 13 chamber breakfast. Members not attending the breakfast will receive the 2017 window stickers soon.



Men's Basketball downs rival Defiance 58-55

January 18, 2017
By: Jared Sleutz, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men rode a 28-16 first half lead to a hard-fought 58-55 victory over the rival Defiance College Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Bluffton snapped a four-game skid, moving to 2-6 in the HCAC (9-6 overall) while the Yellow Jackets fell to 3-6 in the Heartland (4-12 overall).

Beining new career rebounding leader at Bluffton

January 18, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Bluffton PTO seeks basket donations for Bakery Bingo

Next week is donations deadline for Feb. 4 Bingo

One of the most popular winter family-oriented activities in Bluffton is coming soon.

Bakery Bingo, hosted by the Bluffton PTO, takes place Saturday evening, Feb. 4, in the middle school cafetorium

But for the event to succeed, the PTO needs your assistance.

“One of the most popular aspects of bakery Bingo is the basket raffle, where chances to win themed gift baskets are sold through tickets,” says Crystal Camper, of the PTO.