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Softball sweeps Albion with pair of shutouts

March 25, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

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Baseball downs Anderson for HCAC series victory

March 25, 2017


Bluffton, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball scored in just one inning but it was enough to give the Beavers a 3-1 win over Anderson University on Saturday, March 25, and with it the Heartland Conference series victory! Bluffton improved to 9-4 overall and 2-1 in the HCAC following the early-morning wake-up call due to projected rain on Saturday. Anderson fell to 7-9 on the season and 1-2 in the conference.

April 6 and April 20 are next community meal dates

Two community meals in April are set at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St. Details follow:

• Thursday, April 6 - provided by Ebenezer Mennonite Church
• Thursday, April 20 - provided by Mennonite Memorial Home

The meals are free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods are accepted and will be donated to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program.


Cuba presentation April 10 to Senior Citizens

Tom and Sue Schaff will share photos of their trip


Tom and Sue Schaff will share photos of their recent trip to Cuba during the Monday, April 10, Bluffton Senior Citizens Association dinner meeting.

The meeting is at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. This dinner has no charge and is provided by Right at Home, who will furnish a meal fro Lee's Chicken.

Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 5.

During the meeting, Dorothy German, will receive a life membership award as she turns 90 in April.


Softball moves to 10-4 with sweep of Adrian

March 24, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

Hilty Home, Pandora, receives 5-Star Quality Rating

By the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Hilty Home, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, has been awarded an overall 5-Star Quality Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to Jason Cox, Hilty Home executive director. 

The Five-Star Quality Rating System helps consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify topics of questions to ask during the selection process.

In addition to the overall 5-Star honor, Hilty Home also achieved a 4-Star rating for health inspection and staffing.

Our Version of Adult Learning continues in April

Topics range from Michener to the Dixie Highway - Mondays at the Senior Center

Eating right, James Michener, a pilgrimage trail and the Dixie Highway have one thing in common.

Each is a topic of the April sessions of “Our Version of Adult Learning” (OVAL) offered by the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

The classes take place at the Center, 132 N. Main St., on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in April and are free and open to the public, according to Tonya Meyer, Center director.

Monday, April 3 – Linda Houshower from The Food Store, will discuss “gut health.” This includes pro biotics and how to stay healthy by eating the right foods


Night work on I-75 in Findlay to begin Sunday

Here's what you need to know concerning lane closings

The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:
Interstate 75 Findlay
Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound from the area of the Blanchard River (mile marker 159) near Findlay High School to county Road 99 (mile marker 161) will be restricted to one lane at times through the work zone during nighttime hours only beginning Sunday, March 26.

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What became of the Romans 12:12 signs in two Mennonite churches?

An Icon viewer poses a question concerning a church scripture verse sign. Viewers with further thoughts may respond at info@blufftonicon.com.

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For almost 75 years, the original Swiss Mennonite church and the Ebenezer Mennonite and the St. John Mennonite churches had a large sign with the following verse written in German in their sanctuaries: Romans 12:12.

Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer.