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BHS girls' golf: Koenig fires a 35

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Senior Alivia Koenig torched the Bluffton Golf Course on her way to an ultra low score of 35 Monday evening.  Koenig picked up birdies on holes 2,3 & 7.  As a squad, the Pirates easily defeated Otsego by a 186-220 count.

Individual Pirate Scores : 

Alivia Koenig 35

Mara Minnig 44

Kennedy Coughlan 50

Allison Burgaze 57

Jordyn Garmatter 62

Olivia Spallinger 67


Professors to debate 14th amendment

In Sept. 18 Constitution Day Forum

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, professor of economics, and Dr. Perry Bush, professor of history, will debate for and against the repeal of the 14th amendment during Bluffton University’s annual Constitution Day Forum. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Yoder Recital Hall. Forum is free and open to the public.

BHS grad Elizabeth Nisly named EMU athlete of the week

Eastern Mennonite University junior cross country runner and Bluffton HS grad, Elizabeth Nisly, won her first collegiate race earlier this month, beating 70 other runners, including the runner-up by 15 seconds.

She ran in a pack with two teammates for the first half of the race, before turning on the afterburners over the final 1200m. Her 16:43 was well ahead of Bridgewater's English Jackson, who was second in 16:58.

Coming into the preseason, Elizabeth entered her third cross country season with her third coaching staff.


University homecoming Oct. 13-14

Richard Ramseyer will receive Lifetime Service award

Bluffton University will celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 13 and 14.

A full slate of activities are planned on campus surrounding the big game against Manchester University. The Beavers take the field at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Salzman Stadium. Game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth at the gate. Admission is free for children ages 4 and under.

MHCO Service Group seeking silent auction items

A chance for local businesses, artists and other individuals to showcase their products, artwork or services

The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is seeking donations of items, services or “experiences,” for its Silent Auction during Fall Fest, Saturday, Sept. 22. 

Funds raised through the auction support activities and improvement projects, benefitting more than 350 MHCO elders.  All donations are tax deductible.

Top tier of Midwest regional colleges

Bluffton continues with two-decade-long ranking by “U.S. News & World Report”

Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest “regional colleges” by the “U.S. News & World Report” rankings released today.

The 2019 edition of the magazine’s “Best Colleges” guidebook ranks Bluffton 30 among 79 comparable institutions in 12 Midwest states. Now listed in the “U.S. News” rankings for 21 consecutive years, Bluffton has consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges.