• Red Cross blood drive, First Mennonite, Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m.

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Men's Basketball knocks off Earlham 81-78

December 6, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s basketball team faced off against the Earlham Quakers on a cold December night in the Sommer Center. It was a hard fought battle, but the Beavers came out on top, defeating the Quakers 81-78 while improving to 2-4 (1-1 HCAC) on the season. Earlham dipped to 2-5 and 0-2 in the conference.

More at BlufftonPirates.com: Koenig drops 21 on Jenni

By Sam Brauen
(FORT JENNINGS) - Alivia Koenig scored a season high 21 points and the Bluffton Lady Pirates won a Saturday matinee contest 55-33 in Putnam County.  The win moves BHS to 3-1 on the season.  

Koenig drilled five 3s and Bluffton connected on 8 shots from down town. Scoring wise, Katie Prater added balance with 11, Libby Schaadt 8 and Averey Rumer 7. Brinkley Garmatter scored 5 and Laykin Garmatter 3.  



BFR repurposed shoe drive continues

Over 3,800 pair of shoes already collected

If you've not yet donated your used shoes to Bluffton Family Recreation, there's still time. But, that time is growing short.

To date BFR has collected a little over 152 bags of shoes (25 pair to a bag). That translates to around 3,800 pair of shoes.

This is BFR’s fourth shoe drive, which generates money for BFR programs and recycles old shoes. BFR earns money for shoes collected. Since 2014, the project has generated over $4,000 to BFR.

Last year’s drive, BFR’s largest ever, generated $2,021.

Skill sharing event hosted by Transition Bluffton

Dec. 19 in the town hall

Transition Bluffton is hosting a skill sharing event in which experts in a variety of crafts will share their knowledge with others interested in learning a new skill.

The event is open to the public at no charge and will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in the third floor meeting room of the Bluffton town hall.

Experts have been lined up to teach such skills as knitting, sock darning, knife sharpening, waste-free gift wrapping, bicycle flat tire repair, and mending with Sugru.


Jamie Nygaard helps us count the days of 2018

She's created her second Bluffton calendar - and it's selling fast

Price: $25 plus tax
Available locations: Twisted Whisk, The Dough Hook, Spectrum Salon
When available: Now while supplies last
Calendars printed: 200

My home 2018.

Jamie Nygaard helps people – especially those who, she says, hold Bluffton close to their heart  - count the days.

She’s released her second Bluffton calendar, with 12 beautiful color photographs of the community covering the 12 months of 2018.