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Hunter named HCAC Track Athlete of the Week

February 1, 2016

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University’s Sarah Hunter (Mt. Blanchard, Ohio/Riverdale) ran away from the 800-meter field at the Findlay Classic over the weekend and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. 

Bluffton Public Library designates computer for ESL learners

Bluffton Public Library now features a computer reserved for English language learners. This English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Station is located on the library’s main floor, and may be accessed with a library card or current, government-issued photo ID.

The station includes earbuds for in-library use as well as free paper and writing utensils for note-taking. Guides with suggested websites for online English activities are also located at this station.

EMS has over 40 runs in January

Bluffton EMS had over 40 runs in January, according to Jan Basinger, EMS chief. Those runs follow:


Here's Jeanne's Kitchen lunch specials

Enjoy your lunch break with Jeanne's Kitchen this week. Check out our delicious Lunch Specials for February 2-5:
*Ham & Bean Soup
*Tuna Salad Sliders
*Vegetarian Flatbread
*Chicken Fajita Wrap
*Beet & Feta Salad
*Italian Chicken Soup
*Perch Platter
*Vegetarian Wrap with Hummus Dressing
*Stuffed Avocados
*Spinach & Tortellini Salad
*Spicy Black Bean & Pepper Soup
*Twice Baked Potato

BFR's third week of free "Keeping Active" opportunities

Week 3 - Keeping Active:
Feb. 1 to 6
Each of the following
programs is free at
Bluffton Family Recreation
215 Snider Road, Bluffton
• 419-358-4150

Monday - Feb. 1
Free walking 
5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday - Feb. 2
Silver Sneakers Classic
11-11:45 a.m.

Wednesday - Feb. 3
All-Star Workout
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Adult open soccer
7-9 p.m.

Thursday - Feb. 4
Free class - TBC
7:30 a.m.

Mark Bixel performs at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

Mark Bixel, son of Dean and Brenda Bixel, of Bluffton, was selected to perform at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay on the evening of Dec. 9. 

The 800-invitation only, private open house was for donors who contributed to the capital campaign of the performing arts center. 

Donors were able to walk out onto the theater’s stage, enjoy paintings in the gallery and mingle in the Gary and Jane Heminger Atrium, where Gary Heminger, CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, greeted the visitors.


I'll look this way and you check that way

A woodpecker and a nuthatch take turns cleaning out the feeder in the Icon's backyard. 

We couldn't decide which photo to post, so we posted three. The Icon made some homemade suet, which the clinging birds of winter love.

Don't worry, we have lots of bird photos. This is simply the tip of the birdfeeder.


Rose hands #21 Bluffton first loss of the season

January 30, 2016
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Bluffton men fall just short in 79-77 loss at Rose-Hulman

January 30, 2016
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Sarah Hunter wins 800 meters at Findlay Classic

January 30, 2016


FINDLAY, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team competed Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 at the University of Findlay Indoor Track & Field Classic. In large fields with quality runners from throughout the state, the Beavers put in some fine performances.