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Volleyball downs Trine in straight sets

September 15, 2017
By: Lynsey Trusty, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team took down a talented Trine University squad in three sets on day one of the Bluffton Fall Classic. The home team evened its record at 5-5, snapping a four-match skid in the process. Trine slipped to 4-4 after falling in straight sets (25-19, 25-22, 25-20).

Janette says: "Fear no art!"

"You find a side of yourself that you didn't know existed"

Registration underway for Sept. 28 art class at Bluffton Public Library

Are you afraid of creating art?

If so, Janette Reineke offers assistance with her “Fear No Art” lesson. It’s at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Bluffton Public Library.

The retired Bluffton art teacher will lead a lesson from her book “Fear No Art! The Sept. 28 class features a Georgia O’Keefe flower-painting project for participants.

Bluffton rises in the ranking

Of top regional colleges by “U.S. News & World Report”

Bluffton University gains two spots in the top tier of Midwest “regional colleges” in the “U.S. News & World Report” rankings released today.
The 2018 edition of the magazine’s “Best Colleges” guidebook ranks Bluffton 27 among 80 comparable institutions in 12 Midwest states. Last year, Bluffton was ranked 29 of 79 comparable institutions. Now listed in the U.S. News rankings for 20 consecutive years, Bluffton has consistently been ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges.

Bluffton Presbyterian Church collecting items for disaster relief

Bluffton Presbyterian Church is collecting items for disaster relief through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. The collect continues until Sunday, Oct. 8.

Donations may be dropped off at the church or Village Cut ‘n’ Curl, 212 Cherry St, or call Lynda Best at 419-296-2790.

The attachment to this story lists items being collected.




Post-prom committee designer purse raffle Nov. 4

Tickets now on sale

Bluffton High School’s post-prom committee will hold a designer purse raffle on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the middle school cafetorium.

Registration with sandwiches, dips and desserts starts at 5:30 p.m. The reverse raffle is at 7 p.m.

The evening will have games, gift baskets, a 50/50 drawing and other prizes.

Tickets are $35, which includes food. Tickets are available at Bluffton High School and middle school offices. Tickets are also available from Erinn Prater, Teri Steinmetz and at Greg’s Pharmacy.

Table for six or 12 persons are available for $10.


BHS financial aid meeting Oct. 2

The Guidance Office at Bluffton High School will sponsor a financial aid meeting for parents and students of juniors and seniors who plan to continue their education beyond high school.

The meeting is the high school library,  at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2. Chris Fowler, Financial Aid Director at Bluffton University, will be the presenter for the evening. He will discuss financial aid and filing the FAFSA form.

Next concert on Town Hall Series is Sept. 22

The next performance on the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series is Lucas and Sarah of the Antivillains.

Their performance is from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in the third floor of the town hall.

The performers are described this way: Sarah is a soulful singer-songwriter from Toledo who uses themes of storytelling, space travel, first loves, and family tragedy.

All donations at the door go to the band.


Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor Workshop continues on Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Local artist Jeanne Beutler will continue teaching on the lower level of the library. Advance registration is required (and the number of registrants is limited!) Walk away with your own watercolor piece of art, complete with mat!

This month’s piece is titled “Pineapple.” There is a $10 supply fee at the door (cash only please).

BHS-Crestview students will support Houston hurricane victims

At tonight's football game at Harmon Field

At tonight's home football game between Bluffton HS and Crestview student sections from both schools will participate in the OHSAA initiative #helpinghouston tonight. 

"The student sections will both wear white, donate t-shirts for hurricane victims, a portion of the 50/50 will go to the Red Cross for hurricane relief, and Crestview's Student Senate will bring $800 to donate to the Red Cross., said Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.

He added that shortly before game time both student sections will come together for a quick photo showing their support for hurricane relief.

Registration still open for Sept. 29 Kid's Night Out at BFR

Registrations are still open for Bluffton Family Recreation's Kid's Night Out, set for Friday, Sept. 29, according to Amy Byers of BFR.

"The evening is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for youth ages 4 to 12. Kid's Night Out includes lots of fun and games including flashlight tag," said Byers.

Drinks and pizza are included.Registration is $15 for BFR members and $20 for non-members. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Contact BFR at 419-358-4150 for detaisl.