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October 7, 2015


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Women's Soccer falls 3-0 to Anderson

By: Whitney Warnecke, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's soccer team was unable to find the back of the net in a 3-0 setback at the hands of Anderson University on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Bluffton fell to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in the Heartland Conference, while Anderson upped its season mark to 6-3 with a perfect 2-0 record in the HCAC.

Jared Krout joins BFR as sports coordinator

Jared Krout recently joined Bluffton Family Recreation as sports coordinator, according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

Krout is a 2006 graduate of Arlington High School and 2010 graduate of Hillsdale College. 

Following graduation, he served in several track and field coaching positions at Hillsdale. In 2014 he joined the Liberty-Benton High School track and field coaching staff. In 2015 he became the LB girls’ head coach, and the team won the state championship in its division.

Look what's on Bluffton Senior Citizens' October-November calendar

Preparations are underway for the Bluffton Senior Citizens Association 45th anniversary celebration planned for Thursday, Nov. 5. In the meantime, lots of other activities take place at the center during October and November.

Here’s a sampling:

• Doris Conrad, lifelong Bluffton resident, will be recognized during its October dinner meeting. Conrad turns 90 this month and will receive a life membership in the association. The dinner meeting is at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, at the center, 132 N. Main St.

NWPT offers free therapy screens during October

Northwest Physical Therapy, Inc. will offer free therapy screens to the public during the month of October. These screens will be available at all four outpatient locations in Delphos, Ottawa, Bluffton and Lima.

A physical therapy screening takes approx. 10-15 minutes and will be performed by a licensed clinician. A therapy screening helps identify issues that may be causing unnecessary pain.

Two Findlay residents to speak at National Conference to Combat Poverty

In the U.S. 18 percent of the population, nearly 50 million Americans, lives in poverty. That is an increase of seven percent since 2000. More than 250 communities across 50 states use Aha! Process concepts to combat poverty at the individual, community and institutional levels. Aha! Process’s annual Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference brings together local and national groups to explore best practices to alleviate poverty.

Chappell-Dick earns third ODAC runner of the week award

Hannah Chappell-Dick, Bluffton, is building an impressive campaign in her final cross country season, earning her third Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week award today.  With three full-fledged races under her belt on the season, Chappell-Dick has now been named the ODAC Runner of the Week after each of them.


Wildcats rain on Pirates parade with 50-7 win

By Sam Brauen

The outcome of the Homecoming Football game matched the setting: cold, windy and miserable.  Delphos Jefferson made quick work of the Bluffton squad in a 50-7 dispatch to put a damper on the parade and attendant and escort festivities.  Jefferson improved to 5-1 with the win while Bluffton dropped its second straight contest and sits at 4-2. 


BFR reminds members to keep their heart healthy

“A healthy heart is a happy heart.”

Bluffton Family Recreation wants to remind its members that walking is good for their health.

Fultz Sign Company recently installed the first of several messages on the BFR indoor track, reminding members that walking is good for you.

“The intention is to carry the good heart theme all the way around the track,” said Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

Members may contribute toward the goal of having the red “heart beat” continue around the track.

Fall planting sale underway at New Leaf

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada, has a fall planting sale underway.

(Check the ad at the bottom of this story for complete details.)

The sale includes:
• 25 to 50 percent off all potted shade and flowering trees
• 25 to 50 percent off specially-marked flowering shrubs, evergreens and perennials
• 10 percent off spring blooming bulbs
• 50 percent off fruit plants

New Leaf also has a large selection of fall decorating supplies and fall planting supplies.


Trick-or-treat at MMH on Oct. 29

The Village of Bluffton's trick-or-treat night is Thursday, Oct. 29. Hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m. In addition, the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., invites Halloweeners to its lobby from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 29.