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Thomas Dalton bowls a 300 on the first week of Southgate League games

Water Equipment League
Scores bowled on: Sept.4
High Game
Thomas Dalton 300
Derek Dukes 277
Brian Sharp 269
Steve Kniola 261
Brian Sharp; 257
Bill Goodwin 257
Fred Anderson 251
Neill Otto 251

High Series
Thomas Dalton 794
Brian Sharp 762
Jon Burden 705
Steve Kniola 692
Todd Basinger 683
Denny Caskie 667
Mike Kirian 658


Bluffton University moves up among U.S. News’ top Midwest ‘regional colleges’


Bluffton University has risen in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the top tier of “regional colleges” in the Midwest.

The 2013 edition of the magazine’s Best Colleges guidebook ranks Bluffton 21st among 99 comparable Midwestern institutions in the “Best Regional Colleges” listing, up from 25th last year. Now listed in the U.S. News rankings for 15 consecutive years, Bluffton has consistently been ranked in the top quarter of Midwest colleges.

Bluffton merchants, chamber launches major "shop local" project

Come uptown and have a chance to win – gift cards and prizes from Bluffton merchants.

This week 2,600 Bluffton postal customers will receive a post card inviting them to “shop, sip, eat, play, local.” In a nutshell its message encourages shopping locally.

The postcard makes area residents aware of a Bluffton merchants and Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce major fall promotion. It centers on a concept titled “3/50 Project.” The nationwide project carries the tagline: “Save your local economy three stores at a time.”

Breakers and Galaxy beat LB teams

Black Swamp Soccer scores
Monday night:  U-8 Girls Bluffton Breakers 7, LB Eagles 5
Tuesday night:  U-10 Girls. Bluffton Galaxy 5, LB Eagles 3


Can you believe a low of 48 degrees?

Here's the seven-day report for September from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

"Finding Nemo" shown at Shannon September 14-20

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "Finding Nemo" (PG) and will be shown at the theatre from September 14-20.

Show times follow:

3D show times are each evening at 7 and 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinee at 4 PM.

2D show times are Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM only.


Jessica Dailey receives master's in nursing degree

Jessica Dailey has received a master's in nursing - family nurse practitioner degree, from St. Joseph College of Maine. She received her certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners on Aug. 15. 

She is employed by Lima Memorial Health Systems, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. She plans to pursue a career in family medicine. She and her husband, Brad, live in Bluffton.




BFR annual meeting Sept. 12

BFR Sports and Fitness will hold an open house annual meeting of members to elect officers for 2012-13. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, at BFR, 215 Snider Road. A slate of five board members will be presented.

Bluffton school open house Sept. 24

Bluffton school will hold its September open house on Monday, Sept. 24, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent. Here's the schedule:

Elementary: 6-7 p.m.
Middle school 6:30-7:30 p.m.
High School 7-8 p.m.

Several community organizations will have booths set up in the elementary gym.

James Harder urges care with technology in his presidential forum


Widespread and, in some cases, lengthy power outages caused by the June 29 windstorm were a reminder of the reality of modern ties to technology.

And that reality reinforces the relevance of Bluffton University’s 2012-13 civic engagement theme, “Virtual Living: Technology’s Impact on Culture and Learning,” university President Dr. James Harder said Tuesday (Sept. 11).