Posted by Fred Steiner on January 16, 2014 - 7:19pm
Two American Red Cross blood drives take place in Bluffton during February.
• Thursday, Feb. 6, from noon until 6 p.m. at First Mennonite in the Fellowship Hall, located at 101 S. Jackson St.
• Friday, Feb. 14, from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Bluffton University in the Sommer Center – Reichenbach Room.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 15, 2014 - 9:42pm
Three Bluffton University football players helped distribute shoes to 230 students at PaduaAcademy in Indianapolis on Jan. 13 as part of an effort coordinated by Samaritan’s Feet International and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Bluffton junior Eric Fox of Brunswick, and seniors Shawn Frost of Ediso and Josh Runda of Lima, were among this season’s first-team all-HCAC players who traveled to Indianapolis with their coaches for the event.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 15, 2014 - 9:52am
Friday/Saturday Dinner Features at Mustard Seed Cafe
Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main Street, Bluffton is open 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings with a full menu which includes 7 appetizers, 8 main course items, soups, salads and house-baked desserts. Beer and beer cocktails are available.
In addition to the regular menu, features this weekend include:
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 14, 2014 - 10:17pm
Bluffton poet and creative writer, Ruth Naylor, has published a collection of poetry in a new book centering on her family relationships, aptly titled “A Family Affair.”
Over the years her poetry had appeared in a wide variety of periodicals and a few anthologies. Naylor said that the book’s title refers to the passing on of family heritage and love from grandparents to grandchildren, as well as to the issue of dealing with separation, divorce and illness.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 14, 2014 - 9:46pm
Bluffton's fire department responded to 20 less calls in 2013 than in 2012, according to Jon Kinn, fire chief. During 2012 the department responded to 107 fire calls. This past year that number decreased to 87.
A chart at the bottom of this story shows runs by month and by type. June was the busiest month with 13 calls while December had only 4.
Despite a chaotic start to the semester due to the extreme weather conditions and the delay to the start of classes, the men's and women's track and field teams took it in stride and resumed their indoor campaign in style at Capital University on Saturday, Jan. 11. From the opening throws events to the meet-closing relay, the Beavers came to perform.