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January 28, 2015

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Public health controversies to be discussed March 27

"Balancing Personal Freedom with Public Good: Controversies in Public Health" will be Dr. Ross Kauffman's topic for Bluffton University's annual civic engagement lecture, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Founders Hall.

Free and open to the public, the Bluffton Forum presentation is in keeping with the university's 2011-12 civic engagement theme, "Public Health: Promoting Wellness for Self and Community."

Three-time Nobel nominee to address hunger March 28 in Founders

Tony Hall

Tony Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger and a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will discuss issues and efforts in the fight against hunger at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Bluffton University's Founders Hall.

Free and open to the public, Hall's speech, "Changing the Face of Hunger," is the keynote address culminating Bluffton's annual Civic Engagement Day. The day will cap academic year-long exploration of the university's 2011-12 civic engagement theme, "Public Health: Promoting Wellness for Self and Community."

Christian and Peter Schumacher families subject of Sunday Swiss program

Is there a Schumacher in your family tree? If so, here's an opportunity to obtain some family history.

On Sunday, an illustrated presentation is planned by the Swiss Community Historical Society's Intrepretation Committee about the Christian and Peter Schumacher family histories and their life at the Swiss homestead on Bixel Road.

The presentation is at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25, in the Patio Room of Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Augsburger Road.


A nice day in March to work on the roof


Our construct worker is high above the court at the Bluffton University health and fitness center under construction this spring. A 300 mm lens helps in this photo exercise.

Janet Matter 1922-2012

Janet Matter

Janet L. Matter, 89 of Bluffton, died at 2:40 p.m. March 18, 2012, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born May 11, 1922, in Bluffton to Charles and Dorothy (Alstaetter) Young. On May 7, 1947 she married R. Wayne Matter and he survives. They have shared 64 years of marriage together.


Krysti's Music Studio offering several classes this spring

Krysti's Music Studio, Bluffton, is accepting students for several classes this spring, according to Krysti Schey, studio owner.

Classes are available in:

o Piano
o Guitar
o Voice
o Violin
oTheory and composition

For more information contact Krysti at 419-233-5255. The studio is an Icon advertiser.


Presbyterian bake sale March 31 in front of CNB

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will hold a bake sale in front of Citizens National Bank on Saturday, March 31. The sale includes pies, breads, cookies and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon.


Track and field: Bluffton opens outdoor campaign at Muskingum University

Results: http://www.muskingum.edu/athletics/track/12%20Outdoor/Muskie_Duals_Resul...

The Bluffton University men's and women's track and field team opened their outdoor campaign at Muskingum University on Saturday, March 17. The Beavers captured two wins, two runner-up performances and a number of personal best and qualifying efforts throughout the meet.

Tickets now available for Bluffton Hospital colorama bowling fundraiser at Southgate Lanes

Tickets are now on sale for this spring's Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary colorama bowling night fundraiser at Bluffton's Southgate Lanes. Tickets are on sale at the bowling alley and the hospital.

This year's event takes place two evenings, starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, and again at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Over 50 raffle prizes are available and no prize has a value of less than $20. Some prizes have values of over $100.

A list of prizes is on the attachment at the bottom of this story. Major prizes include two tickets to Kings Island and a $50 gas card.


Emily Parker, William Deitsch, Amy Marquart, Brice Metzger, Gabe Meyer, Madison Hursh, students of the month

February students of the month were recently announced at the Bluffton Middle School. Their information follows:

6th Graders
Emily Parker is the daughter of Scott and Jodie Parker of Bluffton. She is attends Bluffton Presbyterian Church and has taken dance classes for 10 years at Cindy's Tap on Wood.

William Deitsch, son of Scott and Louann Deitsch of Bluffton, plays baritone in the BMS band. He is a member of the Bluffton Black Swamp Soccer League.