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Joanna Gratz is a Trades of Hope partner

A fair-trade certified company

Bluffton resident, Joanna Gratz, is now a partner with Trades of Hope, a mission-based company, as a Compassionate Entrepreneur (CE).

Trades of Hope is a fair-trade certified company that empowers women around the world out of abuse, trafficking, and extreme poverty by creating sustainable business opportunities for them.


University spring instrumental concert Sunday at Yoder Recital Hall

Bluffton University’s 2017 Spring Instrumental Concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The concert, under the direction of Dr. Roy Couch, director of bands, will feature the Concert Band, wind chamber ensembles and a special combined piece.

Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club elects officers

Sydney Hoff, president; Brayton Businger, vice-president

By Mallory Hardesty - club reporter
The Beaverdam Bunch's elected officers this year are:
President Sydney Hoff
Vice President Brayton Businger
Secretary Cierra Ackerman
Treasurer Rebekah Hoff
News Reporter Mallory Hardesty
Health Leader Austin Warren
Safety Leader Bryan Zimmerman
Co-Recreation Leader's Addison Businger and Nathan Hardesty

The demonstrations on the 17th were given by Ceandra Thurmond, Addison Businger and Dylan Hohenbrink.


Nygaard photograph accepted in ArtSpace spring show

Jamie Nygaard, Bluffton photographer, had a photograph chosen to be in the Spring ArtSpace Gallery, Lima, which opens this week.

Nygaard entered two pieces. The one chosen to be in the gallery is called "Veiled Silence" and is the photo taken that she used in her calendar in the month of November.

Herother piece was not selected to be in the Spring Gallery, but is on show upstairs as it did qualify for the "Salon de refuses."

Opening reception is Friday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at ArtSpace. Awards for individual pieces will be handed out at the reception.


Blessing of the tractors Sunday at Pleasant View UMC

Following by soup luncheon benefit for C-R student

Pleasant View and Mount Cory United Methodist  churches will hold a special combined service on Sunday, April 23, according to Mark Fuerstenau, pastor.

The 10 a.m. service at Pleasant View UM Church, 300 Township Road 300,
Bluffton, will include a "Blessings of the tractors" in the church parking lot.

Area farmers are invited to drive their tractors to church.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pleasant View will host a soup luncheon with the proceeds to benefit Cory-Rawson elementary student, Ahlora Riker, who suffers
from a rare form of cancer.


MSJ takes two from Beaver softball

April 19, 2017

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Bluffton bats were silent as Mount St. Joseph swept a pair of games in Cincinnati on a warm Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Bluffton fell to 17-12 overall and 3-8 in the Heartland Conference, while MSJ improved to 20-10 and 8-2 in the HCAC.