• Next community meal at 6 p.m., Thursday, at Senior Center

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August 16, 2017


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Volleyball: Fruchey has 5 kills against LCC

Samantha Fruchey had 5 kills in the Sept. 9, volleyball matches against Lima Central Catholic. LCC won the contest in 3 sets. Stats follow:

LCC won 3-0
Game 1    25- 11
Game 2    25-16
Game 3    25-11

Bluffton stat leaders:
Kills - Samantha Fruchey - 5
Assists -  Sidney Joseph - 11
Digs - Lauren Parkins - 14
Aces - Andie Schmutz - 1
           Sidney Joseph - 1
Blocks - Sidney Joseph - 3

LCC JV won 2-0

Bluffton overall record: 1-5


A walk down Main Street 44 springs ago


Boy, did Bluffton think those street lights were fantastic - in 1970. Here's Bluffton's main throughfare in early evening 44 springs ago.

Food boxes available to P-G residents

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District. The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four.

In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 15. Boxes will be available to be picked up at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 27 at at the Grace Mennonite Church, located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Lincoln Highway chapter meets Sept. 16

The September meeting of the Western Ohio Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Van Wert County Historical Museum, 602 N. Washington St., Van Wert.

After dinner at 6 p.m., a history of the museum will be presented and guests will tour the collection.  Suggested donation for the dinner is $6.00. The public is invited.


Next Pandora free community meal Sept. 24

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Rebecca Circle. The menu will be ham slices, scalloped potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.


Eric Fox leads NCAA D3 in rushing

NCAA D3 rushing ranking

BLUFFTON, Ohio - A career day for Bluffton senior running back Eric Fox (Brunswick) has the standout Beaver at the top of the nation in rushing yards for NCAA Division 3 after a masterful performance in Salzman Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6. Fox wowed the opening-day crowd with 221 yards on just 26 carries (8.5 yards per carry), two of which went for touchdowns.

Girls' soccer: Allen East wins this one

Allen East defeated Bluffton High School 5-0 in girls' soccer in a game played at Bluffton on Sept. 8.

Stats follow:

Halftime: AE, 2-0 Goals: None. 
Shots on Goal: AE, 9-7. Corner Kicks: AE, 4-0,Saves: AE,None; B,NA



University president offers perspectives on the start of Bluffton's 115th year

Dr. James M. Harder, president of Bluffton University, will present the annual President’s Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Harder will offer perspectives on the start of a new academic year—Bluffton’s 115th—and describe several institutional initiatives for the year.

Hancock County Junior Fair loaded with Cory-Rawson royalty

This year's Hancock County Junior Fair had a large contingency of Cory-Rawson students in royalty roles as many CRHS  students had the honor of being selected to represent the Junior Fair and various departments.  

Two Cory-Rawson 2014 graduates Aubry von Stein and Brent Warren were named Junior Fair Princess and King.


Bluffton Bucs bake sale and raffle Sept. 13

Bluffton Bucs midget football team will hold a bake sale on Saturday. The event is from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 13, in front of Chase bank on Main Street. The bake sale will also include several raffle items from local businesses.