Posted by Fred Steiner on January 27, 2013 - 8:54pm
Charles W. Binkley, 83, died at 9:43 a.m. Jan. 27, 2013 at Richland Manor, Bluffton. He was born April 17, 1929, in Lima to the late William and Mary (Fleming) Binkley. On Oct. 3, 1958, he married M. Aileen Diller and she survives.
Mr. Binkley retired from Phillips Corporation, Ottawa. He was a member of the Pandora Church of Christ. Survivors also include a sister-in-law Lucille Binkley of Lima and several nieces and nephews.
Posted by Reema Bazzy on January 27, 2013 - 7:34pm
By Evan Skilliter
The Bluffton women looked to answer Wednesday’s loss at Earlham with a Saturday win on January 26 as they welcomed Franklin College to the Sommer Center, but the Grizzlies held off a late Bluffton comeback attempt to nail down a 61-50 victory on Hall of Fame Day.
Posted by Reema Bazzy on January 27, 2013 - 5:24pm
By Keisha Holtsberry
The Bluffton University men’s basketball team defeated Franklin College, 72-69, on Saturday, Jan. 26, showing off in front of the Alumni Day and Hall of Fame crowd. Bluffton improved to 9-10 overall and 5-7 in the Heartland Conference with its fifth victory in the last six games. Franklin fell to 11-8 overall and 6-6 in the HCAC.
Junior Will Pope (Somerville/Preble Shawnee) made a layup to tie the score up at four just over two mintues into the game. Franklin went back ahead before Pope cashed in with another layup to tie the game at six.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 24, 2013 - 9:01pm
Bluffton resident Bill Swartley is the guest speaker at the noon, Tuesday, Feb. 5, Bluffton Lions Club meeting. The meeting is in the Patio Room of Maple Crest.
Swartley, a nurse anesthetist, will talk about his experiences involving medical missions to the Dominican Republic. Since 1998, Swartley has participated in 17 trips as a member of a surgical team with Medical Ministry International.