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Women's soccer: Beavers improve to 2-1 overall

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/womenssoccer/2013/09-11-ws.htm
The Bluffton Beaver women's soccer team traveled to Circleville, Ohio, to take on the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. The Beavers were able to play extremely well in all facets of the game while posting a 6-0 victory and improving to 2-1 this season.

Citizens National Bank customer appreciation day Sept. 20

Area residents and businesses are invited to the Customer Appreciation Day celebration on Friday, Sept. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bluffton office located at 102 S. Main St.  Free pulled pork sandwiches, brats, chips and cookies will be served. Attendees may also enter to win a grand prize tailgate package.

The celebration is a way for Citizens National Bank to thank its customers for their contribution to the bank's success.


Girls' soccer: Theisen's goal puts Bluffton in win column

Bluffton High School girls' soccer team won its fifth game of the season on a lone goal by Sarah Theisen against Upper Sandusky on Sept. 12.

Stats follow:


Halftime: B, 1-0 Goals: (B) Theisen. Assists: NA.
Shots on Goal: B, 7-4. Corner Kicks: B, 2-0,Saves: US,goalie (6); B,Barhorst (4)

Home:  Bluffton 5-3-1, NA


Christopher Kohli 1960-2013

Christopher B. Kohli, 53 died Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 7, 1960 in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to the late Maurice and Rowena (Boyer) Kohli Jr.  On July 29, 1981, he married Beth Businger and she survives in Rawson.

Chris was a retired pipefitter for Lima Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 776.  

Survivors also include a son Zachery (Taunja Wickham) Kohli of Bluffton; a daughter Ashley (Shanon) Hauenstein of Bluffton; and three grandchildren Haleigh Gatchel, Brayden Hauenstein and Makenna Hauenstein. He was preceded in death by a brother Stephen Kohli.


They are members of the Bluffton High School graduating class of 1944


Members of the Bluffton High School class of 1944 gathered recently for a 69th class reunion.

Back row, from left, Raymond Kohli, Robert Stratton, Harry Minck. 

Front row, from left, Dorothy Burkholder Balmer, Ruth Burkholder Shoemaker, Glenna Swick Marquart and Margaret Griffith Carr.


Ready, set, hike...here comes Wilson's football garage sale in Ada

It could be the largest single garage sale in Hardin County - make that northwestern Ohio.

"It's" Wilson Sporting Goods Co., Ada, football garage sale. This year's sale is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, on the Wilson property on the east side of Ada.

The sale brings a couple thousand football and other sports fans to Ada for a once-a-year chance for footballs including overruns, blemished footballs, scrap footballs and many other miscellaneous sporting goods items.

The company is already staking out the area where sale items will be on sale.


University Presidential Forum: Alumna’s insights can inform study of race

Climbing the stairs to the second-floor reading room of Bluffton University’s Musselman Library brought back strong memories for an African-American graduate who returned to campus in 2011 for the first time in 45 years.

And as Bluffton embarks on yearlong study of race and ethnicity in America as part of its civic engagement program, the insights triggered by Dr. Elaine (Ragsdale) Schott’s memories remain relevant, university President Dr. James Harder said Sept. 10 in his annual President’s Forum address.

Dale Seefeldt installed as pastor of Christian Education and Family Ministries at Ebenezer Mennonite

Dale Seefeldt, who lived in India most of his life, was installed as pastor of Christian Education and Family Ministries on Sept. 8 at Ebenezer Mennonite church.

Despite his years in India, he holds a strong connection to Bluffton. His wife, Ruth, is the daughter of former Ebenezer pastor, Charles Warren. In addition Ebenezer Mennonite had earlier commissioned and sent he and his wife as missionaries.

“I moved to India in 1951 at the age of four,” Seefeldt said. “My parents were missionaries.”


New owners for The Dough Hook, but it's all in the family

Bluffton’s Main Street meat market, bakery and deli, The Dough Hook, has new owners, but, as they say, “It’s all in the family.”

Sharon and John Calvelage retired at the end of August and the new owners are their daughter and son-in-law, Marlena and Shawn Ballinger. The Calvelages took over the shop in October 2008. 


BFR hosts Craft and Home Business Expo Sept. 28

BFR Sports & Fitness will host a day-long exhibition of craft vendors and home business consultants on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..  An admission fee of $1 will be charged at the door as a donation toward operations of the Bluffton-based recreation center. The Expo is one of many events scheduled on Bluffton’s Fall Festival Day.