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February 8, 2016

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Bluffton American Legion Post observes Four Chaplains Sunday Feb. 3 at St. John's UCC

In commemoration of the dramatic sacrifice of four armed forces Chaplains during World War II, The American Legion will observe Religious Emphisis Week Feb. 3 - 9 according to Chaplain Clark of the Bluffton American Legion Post 382.

The Bluffton American Legion will attend services at St. John' United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave.  on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Legion officials and clergymen are planning special programs for the observance of the 70th Anniversary of the sinking of the USS Dorchester and the heroism demonstrated by four valiant Chaplains.


Academy Award nominated "Lincoln" at the Shannon Theatre Feb. 1-7

According to Peter Suter of the Shannon Theatre, "Lincoln" will be playing Feb. 1 - 7.  The movie is rated PG-13.  This movie has been met with much critical acclaim and is nominated for 12 Academy Awards.

"As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves." (IMDb)

Show times are:

Daily at 7:00 p.m. and  9:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Beaver tracksters hit stride at Findlay Classic

By Bryson Hartzler

The Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field program returned home from a weekend spent at the University of Findlay with several new school records and more personal bests. The Beavers are seemingly hitting their stride at the right time of year with the Heartland Conference championship just a month away.

Keeping Active free programs continue at BFR

The third week of Keeping Active’s free fitness and nutritional programs is underway at BFR Sports & Fitness.  The week will include free walking days, plus free exercise classes and demonstrations.  These include the following:  

The Rethink Your Drink program will be on going from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday
and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday.


John Dunifon bowls a 288 at Southgate Lanes

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Jan.19
Boys High Game

TJ Washer      119
Levi McClain      97
Max Eversole      88
Jacob Lehman      87        
Girls High Game
Lacey McClain     118
Vanessa Weyer      86
Dillon Worcester      78
Addison Businger      77
Boys High Series (2 Games)
TJ Washer      228
Levi McClain     186
Bronson Kuhlman     155
Austin Bolander     154    


Charles Binkley 1929-2013

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.

Andrew Keeler talks turkey like no one else you know - he's part of MCC's mobile canning crew


Andrew Keeler probably cans turkeys in his sleep. That’s because when he’s awake and on the job, he helps process up to 5,000 2-pound cans of turkey meat per day.


Franklin drops Bluffton 61-50 on Hall of Fame Day

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.

Beavers continue winning ways with 72-69 victory over Franklin

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.

J.S. Bach up

The Icon spotted this plate in the Moisman Hall parking lot. Turns out this  belongs to Jon Peterson, member of the university music faculty. No surprise.