September 18, 2014


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Mustard Seed Cafe weekend features

Welcome Fall! In addition to the regular menu, The Mustard Seed Cafe will feature these “Fall Preview” items:

Pumpkin Alfredo
Fall Roasted Chicken with Butternut Squash, Potatoes and Bacon with a Maple Citrus Glaze
Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Cranberry, Walnut, and Crispy Prosciutto

Light Plate:

  • Steak Bruschetta with Heirloom Tomatoes

Dessert Features:

Helping hands from university students

Lawrence Matthews (left), adviser to SERVE, a Bluffton University service group, hands a can of paint to Owen Lugibihl while Bailey Short looks on Sept. 16 at Book ReViews, a Bluffton bookstore. Lugibihl, a Bluffton junior from Pandora, Ohio, and Short, a first-year student from Archbold, Ohio, were among 20 student SERVE volunteers who painted, washed windows and organized shelves and books at the Main Street business for several hours.

Mount Union pitches 3-0 shutout of men's soccer

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Mount Union Purple Raiders were able to take advantage of some key opportunities while notching a 3-0 victory over the Bluffton University men on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Alliance. The score, however, does not show how well the visitors battled in this contest as the Purple Raiders only outshot the Beavers 13-10. The win pushed the home team to 4-2 on the campaign, while the Beavers dropped to 1-5.

Terrill Webb nets goal in 5-1 loss at Mount Union

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Mount Union Purple Raiders used a big first half en route to a dominating 5-1 victory over the Bluffton University women's soccer team on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Purple Raiders continue their impressive season by improving their record to 5-2, while the Beavers fell to 1-4 following the loss.

Thomas More hands volleyball second straight loss

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant


CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The Bluffton University volleyball team struggled to make a dent in the Thomas More armor on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, falling in straight sets to a Saints squad that improved to 11-1 on the season. Bluffton fell to 11-3 with its second straight setback after kicking off the season 11-1.

PTO bake sale during Sept. 22 open house

The Bluffto PTO will hold a bake sale at the elementary from 6 to 7 p.m. during the Sept. 22 open house, according to Melissa Knauss of the PTO

"The PTO committee will be selling baked goods by donation. Anyone, who wishes to donate a baked good, can drop it off at the school on Monday, during school hours, and place in the teachers' lounge, or just bring the baked good to the start of open house at 6 p.m. that evening," she said.  


Town hall flag pole dedicated Sept. 27

Bluffton Post 382 of the American Legion will hold a  flag pole dedication for the new town hall flag pole at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27.

The Legion purchased the flag pole and donated it to the village this spring. Village employees installed it July.

Volleyball: Kathryn Basinger has 13 kills in BHS win

Bluffton High School volleyball team is on a win streak. On Sept. 17 the Pirates defeated Paulding on the road 3-1. Game stats follow:

Bluffton won 3-1
Game 1    25-18
Game 2    27-25
Game 3    15-25
Game 4    25-20


Introducing Bluffton University students to Bluffton businesses

Twenty-five Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members will display their products and services to Bluffton University students on Thursday during the chamber’s University Business Showcase.

The annual event takes place in Marbeck Center dining area while university students are at lunch.

Participating businesses have display tables in the dining area. Most of the businesses have drawings and give-a-ways, so the event is always popular among students.

Bluffton's Fall Festival offers lots of family-oriented events Sept. 27

The Bluffton community’s 11th annual Fall Festival, with many family-oriented activities, takes place throughout the community on Saturday, Sept. 27, according to Daren Lee of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, who coordinates the festival.

Here’s the schedule: