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Bluffton women take down Spartans for berth in HCAC semis

February 27, 2015
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Stats  I  Knight and Sheerer video  I  Coach Shutler video

Bluffton men move into HCAC semis with win over Anderson

February 27, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Saturday book signing at Book ReViews for Bluffton author

Bluffton author, Ashley Pearson, will have a book signing on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., for her recently published children’s book “Little Gracie’s Daily Adventure,” according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

The signing is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Book ReViews.

Pearson is a Bluffton High School graduate. She worked in the Findlay Hancock County Public Library circulation area for six years where she was exposed to many genres of books.


First-ever adult spelling be at the library should offer interesting competition

How do you spell that?

Bluffton Public Library announces its first-ever adult spelling bee. And it offers cash as the  grand prize.

The spelling bee takes place in the library at 6 p.m., Monday, March 16.

Anyone over age 13 may participate. This means teens may compete against their parents, grandparents or teachers.

This is not the spelling bee your remember from school. Contestants are encouraged to  dressing up in bee colors or wearing your favorite “geek glasses.” 

It's BHS 64 Jefferson 56 in boys' basketball

Bluffton High School boys' basketball team defeated Delphos Jefferson 64 to 56 at home on Friday. 

Bret Rumer lead all scorers with 19 points.

Open the attachment to view the box score.


Betty Hauenstein 1927-2015

Betty J. Hauenstein, 87, of Bluffton died at 11:10 p.m. Feb. 26, 2015, at Willow Ridge, Bluffton. She was born June 13, 1927 in Columbus Grove to the late Wilbur and Edna Glancy Risser. On Aug. 14, 1947 she married Ellis B. Hauenstein who preceded her in death on March 15, 2011.

She was a homemaker and had previously worked at Stratton Greenhouse.  


Bridge Bereavement Services offering “Understanding Grief” workshop

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a workshop for understanding grief on Thursday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Beckett Room at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay. The event is for individuals 18 years of age and older and is open to the public.

This workshop will help participants learn more about the grief process including how to identify essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that will aid in healing.


Junior high Pirate girls' and boys' basketball teams recognized on Friday

Lots of spring sports-related activities get underway in March at the junior high level in Bluffton. But first, the successful junior high boys' and girls' basketball teams will be recognized on Friday, Feb. 27. Here's a list of several March events related to Bluffton middle school, from the school website.

JH boys' and girls' basketball recognition

It's a Bluffton garage sale weekend: Senior Center sale is Friday and Saturday

It's garage sale weekend in Bluffton.

The Bluffton Senior Center will break tradition by holding its annual garage sale a few months earlier than usual. This year the sale will be held from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

The change in date is to coincide with the S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Clubs annual community garage/craft sale and chicken barbecue also held in Friday and Saturday.


BVHS offers scholarships

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is offering educational scholarships to individuals pursuing health care careers. BVHS associates, current college students and high school seniors entering college are eligible to apply.

A complete list of scholarships, along with applications, deadlines, qualifications and contact information can be viewed at www.bvhealthsystem.org by clicking on the “Scholarships” link under the “Careers” menu.

Those who receive a BVHS scholarship may be required to make a commitment to the organization.