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Mary Lou Blosser 1933-2015

Mary Lou Blosser, 81, died May 4, 2015, at 2:57 a.m. at  Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.  She was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Findlay. She was raised by the late Edgar and Maude (Pore) Marquart. On June 15, 1952 she married Marlin Blosser who preceded her in death on March 18, 2001.

Mary Lou was a homemaker.  Shewas a graduate of Arlington High School.


Generous Living Seminar Tuesday at town hall

A free seminar offered to anyone interested in learning more about ways to support one’s church, charity or other non-profit organization.

Generous Living: Tools for Giving, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at the Bluffton town hall, third floor.

The presenters will be Vyron Schmidt, Charitable Services Advisor with Everence Financial of Goshen, Ind., and Scott Basinger, attorney from Bluffton and Pandora. Schmidt and Basinger will talk about a variety of planned giving opportunities that provide tax advantages to donors as well as maximize a donor’s gift.

Meet the prom king and queen

Bluffton High School's 2015 prom was April 25. Makayla Smith, daughter of Larry and Heidi Smith was selected as the prom queen and Skyler Noble, son of Pam Marsh, was the prom king.
(Photo by Troy Breidenbach)


Richard Johnson will join Bluffton council tonight

Richard Johnson will be sworn in as Bluffton's newest council member on Monday. He was selected to replace Everett Collier who resigned in April.

Several other reports are on the agenda. Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, will update council on the following:

• Beaverdam Contracting has completed the water line replacement projects on Kibler and Garmatter. Both Kibler and Garmatter are scheduled to be resurfaced in 2016. Bluffton Paving will perform some sealing of joints to help the surface maintain until the resurfacing.

Bluffton University commencement 2 p.m. in Sommer Center

Dr. Karen A. Longman, program director and professor of doctoral higher education at Azusa (Calif.) Pacific University, will be Bluffton University’s commencement speaker on Sunday, May 3. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education.

At Azusa Pacific, Longman directs a program that serves just over 100 doctoral students from around the world. She teaches courses including Higher Education Administration, Introduction to U.S. Higher Education, Policy and Politics, and Higher Education Ethics.

71st annual Sportsmen's Club trout derby Sunday

Anglers at the 71st annual Bluffton trout derby will be aiming for “Big Andy,” the number one trout named so in honor of Andy Herrmann, longtime Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club director.

The trout derby will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Buckeye Quarry, Main St., Bluffton. The derby includes more than 200 tagged trout with prizes to be awarded. Additional prizes will be awarded to the person who catches the longest trout and the person catching the first trout limit of four.

Beavers take two on final day at Transylvania

May 2, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Bluffton University baseball team wrapped up their 2015 campaign with a doubleheader sweep of Transylvania, winning 6-5 and 10-9 in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, May 2. The Beavers finished the season with a school record for total wins (22-18), as well as for HCAC victories (15-12) on the season!

Hanover ends Bluffton's softball season 7-6 in nine innings

May 2, 2015
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Beavers down Manchester in HCAC tourney opener

May 1, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Manchester Stats

ANDERSON, Ind. - A big six-run second inning sparked the Bluffton University softball team to a 6-1 opening round victory over Manchester University at the HCAC Tournament in Anderson, Ind. Bluffton senior hurler Chloe Shell (Covington) threw six shutout innings in the victory. The Beavers improved to 26-14, while the Spartans dropped to 16-16.

Transy baseball takes series opener in extra innings

May 1, 2015
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant