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Family Carnival on Sunday, Dec. 16 at County Line Church

Check out the dessert buffet

County Line Church of the Brethren are hosting a family-friendly Christmas Carnival on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event boasts lots of carnival games and prizes, including reindeer ring toss, fishing with candy canes, and build-a-snowman relay, plus a 9-hole mini golf course. There will also be a dessert buffet provided, and a chance to sing your favorite carols.


BHS boys' bball: Piercefield and Denecker big in Bath win

Pirates travel to Van Buren on Tuesday

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton got a huge game from their starting backcourt in a 62-52 road win at Bath.  Juniors Jared Piercefield scored 21 points and Luke Denecker 19 for the Pirates.

Keys to the Game 


Women's bball: Next game Saturday, double-header against Franklin

The Bluffton University women's basketball team lost to a tough Hanover Panther squad by the score of 73-50 on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The setback dropped the Beavers to 2-6 on the year (1-2 HCAC), while Hanover improved to 5-3 (2-1 HCAC).

Men's bball: Hanover falls to Beavers by 3 on Saturday

The Bluffton University men's basketball team won a nail-biter, 63-60, after trailing by as many as 16 points in the first half against the Hanover College Panthers on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Freshman Jameel Cosby (Springfield/Kenton Ridge) hit a clutch free throw with six tenths of a second left in regulation that sealed the victory when Hanover's 80-footer at the buzzer drew iron. Bluffton improved to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Hanover fell to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the HCAC.

BHS junior class offers concessions at Monday's Christmas concert

The Bluffton High School Junior Class will offer concessions at Monday's Bluffton Elementary Christmas Concert.

Enjoy the sounds of the season as you sip on hot chocolate or coffee and indulge in one of Rhonda Moor's homemade Christmas or monster cookies.

Popcorn and water will also be available. All proceeds benefit the BHS Junior Class Post Prom fund.


Bluffton Swim Club debuts with a big splash

The Bluffton Swim Club is for high school aged swimmers from high schools in the surrounding area. This is the first season for the group and they practice at the Putnam County YMCA.

The inaugural Bluffton Swim Club delivered a strong start to their season at a tri-meet versus Kenton and VanWert high school swim teams on Thursday, Dec. 6, at Kenton. As a team, they finished overall in second place with the men finishing in third and the women in second.

The team’s first event of the night was the girl’s 200 meter medley relay with Ellie Hoffman, Joscelin Reineke, Maria Spallinger and Julia Smallcombe. They tied for first with Van Wert’s team with a time of 2:15:60.