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Rhonemus, Bertka, Spallinger, Hill, Scalf, Bonnell students of the month

The December Bluffton Middle School students of the month were recently named. Click here to view their photos. They are:

6th Grade
Patrick Rhonemus son of Mike and Tenna Rhonemus, Bluffton.
Patrick is a member of the BMS band, choir and quiz bowl team. He plays baseball and in his spare time he likes to play video games, hang out with his friends, and have Nerf wars with his friends


Elementary Bakery Bingo Feb. 6

The Bluffton Elementary PTO will hold a Bakery Bingo in the Middle School cafetorium from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 6.

The evening includes playing Bingo to win baked goods, selling raffle tickets for a variety of different prize packages and selling concessions. It will be a great family event and is open to the public.


Northern Ireland Feb. 3 forum theme

Students who participated in the Northern Ireland cross-cultural experience in the fall of 2009 will share and reflect on their experience as part of Bluffton University's Forum series at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Founders Hall. Forum is free and open to the public.

Crystal Augsburger (Bowling Green), Abby Carr (Ashland), Andrew Chamberlain (Lima), Stephanie Finn (Toledo), Teresa Karcher (Ada), Hannah Keeney (Phoenix, Ariz.), Megan Yoder (Kalona, Iowa) and Blake Zickafoose (Lima) will participate.

Life Worship Band performs Feb. 4

Bluffton University's multicultural affairs office will host Amante Lacey and The Life Worship Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Lacey will also lead chapel at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall the same day. Amante Lacey and The Life Worship Band have a style that mixes the Christian, gospel, acoustic and rock genres and have songs like Hello, Clap your Hands, and Champion. The concert is an opportunity for the community to come together for a night of encouragement and worship.

It's from Berne, Indiana

Berne, indiana license plate

If this car is not from Berne, Ind., then my name is not Menno Simon. We saw this plate in the Rosenberger Drive parking lot recently. Berne is in Adams County, Indiana.


Chamber collecting material from members for welcome packets

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce is collecting material from its members to create a welcome packet to new residents and for persons and businesses inquiring about the community.

Vanessa Greer of First National Bank, and Bethany Theis of Mennonite Mutual Aid Society, are serving as the welcome packets hosts.

According to Fred Steiner, chamber CEO, the packet is an additional benefit for chamber members since it is a free service to members.