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Red Lights mean stop! Next week is National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 19 to 23 is National School Bus Safety Week and the theme is "Red Lights Mean STOP!" 

This year’s national campaign reminds motorists that they need to use caution around school buses and come to a stop when the bus is displaying its red flashing lights. 

Ohio law requires motorists to stop clear of the school bus until the bus driver cancels the red lights.

Beaver volleyball team wins season opener at Adrian

The Bluffton University volleyball team showed off both its flexibility and talent when the Beavers traveled to Adrian College on Oct. 17, for the 2020 season opener.

After having its Tuesday matches against Trine canceled and the Saturday date with Manchester shelved, Bluffton shifted gears with a trip to Adrian that came together on Friday.

The Beavers took the first two sets before dropping the third. A convincing 25-14 win in the fourth set propelled the visitors to a 1-0 mark on the season.

14-8 volleyball Pirates win tourney opener

Stackhouse 29 kills • Schwab 20 kills • Cora Bischoff 9 kills • Scoles season-high 51 assists

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The host Bluffton girls volleyball team rallied to win a tough four-set match over Van Buren Monday night in first round Div. III sectional action.

Bluffton improved its record to 14-8 overall with the hard-fought 26-28, 25-23, 25-22, 25-17 comeback victory. Due to a scheduling quirk, it was their second four-set win over the Black Knight girls in five days.


So, you think you know Bluffton?

So, you think you know Bluffton? Okay, where is this? Answer tomorrow.

Kathleen Gilbert 1951 - 2020

Kathleen L. Gilbert, 69, of Van Wert, Ohio, died on Oct. 17, 2020, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in the Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, after losing her near two-year battle with cancer.  

She was born on July 31,1951, in Mishawaka, Indiana, to the late Everett and Gladys (Brumitt) Martin.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Gary) Wise of Bluffton; and three grandchildren, Avery, Jackson and Olivia Wise.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, James E. Gilbert; and a granddaughter, Sydney J. Wise.


5 short dramas you may watch from home

Bluffton University presents fall theatre

Bluffton University theatre will present five short plays for their fall performance collectively titled “Alone, Together,” during three virtual viewing opportunities, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.

The plays will explore the challenges and surprises of social distancing during the pandemic with charm, humor, tenderness and loss.