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Andrew Renner HCAC men's bball player of the week

For the second time in three weeks, the Bluffton University Men's Basketball team will house the Heartland Collegiate Player of the Week. Senior Andrew Renner (Cairo/Bath) has been named the HCAC Player of the Week just two weeks following Dezman Brown's (Elyria) recognition.

Renner put up 27.0 PPG for the week, including a career-high 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting, as the Beavers downed Hanover for their 6th straight victory on Saturday.

Beavers 2 Defiance 0

Both men and women's teams are Wednesday winners

The Bluffton University men's basketball team played host to Heartland Conference rival Defiance College on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the last regular season 2019-20 game at the Sommer Center.

Bluffton rolled to a 68-52 win, improving to 15-9 (11-6 HCAC) on the strength of a school-record seventh consecutive HCAC victory. Defiance fell to 11-13 and 6-11 in the conference. The Beavers will be a top four seed when the tournament field is set following Saturday's games.

BHS musicians receive superior ratings at solo and ensemble contest

Here are results of Bluffton musicians from Saturday's solo and ensemble contest held at Lima Senior, for both band and strings. David Sycks is the band teacher. Rachael Lewis is the strings teacher. Kara Zink is the vocal teacher.

Superior rating

Patrick Estell, vocal solo, Class A
Ana Neufeld Weaver, vocal solo, Class A 
Ladies Quartet,  vocal ensemble, Class B 
   (composed of Libby Frazier, Jordyn Garmatter, Amy Jebsen, Addy Wright)


It's a legal thriller

Book signing by ONU professor Monday at the Ada Public Library

By Barbara Lockard
Scott Douglas Gerber, law professor at Ohio Northern University, will discuss his latest novel, “The Art of The Law,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at the Ada Public Library.

Topic of the presentation will be, “Why a law professor writes fiction.”  The program is free and open to the public.

While in law school, Gerber read some novels by Attorney John Grisham (legal mysteries).  He liked the genre and thought he’d give novel writing a try.


The secret's out of the dam

Introducing this year's J. Denny and Jenny Beavers

One of the most tightly guarded secrets at Bluffton University is the identities of J. Denny and Jenny Beaver. 

Even the closest of friends, roommates and family members of the students who portray Bluffton’s mascots may have no idea who is actually in the suit. 

However, another generation of Beavers have concluded their mascot mission and are prepared to tuck away their tails for the next group of eager Beavers. Here are the newly identified Beavers, revealed on Saturday.

Elementary PTO invites families to "science night"

Lots of free hands-on science activities on Friday

Want to make your own lava lamp?

The Bluffton PTO invites families to elementary science night from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at the elementary school gym and cafeteria.

Lots of free hands-on science activities are part of the evening. In addition to lava lamps, there are stations to test how fast you can throw objects of different weights using a radar gun.

Other activities include building foil boats and test how much weight they can hold, make ice cream, explore ONU’s mobile health clinic and make a water filter and then filter dirty water.