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"Anima Mundi" documentary shown here Feb. 19

Hosted by Transition Bluffton and Bluffton University Sustainability Club

Transition Bluffton and the Bluffton University Sustainability Club will present a showing of the movie “Anima Mundi,” a 2011 documentary that looks at peak oil, climate change, permaculture, and Gaia theory.  

Some of the individuals heard on the movie include David Holmgren, Stephan Harding, Vandana Shiva, Michael C. Ruppert, and Noam Chomsky. There will be a discussion period following the movie.

The movie is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall, Bluffton University. It is open to the public at no charge. Popcorn will be provided.


Communication at work, home, church, forum topic Feb. 19

Lawrence Milan ’73, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Daniel Metzger ’05, lead pastor, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Findlay; and Nicole Fairburn ’15, sexual assault survivor advocate, Crime Victim Services, Lima, will share “What to Say: How to Say It” during Bluffton University’s Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in Bluffton’s Yoder Recital Hall. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Walt Paquin, associate professor of social work.

2.1 inches of snow

48-degree temperature range

The area experienced a 48-degree temperature range in the past week. A high of 59 was recorded on Feb. 7 and a low of 11 two days later, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Pre-Valentine's Day wine tasting tonight in Ada

Join Kaitlyn Murray from Wine Trends for a pre-Valentine's Day wine tasting tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 13) beginning at 7 p.m. at The Cask Room, 127 S. Main St., Ada.

The cost for tasting pours of each wine specially selected by Kaitlyn is $12. The price includes chocolates to enjoy with the wines.

Each wine is available by the bottle with half and full case discounts, according to Steven Bates of The Cask Room.


Police chief: Criminal activity has decreased since the addition of Kato

Here's a report of K9 activities since May 2018

Kato, the Bluffton police department’s K9, joined the department in May 2018. What’s the effect of the dog on law enforcement in the community?

According to Ryan Burkholder, police chief, “Our main goal in implementing a K9 program is to combat narcotics in and around Bluffton.”

Chief Burkholder added that criminal activity has decreased since the addition of Kato.


Hematology and oncology clinic at Bluffton Hospital

A major health benefit in our community

Not everyone’s first-ever summer job was like Henry Gerad’s.

As a 14-year-old in New York City, he worked in the summer as a lab technician in the cancer research lab at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

At that time, Dr. Charlotte Friend, known eventually for her discovery of the Friend Leukemia Virus and Friend erythroleukemia cells, conducted medical research in that lab.

That summer job sparked the young man’s interest in medicine, specifically hematology and oncology.