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July 22, 2018

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Evelyn Kay Treen was a former Bluffton hairdresser

Evelyn Kay Treen, 72, of Bluffton, died at 9:06 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Mercy-St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Sept. 21, 1945, in Lima, to Raymond G. and Dolores Dorothy “Dee” (Daniels) Ribley who preceded her in death. She was previously married to Carl R. Treen who survives.


University board recognizes outgoing trustees

Appoints new members, approves endowed scholarship

The Bluffton University Board of Trustees recognized three outgoing board members, welcomed two new members and approved a newly endowed scholarship during the trustees’ spring meeting in June.  

David Baumgartner ’82, of Berne Ind., was commended for serving 22 years as a trustee. Appointed to the board in 1996, Baumgartner served the maximum 12 years as a representative of Central District Conference of Mennonite Church USA. He has served as an at-large appointee of the board since 2008. 

How about those Sardines!

3rd place at WOAL plus several new records set

The Bluffton Sardine swim team finished an impressive third place in the Western Ohio Aquatic League championship meet held this weekend in Wapakoneta.

Results are attached at the bottom of this story -

Nearly two-thirds of Bluffton swimmers improved their times since the start of the season.

In an age group breakdown Bluffton placed 1st in the 6 and under and 7-8 short free and short back, and won the combined 8 and Under age group.


Kenton hosts two-day tennis tournament

The Kenton High School tennis program will hold a two-day tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, at the Kenton High School tennis courts.

The event is a fund-raiser for the tennis program. The schedule follows:

Saturday, July 28

Matches start at 9 a.m. – middle school singles, high school and adult singles

Sunday, July 29

Matches start at 9 a.m. - Elementary singles, high school doubles, adult doubles


Bluffton Sardines in solid 3rd place at WOAL meet

Final events on Saturday in Wapak

Bluffton Sardines swim team is in a sold third place after the first day of the Western Ohio Aquatics League champships in Wapakoneta.

Combined team scores at end of Friday:
1 - Westside 1,593.5 points
2 - Wapakoneta Waves 1,397
3 - Bluffton Sardines 1,036
4 - Ada Gators 681
5 - Shawnee 567
6 - Kenton 534
7 - Van Wert 304
8 - Sherwood 284.5

Attached is the complete results from Friday's events.