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January 19, 2018

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BHS grad publishes collection of essays of Canadian scholar

The Essays and Lectures of Charles Norris Cochrane

Bluffton native David Beer, a member of faculty of Malone University, Canton, recently edited a book on the essays and lectures of Charles Norris Cochrane.

Title: Augustine and the Problem of Power
Subtitle: The Essays and Lectures of Charles Norris Cochrane

Beer describes Cochrane, who died in 1945, as an under-appreciated thinker of the last century responding to the political and spiritual crises that confronted Western civilization.


Dennis Morrison receives Melvin Jones Lions Award

Dennis Morrison received the Melvin Jones Award during the December Bluffton Lions Club Christmas dinner meeting.

This is the highest award presented to club members. It is presented to a member who has shown exemplary service and dedication to the club, the community and to Lions overall. The award is named for its founder, Melvin Jones.

Several additional member awards, recognitions and club activities are listed in the current club newsletter attached at the bottom of this story.


Helen Edinger observes 100th birthday with open house Feb. 3

Lifelong Bluffton resident Helen Edinger will observe her 100th birthday with an open house hosted by her family.

The event is from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, in the chapel of the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, where she is a resident.

The family requests that no gifts are provided. Helen was born on Feb. 2, 1918.

Cards may be sent to:
Helen Edinger
Mennonite Memorial Home
410 W. Elm St.
Bluffton, OH 45817


"Chamber's momentum is fantastic"

Paula Scott looking ahead at her first full year as Bluffton chamber director

Paula Scott took a sigh of relief following her first and very successful Blaze of Lights.

At that point, working as an interim chamber director, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce board offered, and she accepted, being CEO of the nearly 200-member organization.

“The momentum at the chamber is fantastic,” she said, as she looks toward events planned this year by the chamber.

On the calendar are traditional events, including the Arts and Crafts show Saturday, May 12, and the Blaze of Lights (Saturday after Thanksgiving).


Meet Kaly Jolliff, Icon's BHS artist of the month

Kaly Jolliff​, a Bluffton High School senior, is the Icon's January artist of the month.

She has enrolled in Art 1, Design 1, Design 2, Art Seminar, and Mural Painting, according to Vickie Garmon art education teacher at BHS,

"I enjoy art, because it gives me the capability to express myself through many types of media," said Kaly. Following graduation she plans to study mortuary science at Bowling Green State University.



Bluffton eighth grader statewide essay winner

Anna Knauss winner of Martin Luther King, Jr., Ohio Civil Rights Commission essay contest

Anna Knauss: My goal is to continue making this world a better place with my actions and words.  Do something today for someone you don’t know and just maybe, that person will do something for another person because of your actions.  


Winning essay at bottom
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