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May 23, 2015

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Four area students on ONU dean's list

Four area students were named to the ONU spring dean's list. They are:

Matthew Deter, son of Bill  and Joan Deter, 116 S Lawn Ave, Bluffton, a junior majoring in marketing.

Lauren Hector, daughter of D. Keith and Rhonda Hector, 111 Township Road 20, Mount Cory, a senior majoring in graphic design.

Austin Marquart, son of Jed and Teresa Marquart, 9400 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton,  a sixth year majoring in pharmacy.


University professor talks to Lions about world economy of oil

Jonathan Andreas, associate professor of economics at Bluffton University, gave a program about the world economy of oil on May 5 to the Bluffton Lions.

He spoke about the large oil producing countries of which the USA is one of the largest.

He explained in detail why oil is important for global economics adding that  the United States was and is the world top oil producer in 1996 and 2015.


USTFCCCA honors Chappell-Dick with another award

Make that two Athlete of the Year awards for Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton).  Eastern Mennonite University's middle distance runner has been named the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field And Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Chappell-Dick also claimed the honor from the indoor season before winning the silver medal in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships.


Althaus graduates from Bank Leadership Institute

Andy Althaus, SVP, Accounting at Citizens National Bank, recently graduated from the Bank Leadership Institute at the Ohio Bankers League. He was one of only 20 bankers from across Ohio to complete the program this year.


Middle school strings make name for themselves at music contest

The Bluffton middle school orchestras participated in OMEA's Large Group Adjudicated Event on May 15 at Parkway High School.

Bluffton 6th Grade String Orchestra performed in class 'C' with 'Dragon Slayer' by Rob Grice, 'Clog Dance' by Elliot Del Borgo and 'Main Street March' by Robert Frost.  The group received an 'Excellent' rating.


Chris Justus is the May BHS student of the month

Chris Justus is the Bluffton High School student of the month for May. 

Chris, son of Shawn Justus and the late Vivia Justus, is a senior at Bluffton HS. His grade point average is 3.154. Chris has been a member of the Bluffton High School football team for the past three seasons. He also played on the basketball team.


Here's the official BHS academic award winners list

College scholarships and many special awards were announced during the 35th annual Bluffton High School academic awards program held May 13 in the middle school cafetorium.

The complete list of awards presented are found in the program attachment at the bottom of this story.


Julaine Boehm honored for 55 years as Trinity Lutheran teacher

Julaine Boehm, teacher of children in Grades 3 and 4 at Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, plans to retire at the end of this school year. 

She has taught at Trinity for 55 years. On Sunday, May 17, there will be one church service at Trinity, 301 N. Main St., at 10:30 a.m. followed by a noon meal and program at the school. 


Emma Burkholder April BHS student of the month

The April student of the month at Bluffton High School is Emma Burkholder, daughter of Steve and Laurel Burkholder.

Emma is a senior at Bluffton high school and has a 3.561 GPA.

She is involved in many activities including Chamber Choir, Show Choir, District 3 Honors Choir, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Latin Club, Academic Team, Teens for Christ, Ebenezer Mennonite Youth Group and Campus Life. Other interests include dancing, acting, singing and traveling.


Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club elects officers

The Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club recently held several organizational meetings this spring.
Meetings were held: