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Jackie Wyse-Rhodes speaker at March 31 colloquium

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion, will present the Colloquium “Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature” on March 31.

Her presentation is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.  

“For biblical writers, the natural world was a source of inspiration,” says Wyse-Rhodes, “such as when the Psalms invite the reader to join the sun, stars, mountains, oceans and rocks in praise of God the Creator.”

Library invites you to a brown bag lunch Friday

It's all about networking, new trends, future planning and business development

Networking…new trends…future planning…business development.

If any of those words and phrases attracts your attention, Bluffton Public Library invites you to a brown bag business development lunch at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 24.

According to Jessica Hermiller, library administrator, patrons are encouraged to spend your lunch at the library.

“Bring your packed lunch – we’ll have some snacks, too – and peruse the library’s business section offerings while learning how book discussions can help increase intelligence and communication,” she said.

Cutting Edge Woodcraft, The Food Store BCE business plan winners

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs has awarded over $60,000 in prize money since inception

Five businesses are winners in this year’s Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur’s Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition.

Awards were presented March 21 in BCE open house in the Bluffton town hall. This is the 9th annual competition, according to Brendon Matthews, BCE board president.

Emerging business division winners

First place - Cutting Edge Woodcraft, Bluffton, owned by Nicholas Recker and Luke Keuneke, $4,000

Second place – Art Me!, Ottawa, owned by Kirstene Adkins, $1,000

Information meeting on forming Rotary Club tonight at Marbeck

An information meeting for persons interested in forming a Bluffton Rotary Club takes place tonight (Wednesday, March 22) at Marbeck Center.

According to Bill Aubry of Upper Sandusk Rotary, the meeting is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. in the Kreider Room of Marbeck Center on the Bluffton University campus.

Persons wanting additional information may contact Aubry at 419-294-7343 or e-mail upperaub@yahoo.com.

School board votes to purchase new school bus

$84,133 bus seats 84 persons

Bluffton school board voted to purchase a new school bus from Cardinal Bus Sales on Monday night. The bus will be a 2017 or newer, 84-passenger bus, at a cost of $84,133. Bus specs are in the board attachment.

In other action several contracts were issues including spring coaching supplemental contracts.

The board’s agenda is attached.

Here's BHS spring sports schedules

Bluffton High School and middle school spring sports schedules are now on the Icon. In addition, all the home games will be posted on the sports calendar.

Attached are schedules for:
• Varsity baseball
• Varsity track
• Varsity softball
• Junior varsity softball
• Junior varsity baseball
• Boys' tennis
• Middle school track


Jordan reiterates opposition to current House Obamacare repeal bill

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to discuss congressional efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. During the interview, Rep. Jordan reiterated his opposition to the American Health Care Act in its current form.
During the interview, Rep. Jordan made the following comments:


STD testing planned at Allen County Public Health

Allen County Public Health will be having a special STD Testing Event Tuesday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Allen County Public Health, 219 E. Market Street.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accommodated.  To schedule an appointment for the event,  call Allen County Public Health at 419-228-4457.

Tests will be available for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV.  Birth control will also be available.


“The Other Mozart’ one-act April 6 at university

The final Artist Series performance of the season will be of “The Other Mozart,” a one-act play that tells the story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall. 

Softball splits at Heidelberg

March 21, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats