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April 27, 2017


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"Kidz Under Construction," musical April 30 at Ebenezer Mennonite

Ebenezer Mennonite Church children’s choir, Disciple Singers, will present a spring musical “Kidz Under Construction” on Sunday, April 30, at 10:15 a.m. in the church Crossroads Ministry Center. 

According to the musical directors: "Join the Kids Crew Cast as they deliver breaking news and behind-the-scenes coverage of the New Site Community Church construction project.

"This construction-based musical is filled with biblical principles that demonstrate the importance of building our lives on the strong foundation of Christ’s truth and love." 


Chad Gundy of Flanagan, Ill.; Rachel Beining of Ottoville, May Day king, queen

Part of university commencement weekend May 6-7

Bluffton University’s annual May Day ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and will include the traditions of the crowning of a king and queen and the Maypole dance by first-year students.

Filling the roles of king and queen this year are seniors Chad Gundy of Flanagan, Ill., and Rachel Beining of Ottoville, Ohio.

Jay Bricker was a former Bluffton council member

He served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard

Jay D. Bricker, 72, died April 23, 2017, at Willow Ridge surrounded by his family. Jay was born Nov. 6, 1944, in Lima, Ohio to Russell and Ruby Fern (Dorman) Bricker who preceded him in death.  He married Pam (Morton) Bricker who survives.

Jay was a member of the United States Coast Guard for four years. Jay worked for Ex-Cello, Whirlpool Corporation, owned a furniture refinishing business and ended his career at Stratton Auto Sales.

He was a former member of the Lions Club and a member of the American Legion in Bluffton. He was also a former Bluffton council member.


Madzia named HCAC Pitcher of the Week

April 24, 2017

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University junior Jessie Madzia (Massillon/Tuslaw) was named the Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Week. It marks the third time this season that a Bluffton softball player has earned Player of the Week honors following Nicole Thomas (Tontogany/Otsego) and Brittany Huff (Clayton/Northmont).

Knezovich named HCAC Field Athlete of the Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University’s KYLE KNEZOVICH (Utica) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Polar Bear Invite on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.

Knezovich took down a field of 20 in the javelin throw at Ohio Northern University on Friday. He won first place honors with a personal-best toss of 49.74 meters. Knezovich continued his monumental weekend on Saturday with a 2nd place finish in pole vault and lead-off in the winning 4 x 400 meter relay at the end of the meet.

Softball splits a pair at Capital

April 23, 2017

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Bluffton University softball team stepped out of the Heartland Conference to play Capital University on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Beavers split a pair of one-run extra-inning affairs, moving to 18-13 on the season, while Capital stand 23-15 overall.

Council committee will recommend $11,730 for safety features

Main - College intersection

Bluffton council’s streets and alleys committee will recommend spending $11,730 for safety features at the Main and College intersection.

The recommendation list is in the council packet attached to this story. The council meets on Monday.

Transition Bluffton invites you to take a river walk

Sunday at 6 p.m. at Motter Metro Park

Transition Bluffton hosts a river walk along the Little Riley on Sunday, April 23. Naturalist Anne Coburn-Griffis will lead the walk exploring plant and animal life in the Motter Metro Park just outside of Bluffton.

The walk will start at 6 p.m. and last 1-1.5 hours. Walkers will explore park trails and be introduced to creatures that make their home in and along the Little Riley. Participants will need good walking shoes and should bring binoculars and magnifying lenses.