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University students participate in "Ordinary People Making A Difference" conference

Several Bluffton University students heard stories of nonviolence from an unlikely felon and explored peacemaking methods to build a bridge between faiths at this year’s Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference.

Held at Hesston (Kan.) College from Feb. 13-15, the conference focused on “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference.” It featured seminars discussing ways to overcome evil with good by following Jesus’ example of peace, as well as a keynote lecture by the Rev. John Dear, a peace advocate and Nobel Prize nominee.

Feb. 28 deadline to make nomination for Lions Citizen of the Year

Who will it be?

The Bluffton Lions Club seeks nominees for the 2014 citizen of the year.

The award was established in 1981. It honors a person, couple or someone representing a group who has selflessly given time, effort and talent for the benefit of those in the Bluffton area and whose dedication and achievements have profoundly improved the quality of life of the people of the area.

The nominee may be living or deceased (within the last year). The winner will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday, April 21.


Tickets still available for The Centre's murder mystery theatre - but hurry!

Ready for a good mystery – and a great meal?

Tickets are still available to The Centre at Bluffton’s murder mystery dinner theatre taking place Saturday, March 7, according to Brenda Gaines, Center manager.

The drama is “Broadcast Radio Murders,” and the deadline for reservations is Monday, March 2. No tickets will be available at the door.

The drama is hosted by Mr. E. Murder Productions. Tickets are available at:
• $40 each
• Two for $74
• Table of eight for $380 ($35 each)
(plus sales tax)


Two community meals in March

The Bluffton Senior Citizens Center will host two community meals in March. These meals are planned by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.

Meals are:
• Thursday, March 5, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, March 19, 6 p.m.

Meals are open to the public and have no admission charge. Persons interested in making donations may bring canned food for the Bluffton Food Pantry.


Mustard Seed Cafe featured on Noon Edition Feb. 25

Dick and Jayne McGarrity invite Icon viewers to yune in to "Noon Edition" WLIO-TV Wednesday, Feb. 25, between 12:30 and 1 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes look at the Mustard Seed Cafe, located in Bluffton.


Bluffton Baseball ready to kick off 2015 in Florida

February 24, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

HCAC Pre-season Coaches Poll

University Women's Council & Bluffton Hospital sponsor conference aimed at inspiring women

Women can find potential sources of inspiration Saturday, April 18, at the annual “Women Enriching Women” conference sponsored by the Bluffton University Women’s Council and Bluffton Hospital.

The Dough Hook hosts Thursday's cash mob - lots of discounts

Pass it on - Cash Mob at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26.

According to Marlene Ballinger of The Dough Hook, during cash mob hours all deli items will be available at a 10 percent discount. Also, chocolate candy will be on sale at 40 percent off regular price.

In addition, shoppers may sign up for a $50 shopping spree at the store.  This year the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with downtown merchants will hold a cash mob in one business each month.


Peter Michael Mueller 1990-2015

Peter Michael Mueller, 24, of Ottoville died Feb. 21, 2015, at Bluffton Hospital. He was born May 16, 1990, in Rhinebeck, N.Y.  He is survived by his mother, Cindy Diller Mueller of Bluffton, his father Rev. Richard Mueller and stepmother Mrs. Lorraine Studt- Mueller of Daphne, Ala., a brother, Abram (Miles Romney) Mueller of Honolulu, Hi.,  maternal grandparents, Theodore and Joan Diller of Bluffton, and paternal grandmother, Anna Christ of Arnold, Mo. He was preceded in death by a paternal step grandfather, Clarence Christ. 


Bluffton Public Library announces March programs

Bluffton Public Library announces its March 2015 programs, opportunities, and services.  Programs are open to the public, but when noted below, require registration. 

There are several ways to register for a program: 1) call 419-358-5016; 2) stop by the front desk; 3) email psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org; 4) leave a comment on Bluffton Public Library’s Facebook; or 5) visit our website at blufftonpubliclibrary.org and click on the "Register Here" button, and fill out an online form.