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Koenig fires 43 for medalist honors against Wapak

Bluffton High's girls golf team defeated Wapakoneta 206-240 in a recent match. Alivia Koenig was the medalist at 43. Also scoring in the 40s was Kayleigh Coughlan with a 48.

Box score as an attachment.


United Way 50/50 winner donates winnings back to UW

Did you wonder who won the United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township's summer 50/50 raffle?

The short version is Richard Bucher. The longer version is the United Way.

The winner of $302 is Richard Bucher of Bluffton. He has donated his winnings back to the United Way, according to Neil Reichenbach, treasurer.

Reichenbach said, "The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Richland Township receives designations from The United Way of Greater Lima.


Peabody winner to share creative insights with Bluffton’s class of 2020

Julie Burstein, a Peabody Award-winning radio producer, best-selling author and TED speaker will be the featured speaker at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education, as Bluffton welcomes the class of 2020 at its annual Opening Convocation.

Matt Gillett offers performance training for young athletes

This fall, Bluffton Family Recreation offers performance training for athletes ages 12 to 18.

Programs of four sessions each are available lead by Matt Gillett.

A Developmental Program, for youth ages 12 to 14, offers an introduction to performance training and adds a sport-specific component.

A Prep Program, for youth ages 15 to 18, offers a high-performance training program covering all aspects of athletic performance.

Beaver volleyball team ranked second in HCAC pre-season poll

The Bluffton University volleyball team is set to begin its 2016 season under Head Coach Steve Yarnell. The Beavers went 19-13 and 8-1 in the HCAC en route to a third straight HCAC Tournament championship. Bluffton will work to keep their NCAA tournament run alive by qualifying for a four consecutive appearance as well as the eighth time in program history. Bluffton’s run of post-season success and returning All-HCAC performers has the Beavers second in the HCAC preseason poll.

Prizes, snacks, tours, and more at “After-School Library Card Sign-Up Day”

Welcome back, students! 
The library's “After-School Library Card Sign-Up Day” is on Monday, August 29 for all area schools, colleges, and universities (home-school, too!)

1.37 inches of rain fell from Aug. 12-15

It rained!

According to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, over the period Aug. 12 to 15 1.37 inches were recorded.

Meanwhile, the temperatures have moved into the 80s from previous highs fo 90s.

For a weather summary covering Aug. 1 to Aug. 15 open the attachment.

Still time to enroll children in Bluffton Community Preschool

There is still time to enroll your child in Bluffton Community Preschool this fall.

The preschool is currently accepting new students for the 2016-2017 school year. If you would like to enroll your child, email the school at: blufftoncommunitypreschool@gmail.com.

Parent and child orientation is Wednesday, Aug. 31.  
5 pm. Monday / Wednewday morning session
6 pm. Tuesday / Thursday morning session
7 pm.  Tuesday / Thursday afternoon session

60 in 6 initiative aims to aid new-student transition at university

In its second year, the 60 in 6 initiative, coordinated by the office of student involvement, seeks to provide at least 60 campus events in the first six weeks of the academic year.