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Bluffton 'transition' group hosts February training session

Provides instruction on setting up a local transition initiative

Transition Bluffton will host a transition US launch training lead by national transition US leader Tina Clarke.

The two-day event is Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26,  at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club, 405 N. Spring St. Interested people can register for the event at www.transitionbluffton.org.

Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for transition initiatives across the United States.


Bluffton Pediatrics presents Friday's chamber program

BCE workshop follows with Julie Stratton business tips

Beth Bish of Bluffton Pediatrics will update chamber members on her business growth and activities during the Friday, Jan. 13, chamber breakfast in the town hall.

This month marks the second anniversary of the opening of Bluffton Pediatrics, 515 E. Jefferson St. Bish is a nurse practitioner. The practice specializes in pediatric primary care.

A Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs workshop presented by Julie Stratton follows the meeting.

Jan. 7 low temperature reading was minus 3

And the high reaching made it all the way to 14

January temperatures arrived, and they are not kind.

According to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, here's what the new year brought, temperature wise last week:

Jan 5 - high 17; low 2
Jan. 6 - high 12; low 0
Jan. 7 - high 13; low -3
Jan. 8 - high 19; low 5
Jan. 9 - high 31; low 10

It's a winter weather advisory

Level 1 snow and ice covered roads

Bluffton police have issued the following winter weather advisory -

Level 1 Advisory- Tuesday, Jan. 10, snow or ice covered roadways. Wind Advisory in afternoon and evening hours likely 45 miles per hour gusts.

You’ll find out the real IDs of J. Denny and Jenny Beaver on Jan. 28

On Jan. 28, between the women’s and men’s games against Rose-Hulman, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J. Denny and Jenny Beaver suits. The women’s game starts at 1 p.m. in the Sommer Center 

Colloquium focus on what is the point of being a Christian

Dr. J. Alexander Sider, associate professor of religion and Harry and Jean Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion, will present the Colloquium, “If 'God Obviously Makes No Difference to the Universe,' then ‘What Is the Point of Being a Christian?’” on Jan. 27. 

The title of the presentation combines quotes from two Dominican theologians, Herbert McCabe and Timothy Radcliffe, both who have affected Sider’s thinking on the relationship between God and the world. 

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

Bluffton women into first place tie in HCAC

January 9, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Maxine McCafferty visitation on Wednesday

Maxine Y. McCafferty, 86, died Jan. 9, 2017, at 4:30 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Maxine was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Bluffton to the late Louis and Gladys (Schick) Criblez.  She married Max McCafferty who preceded her in death on June 6, 1989.

Maxine was a homemaker and had been a janitor at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton.  She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Bluffton. 


Henry Gerad, M.D., opens Bluffton Cancer Care Office

Joins Hematology & Oncology Associates, part of Blanchard Valley Medical Practices

Longtime Lima-area medical oncologist Dr. Henry Gerad has joined Hematology & Oncology Associates, part of Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. Dr. Gerad will see patients at a new satellite location of The Armes Family Cancer Care Center located within Bluffton Hospital, 139 Garau St.

Former national hammered dulcimer champ performs here

Ted Yoder here Thursday in Town Hall Series

The first Bluffton Town Hall Series performance of 2017 is Ted Yoder and his hammered dulcimer, according to Wendy Chappell Dick.

He performs in the third floor of the town hall, 154 N. Main St., at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12.

Here's what Wendy says about the musician: "Ted’s fame started with being named the 2010 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion and has evolved from there.