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Baseball splits DH at Franklin

April 23, 2016

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FRANKLIN, Ind. - The Bluffton University baseball team split a doubleheader with the Franklin College Grizzlies on Saturday, April 23. The Beavers won the opener, 4-1, before a big second inning doomed them to a 14-4 nightcap defeat. Bluffton moved to 11-20 overall and 6-12 in HCAC action, while the Grizzlies stand 12-19 and 7-11 in the conference.

Track and Field warms up for HCAC Championship

April 23, 2016


ADA, Ohio - The Bluffton University track and field team traveled to neighbor Ohio Northern University on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23 for their final tune-up meet before hosting the HCAC Championship meet.

Softball drops a pair at Franklin

April 23, 2016

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Ada holds medication disposal day Saturday AM

By Monty Siekerman - Ada Icon
A Medication Disposal Day will be held from in Ada from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the parking lot between Rite Aid and Northern on Main.

Those who want to dispose of expired or unused prescriptions as well as over-the-counter medications may give them to law enforcement officers at that time. 

The meds will be disposed of in a safe, legal, and environmentally conscious way. 
Here's a photo of last year's volunteers during which time 32 people disposed of unwanted meds.



Here's the schedule for Bluffton University's 116th commencement weekend

Bluffton University will celebrate its annual May Day weekend of festivities May 5-8.

The traditional end-of-the-academic-year celebration intertwines the past by hosting alumni reunions, the present by honoring this year's graduates and the future with first-year students performing the traditional Maypole dance. Classes ending in a 6 or 1, and the class of 2015, will celebrate reunions.

Bluffton library announces May 2016 programs and services

Bluffton Public Library announces its May 2016 programs and services

Please notice: the library will close on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Due dates are adjusted accordingly. Have a safe and fun holiday!

Dulcimers @ the Library continues on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., and Jammin’ @ the Library continues in May on the 9th and 23rd at 6 p.m. Come to any meeting to join or listen.

Jim Boedicker performs several times in Bluffton this summer

Jim Boedicker, local musician, will perform several times in Bluffton this summer.

He will perform at the Bluffton Farmers' Market on May 21, June 25, July 23, Aug. 13 and Sept. 24.

In addition, he will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the Bluffton swimming pool area during the Ride to Remember bike ride. His performances in Bluffton are sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.


Saturday's BHS prom theme: An Enchanted Forest

This year's Bluffton High School prom is Saturday evening, April 23, at The Centre.

This year's theme is an enchanted forest.

Members of the public are invited to take a walk through the forest to view the decorations prior to prom. The walk-through takes place from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

For persons interested in watching students attend the prom, students should begin arriving at The Centre around 8 p.m.



Bluffton First Mennonite Church celebrates Music Sunday

First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., is celebrating Music Sunday this on Sunday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m.

The service will include a blend of music groups with all of the children's choirs -- Cherubs, Jubilate and Youth, directed by Laura Marie Hartzler; the Adult Bell Choir, directed by Ray Raeburn; Chancel Choir, directed by Mark Suderman. One of the songs by the Jubilate and Youth will even include some men (i.e. dads, grandpas.)

Lucia Unrau is the church organist and Don Hooley will accompany one choir on trumpet.

All are invited to attend the service.


Bluffton's Ten Thousand Villages invites you to help in an Arbor Day tree planting project

Ten Thousand Villages, fair trade retailer at 115 S. Main St., will participate in a nationwide campaign to plant 10,000 trees in our national forests.

The program, started April 14 and runs through May 1, will invite customers to donate $1 to plant a tree in a national forest through the Arbor Day Foundation.

Ten Thousand Villages in Bluffton hopes customers will partner to plant 150 trees on behalf of our community. Ten Thousand Villages corporate offices based in Akron, Pa., will donate 1,000 trees to kick-off the campaign.