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Hanover pulls out 31-28 win over Bluffton Football

By Colton Steiner, sports information assistant
After a dominating Homecoming win over Anderson last week, the Bluffton University football team hit the road to face the Hanover College Panthers on Saturday, Oct. 14. After a slow start by the Beavers, they were able to come back from a 17-7 halftime deficit to lead 28-24 in the fourth quarter. However, a late touchdown by the Panthers gave the home team a 31-28 victory as Bluffton dropped to 2-4 (2-2 HCAC) on the season.

Cash and Frost pace Beavers at Inter-Regional Rumble

The Inter-Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin College traditionally lives up to its name with tough collegiate cross country across fields from five or six NCAA regions. This year’s edition was no exception. The Beaver harriers raced aggressively, producing quality placings and times in this final tune-up prior to the HCAC Championship. The women’s team finish of 16 in a field of 29 teams is the best in school history at this high-caliber meet with the best women’s individual finish produced as well.

Panthers pitch 2-0 shutout of Women's Soccer

The Bluffton University women's soccer team kept Hanover off the scoreboard for nearly 70 minutes, but the Panthers netted two late tallies for the shutout victory. It marked the fewest goals a Hanover women's team has scored against the Beavers since a 1-0 Panther victory in the 2011 HCAC championship match. Bluffton slipped to 2-11 overall and 1-4 in the Heartland Conference, while Hanover improved to 10-3 and 4-1 in the conference.

Men's Soccer drops 4-1 decision to Hanover

October 14, 2017


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to Hanover College on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Bluffton slipped to 1-12 overall and 1-4 in the Heartland Conference, while Hanover improved to 9-4 and 4-1 in the HCAC.

Volleyball splits on Friday the 13th

October 13, 2017
By: Lynsey Trusty, sports information assistant

Transy Stats  I  Hendrix Stats

There's a book fair in October

Also Red Ribbon Week at the elementary school

The fall Bluffton elementary book fair takes place later this month, as does Red Ribbon Week. Those two special events are among several activities in October at the elementary.

Here's a complete list of things happened at the elementary, taken from the school newsletter. An attachment below includes the newsletter.

ELEMENTARY BOOK FAIR: The Book Fair will begin the week of Oct. 23.  Daily hours are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday.  Family Night is Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Session 2 youth programming up next at BFR

And, don't forget the Oct. 22 Halloween party and barbecue

Bluffton Family Recreation’s Session 2 – a six-week program for youngsters – begins in early November, according to Amy Byers, BFR sports coordinator.

Registration for any of the programs is now available online at www.bfronline.com, or click here, or by contacting BFR at 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150.

Session 2 begins Sunday, Nov. 7, and continues until Friday, Dec. 15. Parents may register children for either or both sessions now.

"Exploring Creativity Through Equations, Words and Sawdust"

Topic of Darryl Nester's Oct. 27 colloquium

Dr. Darryl Nester, professor of mathematics, will present the Colloquium, "Exploring Creativity Through Equations, Words and Sawdust," on Friday, Oct. 27.

During the presentation, Nester will discuss how he found inspiration and occasionally a distraction from Bluffton's 2016-17 Civic Engagement theme with the work he was doing for his fall 2016 sabbatical.

Nester said that one of his goals during his sabbatical was to revise portion of a book he is co-writing with Dr. Hamid Rafizadeh.

Candidates share stories on Oct. 16

Issue 2 explanation on the program

Local candidates will share their stories, and an Ohio Northern University professor will provide a briefing on Issue 2, at an upcoming meeting of Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy (AHEAD), a local citizen advocacy group. The meeting is co-sponsored by the ONU College Democrats.

The meeting, open to the public, is from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, in Meyer Hall of Science, Room 107, 515 W. Lincoln Ave., Ada.


Last Chance! Donations for Holiday Gift Silent Auction accepted unti Oct. 18

Bluffton Public Library's annual fundraiser, the Holiday Gift Silent Auction, will begin November 1.

Still thinking about donating but haven't gotten around to it? Good news - there is still time!

The library will accept donations through Weds, October 18. Please include your name, business/organization name and contact info, and fair market value of your donation.