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Number 1 Transy too much for Beavers

The Bluffton University volleyball team gave #1 seed Transylvania all it could handle before falling to the Pioneers in four tight sets (25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22) on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Bluffton was competing in its sixth straight HCAC semi-finals as the Beavers capped off their season with a 14-15 mark

Beavers put a scare into unbeaten Franklin

The Bluffton University football team gave HCAC-heavyweight Franklin College all it could handle in a 28-24 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Franklin improved to 8-1 overall with a perfect 7-0 mark in the Heartland Conference, while Bluffton slipped to 2-7 and 2-5 in the HCAC.

Mark Suderman is Lima Rotary speaker Nov. 12

Mark Suderman of Bluffton, will talk about Habitat for Humanity at the Lima Rotary Club. The talk is at noon, Monday, Nov. 12. The club meets in the Veterans Civic Center, Lima.

Suderman is volunteer coordinator for the Lima office, 550 W. Elm St.


A fast-paced evening of short skits, briefs and vignettes

BHS fall drama offers lots of laughs

It’s not your typical high school drama.

It’s a collection of short skits, briefs and vignettes that create a fast-paced evening of chuckles.

It’s Bluffton High School’s Drama Club presentation of “Free Ice Cream.”

Performances are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, in the Bluffton Middle School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students.


Alice Ruth Ramseyer was born in China to missionary parents

Served with her husband as missionaries in Japan

Alice Ruth Pannabecker Ramseyer died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.  She was born in Kai Chow, China, on Sept. 27, 1929, to Mennonite missionaries S. F. “Floyd” and Sylvia (Tschantz) Pannabecker. 

She joined two brothers in the family, Dick Pannabecker (long-time Bluffton resident) and Robert Pannabecker.  The family served on the Kai Chow mission  with the family of Floyd's identical twin Lloyd.


New owners of 103 N. Main St. building

Bill and Chris Gable purchasing building which housed Bluffton News for many years

Bill and Chris Gable of Lone Palm Real Estate, LLC, of Bluffton are in the final stages of purchasing a Main Street storefront, at 103 N. Main St.

The building for many years housed the Bluffton News and Hopscotch Magazine.  In 2015, the Edwards family sold the building to Dan and Karen Fredritz, of United Pioneers, LLC.  They renovated the building, creating three suites on the ground floor.