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September 19, 2018

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Mom2Mom fall sale Sept. 15

A Mom2Mom fall sale is scheduled  from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church gymnasium, 8905 Grove Road, Bluffton.

The event is sponsored by Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Admission is free. A bake sale by donation and non-perishable food collection for the Bluffton Communtiy Assistance food pantry will also take place.


Volleyball: It's ONU in three sets

Men's golf team fires a 337

Ohio Northern scored early and often in a sweep of the Bluffton University volleyball team on Sept. 11, just three days removed from a five-set affair between the close-in-proximity rivals at the Sommer Center Spiketacular. Bluffton dipped to 2-7 on the year, while #20 ONU improved to 7-2.

Down two sets to none and 22-16 in the third, sophomore Chelsey Taylor (Hicksville) took over at the service line and rattled off four consecutive points, including three aces, to pull the visitors within two points at 22-20.

Lisa Rettig named senior vice president at Citizens National Bank

Lisa Rettig has been promoted to senior vice president and director of human Resources at Citizens National Bank, announced  J. Michael Romey, president and CEO.

In her HR role, Rettig is responsible for directing human resource activities related to talent acquisition, succession planning, employee relations, performance management, benefits administration, and training and development of the bank’s staff members.


Nature within early Jewish and Christian literature

Colloquium topic by Dr. Jackie Wyse-Rhodes

Dr. Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, “Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Wyse-Rhodes, who recently completed her doctoral dissertation on the topic, will consider portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature.

Three Beavers named athletes of the week

Three Bluffton University athletes were named players of the week in their sports.

Adam Duncan (Northwood, Ohio/Lake) scored all 13 points in Bluffton's 34-13 loss at No. 19 Trine and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on special teams. 

Limited supply of "The Bluffton We Never Knew" still available

A limited number of copies of the Bluffton history book “The Bluffton We Never Knew,” remain on sale, according to Fred Steiner of the Icon.

There are 15 books remaining to be sold and a reprint is not planned, according to Steiner.

“If you want a copy, you should buy it soon,” he said.

Books are available at:
Bluffton Senior Citizens Center
The Food Store
The Black Lab
Book Review
and from the author at info@blufftonicon.com