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Men fall 85-81 at Manchester

February 14, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Bluffton University men’s basketball squad hit the road to face off against the Manchester University Spartans for its last road contest of the 2017-18 regular season. After a back-and-forth first half, the Spartans were able to take advantage of a second half spurt for an 85-81 victory which dropped Bluffton to 10-14 overall and 7-10 in the HCAC conference.

Finance committee sets meetings with village departments

Bluffton council’s finance committee will meet with village employees in three separate meetings in the next two weeks. Meetings are in the town hall.

Meetings are with fire and safety services personnel, service department and administration.

According to David Steiner, council member, the meetings will focus on capital budgets for coming appropriations and for a 10-year projection of village expenses.

West Elm residents information meeting coming

Discussing considerations for street improvement projecty

West Elm Street property owners between Spring and Bentley will have an information meeting with the Bluffton council streets, lights and alleys committee next week.

The meeting, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the third floor of the town hall, will enable the village to share its plans for West Elm Street improvements set for later this year.

Also attending the meeting will be representatives of Choice One, the engineering firm for the project.

15 minutes with Jessica (Foltz) Pratt

Check out her handmade crafts on Facebook

15 minutes with Jessica (Foltz) Pratt
Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock

Jessica married Jeremy Pratt from Findlay. She is a stay-at-home mom with three children: Noah, age 8; Ruby 4; and Ellis, 10 months.

Where did you grow up and go to school?
I grew up in Bluffton until I was in my fifth grade of school. I then moved to Arlington, and that is where I graduated high school. I then attended the University of Findlay. 

Diversity in higher education to be discussed

Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige, executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College, along with Kevin Williams, director of residence life at Bluffton University, will present “‘Diversity Matters’: From the Authors’ Point of View,” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Most wired!

Blanchard Valley Health System receives health care’s most wired award

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) received Health Care’s Most Wired award for 2017. This award is presented by the American Hospital Association (AHA) to hospitals that use technology to improve patient reach methods, provide easier access to care and operate exceptional patient portal systems. BVHS achieved these technological advances through the use of the MyHealth Patient Portal and Cerner.