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Bluffton softball team blanks Lancers

Katie Prater hit a home run, singled and drove in two runs to lead the 13-hit Pirate attack.

By Cort Reynolds
MIDDLE POINT - Visiting Bluffton shut out Lincolnview 6-0 in a Northwest Conference softball battle Tuesday evening to extend their win streak to 12 games.

The Lady Pirates improved their season record to 13-1 and 4-0 in league play, good for first place. Lincolnview fell to 10-4 and 2-1 in NWC action with the defeat.

Pitcher Libby Schaadt improved her record to 11-1 this spring with a three-hit complete-game shutout. Schaadt struck out eight Lancer batters and walked four.


School reminder: School in session on Thursday

A reminder from Bluffton schools: School will be in session Thursday, April 18, as a make-up day because of the number of snow days used this winter.

There is no school on Friday or Monday April 19-22.

Three new teaching contracts offered for 2019-20

Additional first grade teacher hired due to increased first grade enrollment

Three new teachers were offered contracts for the 2019-20 school year during the April 15 Bluffton school board meeting.

One-year contracts were offer to:
• Jacob Allton, middle school math
$38,755, 150 hours, Step 0

• Nicole Winhover, middle school science
$40,729, BA, Step 3

• Brooke Unterbrink, first grade
(additional first grade teacher due to larger class coming next year)
$38,755, 150-hours, Step 0

Winhover replaces Sue Epp who is retiring at the end of this school year.

Fill the truck event May 11

Sponsored by Mission and Outreach Team of First United Methodist and Rockport UMC

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore will hold a "fill the truck" event from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 11, in the parking lot between Bluffton High School and First Mennonite Church.

Volunteers will accept good, new and used cabinets, sinks, plumbing, building supplies, windows, doors, appliances, office supplies, furniture, electrical, tools, toys and similar items.

(No mattresses, box springs, clothing or books, please.)

Items collected will be sold at ReStore, 550 W. Elm St., Lima.


Beaver track team sets school records at All-Ohio Championship meet

The Bluffton University track and field team made the trip to Ohio Wesleyan University for the second straight weekend to partake in the Division III All-Ohio Championship meet and came home with a couple of school records.

University academic awards presented April 23

Bluffton University will host its annual Academic Awards Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Students to be honored include graduating seniors in the Honors Program, C. Henry Smith Scholars and Pi Delta inductees, as well as departmental award recipients, who are recognized as distinguished senior scholars. In addition, several seniors will present on their departmental honors projects.