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When Beavers battled with cattle

By Fred Steiner

Many viewers are familiar with the large open area on the Bluffton University campus below the library. It’s where disc golf games take place today.

Some viewers may not be aware that the field was originally the official Bluffton Beavers’ baseball diamond. 

We’ve discovered a story from the March 30, 1950, Bluffton News, written by Harriett Burkhart. Today she is Harriet Moyer, resident of Maple Crest. 

Armstrong wins district XC title, Nygaard 2nd 

Pirate boys 2nd; Essinger qualifies in girls race

By Cort Reynolds

Bluffton HIgh School boys swept the top two spots in the Div. III district 2 cross country meet Saturday morning at Columbus Grove, leading to a second-place Pirate team finish.

Bluffton senior Landon Armstrong won the 69-runner race in 16:05, followed in second by classmate Erik Nygaard 4.9 seconds later.

Pirate senior Sam Derstine ended up a strong 11th, followed closely by teammate Liam Jordan in 13th. 


Weekend Doctor: Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Christian Steiner, MD
Psychiatric Center of Northwest Ohio

For the characters in the “Game of Thrones,” the phrase “Winter is Coming” meant that bad things were about to happen. For us in northern Ohio, the phrase “winter is coming” also can hold a bad omen, as many of us suffer from seasonal depression.

Fall instrumental concert at Yoder Recital Hall, October 23

Bluffton University’s fall instrumental concert featuring Concert Band ensembles will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Yoder Recital Hall.

Under the direction of Dr. Roy Couch, music department chair, ensemble selections will include “Bright Shining as the Morning Sun,” “Dancing in Air,” “A Sacred Suite,” “Benediction,” and “…and the antelope play.”

Chamber Discover Days wrap up on October 22

October 22 has dawned and it's a beatiful day for hanging out in Bluffton. The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce has promoted activities for the final Discovery Day of the season, which includes the opportunity to win Bluffton Bucks when you visit and shop at participating businesses.

Activities include:

Bluffton Cars & Coffee - 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Blufffton Farmers Market - 8:30 a.m.-noon

Street Fair on Vine - 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.



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And the winner of the scarecrow contest is....

Susie Stratton of Roots by Strattons (center) accepted first place honors in the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce's first annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest. The shop's elegant princess scarecrow was created by Rahda Tague. Presented by Liz Gordon-Hancock (left) and Jim Enneking (right). Second place went to Citizens National Bank; third place went to Blended Roots and the Gordon-Hancock family.