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Pirate girls basketball tips off season, rallies to edge Hornets in Holiday tourney 

Bluffton to face rival AE in title game Friday night

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton girls basketball team opened a new season with a furious 53-50 comeback win over Cory-Rawson in the semifinals of their annual McDonald’s Holiday Tournament Wednesday night, November 22.

The Pirates trailed 39-24 at halftime after C-R exploded for 24 points in the second period.

But the Pirate girls turned up the defense and held the Hornets to just 11 points in the second half while scoring 29 themselves to rally for the hard-fought victory.

Bluffton post Ayla Grandey netted a game-high 28 points on nine baskets and nine free throws to pace the victors.

The Pirates (1-0) will now face local league rival Allen East in the championship finals Friday evening at approximately 7:15-7:30 p.m. The Pirate girls knocked off AE 55-52 last year in the title game.


November 25 Bluffton Blaze of Lights schedule and details

38 chamber member sponsors support parade, entertainment and after lighting

By Paula Scott

In keeping with Bluffton traditions, the 37th annual Blaze of Lights festivities will take place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25. That makes it approximately as old as Black Friday shopping promotions. Shop Small Saturday is a comparative baby: it jumped on the bandwagon in 2010. 


The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir presents Christmas Cantata

"Shout the Good News" written by Lloyd Larson will be performed by the Pandora United Methodist Church Choir at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 3 during the worship service.


Riley Creek UM Church invites all to 52nd Carol Sing

OTTAWA__Riley Creek United Methodist Church invites the community to its 52nd annual Christmas Carol Sing. The historic rural church at the bend of Riley Creek will be decorated for the season for the event.

7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3
7102 County Road M, Ottawa 


Eighth year for Credit Check Wednesday

Select Bluffton banks participate in free credit checks

So far in 2023, Crime Victim Services has helped 66 people who had credit accounts opened in their names, or credit cards stolen or misused. With identity thefts growing by the day, it’s important to monitor your credit report.


Social worker, comedian, author and alumna to speak on "Brave Conversations"

Andrea Flack-Wetherald ’10, social worker, comedian and author, will speak during a Bluffton University Forum program. The title of her presentation is “Brave Conversations as Tool for Wellness.” 

EVENT 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28
Yoder Recital Hall - Bluffton University Campus