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Heads up on Pirate boys basketball vs. Ottawa-Glandorf

From the BHS Athletic Director:

Friday night, December 8, Bluffton HIgh School boys basketball will host the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans. Presale tickets will be available online at beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Monday Dec. 4.


Holiday dulcimer music at Bluffton Public Library

The Bluffton Public Library will have a Holiday Dulcimer Music event on Tuesday, December 5.

The event will start at 1:00 p.m. on the library’s main floor. Enjoy refreshments while listening to festive holiday music performed by local musicians.

PHOTO Drive on through to the other side

Don't be fooled by the trucks and scaffolding, Wendy's is open on State Route 103. However, you'll need to use the drive through while renovations take place in the front of the shop.

Bluffton alumna encourages students to have brave conversations

2010 graduate Andrea Flack-Wetherald brought her combined skills in social work and improvisation to Bluffton University’s weekly Forum on Nov. 28. The social worker, author and comedian shared tips for holding brave conversations and explained how those difficult conversations can ultimately lead to wellness.

“We’re hardwired for human connection and the only way we’re actually going to feel that connection is by having brave conversations with the people we care about,” said Flack-Wetherald. “If we ultimately want to make a difference while we’re on this space rock, which I think most of us do, then we will only create real impact by collaborating well with the people around us.”

In essence, having brave conversations leads to building trust and maintaining stronger relationships. Examples of brave conversations Flack-Wetherald shared include giving and receiving difficult feedback, setting boundaries, advocating for yourself and collaborating in a creative environment.

December events at Bluffton Presbyterian

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Breakfast & Bibles for Men began on December 3rd and will continue each Sunday morning from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at McDonalds, 500 State Route 103.

On Saturday, December 9 there will be a ‘Mix and Match’ Christmas Cookie & Candy Sale from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the basement Fellowship Hall at BPC. You may choose your own assortment for $7 a pound.

December 10 at 10:15 a.m. will be Youth Sunday with worship and a skit written by Tenna Rhonemus.  Soup and sandwiches will be served after the service.


One century plus 12 years ago

By Fred Steiner

Question: When did Bluffton High School first offer a girls’ basketball team?
Answer: We aren’t certain, but we are getting closer to the answer.

We’ve pushed it back to 1911, thanks to a photo in the collection of Rose Harvey, whose grandmother, Clara Fett Andrews, was on the team.

Here’s the sophomore girls’ basketball team from that year. We know this because the basketball reads “Soph – 1911.”

And, 1911 was the first year that Bluffton had its own high school building. Prior to that all 12 grades were housed in one building on Jackson Street.

This team played games either in the 1911 BHS building, where the gym eventually became the band room. Or, they played games in a building behind The Food Store which was also a roller rink. We know that boys teams played in both locations.