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George Lehman talks about Amish business practices

George Lehman, Howard Raid professor of business, will present "Changing Business Practices Among the Amish of Adams County, Indiana," at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in Stuzman Lecture Hall in Centennial hall, as part of Bluffton University's Friday Colloquium Series. The event is free and open to the public.
Lehman grew up in Adams County and has always been fascinated by the changes in that community over years.

Bach Festival rehearsals begin Jan. 12

Rehearsals for Bluffton University's Bach Festival will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall. Anyone from high school students to adults who has an interest in singing is welcome to attend.

The chorus, along with orchestra and soloists, will be performing Franz Schubert's Mass in G on Sunday, March 28 at 2:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Judy Hall, visiting assistant professor of music, will be the conductor.

Weather report Dec. 15-21

Temperatures Dec. 15-21

Date High Low Precipitation

Dec. 15 39 19 trace

Dec. 16 27 14

Dec. 17 36 15

Dec. 18 37 31 trace

Dec. 19 32 24 0.18

Dec. 20 31 24 trace

Dec. 21 30 25 trace

Provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer

January Forum focus on "healthy world"

Ross Kauffman, Ph.D., visiting assistant research scientist and postdoctoral fellow, Indiana University School of Nursing, will present "Not Merely the Absence of Disease: Creating a Healthy World," as part of Bluffton University's weekly Forum series, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. The forum is free and open to the public.

Kauffman is an epidemiologist working in the Training in Research for Behavioral Oncology and Cancer Control program at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis.

Willard R. Downing 1937-2009

Williard R. Downing, 72, of Findlay, died Dec. 20, 2009, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

He was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Allen County to Raymond and Metta Geiger Downing. On July 15, 1965, he married Phyllis Jean Shuster and she died Feb. 25, 1998.

Mr. Downing was retired from Phillips GTE, Ottawa. He was a graduate of Beaverdam High School.


$22,435 grant from Hancock County-Findlay Community Foundation assists BCE

Sherri Gardner Brumbaugh and Julie Brown with John Bauer

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs has been awarded a grant of $22,435 from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, according to John Bauer, BCE executive director.

The grant covers a three-period and will be received in installments of $7,470 in 2009, $7,495 in 2010 and $7,470 in 2011.

The first year's check was presented to BCE on Dec. 16. Presenting the first installment were Julie Brown, Community Foundation program officer, and Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, Community Foundation board member.