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BHS girls basketball notches home win vs. T-Birds

By Cort Reynolds

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The Bluffton High School girls basketball squad defeated visiting local rival Lima Central Catholic Tuesday night 47-40 in non-league action to keep its record unblemished.


2023-24 BEVS calendar

At the November Board of Education meeting for the Bluffton Exempted Village Schools, the 2023-2024 School Calendar was established, providing a total of 180 days of instruction and 3 days of Staff Service. The full calendar is attached and highlights are below.

August 22-23-24 - Staff Pre-Service

August 28 - School Opens

December 20 - Last Day of School 2023

January 2 - School Re-opens 2024

May 24 - End of 4th Grading Period

Brazilian Civil Engineering student's long path to NW Ohio


Serendipity brought civil engineering student Vini Vieira de Souza from Brazil to Northwest Ohio, where at every turn he’s encountered people with an Ohio Northern University connection who are as committed to helping him succeed as he is to succeeding.

This summer, his journey brought him to Wessler Engineering in Bluffton, Ohio where three ONU alums are showing him that relationship-building — that distinctive ONU attribute — is an excellent foundation not just for college, but for life


Colloquium on hiding Jews during the Holocaust

Dr. Martina Cucchiara, associate professor of history at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, “Life and Death in the Shadows: Hiding Jews in Nazi Germany and Occupied Europe during the Holocaust,” at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December. 2 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. 

Cucchiara’s topic was inspired by the Bluffton University student play “The Diary of Anne Frank.” In July 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the Netherlands under Nazi occupation. After more than two years, in August 1944, the Germans discovered their hiding place and arrested the family along with four other Jews. Only Anne’s father, Otto Frank, survived the Holocaust.

Trinity Church advent services

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The first of three Advent services at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30.  


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