by Paula McKibben According to Susan Carpenter, associate professor, Bluffton University, “We often don’t know what to do with experience. Jeff shows us how much can be done with it.” Jeff Gundy has been writing poetry ever since college. In fact, he was the 2014 Ohio Poet of the Year for his poetry collection “Somewhere Near Defiance.” The award is made “on the basis of a book published in the previous year or two.”
by Paula McKibben College is about a lot of things: getting to know people, learning an occupation, getting along, becoming independent and, for a few, volunteering. Alicia Rodriguez and Kati O’Neill are part of the few. Rodriguez has been volunteering at Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH) for two years and O’Neill for one year.
On Tuesday, April 19, the Bluffton Lions Club held a banquet at First Mennonite Church to honor Dr. Oliver Lugibihl as its 35th selection for the Citizen of the Year Award. This honor is given to members of the community that the Lions Club determines are people who have selflessly donated their time, energy and personal talents, resulting in the betterment of the village and/or surrounding area.