Sports and Outdoors

Friday, January 24, 2014

Weather causes sports-related weather delays

The following events have been postponed to another day or delayed due to weather:

• The ACAC wrestling tournament is on at this time for Saturday at Garrett High School, but the start time has been pushed back to 11 a.m.
The NHC Wrestling Tournament scheduled at Bellmont has been postponed with a new weeknight date pending. 
Friday's Southern Wells boys' basketball game against Leo at Southern Wells has been postponed. No make-up day has been announced as of noon.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ouabache SP offers Indiana Master Naturalist class

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

An Indiana Master Naturalist course being offered at Ouabache State Park is an opportunity for participants to learn about nature and share their newfound knowledge with others.

The class runs March 5 through May 7 on Wednesdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. It’s hosted by Friends of Ouabache State Park, Ouabache State Park and Wells County Purdue Extension.

The Indiana Master Naturalist Program (IMNP) is an educational/volunteer program developed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Purdue University Extension. The program offers adult learners hands-on educational opportunities from experts in natural resources. A service element required for certification as a master naturalist fosters volunteering in communities.

Myra Myrtle, President of the Friends of Ouabache State Park, said she hopes graduates of the Ouabache class will use their newly learned skills by volunteering for the park and the Friends group.

Class size is limited to 30 students. The fee for the class is $75. Participants must register by Feb. 11. To register or for more information, call Jody Heaston, DNR State Parks & Reservoirs volunteer coordinator, at or (260) 437-8650, or visit Ouabache State Park.

The park entrance fee will be waived for students during class times.

Ouabache State Park ( is at 4930 E. St. Rd. 201, Bluffton, 46714.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

N-B Video: ACAC victory brings BHS coach 300th win

Bluffton High School coach Kevin Leising celebrates his latest victory after the Tigers beat the Heritage Patriots in the annual ACAC Tournament. (Video by Paul Beitler)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Extension Office calendar

• January 14: Council on Agriculture, Research and Teaching Legislative Event 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hyatt Hotel, Indianapolis
• January 14-16: Fort Wayne Farm Show, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne
• January 20: Wells County 4-H Association, Community Center, 4-H Park, Bluffton, 7 p.m.
• January 21: 4-H BB & Rifle Safety Club, Community Center, 4-H Park, Bluffton, 6:30-8:00  p.m.
• January 27: Deadline for Citizens Against Drug Abuse Grant Applications
• January 27: Extension Homemakers Executive Council, 12:30; President's Council, 1:30 p.m.
• January 28: 4-H BB & Rifle Safety Club, Community Center, 4-H Park, Bluffton, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• January 28: Crop Management Workshop, Community Center 4-H Park, Bluffton, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration at
• February 4: Purdue Extension Farming Together Series: Business Structure, Taxes and Valuation, Huntington University, Habecker Dining commons, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Advanced registration required. First family members $150 total. Call 358-4826 to register.