Cathedral returned to Russian Orthodox control

By IRINA TITOVAAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Thousands of people in Russia’s second-largest city held competing demonstrations Sunday for and against the return...

Washington court turns down florist’s appeal

Ruling upholds discrimination verdict in gay wedding caseBy RACHEL LA CORTEAssociated PressOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a...

Basketball competitions may let players wear religious headgear

By BRIAN MAHONEY and DOUG FEINBERGAP Basketball WritersNEW YORK (AP) — The international group that governs basketball is close to eliminating a longstanding ban...

Conservative criticism of the pope sparks rally of support

By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated PressVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ top advisers are rallying to his defense amid an unprecedented wave of conservative criticism that...

Senior hopscotch is quite a feat

Beth was playing hopscotch with grandson Blake, 4, when he said, “Ma, when you are 100 you won’t be able to play hopscotch anymore...

Donations still needed for 4-H Park restrooms

Exterior work on the new restroom building is wrapping up at the Wells County 4-H Park, but there’s still quite a bit of work that needs ...

Matters of life and death and a comforting soup

Editor’s Note: “Too melancholy,” I said to myself as I did something I rarely do: sent this column back to Gloria for some major...

Random Acts of Kindness – Pass it On!

February 12-18 is “Random Acts of Kindness Week”. Random Acts of Kindness Week started in 1995 by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. The...

What’s Up!: 2-16-17

Open Gym underway Open Gym Supervised activities will begin Oct. 15th and run through March 19, 2017 in the Bluffton City Gym for school aged...

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness

Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis recently signed a proclamation declaring this week as Random Acts of Kindness Week. The document stated: “People of any age...