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October 17, 2018

Fishing for letters

One of the fun activities for Bluffton Child Development Center pre-Kindergarteners is "fishing for letters." The letters (fish) are in the green tub of water behind the students. You catch a letter in the tub and then fit it into a spot on a letter board.

Meet the 2018 Bluffton University homecoming court

Queen is Jena O'Brien of Toledo; king is Jeffrey Arnett of Tecumseh, Michigan

Seniors Jeffrey Arnett of Tecumseh, Mich., and Jena O’Brien of Toledo, Ohio, were crowned Bluffton University’s homecoming king and queen at halftime of the annual Homecoming football game on Oct. 13.

Other seniors on the homecoming court were Thomas Wagler of Bloomdale, Ohio, and Angel Huerta of Archbold, Ohio. Junior attendants were Ethan Zaerr of Archbold, Ohio, and Emma Cobb of Archbold, Ohio, while sophomore attendants were Jihad Shockley of Columbus, Ohio, and Kayla McSwords of Marysville, Ohio.

Daniel J. Amstutz was active in the Pandora community

1969 Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate; involved in agriculture

Daniel J. Amstutz, 67, of Pandora died  Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He was born May 14, 1951, in Bluffton to Fred and Mary (Schmidt) Amstutz.  On Sept. 4, 1971, he married Marty Shank and she survives. 


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By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com

(SPENCERVILLE) - Bluffton's boys finished fourth at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday.  Columbus Grove won the meet with Lincolnview second. 

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Bluffton High School girls' soccer team wins 4-2 at Jefferson to close out the regular season. Pirates finish second in NWC play with a 5-0-2 mark (7-3-5 overall).

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(Oct. 11) Luke Young scores twice in a 5-1 win over Allen East tonight! Bluffton boys' soccer team wraps up their fourth straight conference crown! Watch the Icon for more details soon.

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History lesson

With the Major League Baseball playoffs underway here's the Bluffton High School boys of summer one-half century ago....

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Bluffton Family Recreation will hold a "kid's art zone" demonstration on Thursday according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

The free demo is for youth ages 5 to 12 and takes place from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.

The Bluffton University cross country team ran their final tune-up for the Heartland Conference Championship in two weeks with the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble and came home with another excellent result on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce invites residents to lend a hand on Saturday, Nov. 10, for this year's Ream display set-up on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn, according to Paula Scott, CEO.

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AARP holds voter forum Wednesday at Senior Center

Non-partisan discussion of issues on the mid-term election

AARP, American Association of Retire Persons, hosts a voter issue forum from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St., according to Toyna Meyer, director.

The program includes a non-partisan discussion of issues on the mid-term election. It is open to the public.

To register for the event, which includes complimentary refreshments visit www.aarp.org/oh or call toll free by Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1-877-926-8300.

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The Icon spotted LEADDOG several places around Bluffton including Maple Crest. The plate is on a while Chrysler SUV with an "I love greyhounds" sticker on the rear window.