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January 17, 2019


Elaine Wehri auctions one of the Bluffton High School holiday art pieces at last Friday's chamber breakfast. Paula Scott holds the work being auctioned. Lisa Wenger and Neil Reichenbach assist. The art work is part of a scholarship project by Reichenbach and Steiner CPA. All the proceeds from the auction went to the individual artists.

Calling all farmers' market vendors

Vendor meeting in March; application forms here

It doesn’t open until May, but plans are already underway to launch this season’s Bluffton Farmers Market.

One of the largest small-town farmers’ markets in northwestern Ohio, the market celebrates its 19th year in 2019. It offers a variety of locally-grown produce, plants and food in addition to being a great social meeting point on Saturdays.

A vendor meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, in the third floor of the town hall, 154 N. Main St.

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services announces partnership

With Senior Options, a Virginia non-profit agency

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, has announced a partnership with Senior Options, a non-profit subsidiary of Westminster-Canterbury, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Senior Options delivers turnkey solutions for home health, hospice services and continuum management. 

Latest Pirate sports stories

Bluffton girls' basketball team moved to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in the NWC tonight. The Pirates defeated Lincolnview on the road 54-46. Alivia Koenig led Bluffton with 27 points.

Watch the Icon for more details on the game coming soon.

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History lesson

Ralph Reichenbach, David Little and Larry Smucker became Bluffton Eagle Scouts in 1955.

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Junior guard Andrew Renner (Cairo/Bath) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Beavers to wins over Defiance and HCAC-leading Rose-Hulman.

Bluffton High School powerlifting squad, with seven girls competing, walked away with a third place overall team trophy with a combined weight of 2,530 pounds at Saturday's meet at Bellefontaine.

Clarence E. Bigelow, 86, died Jan. 13, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  Clarence was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Beulah, Michigan, to the late Avery and Iva (Wiggins) Bigelow. On Jan. 11, 1958, he married Bonnie Marquart Bigelow who preceded him in death on July 17, 2008.

Yesterday's Top Story

Who’s in the Suit at Bluffton University?

J. Denny and Jenny Beaver identities revealed on Saturday; note time change due to anticipated weather issues

Because of the forecasted weather this weekend, Saturday’s games have been moved up in time. The women now play at noon and the men at 2 p.m. with the Beaver reveal still taking place between the two games.


On Saturday, Jan. 19, between the women’s and men’s games against Transylvania University, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J. Denny and Jenny Beaver suits. The women’s game starts at noon in the Sommer Center. 

Poetic License

The Icon spotted DUDLBUG on a vehicle that describes this plate very well (see the next photo). The plate was spotted in the parking area behind Twisted Whisk in Bluffton.