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March 19, 2018

Pandora-Gilboa boys' basketball team heading to Columbus
Regional title game score: P-G 70 • Crestview 58

They broke the regional sound barrier

Pandora-Gilboa High School Rockets boys' basketball team broke the sound barrier Friday. The Rockets defeated Crestview in the Division IV regional title game at BGSU. The win set the stage for P-G's first-ever trip to Columbus on Thursday. Click here for details of the state contest, plus photos of the regional title game. (Angie Verhoff photo)

Board considers $211,755 air conditioning bid for new gym

Marching band planning a trip to Disney World in 2020

The Bluffton school board will act on an agreement on Monday for the construction of new air handlers, controls and piping for air conditioning in the new high school gym.

A bid of $211,755 from All Temp Refrigeration is being considered for the project. The board is part of the Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) Program and TIPS had approved the bid.

Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent, told the Icon that the gym is not currently air conditioned.

Lions select Icon owner as citizen of the year

Presentation to be made at April 17 dinner in town hall

The Bluffton Lions Club selected Fred Steiner as the recipient of its Citizen of the Year award for 2017.

Steiner is the former director of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs. he is a member of the Bluffton Community Assistance Board, the Bluffton Pathway Bicycle Board, the R.L. and Etta Triplett Memorial Foundation and the Evangelical Mennonite Cemetery board.


Latest Pirate sports stories

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School wrestler Deandre Nassar earned a hard fought sudden victory decision in the consolation semifinals Saturday morning at the state wrestling meet.  

Onto the state semi-finals! Deandre Nassar, Bluffton High School wrestler, won his quarterfinal match Friday morning. He will wrestle in the semifinals tonight according to information from www.blufftonpirates.com.

Three Bluffton HS basketball players received all-NWC honors. They are Kaleb Jefferson (2nd Team) and Sophomores Jared Piercefield and Mason Soper (both Honorable Mention). More at www.blufftonpirates.com

The Iconic Photo Gallery

2-10-10 Behind the plow
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Checking the aroma
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Red, white and blue day
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Bluffton's blue bird

History lesson

Did you ever wonder when Bluffton first provided school buses to rural students? The answer is here.

In the 1930-...

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Bentley Road pathway project to begin in May

Onr more step work toward encirling the village

The Bentley Road pathway project will begin shortly after May 7. That project will soon improve safety along Bentley from Grove to Augsburger.

 It is one of several village projects in the works this spring concerning street lighting, sidewalks and pathways.

The following summary from the Bluffton council’s streets, lights, alley committee meeting in late February updates several of these projects.

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March 18, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

March 18, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

"The Bluffton We Never Knew," a photo history book of Bluffton from 1861 to 1911, is the subject of an Our Version of Adult Learning (OVAL) held at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center on Monday, March 19.

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Poetic License

The Icon spotted MORGAN in the Founders Hall parking lot. It's a Wood County plate and you'll find it on a dark grey VW Turbo S.

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