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April 25, 2019

Truck skyscraper

A young builder is constructing truck skyscrapers at Bluffton Child Development Center this week. These building projects are frequent learning experiences at the center.

Bluffton Pediatrics in its new home

122 N. Jackson St., across from the elementary school

Bluffton Pediatrics is now open in its new home at 122 N. Jackson St., across from the elementary school.

Beth Bish, APRN-CNP,  nurse practitioner, said that the practice saw its first patient at its new location on April 15.

The new location is the former Robert Neff and Associates, architect office. Originally, the building housed the practice of Dr. B.W. Travis, Bluffton general practitioner. In this way, the building has reverted back to a medical building.


An evening of glitz and glamour

Saturday's Bluffton High School junior-senior prom

Bluffton High School's 2019 junior-senior prom carries a "Glitz and Glamour" theme this weekend.

"A Night at Gatsby's - Glitz and Glamour," is from 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 27, in Marbeck Center at Bluffton University.

Jamie Erford, BHS teacher, said that the public is invited to view the decorated Marbeck at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

One change to this year's prom is that the promenade takes place outside between Founders Hall and Marbeck Center - along the sidewalk, as Founders Hall, is not available.

Watch the Icon for prom coverage.

Latest Pirate sports stories

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton defeated local rival Cory-Rawson 10-0 in run-rule shortened non-conference softball action Tuesday evening.

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - Visiting Bluffton stayed alone atop the league softball standings by shutting out Columbus Grove 10-0 in a Northwest Conference mismatch Monday evening.

By Cort Reynolds
MIDDLE POINT - Visiting Bluffton shut out Lincolnview 6-0 in a Northwest Conference softball battle Tuesday evening to extend their win streak to 12 games.

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton boys tennis team lost to visiting Kenton 4-1 Tuesday evening.

The Pirates fell to 2-6 with the defeat.

Bluffton's Drew Wilson posted the lone Pirate win with a 6-0, 6-0 whitewash of Rocco Longbrake at first singles.

By Cort Reynolds
Host Lima Central Catholic defeated Bluffton 4-1 in boys tennis action Friday evening at the Collett Street Courts.

Bluffton fell to 2-5 with the defeat while LCC improved to 3-7 with the win.

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History lesson

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A public celebration of life reception will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Inn at Ohio Northern University, Ada, for Thomas E. Coe, 80, who died March 31, 2019.  

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton defeated local rival Cory-Rawson 10-0 in run-rule shortened non-conference softball action Tuesday evening.

Interstate 75 southbound entrance and exit ramps at Bluelick Road, Lima, will be closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, for inspection of the ramps' bridge structures.

Yesterday's Top Story

St. Mary's Catholic Christian Preschool staff set

Katie Hohenbrink is director and head teacher; Amanda Stechschulte is teacher's assistant

St. Mary’s Catholic Christian Preschool, which will open in early September, has announced its staff.

Katie Hohenbrink will serve as director and head teacher. Amanda Stechschulte will serve as teacher’s assistant.

Hohenbrink holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and previously directed a preschool at St. Augustine in Napoleon. She and her husband, Keith, are parents of four children of their own, two boys and two girls.


Poetic License

The Icon spotted 5005 V on a silver Chevy Traverse LS on Main Street Bluffton.