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December 12, 2018

Lawn musicians

Take a slow drive tonight through Bluffton. You'll see two families of musicians singing on the front lawn at 615  S. Main St., just south of the Dari Freeze. In the next photo you'll notice that the family dog that may not be a music lover.

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This concert is always a sell-out

Elementary musicians share the holiday spirit - Part 1

All photos by Jamie Nygaard

PART 1 (more photos tomorrow) - A highlight of the Christmas season in Bluffton is the all-elementary school afternoon concert.

Talk about a "sold out" gymnasium, this is it. Kindergarten through fifth grade musicians, under the direction of Alice Basinger, performed their tradition holiday concert selections plus new works.


Holiday fever takes its toll at Bluffton schools

Not to mention next week's dress schedule

Bluffton schools are busy now until the holiday break starts on Friday, Dec. 21. Here’s an update of December activities in the school taken from the school website

The Christmas service project is “Coins for Kids!”  Students, faculty and staff are involved in a coin drive to raise money to “Leukemia and Lymphoma” for Christmas.  Coin collection goes until Thursday, Dec. 13.

Latest Pirate sports stories

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton got a huge game from their starting backcourt in a 62-52 road win at Bath.  Juniors Jared Piercefield scored 21 points and Luke Denecker 19 for the Pirates.

Bluffton High School girls defeated Ad 79-16 on Thursday. Laykin Garmatter lead Bluffton with 21 points. Here Kayla White brings the ball down the court. A box score is attached. Watch www.blufftonpirates.com for complete game details.


Due to low numbers and injuries at Upper Scioto Valley, Bluffton HS will move its  girls' basektball game, scheduled against USV for Tuesday, Nov.27, to Tuesday Dec. 4. 

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History lesson

Note: The Icon posted this photo three years ago, but it's worthy of a re-post. Dennis Morrison shared the photo with...

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Wellness Center was recently granted a renewal of its three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.   

The Frosting Studio, Bluffton, wants you to be ready for Christmas.

"Join us in our Christmas cupcake workshop," says Debra Stockford, shop owner. "You'll take home a Christmas cupcake 6-pack when the workshop is completed."

This could be a challenge. Write a caption for this photo. The writer of the best caption will win 2 Shannon Theatre passes.

Yesterday's Top Story

ODOT will not remove twin bridges on I-75

Bridges will instead by rehabilitated

CLICK HERE for the April 16, 2018, story involving ODOT's original plans for the bridge replacement.

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced this week that it plans to rehabilitate rather than remove the bridges on Interstate 75, just north of State Route 103, outside of Bluffton.

The announcement was made in a letter to stakeholders in the project, which included the Village of Bluffton.

Stories posted this week

Poetic License

ZY 1 was spotted in Bluffton on a silver Volkswagen.