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November 14, 2018

The leaf men cometh

Have patience. The recent snow didn't help leaf pick up in Bluffton. But, the village crew on the sweeper truck is coming to your house soon.

No surprise here - GOP candidates win in Bluffton and Richland

However, Democrat Senator Brown's totals indicate his popularity

It was no surprise that Republican candidates for state office swept Bluffton, Richland Township and Beaverdam voters on Nov. 6.

Bluffton voters supported Mike DeWine, Republican, over Richard Cordray, Democrat, in the governor’s race. Only once since 1936 have Bluffton voters supported a Democrat governor candidate. Watch the Icon for details on this historic trend.

Friday Harvest Dinner benefits food pantries

Many ingredients from local farms and businesses

What started out as a spaghetti dinner fundraiser organized by Bluffton University nutrition and dietetics students 16 years ago has this year evolved into a farm-to-table feast featuring local produce and homemade fare. The  Friday, Nov. 16, Harvest Dinner includes menu items such as tomato sauce and watermelon jelly featuring garden-fresh ingredients.

Latest Pirate sports stories

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School Senior Luke Young has been named second team All-Ohio in boys' soccer. The speedy forward was a fearless playmaker for the Pirate boys' team.  

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Seniors Mason Ault and Deandre Nassar led the Bluffton selections for Northwest Conference honors in voting performed by league coaches. 

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
In 2017, Bluffton defeated Kalida in a shootout to advance to the OHSAA Regional tournament.

Bluffton High School volleyball coach, Kevin King, will coach the east all-stars at this year’s District 8 all-star Division IV volleyball team match.

This year’s games are at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Coldwater High School Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

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Jeremy Parkins and "crew" visits BFR
92 years ago today in Bluffton
Takin' in to the streets

History lesson

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The Bluffton University cross country teams rounded out the 2018 season on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Blue River Cross Country Course for the NCAA Div. III Great Lakes Regional Championship meet, tackling the course for the third time this year.

Riley Creek Pharmacy, 112 E. Main St., Pandora, invites its customers to a Ladies Night Out.

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Yesterday's Top Story

100 years after the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918

Here's some Bluffton stories from Nov. 11, 1918

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th year, The Great War came to an end. The year was 1918 - 100 years ago.

The following are note from an interview Fred Steiner conducted several years ago with Rolland Stratton concerning Bluffton’s celebration of the conclusion of World War I.

Stratton remembers:
I was a 7-year-old boy in November 1918. We lived at 118 E. Elm St., where I was born. On Nov. 11, I remember coming out of the house and every bell in town was ringing and the fire whistle at the light plant was blowing.

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Poetic License

Icon viewer Carole Oakley spotted this Allen County plate and sent it to the Icon.