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October 22, 2018

Six Juniper salute

Veterans circle at Maple Grove Cemetery is in the midst of a renovation this fall. On Monday Stratton Greenhouses planted six Skyrocket junipers and two Bobo hydrangea bushes. Next spring the memorial will be powerwashed. Bluffton American Legion Post 382 oversees the project.

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Lima Rotarians meet Dr. Jane Wood

Shared with them a vision of the university's future

Dr. Jane Wood, Bluffton University president, shared a vision for the university’s future and told about graduate success during her address at Monday’s Lima Rotary Club meeting at the Civic Center.

Focusing on three “momentum makers,” Dr. Wood shared areas involving academics, student engagement and athletics with the Lima audience.

“Over the next 12 to 18 months we will highlight these three areas as what we believe makes us stand out,” she said, based upon a summer planning retreat with the university cabinet.


BFR now has two certified TRX sports medicine trainers

Jamie Nygaard and Britny Zwiebel

Bluffton Family Recreation now has two certified TRX Sports Medicine trainers, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

The two, Jamie Nygaard and Britny Zwiebel, advanced from their previous TRX qualifications to the trainer level with classwork taken this summer.

BFR offers TRX classes Mondays through Fridays at 5:30 a.m. and also weekday evenings.

In mid-August BFR opened its Mercy Health Fitness Studio in the former mezzanine area overlooking the indoor soccer court. TRX classes are held in the studio.

Latest Pirate sports stories


By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com

(SPENCERVILLE) - Bluffton's boys finished fourth at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday.  Columbus Grove won the meet with Lincolnview second. 

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Bluffton High School girls' soccer team wins 4-2 at Jefferson to close out the regular season. Pirates finish second in NWC play with a 5-0-2 mark (7-3-5 overall).

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(Oct. 11) Luke Young scores twice in a 5-1 win over Allen East tonight! Bluffton boys' soccer team wraps up their fourth straight conference crown! Watch the Icon for more details soon.

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Dr. Perry Bush, professor of history, will present the Colloquium, “Christian Nonviolence and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee,” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Bluffton Cultural Affairs invites volunteers to help set up the Ream holiday folk art display.

Set up is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn, according to Lynda Best.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School will host a Trunk-or-Treat event in the church/school parking lots, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, from 5:30 –7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Yesterday's Top Story

Pirate football: Schaadt’s big night wrecks Ada

Season ends Friday as Grove comes to Harmon Field

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
The Pirate offense broke loose Friday night in an emphatic 43-14 victory over Ada.  Bluffton was able to run at will on the Bulldog defense, amassing 436 rushing yards.  The win improved the Pirates to 3-6 and dropped the Bulldogs to 2-7. 


Poetic License

The Icon spotted LEADDOG several places around Bluffton including Maple Crest. The plate is on a white Chrysler SUV with an "I love greyhounds" sticker on the rear window.