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April 19, 2019

Egg hunt, bake sale at Hilty Home Saturday

An Easter egg hunt for children 10 and under is at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 20 at Hilty Home, Pandora. It will feature thousands of eggs and an Easter Bunny. The MHCO Service Group will hold a bake sale in conjunction with the hunt, from 9:30-11 a.m.  Items for sale include cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies and cookies.  All proceeds will benefit the Sidewalk Improvement Project at Hilty. 

Bluffton first grade is a real life-saver

On Feb. 22 she called 9-1-1 during an emergency

Sydney Goodwin, a Bluffton first grader, has already accomplished something few adults have managed to do.

She helped save someone's life.

Lima Memorial Health System presented Sydney with a Life Saving Award on April 17 to recognize the bravery and courage she displayed during an emergency her grandmother experienced in her presence. 

Seven-year-old Sydney sprang into action on Feb. 22,  when her grandmother collapsed right before her eyes. 

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University May Day weekend May 4-5

119th annual commencement caps 2018-19 school year

Bluffton University will celebrate its annual May Day weekend of festivities May 3-5.

The traditional end-of-the-academic-year celebration intertwines the past by hosting alumni reunions, the present by honoring this year's graduates and the future with undergraduate students performing the traditional Maypole dance. Classes ending in nine or four and the class of 2018 will celebrate reunions.

Latest Pirate sports stories

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.

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton swept a softball doubleheader from St. Marys Saturday afternoon to keep its win streak alive.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced changes to the 2020 individual wrestling and girls basketball state tournaments.

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1-14-10 A horse in winter
50 years later
Quiet - pass it on
Dari Freeze is open!
Gospel gathering

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It was spring in the early 1950s when this aerial photo of new homes on West Kibler Street was taken. Riley Creek...

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The Van Wert Historical Society hosts the 25th annual Ohio Lincoln Highway League (OLHL) state meeting Saturday, April 27. 

A welcome and introduction will begin at 10:15 a.m. by Larry Webb of the Van Wert Historical Society. 

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park Distict announces three programs in May of interest to Icon viewers:

Less than a week after the Bluffton University baseball team gift wrapped Ohio Northern a 10-7 victory thanks to five errors and eight unearned runs, the Polar Bears returned the favor with two innings of miscues on Wednesday, April 17.

Yesterday's Top Story

Three new teaching contracts offered for 2019-20

Additional first grade teacher hired due to increased first grade enrollment

Three new teachers were offered contracts for the 2019-20 school year during the April 15 Bluffton school board meeting.

One-year contracts were offer to:
• Jacob Allton, middle school math
$38,755, 150 hours, Step 0

• Nicole Winhover, middle school science
$40,729, BA, Step 3

• Brooke Unterbrink, first grade
(additional first grade teacher due to larger class coming next year)
$38,755, 150-hours, Step 0

Winhover replaces Sue Epp who is retiring at the end of this school year.

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STL A FOX - The Icon spotted this plate on a silver Ford Escape in an ONU campus parking lot.