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October 17, 2017

Autumn in Motter Park

A sunny day with coperating cumulus clouds and a of meadow autumn colors make Motter Park on Columbus Grove Road a calendar photo for October in Ohio.

Bluffton police meets state law enforcement standards

Provisional Certification through Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement program

The Bluffton Police Department recently met the requirement to receive Provisional Certification through the Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Certification program, according to Ryan Burkholder, Bluffton police chief.

This achievement means that the Bluffton police department has adopted and implemented state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

And, they're not for sale

Bet you didn't know Suter's Produce grows radishes and peas

Bet you didn’t know Suter’s Produce grows radishes and peas.

They do, but they aren’t for sale. They are for cover.

The next time you visit the cider press or corn maze check out the 40-acre field on the south side of Road R.

“The radishes and peas are a cover crop. They will be there until we plant our no- till sweet corn next spring,” Jerry Suter said.

Suter’s have used the radish-pea cover crop combination for the past four years. 

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(CONVOY) - A long drive but it was worth it. The girls soccer team won a share of the Northwest Conference crown with a crushing 9-0 victory of Crestview. If Allen East stubs their toe in conference, the NWC title would belong to Bluffton out right. Seven first half goals put this game out of reach in a hurry. The Pirates got goals from several players in the balanced win. Sarah Cartwright, Averey Rumer and Kayla White each found the net twice. Brenna Kindle, Brinkley Garmatter and Clara Matthews also scored for BHS. Sophia Smucker assisted as well as Kindle...

Click here for match photos by Marvin Foster(BLUFFTON) - Two area powerhouses met Saturday afternoon at Steinmetz Field when Lima Shawnee came calling. The Indians prevailed 3-2 in a game featuring two teams with a combined total of 5 losses in 27 matches played. Shawnee held a 1-0 halftime lead before back to back goals from Jake Lehman had the Indians in front by three. The Pirates stayed in it and Jesse Montel scored off of a Luke Young corner kick at the 61' mark. Three minutes later, Shawnee was whistled for a penalty in the box and Montel buried...

(LIMA) - Lucie Fett advanced to the sectional quarterfinals before bowing out of the OHSAA tournament ending a very successful season for the Bluffton girls tennis squad. Fett dominated Van Wert's Ali Morrow 6-0, 6-0 to open her tournament run. Lucie kept rolling with another 6-0, 6-0 victory this time over Ottawa Glandorf's Lindsey Schneeg. In the quarterfinals on Saturday, Fett fell 6-3, 6-0 to eventual Sectional Champion Clare Caywood of St. Mary's. Erin Hotmire defeated Bath's Fayme Ghandi 6-1, 6-0 in her opening match. Erin lost a hard fought match 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Kenton's Mykaela Schriber. Katie Wright fell...

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After posting this photo we've learned more about it. From Carrie Phillips: "It could be the 50th anniversary May Day...

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School board reviews five-year forecast

18 supplemental contacts on Monday's agenda

Bluffton school board members will review and act upon a five-year forecast for fiscal years 2018 to 2022 at Monday’s October board meeting.

The forecast is a state requirement of all school district.The forecast was not part of the board's packet. Watch the Icon for a followup on the forecast details.

In other action, in an otherwise light agenda, the board will act on 18 supplemental contracts and assignments. The majority involve winter coaching positions.

Six substitute teaching contracts are also on the agenda.

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Bluffton University will present “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller this fall.

Dr. Melissa Friesen, a professor and chair of art, communication and theatre at Bluffton, will direct the show, being staged at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2-4 and 2:30 p.m., Nov. 5 in Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall.

After posting this photo we've learned more about it. From Carrie Phillips: "It could be the 50th anniversary May Day weekend."

She adds: My grandparents, Ray and Lucile Holcomb, are in the back row, 3rd and 4th from the left.

The first row include faculty members.

Ohio Beef - this is a speciality plate the Icon saw on Main Street Bluffton. It's a Hancock County plate we spotted on a dark  blue Toyota Highlander.

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Ohio Beef - this is a speciality plate the Icon saw on Main Street Bluffton. It's a Hancock County plate we spotted on a dark  blue Toyota Highlander.

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