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June 16, 2019

The long yellow ribbon

If you've driven on County Line Road south of the village park, you've noticed a new yellow stripe recently painted. As summer rolls on you'll see more and more road crews with yellow paint.

Small scale beekeeping

Tuesday evening Transition Bluffton program

Join Transition Bluffton and Jon Tuttle for a field presentation on small scale beekeeping.  We will meet Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at Little Riley Creek, Jon and Amanda’s organic farm. 

The farm is located at 9255 Lugabill Road, about three miles south of Bluffton.  Tuttle will give a primer on beekeeping basics, including hive location and equipment.  

There will be time for questions and answers.  This will be a good demonstration of how we can respond to the declining bee population throughout the country. 

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Learn and Earn

Position helps Rawson student connect at Bluffton University

Before coming to Bluffton University, Caroline Schutz ’21, a TESOL major from Rawson, had never held a job. Instead she focused on academics and athletics, but when she was offered a Learn and Earn position in the admissions office, she decided to enter the working world as a student employee.

“I definitely think working here has helped me establish accountability, team work and conflict management skills,” said Schutz. It’s given me a peek into the future and has shown me how connecting with people and building relationships can propel you forward.”

Latest Pirate sports stories

Columbus Grove won the Northwest Conference 2018-19 “Don Bachman Award of Excellence." 

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS - Two Bluffton athletes and a 4 x 400 relay foursome competed in day one of the Div. III track and field state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Friday.

Here are Bluffton High School's 2019 entries in the Division III state track meet that begins this morning, May 31.

• Baylor Garmatter (400 meters)

• Xavier Dunifon (300 hurdles and 110 hurdles)

• Jackson Steinmetz (3200 meter run)

Bluffton Black Girls' U11 travel soccer team won their league division. The girls are in Division 1 and this is their second year in a row winning their division.

Bluffton Black girls will move up to U12 this fall.

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Bluffton had two baseball players earn All-Northwest Conference notice in voting conducted by the league coaches Monday night at Delphos.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

Maple Crest game night
Eighth graders visit Apollo
How much is the doggie in the window?
Good Friday observance
Alien eyes
2-16-10 The line up

History lesson

Here's the Bluffton High School boys' track team dring the 1973 school year.

Previous historical photos

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Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Medical Center Volunteer/Auxiliary Resources president, Joyce Gerdeman, presented a check for $240,000 to Ronda Lehman, president of St. Rita’s, during St. Rita’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon recently. 

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The skin is the largest organ of the body, and skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States regardless of age, race or skin color.

Yesterday's Top Story

The story of Bluffton's 187 million gallons of water

That's the amount we use each year

Icon note: Friday's chamber breakfast provided one of the most informative programs on a topic that affects everyone in Bluffton. We urge viewers to open the attachment to this story for more information.

Bluffton's H 2 O: where it comes from and where it goes.

That topic gained the attention of a Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce full house during its June 14 breakfast week.

Stories posted this week

Poetic License

1FUNGUY is on a  black Nissan Murando SL. The Icon spotted it in the Ada park.