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Amy Montgomery

January 20, 2018

Shot on goal

Bluffton Family Recreation is busy this month with youth soccer league games. Here's some photos of Thursday's game between Bluffton Happy Feet and Liberty Benton.

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4,500 surgical procedures performed in 2017 at Bluffton Hospital

Including an average of two plastic surgeries each week

Albert Loayza, RN, surgical first assistant at Bluffton Hospital, puts it this way: “Our hospital is small, but our care is big.”

Last year that “small” Bluffton Hospital surgical department handled 4,500 procedures, a number that may surprise most Icon viewers.

Bluffton’s surgical specialties include general, obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), facial plastic, pediatric, urology, gastro-intestinal and ear, nose and throat surgery.

Want to play youth soccer this spring?

Regisration now underway - deadline to sign-up is Jan. 31

Bluffton Youth Soccer is thinking about spring.

Registration for spring 2018 is now available on line. Registrations are due Wednesday, Jan. 31, according to Ron Koontz.

The registration fee is $50, with completed details listed on the Bluffton Youth Soccer website. CLICK HERE to access the registration form or go to:www.blufftonsoccer.com

Checks may be made out to: Bluffton Soccer Club

Latest Pirate sports stories

The Bluffton High School girls' basketball team defeated Lincolnview in NWC play tonight (Jan. 11) 45-37. The Pirates were led by Averey Rumer with 14 and Katie Prater with 13. Pirates are back in action next Thursday against Spencerville.

Wapakoneta defeated Bluffton boys' 51-41 in a non-conference basketball game Tuesday night. Wapak was led in scoring by Adam Scott with 17. The Pirates were led by Jared Piercefield with 11. Click here for the complete story.

By Sam Brauen
It was all Bluffton all the time Saturday afternoon in a 65-10 Lady Pirate basketball victory over Perry. 

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Construction moving along
Heavy metal
Venison special at Luke's
Pandora plant up for auction
116th rendition
Bluffton blooms in April
First hug of summer
First place window

History lesson

Here's the Bluffton College Beavers men's basketball team from 1941-42. A. C. Burcky was the coach. Player names are...

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Yesterday's Top Story

Monday funeral service for Bluffton' "small-town super hero"

Owen Weaver touched the lives of the community

Owen Richard Weaver, 10, died Jan. 17, 2018, at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Owen was born Aug. 14, 2007, in Lima to Chad and Melissa (Badgett) Weaver.

Owen was a 4th grader at Marimor Schools in Lima. He played in the Abilities Baseball League in Lima. Owen was a happy boy who loved school, people, and his dog, Ace. Owen had an exceptional bond with his three brothers. 


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January 20, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


January 20, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Several Bluffton-connected events this winter should interest area gardeners and naturalists. Victoria Zeits of the Bluffton-Pandora Area Gardeners provided The Icon with the following schedule.

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Poetic License

We don't know the meaning of SSWDNP, but it certainly means something and we welcome viewers' thoughts. The Icon found this plate on a red Lexus RX 350 in a Bluffton University parking lot.

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