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Steve Reichenbach

May 23, 2018

Fun time at the park

Remember when you were a first grader and it was the last week of school? Did you spend an afternoon in the Buckeye Park? That tradition continues today. Here's the BHS class of 2029 as first graders doing their thing at the Buckeye.

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First graders discover that Bluffton rocks

If you find a decorated rock, you'll know why

Several photos with this story
are from the first graders'
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Don't be surprised to find colorfully painted rocks on Main Street, and elsewhere in Bluffton.

It's all part of a project of Megan Quinton's first graders.

Quinton told the Icon that her students are discovering that Bluffton “rocks.” And, they invite Icon viewers to make this discovery also.

51st Festival of Wheels is June 15

Bringing to Main Street classic cars, trucks, tractors, golf carts, fire engines, motorcycles and Cushman’s

Bluffton Main Street ghosts reappear on Friday, June 15.

Those shadowy figures grew up on leaded gasoline, have 8-V engines under their hoods and ride on white-wall tires. They arrive in a variety of bright colors and don’t have FM radios.

Some have strange names like: Plymouth, Studebaker, Mercury, Edsel, VW Bug, Woody, Oldsmobile, Desoto and Packard.

Over 200 of them return to Bluffton for the 51st Bluffton Festival of Wheels cruise-in, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions.


Latest Pirate sports stories

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
(FINDLAY) - Several Pirate individuals and relay teams advanced to the OHSAA regional meet in Tiffin. The boys team placed fifth and the girls seventh at the district meet. 

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History lesson

Here's another classic Leland Gerber photo. It's a Meredith Stepelton first grade. Thelma Gratz is also in the photo. We...

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BFR invites you to Community Day on Tuesday

Barbecue, dodge ball, obstacle course, meet summer camp counselors, door prizes

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, plans a Community Day Tuesday, May 22, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director. All events are open to the public.

Events include:
• Bubba C BBQ, outside for dinner, 3 to 7 p.m.
• Dodge ball open games, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
• Meet summer camp counselors, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
• Knockout tournament, 6 p.m.
• Kids’ obstacle course, 3 to 7 p.m. in the area
• TRX demonstration, 7 p.m.
• Outdoor games on BFR lawn
• WFIN radio will be at BFR from 3 to 7 p.m.

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M. Aileen Binkley, 93, of Bluffton died May 21, 2018, at the Meadows of Delphos. Aileen was born April 24, 1925, in Putnam County to Harley and Alma (Agin) Diller. On Oct. 3, 1958, she married Charles W. Binkley and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2013. 

A group of graduating Bluffton High School seniors have planned and are leading a Baccalaureate service for their classmates, parents, teachers, and the community at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, according to Rev. Jeremy Mann, pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, will hold a Strider Bike Camp at 6 p.m. each evening from Monday to Friday, July 23-27, according to Daniel Tinch, executive director.

Registration is now underway for youth ages 2 to 5. Registration closes July 8.

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Poetic License

The Icon spotted this Hancock County plate on a blue mini-Cooper earlier this spring in Bluffton.

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