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June 25, 2019

Looks like a set-up

Derek Dukes wa a popular attraction during Saturday's Shirley's downtown birthday party. Derek sat in the dunk tank for a time, and juding by the distance between the bull's eye and the pitching mound, Derek took several dunks during the morning. Watch the Icon for more photos all week of the Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn event.

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26 pies later, here are the top 3

Relay for Hope pie auction generates $1,438 for American Cancer Society

Pitty goes out to Daniel Tinch and Jesse Blackburn. They had to judge 26 pies in Relay for Hope pie contest. The event concluded with a pie auction that generated $1,438 – at nearly $40 per pie– to the American Cancer Society.

• First place - April Dorman of Bluffton, rhubarb meringue
• Second place - Kathy Smith of Arlington, peach-mango
• Third place - Mikayla Norway of Arlington, mixed berry

Dave Warren was the auctioneer. Prizes were donated by Findlay's Whirlpool, Thrivent Financial and the Trenton Avenue Wal-Mart.

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Steinmetz and Pinks one and two in 5K

83 runners in Saturday's run/walk for literacy

Bluffton High School grads Jackson Steinmetz and Tanner Pinks were first and second in the Shirley’s Popcorn and Friends of the Bluffton Public Library run/walk for literacy held on June 22.

The first female runner to finish was Michelle Stein of Lima, who was fifth overall. Her time was 22:09.7

Steinmetz won the 5K in a 17:25.5 with Pinks coming in second at 17:48.3. Eighty-three runners competed.

The complete list of finishers is attached at the bottom of this story.

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By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton summer swim team swept visiting West Ohio Aquatic League rival Ada on an overcast Monday evening.

Bluffton whipped the Ada boys 473-148, while the girls defeated the Alligator ladies 441-203.

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.

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History lesson

Here's the 1941 Bluffton College tennis team.

Back row from left, H.W. Berky (coach), Bob Simcox, Dale Reichenbach...

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Here's the 1941 Bluffton College tennis team.

Back row from left, H.W. Berky (coach), Bob Simcox, Dale Reichenbach, Dale Good and Jason Tripplehorn.

Front from left, Harold Balmer, Jack Kahler, Darvin Luginbuhl, Ray Ramseyer and Paul Martin.

Looks like a Indiana University grad. Icons spotted this plate on a white mini-van on Main Street Bluffton.

Bluffton Family Recreation’s kid’s summer camp registration deadline for next week is this Friday.

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Lions in busy recycling mode

Hearing aids, batteries, ink cartridges, used glasses, phones, aluminum cans and flags

Bluffton Lions Club has had a busy recyclling year.

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Poetic License

Looks like a Indiana University grad. Icons spotted this plate on a white mini-van on Main Street Bluffton.