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August 21, 2018

Just add ice cream

A perfect evening for ice cream and music. The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio ice cream social-concert on the lawn featured Pantasia, steel drum band from Findlay High School. The Sunday evening concert had one of the largest audiences of the annual ice cream event. Here are some photos.

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September and October OVAL themes at the senior center

Bluffton Senior Citizens Association announces several programs open to the public during September and October, according to Tonya Meyer, director.

Six "Our Version of Adult Learning" (OVAL) programs are set, plus a monthly historical talk presented by the Hancock County Historical Museum, is part of the two-month fall series.

The OVAL series is free, unless otherwise listed, with advance registration requested. Donations will be accepted to help cover expenses.

Here are specific details:

OVAL classes


Meet your teacher on Thursday

Elementary, middle school and high school teachers want to meet students

Want to meet your teacher?

Bluffton Exempted Village Schools announces a Meet-The-Teacher Event on Thursday, Aug. 23, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent. 

• The elementary school will be open from 5-6 p.m.,
• the middle school from 6-7 p.m., and
• the high school from 7-8 p.m. 

"This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet the teachers. In addition, students can familiarize themselves with the buildings and their schedules to be ready for opening day," said Denecker

Latest Pirate sports stories

Here's the updated team schedule for all Bluffton High School and Junior High sports teams for the fall. It is attached at the bottom of this story.

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
(BLUFFTON) - The Lady Pirate volleyball team won the opening game against Riverdale but the visiting Falcons won the final three games to defeat BHS.  Bluffton is now 1-1 on the season.  

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
(TIFFIN) - Bluffton's girls' tennis team made the long trek to Tiffin Monday evening and brought home five wins!  In the victory, the Pirates did not lose a single set in any match. 

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History lesson

The teacher is Jill Zimmerly. That's all we know about this Leland Gerber elementary class photo, except for a couple...

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Lots of back-to-school information for elementary students

Elementary class supply list at bottom of story -

Bluffton elementary school has several back-to-school announcements, according to Tim Closson, principal. Those follow:

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  The school supply list is posted on the school website.  Kindergarten student supplies will be furnished in their classrooms.
   • The list is attached at the bottom of this story

Newest Stories

The ball-handling talents of ACE Basketball will be the featured entertainment at the PrimeTimers Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4. The luncheon starts at 12 p.m, at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.  There is no charge for the meal, but donations are accepted. 

Don and Jodi Brauen will hold an open house for Brauen's Gourds on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2.

The Hancock Historical Museum will host a farm-to-table dinner in the barn at Scarlet Oaks Estate, Findlay, at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7.

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Poetic License

The Icon spotted this plate in Janauary and we've held it since then. It has a Marion, Ohio, license plate frame and you'll find this on a red Chevy Cobalt LT. We'd appreciate anyone who has an idea of its meaning to let us know.

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