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July 31, 2015


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We couldn't have posed this photo had we tried. It just so happened that during a trip to the Buckeye the Icon spotted these geese during morning training exercises.

Food Pantry benefits Ebenezer Drama Ensemble mystery dinner theatre

Ebenezer Mennonite Church Drama Ensemble presents a dinner theatre at the church in August. Proceeds go to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program’s food pantry.

The performance of “Suspect Hollywood,” by Nancy Bond, a one-act mystery, directed by Kevin Gratz, will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8-9, beginning at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Performances are in the Crossroads Center at the church, located at 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton. Tickets are on sale in the church office at $10 each.


71 years after graduating from BHS, the class of 1944 still gets together

They graduated from Bluffton High School 71 years ago.

• In 1944 the average cost of new house was $3,450.
• The average wages per year were $2,400.
• The cost of a gallon of gas was 15 cents.
• The average cost to rent a house was  $50 per month.
• The cost of a loaf of bread 10 cents.
• D-Day took place a few weeks after they graduated.
• The number one pop tune was "Swinging On A Star," by Bing Crosby


The Iconic Photo Gallery

Takin' in to the streets
1-7-10 Winter storm advisory
2-10-10 Bluffton's snow graveyard
1-18-20 Roof problems on Groves building
Garage sale paradise
$15,000 DTR-Toyota donation to schools
92 years ago today in Bluffton
Little Red Barn's "red" Christmas window
Exchange concert
A quack breakfast
Going up
A Christmas lapful

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This photo requires a little imagination. Dick Boehr snapped the picture on Feb. 17, 1973. His view is from what is today...

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Josh Bickel, a photographer for Ohio Magazine, wanted to see the sights of Bluffton.

So, naturally, we took him to the clock tower of the town hall. Bickel was in Bluffton last Friday taking photos of Bluffton University campus and the village for an upcoming feature on Bluffton University. 

Watch for the September issue of Ohio Magazine. You can't miss the Bluffton University...