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Boys' soccer: BHS ranked 3rd in northwest Ohio coaches poll

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team remains in the third spot in the Boys' Division III northwest Ohio soccer coaches poll.

The entire poll is in the attachment.


Nearly one-half inch of rain on Monday

Monday's rainfall was recorded as nearly one-half inch by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Open the attachment below for the daily weather summary from Sept. 1 to 26.

Boys' soccer: Pirates blank Ada 5-0

Earllier BHS also shut out Riverdale 2-0

Ada came to Bluffton for a conference match Tuesday evening. Bluffton smothered the Bulldogs, 5-0.

Five players scored for the Pirates:
• Luke Young headed in the first goal at the 7th minute
• Douglas Nester scored the second at 9 minutes, assist by Tristan Smucker
• Three goals in the second half started with a chester, by Antony Kingsley, assist by Luke Young at 50 minutes
• Isaac Andreas put in the game’s fourth goal at 63 minutes, assist by Isaiah Schwab
• And Isaiah Schwab got a goal at minute 64, assist by Tristan Smucker


Introducing Ada HS's homecoming senior court members

Ada celebrates its homecoming this weekend

Last week the Bluffton Icon shared the BHS senior homecoming court members with Ada Icon viewers.

This week is Ada's turn to share its homecoming senior members with Bluffton Icon viewers. One senior member has a Bluffton connection, as Eli Garmon is son of BHS art teacher Vickie Garmon.

Here goes:

FROM ADA ICON - It’s homecoming week at Ada High School. This year’s homecoming court was announced on Friday. The king and queen will be announced in a pre-game ceremony on the football field on Friday.


Football: Allen East dominates Pirates 40-7

By Sam Brauen
In their heyday, Allen East football was known as a physical, fundamental squad that pounded the ball.

While elements of a power rushing game were still evident in the most recent meeting Friday night at Harmon Field, overall team speed and a dangerous passing attack led the Mustangs to a lopsided 40-7 win over the Pirates. 

The dominant performance put a damper on Bluffton’s homecoming festivities which crowned senior Abbie Parkins queen and classmate Gabe Denecker king after a terrific, spirited parade through downtown Bluffton.


You can go home again

Descendants and many other visitors spent Saturday at the Swiss homestead

You can go home again. Many did on Saturday.

If you are - or are related to - a Schumacher, Diller, Suter, Basinger, Zimmerly, Amstutz, Neuenschwander (and its spelling variations), Hilty, Bixel, Suter, Moser, Luginbuhl (and its spelling variations), Burkholder, Steiner, Badertscher, Gratz, Bucher, Augsburger, Geiger, Althaus, Gerber… you get the idea.


Descendants of Swiss immigrants to Bluffton-Pandora have a homestead where they and all their friends can view rural life in the 1840s.

Gregg Luginbuhl was professor of art for 30 years at Bluffton University

Memorial service Saturday at First Mennonite Church

Gregg J. Luginbuhl, 67, of Bluffton died the morning of Sept. 26, 2016, at St. Rita’s Inpatient Hospice in Lima, Ohio. He was born Jan. 20, 1949, in Bluffton to Darvin and Evelyn (Johnson) Luginbuhl. On Nov. 3, 1977, he married Karen Nelson and she survives. 

Gregg was professor of art and chair of the art department at Bluffton University for 30 years before his retirement in 2014 when he was named professor emeritus. Prior to coming to Bluffton, Gregg taught at the University of Findlay for eight years.  


Fall planting sale underway at New Leaf

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, annnounces its fall planting sale.

Several items are on sale. In additon, New Leaf has fall planting supplies and fall decorating supplies.

New Leaf
0395 State Route 235


Major employers come to campus for Employer Expo

Bluffton University business students got a head start on their career search during the Employer Expo networking event held on campus Sept. 13

“This event helped me understand the things to ask during an interview, what to put on my resume and how to prepare for an interview, just really great insight on what companies actually want out of their interns and the people they are going to hire in the future,” said Jeff Horner, a senior who is double majoring in accounting and business, from Lima, Ohio.