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September 17, 2019

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Alexis Cash HCAC women's cross country athlete of the week

Alexis Cash (Gaines, Mich.) Bluffton University senior, is the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's cross country player of the week.

Cash lead the Beaversswith a 10th place finish in 24:03.5 fora recent 8-kilometer race.

In a notable performance, Dakota Frost (Edgerton) Bluffton University Senior paced the Beaver's men's team, coming in 15th place with a time of 27:10.7 for the 8-kilometer race.



“God has called me here. I felt it the moment I arrived. This is home.”

Rev. John McLaughlin installation Saturday at St. Mary's

There’s a New York Mets cap in Rev. John McLaughlin’s office at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. There’s also a Notre Dame cap.

Both are naturals for a priest, whose parents were Irish immigrants to Brooklyn. Rev. McLoughlin is the new priest for the St. Mary’s parish. His installation is at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20. Bishop Daniel Thomas, will preside.


Bentley Road path extension dedication Sept. 23

Bluffton's pedestrian pathway grew one-quarter mile this summer

There’s a new pedestrian and bike path extension in Bluffton.

It parallels Bentley Road on the west side for one-quarter mile from Augsburger Road to Riley Creek Village at the intersection of Richland Drive.

Its dedication and ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, according to Richard Ramseyer, board chair of the Bluffton pathway committee. The dedication, open to the public, will take place near the Riley Village entrance of Bentley Road.

Sam's Lunch, Bluffton, 1940

This is Stepleton's pool hall, or Sam's Lunch, on North Main Street, Bluffton. On the left is Denver "Demps" Augsburger. On the right is Sam Stepleton, proprietor.

The photo was taken Sept. 10, 1940. Denver Augsburger eventually was a parter in the business as it was known later as Charlie and Demps and later, Demps and Stoney. It eventually became Stoney's and was located near the location of Luke's Bar and Grill.

Note the token, inserted on the bottom left, for Sam's Lunch, Bluffton, Ohio. This token was spotted recently on e-Bay.




JEP - MD is an Ohio State fan. The Icon saw this Hardin County plate on the ONU campus on a white Cadillac.


Remembering Geneva Shetler

Always a curious and avid learner

Geneva Shetler died Sept. 13, 2019. The following column is provided by her family. To read her obituary, click here.

Geneva Shetler was born Geneva May Stamm on July 8, 1919, to Gustav and Priscilla (Stuckey) Stamm on a farm near Archbold, Ohio. 

She was the 6th of 10 children and Geneva worked with her brothers and sisters helping take care of the younger children, raising the animals, working in the garden and truck patch, and putting up produce.