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May 26, 2020

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Eden Nygaard blows out his birthday candles on Dec. 25

He knows all about Christmas birthdays

Eden Nygaard, a Bluffton High School junior, was born on Dec. 25, 2002. Not knowing too many people with a Christmas Day birthday, we were curious how he spends the day. Here’s part of our interview: 

Click here to read Ada Icon's interview with Madison Wright, an Ada HS senior, who also has a Dec. 25 birthday.

15 minutes with Bluffton newest school board member, Brad Dailey

He and his wife, Jessica, are 1998 BHS grads

The Icon talked with Brad Dailey, 9232 Dixie Highway, Bluffton, the newly appointed member of the Bluffton school board. He will be sworn in during the November meeting. Here is part of our conversation.

Icon: What interested you in seeking a spot on the school board?
I chose to seek a position on the school board because I want to see Bluffton Exempted Village Schools continue to have success in providing students with the excellent education that it has for many years.

15 minutes with Bluffton newcomer, Lauren Logan

"I'm the person who actually reads the signs at museums, and, I would grab old textbooks and read them for fun"

Recently the Icon talked with Dan Newkirk, a newcomer to Bluffton. Read his interview here. As promised, here's a chat with his wife, Lauren Logan.

15 minutes with Ryan DeMarco

From National Guard to financial advisor

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock
Ryan DeMarco was born in upstate New York, but grew up in Champaign County, Ohio. He's now settled in Bluffton, is married to Alicia (Evilsizor) and they have three children, Micah (age 8), Noah (age 6), and Hannah (age 4).

Where did you go to school and what have you been up to?
I graduated from St. Paris Graham High School in 2000, and enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard shortly before graduation. I was Honorably Discharged in 2010.

15 minutes with Andrew Keeler, BHS and Bluffton University grad

"My wife and I are owner-operators of Avodah Sustainable Acres"

We’ve forgotten all this: When did you graduate from high school and college:
Bluffton High School in 2008 and Bluffton University in 2012.

What did you major in?
I graduated with a major in history and minor in economic development.

Purdue grad, recent Bluffton resident, lives in "Doug Smith's old house"

15 minutes with Dan Newkirk

15 minutes with Dan Newkirk
The Icon will interview his wife, Lauren, in an interview coming soon

Where do you live?
199 W. Kibler St, also known as “Doug Smith’s Old House.”

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a large suburb in the Chicagoland area called Naperville.