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September 17, 2019

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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.

16 minutes* with Ron Edinger, 1960 BHS grad

He almost drowned in the Buckeye, was paddled in high school, participated in a history-making Panama flyover and lots more

Ron Edinger left Bluffton in the early 1960s, but Bluffton never seemed to leave him. A 1960 BHS grad, the Icon offers this 16-minute* interview with a very loyal Icon viewer who lives in Florida.

So, you attended Bluffton High School?
I was just another face in the crowd. I played baseball and for one season, football.

15 minutes with Jenny (Sylak) Goodrich

Music teacher and softball coach in the UP; took her team to the regional finals

Icon: We understanding you are a high school teacher and softball coach.
Jenny: I teach and coach at Bark River-Harris High School in Michigan.

Icon: Where is it on the Michigan map?
Jenny: It’s in Harris, Michigan, about 10 miles northwest of Escanaba in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. About 10 hours from Bluffton.

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