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15 minutes with Laura Bellman

2003 BHS grad is an RN at Blanchard Valley Dialysis in Findlay

15 minutes with Laura Bellman

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock

Laura (Green) Bellman graduated from Bluffton in 2003. She received her nursing degree from Rhodes State College in Lima. She is married to Bernard (Bernie) Bellman, who graduated from Bath in 2002, and they have two children, Henry, age 4, and Marie 2.

I've seen you around town in scrubs. What do you do and where do you work?
I am a registered nurse and I work at Blanchard Valley Dialysis in Findlay.

15 minutes with Jessica (Foltz) Pratt

Check out her handmade crafts on Facebook

15 minutes with Jessica (Foltz) Pratt
Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock

Jessica married Jeremy Pratt from Findlay. She is a stay-at-home mom with three children: Noah, age 8; Ruby 4; and Ellis, 10 months.

Where did you grow up and go to school?
I grew up in Bluffton until I was in my fifth grade of school. I then moved to Arlington, and that is where I graduated high school. I then attended the University of Findlay. 

15 minutes with Ashley (aka Ashley Gratz-Collier)

BHS 2002 grad lives in New York City

15 minutes with Ashley Garland
aka Ashley Gratz-Collier

When did you graduate from Bluffton High School?
I understand you live in New York City. Tell us exactly where you live.

15 minutes with Eric Garmatter

"As a team you can achieve more playing together than as a group of individuals"

15 minutes with Eric Garmatter
Bluffton High School girls' basketball coach

Eric, when you aren't coaching basketball, what do you do?
I work very hard for Coca-Cola.

When you attended Bluffton High School what sports did you play?
I played football, basketball and baseball at Bluffton.

How many hours a week might you average in your coaching duties during the season?
25-30 hours.

15 minutes with Todd Boblitt

It is the sound of a bouncing ball in an empty gym that lives within me

The Icon invited Bluffton High School winter varsity coaches to participate in our "15 minutes" series. Here's our chat with Todd Boblitt, boys' varsity basketball coach.
Your coaching position:
Bluffton High School varsity basketball coach
In addition to coaching, what do you teach, or what is your job:

15 minutes with Tanya Augsburger

In grade school, I wanted to be a veterinarian or an archaeologist - like a female Indiana Jones

15 minutes with Tanya Augsburger,
Bluffton Public Library staff member

What's your position at the library?
I'm the Adult Services Coordinator.

How long have you been on the library staff?
Five years.

What is the most frequent question you are asked at the library?
Most recently, it has been, “Where are the DVD’s?” We have been moving materials around to make better use of space and to more logically organize the library – you should come check it out.