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March 18, 2019

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A chat with two university students from a land where the snow doesn't fall

15 minutes with two African students attending Bluffton University
By Caitlin Nearhood
Bluffton Icon intern

Daniel Mushangwe and Appiah Adubofour, two sophomore international students attending Bluffton University, recently sat down and discussed how their Bluffton lives compared to their lives in Africa.

Second grader loves math, science, and reading...15 minutes with Kate Pannabecker

The Icon staff recently spent a sunny, cold Sunday afternoon with Kate Pannabecker, 8-year-old daughter of Tim and Jo Pannabecker.

What grade are you in and who is your teacher?

Second grade, Mrs. Fry

What are your favorite subjects in school?

Science, math, and reading.

Least favorite?

Writing. It's hard.

Tell us about your spelling tests.

Sarah Diller talks about her "Messiah" solo debut on Dec. 8

Bluffton resident, Sarah Diller, is one of the Handel "Messiah" soloists this year. The performance is at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, in Founders Hall. We had a brief chat with her about the upcoming event. Here's part of our conversation.

Here's the link to all the information about this year's performance.

What year did you graduate from Bluffton High School?

She can see the Space Needle from her bathroom window...15 minutes with Hannah Schumacher

Is it true that you can see the Space Needle from the bathroom in your house? How does that compare to what you saw out the bathroom of your house on the rural Pandora farm where you grew up?

Yes! I can see the Space Needle from my bathroom window! Although a beautiful site, I am partial to the pond and pine trees I viewed from my Pandora farm.

You graduated from PGHS when? How did you choose to attend Anderson (IN) University? What was your major? What kind of extracurricular activities were you involved in?

15 minutes with Santa: "Boys make written lists; girls usually explain what they want"

The Icon talked with Santa Claus, during his downtown Bluffton visit on Saturday. We  discussed everything starting from Dec. 26 all the way to Dec. 25. By the way, Santa has a facebook page and may be found on LinkedIn. Here's a small portion of our talk.

You travel all over the globe. How do you do it?
By reindeer. But, you need to know that reindeer only fly on Christmas Eve.

15 minutes with Jacob Suter: I'm turning 11 on Oct. 27

We met up with Jacob Suter in late September at Southgate Lanes. He was working the crowd, persuading them to vote for the Shirley’s Popcorn bowling team during a chamber fundraiser. We caved and voted for them. Here’s part of our conversation with Jacob.

What grade are you in?
Fifth at Pandora-Gilboa.

Who’s your bus driver?
Mr. Brinkman.

What time do you get on the bus in the morning?
Between 7:20 and 7:25.