• Next community meal Thursday at 6 p.m. - Senior Citizens Center

Where Bluffton gets its news!

Viewer of the Week

Kathy Kinn Housh

April 19, 2018

You are here

All Bluffton Icon News

Pandora community meal April 25

Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, at the church fellowship hall.

The church is located at 108 W. Washington St., (State Route 12) Pandora. The meal is provided by the Rebecca Circle. The menu is ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, dessert and beverage.


"Vegas" Saturday's BHS prom theme

Public invited to watch student promenade in Founders Hall

It's prom week in Bluffton. Or, haven't you noticed?

This year's Bluffton High School prom is Saturday evening, April 21, in Marbeck Center. And, this year, the prom theme is "Vegas," which also matches the post-prom theme.

The decorated prom in Marbeck on the Bluffton University campus will be open to the public to view from 7:20 to 7:45 p.m.

University academic awards to be presented

Bluffton University will host its annual Academic Awards Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Students to be honored include graduating seniors in the Honors Program, C. Henry Smith Scholars and Pi Delta inductees, as well as departmental award recipients, who are recognized as distinguished senior scholars. In addition, several seniors will present on their departmental honors projects.

Anna Reichenbach 1920 - 2018

Anna G. Reichenbach, 97, died April 7, 2018, at 2:55 a.m. at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

Anna was born Dec. 31, 1920, in Riley Township in Putnam County, Ohio, to the late Willis and Ethel (Fridley) Schumacher. On Aug. 29, 1941, she married David A. Reichenbach who preceded her in death on March 20, 1999.

Anna was a graduate of Pandora High School and studied a year at Bluffton College prior to her marriage. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Grace Mennonite Church.


15 with BHS 2003 grad Steve Dye

"My son and I made up a game combining Payday, Life, and Monopoly"

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock

Steve graduated from Bluffton High School in 2003. He married Elizabeth Knick (from Bath) and has a son and two daughters.

Did you go to college, and, if so, what was your degree?
I went to University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) and earned my Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing, and started my master's in 2012 for Arts and Organizational Behavior. (That's a fancy way of saying how to create corporate culture.)

Is the grass really greener on the other side?

It is when eating more veggies in your diet - here's how

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L

“Is the grass really greener on the other side?”

(Well, when it comes to incorporating and eating more veggies in your diet…..YES!)

Spring is in the air….Well, kind of. LOL

 It’s that wonderful time of year when we look forward to everything coming to life again. Flowers blooming. Gardens being planted. Grass growing (well, unless you don’t like mowing). If you are like me, this comes with mixed feelings. I love all the possibilities of spring, but quickly feel overwhelmed by all there is to do.