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Football: Grove over Pirates 21-6

Columbus Grove defeated Bluffton in a rainy final football game of the 2014 season. 

Game stats are below.


Russell Staley served 46 years as a Jackson Township trustee

Russell D. Staley, age 97, died on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at 12:13 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1917 in Jackson Township, Allen County, Ohio to George Washington and Edith Edna (Ackerman) Staley and they preceded him in death.


Amy Lynn Dunbar, 1952-2014

Amy Lynn Dunbar, 52, died Oct. 30, 2014. She was born Jan. 23, 1962, in Lansing, Mich.

She was schooled in and around Detroit and furthered her education at Ohio State University, Lima. Amy was an avid animal lover and intrepid horsewoman. She was proud to be a female cross-country truck driver.  

Survivors include her father, Henry Colin Dunbar of Bluffton; a daughter, Courtney Elizabeth (Andrew) Makin-Caudill of Defiance; a granddaughter, Autumn Leigh Caudill of Defiance, and a grandson, Logan Ray Caudill of Defiance.


Volleyball falls to #16 Elmhurst and Chicago

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Elmhurst stats  I  Chicago stats

Bluffton chamber-BCE hosts business roundtable Nov. 14

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce and Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs will host a business roundtable involving Allen and Hancock County commissioners and economic development directors of the two counties.

The roundtable, set for 8:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, follows the monthly Bluffton chamber breakfast held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. also in the town hall.

Both events are open to the public and take place in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Weather summary: It didn't feel like October

Area farmers were happy for great harvesting weather over the past week. With no precipitation and temperatures in the 60s and 70s, it doesn’t feel like October.

Here’s the daily October weather summaries from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Open the attachment for the summaries.

Grover Rutter speaker a FabTech event

Grover Rutter of Grover Rutter Mergers, Acquisitions and Valuations, Findlay, is a speaker  at FabTech, Nov. 11-13, in Atlanta, Ga. It is  North America's Largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. 

His presentation is "Baby Boomers: Uncover the secrets to increasing the value of your business before it's time to exit.”  


Jacqueline Diller was an RN at Bluffton Hospital

Jacqueline "Jackie" K. Diller, 66, died Oct. 30, 2014, at her residence. She was born Nov. 7, 1947, in Toledo to the late Don  and Evelyn (Biede) Spilker. She married Daniel "Dan" J. Diller and he survives.

She was a registered nurse in the OB department of Bluffton Hospital. She was also a Licensed Massage Therapist She was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and Toledo School of Nursing.


Bluffton celebrates Halloween - and here are more photos than we've ever posted

They came out of the woodwork on Thursday as Bluffton residents opened their doors to Halloweeners.

Thanks to the Bluffton University photojournalism class, the Icon captured lots of dressed characters on camera.

Student photographers in the project included Meg Short, Delano Whidbee, Mitch Gatzke, Colton Steiner, Venessa Owsley and Caitlin Nearhood.


BHS drama club presents fall production Nov. 14-16

Bluffton High Schoo's Drama Club will present "In Praise of Miss Brown," a two-act comedy in which the five teen members of the cast spend a great deal of time in the home of their teacher, Constance Brown. The play is reminiscent of the "Our Miss Brooks" television series.

The cast includes Darnell Boddie, Emma Burkholder, Jack Neff, Elijah Runk, Erica Sheehan, Adel Sommers, Megan Sycks, and Dylan Whitlow. Kevin Gratz is the director

Performances are November 14 and 15 at 7:30p.m., and November 16 at 2 p.m.
on the Middle School stage.