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Fisher takes 11th at All-Ohio

September 30, 2016

Men's Results  I  Women's results

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - A unique part of college cross county in the state of Ohio is the All-Ohio Championship. The last Friday in September virtually every college, regardless of division and affiliation, gathers at Cedarville University to race in a single race per gender. Where else in college athletics can Bluffton University compete head-to-head against Ohio State?

Volleyball knocks off Denison in four sets

September 30, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


GRANVILLE, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team continued its winning ways as it traveled to Granville for a matchup with the Denison University Big Red. The home team was just one night removed from taking a set off NCAC foe and #5 ranked Wittenberg University. Denison slipped to 6-11 overall while the Beavers improved to 13-7 heading into fall break.

Q: How will the Women's Center of Bluffton Hospital benefit patients?

A: New surgery techniques will be available in Bluffton

The following is the first of a two-part series explaining the benefits of The Women's Center of Bluffton Hospital. With work underway toward the Center, the Icon posed the question to the hosital: How will the Women’s Center benefit patients?

Here are some answers:

Robotic Surgery
Once the doors are officially opened, The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital will offer robotic surgery for patients needing gynecological surgery.

Betty Stucky 1932 - 2016

Betty H. Stucky, 84, died Sept. 30, 2016, at 7:45 a.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Betty was born July 18, 1932 in Glendale, Calif., to the late John and Elizabeth (VanderGiessen) Wolmerstett. On Jan. 25, 1951, she married Kenneth Stucky who preceded her in death on July 16, 2011.

Betty was a homemaker and pastor's wife.

Survivors include three daughters, Dotty (Jim) Leightner of Pandora, Sherry (Dave) Krohn of Pandora, Sue (Scott) Lehman of Pandora; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.


Cross-cultural experiences change Bluffton University students’ perspectives

Stories of transformative experiences and life-long lessons

Stories of transformative experiences and life-long lessons filled Founders Hall Tuesday morning as students shared memories from their May-term, cross-cultural experiences.

Family True Value Hardware carries Dickies men's winter outdoor wear

Jackets, overalls, jeans, coats, bib overalls

A wide selection of men's winter outdoor wear is now available in Bluffton.

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, Bluffton, now offers an assortment of men's Dickies winter outer wear.

The hardware carries:
• Lined hooded fleece jackets
• Duck-insulated overalls
• 5-pocket jeans
• Duck-insulated coats
• Duck-hooded jackets
• Duck-insulated bib overalls

Family True Value Hardware
109 N. Main St. • Bluffton
Mondays to Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Photos from BHS vs. Ada boys' soccer on Icon

Last week Bluffton defeated Ada in a Northwest Conference boys' soocer match 5-0. Vickie Garmon provides these photos of that game.


Boys' soccer: Pirates nail Ottawa-Glandorf 2-1

Goals by Smucker and Bunch

The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans brought their game to the Bluffton Pirates on a wet Steinmetz Field Thursday, Sept. 29. In the end Bluffton prevailed, 2-1.
The Pirates hit the net first at 14 minutes into the game when Luke Young made a perfect crossing pass to Tristan Smucker who headed it past the goalie.

In the 32 minute Bluffton was called for a foul in the O-G box and the Titans were awarded a penalty kick. Levi Smith, Bluffton’s goalkeeper got a hand on Brice Schroeder’s penalty kick, but not enough to stop it.

Game even.


Look at all these October programs at the public library

Paws 2 Read, dulcimers, chill zone, tutor me paperless, adult book discussion, storytimes, the list is endless

Here's a list of events taking place in October at the Bluffton Public Library. To register for any program or for more details e-mail: asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org, or call the library at 419-358-5016.

Come “Paws 2 Read” with Teddy the therapy dog on Saturdays, Oct. 1 and 15, at 10 a.m.  Teddy loves hearing stories or just getting a friendly cuddle. This program supports literacy, the humane treatment of animals, and healthy stress relief practices. No registration required.

Alice Essinger wins library adult spelling bee

Alice Essinger is the winner of the second annual Adult Spelling Bee held recently by the Bluffton Public Library.

Runners-up were Gail Clingerman, Arlene Garmatter and Paula Scott.

The contestants helped raise money for children’s programs, and in doing so, supported early literacy in Bluffton and its surrounding area.

Next year's spelling bee will include a family theme.