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January 23, 2021

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BHS sophomores visit Apollo Career Center on Wednesday

Bluffton High School sophomores will be among more than 600 sophomores in Apollo Career Center’s 11-member district visiting Apollo during  411Blast, scheduled Jan. 25-28.

Bluffton students will visit from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27/

The day exposes students to possibilities and paths available for their career and, or college success. Students choose two programs of interest and then spend one-half day visiting those labs, meeting the instructors and participating in fun, interactive demos and activities.


Retired MHCO marketing director write book about growing up in the 1950s

Chapters compiled from her Findlay blog "Old and Slow and Turning White"

Barbara Lockard, retired marketing director for Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, has published a book “Chapel Veils, Cough Drops and Queen for a Day,” with a subtitle “Being a kid in the 1950’s.”

The Findlay resident’s weekly blog, launched in March 2020 “Old and Slow and Turning White,” met with favorable response among her Findlay friends, Mother of Mercy High School alums and other blog readers.

At the start of the “great quarantine” she writes that she decided her choices were to either go stark raving mad, or write about better, happier times. She chose the latter.


Hey, Dad, I'm on the honor roll!

Here's the Bluffton elementary list for the second quarter

Here's the Bluffton Elementary honor roll. for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. 
• Click here for the high school honor roll
• Watch for the middle school honor roll on Sunday afternoon


This week's list

Several new “Help Wanted” advertisements are now listed on Bluffton and Ada Icons. Check Icon Classified Ad pages at: www.blufftonicon.com/classifieds.

New opening are added to this list daily. Businesses interested in listing positions available should contact info@blufftonicon.com.


Bluffton girls fall to late Bearcat rally

BHS travels to Riverdale Saturday

Story by Cort Reynolds
Photos by Marvin Foster

BLUFFTON - Homestanding Bluffton led most of the game but lost to Spencerville 50-39 after a big Lady Bearcat fourth period comeback won a Northwest Conference girls basketball matchup Thursday night.

The Lady Pirates led 21-15 at halftime as Sami Scoles poured in 12 points. The hosts maintained a 33-30 edge after three periods. 

But Spencerville erupted for 20 fourth-quarter points and held Bluffton to just six to rally and win by 11.


Dr. Howard Shelly tells about starting his general practice in 1957

I was new and modern, so I was going to have people call for appointments

For more information about "Bluffton Anthology" click here.
Dr. Howard Shelly remembers – Dr. Rodabaugh and Dr. Travis, the two general practitioners in Bluffton, were both were good to us. Dr. Rodabaugh took me under his wing and I took my internship at Memorial Hospital in Lima.