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University's Terrill Webb wins academic honors

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on July 28, its academic awards for the 2015-16 NCAA DIII Track & Field season - including All-Academic and Scholar of the Year awards.

Junior All-American Terrill Webb (Kenton) is the first Bluffton University track and field athlete to earn this prestigious honor.

It comes on the heels of her being named the Heartland Conference Women's Athlete of the Year following All-American performances in indoor track and field and outdoor track and field during the 2015-16 school year.

Here's a Bluffton bridge you never crossed

That's right. You've never crossed this bridge.

At one time it crossed Riley Creek and based upon the era of this photo, the bridge was a fixture in the early 1900s. The photo is from a collection of Bluffton photos taken by pioneer photograher Will Triplett.

This photo might be near Foxes Hill south of Bluffton. Notice that someone is on bridge. Also notice the picket fence on the "bluff" if you can call it a bluff.

Ada Farmers & Merchant horse show attracts competitors from a wide area

Ada’s Farmer and Merchants Picnic horse show attracts horse owners from a wide area and this year’s show should be no different.

The show is an Ohio Western Horse Associationapproved point show event, according to Jennifer Moshier, judge. It will conducted by O.W.H.A. rules.

This year’s show schedule, with all events taking place in the Ada park during the Farmers and Merchants Picnic, follows:

Saturday, Aug. 13
• 8 a.m. – Contest classes
• 9 a.m. – Halter classes
• Lunch break
• Performance classes


National Night Out, Lincoln Highway Buy Way Sale and lots more in "Weekend"

August is on the way, but until then, it's an Icon Weekend. Our 14-page Weekend edition provides details on events in the Icon viewership area now through next Friday.

Here's a sample of what you'll find:
• Bluffton and Ada events calendar
• Our favorite Bluffton and Ada photos of the week
• Bluffton's National Night Out details, including fireworks
• Lincoln Highway Buy Way Yard Sale
• BFR's August schedule

To access Weekend open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Lehman, Green will head Bluffton University graduate business programs

Some familiar faces will be serving in new roles when graduate students begin classes at Bluffton University this fall.
On July 1, Dr. George Lehman will become the director of the Collaborative MBA, a partnership between four Mennonite colleges, while maintaining his roles as Howard Raid professor of business and business studies division chair.

Dr. Melissa Green, who is Bluffton’s newest faculty member, will take over Lehman’s duties as director of graduate programs in business while teaching undergraduate and graduate marketing courses at Bluffton.

BFR and YFC team up for Sept. 5 coed softball tourney

Bluffton Family Recreation teams up with Bluffton-Pandora Youth for Christ for a double-elimination coed softball tournament held in the Pandora Park. The event is Monday, Sept. 5, beginning at 9 a.m.

There is room for eight teams.

In addition, the event includes a homerun derby and yard games and picnic for families. The cost is $200 per team. Games start at 9 a.m.

For more information or to register a team contact Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150, or bfr@wcoil.com.

Citizens Wealth Management Group - Icon's newest advertiser

Citizens Wealth Management Group is the newest Icon advertiser.

Its main office is at Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main St., Bluffton.

According to Daniel Desalle, "Citizens Wealth Management Group provides an array of services that accommodates all types of investors.  We help work towards protecting your hard-earned assets with a retirement plan that has the potential to grow to fit your needs – evolving along with you and your family. 


Learn spray paint art, watercolor and lots more in August at the library

We can't believe that's it's August. Can you?

The Bluffton Public Library is ready for the eighth month of the year, even if we aren't. Several highlights take place and each is listed on the August library activity calendar.


The Icon will continue to post August library activites as they come up. Many of these events are already listed as display ads on the display/classified page.

The deal of the summer - pool passes half-price

Here's the deal of the summer.

Season passes at Bluffton Community Swimming Pool are now half-price, according to Jennie Wilson, pool manager.

That means the following:
• Family pass is now $65
  (Good for two adults and three youth. Additional youth are $5 per child)
• Single individual pass is now $50

Passes are available at the pool. Pool hours are:
Mondays through Fridays - noon to 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays - 1 to 7 p.m.

Phone for the pool: 419-3582066, extension 6.

Community worship service Sunday on Prebysterian lawn

Bluffton's annual summer community worship service is at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 31, in the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. It is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.

The theme is drawn from the community VBS program, “Deep Sea Discovery,” and music from that event will be shared by children who attended VBS during the service.