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Third annual Drew Rayle Memorial game set for Saturday

Epilepsy awareness event honors former Bluffton and North Baltimore student

The third annual Drew Rayle Memorial midget football game, honoring a Bluffton youth who died in 2014, takes place Saturday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in Memorial Park, North Baltimore. The event supports the Drew Rayle Memorial Fund.

This is an epilepsy awareness event. During his brief life, Rayle, as an elementary student, attended school in North Baltimore and later moved to Bluffton where he attended school. He played midget football for both teams.

Meet the new student senate members at the middle school

Lots of events going on at school - here's a summary

Bluffton Middle School is busy this fall. Here’s some of the news items from the Bluffton school website.

Newest members of the student senate are:
8th Grade:
 Cierra Ackerman, Clara Matthews and Julia Smallcombe
7th Grade:  Lauren Gray, Reagan Mittendorf and Skyler Scoles
6th Grade:  Amy Jebsen, Olivia Matthews and Olivia Smallcombe

Bluffton Child Development Center participating in child and adult care food program

Income eligibility guidellines for free and reduced meals are in this story

Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, Bluffton, announces its participation in the USDA-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program, according to Francine Donathan, director.

The attached chart shows income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced price meals effective July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.


Here's what's for lunch in Bluffton school cafeterias in October

What's for lunch in the Bluffton schools during October? The answer is here.

CLICK HERE for the October school menu.

Boys' soccer: BHS ranked 3rd in northwest Ohio coaches poll

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team remains in the third spot in the Boys' Division III northwest Ohio soccer coaches poll.

The entire poll is in the attachment.


Nearly one-half inch of rain on Monday

Monday's rainfall was recorded as nearly one-half inch by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Open the attachment below for the daily weather summary from Sept. 1 to 26.

Boys' soccer: Pirates blank Ada 5-0

Earllier BHS also shut out Riverdale 2-0

Ada came to Bluffton for a conference match Tuesday evening. Bluffton smothered the Bulldogs, 5-0.

Five players scored for the Pirates:
• Luke Young headed in the first goal at the 7th minute
• Douglas Nester scored the second at 9 minutes, assist by Tristan Smucker
• Three goals in the second half started with a chester, by Antony Kingsley, assist by Luke Young at 50 minutes
• Isaac Andreas put in the game’s fourth goal at 63 minutes, assist by Isaiah Schwab
• And Isaiah Schwab got a goal at minute 64, assist by Tristan Smucker


Introducing Ada HS's homecoming senior court members

Ada celebrates its homecoming this weekend

Last week the Bluffton Icon shared the BHS senior homecoming court members with Ada Icon viewers.

This week is Ada's turn to share its homecoming senior members with Bluffton Icon viewers. One senior member has a Bluffton connection, as Eli Garmon is son of BHS art teacher Vickie Garmon.

Here goes:

FROM ADA ICON - It’s homecoming week at Ada High School. This year’s homecoming court was announced on Friday. The king and queen will be announced in a pre-game ceremony on the football field on Friday.


Football: Allen East dominates Pirates 40-7

By Sam Brauen
In their heyday, Allen East football was known as a physical, fundamental squad that pounded the ball.

While elements of a power rushing game were still evident in the most recent meeting Friday night at Harmon Field, overall team speed and a dangerous passing attack led the Mustangs to a lopsided 40-7 win over the Pirates. 

The dominant performance put a damper on Bluffton’s homecoming festivities which crowned senior Abbie Parkins queen and classmate Gabe Denecker king after a terrific, spirited parade through downtown Bluffton.