October 20, 2014



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Unified effort leads Pirates to 61-13 Victory over Western Reserve Academy

By Delano Whidbee
Saturday night Bluffton Pirates welcomed Western Reserve Academy to Harmon Field. After a 1-7 start Bluffton earned a big win - with suprising ease - with unified team effort against Western Reserve who was 5-1 before this game. BHS won 61-13.

Western Reserve Academy showed that could run the ball early in the 1st quarter with a 4 yard touchdown run. Point after kick was good 7-0 Western Reserve lead.


What's cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen, Oct. 21-24

OPEN at 8:00 a.m.
We serve fresh homemade pastry and coffee Tuesday-Friday mornings, starting at 8:00 a.m. Carry out or eat in.

LUNCH SPECIALS for October 21-24

Chicken rice soup
Tuna sliders
Italian breaded chicken sandwich

Soup of the day
Perch platter
Shrimp po’ boy

Soup of the day
Pork tenderloin sandwich
Pizza pizza with side salad

Tomato bisque
Grilled cheese apple and bacon
Stacked ham

Funeral service for David Gillett on Oct. 21

Former Bluffton resident, David Gillett, 78, died on Oct. 16, 2014. He was the previous owner of Gillett's Bakery on North Main Street Bluffton. Services are at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Carmel Lutheran Church, Carmel, Ind., Arrangements are handled by Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory.



Ruth Johnson picks the winners in Football Contest 8

The winner of Week 8 of The Icon Football Contest is Ruth Johnson.  Four contestants correctly picked all 10 games this week, but Ruth was declared the winner by correctly predicting Bluffton to win by 19 or more points. 

Other contestants:

10 correct - Dale Badertscher, Landyn Fleharty and Mark Delisle.


45 homecomings ago


Here's the Bluffton High School homecoming court 45 homecomings ago. The school year was 1969-70.

Names of the court members are on the photography.

Bring on the new bread machine

By Mary Pannabecker Steiner

Well. We’ve managed to destroy yet another bread machine. Here’s the thing. Some people eat cold cereal for breakfast. Some eat eggs. Some eat nothing. I eat cinnamon raisin bread — NOT the store-bought spongy, flaccid stuff — only homemade.

For more columns by Mary Pannabecker Steiner, click here.


Board will act on resignations, contracts and student teaching assignments

Bluffton school board will act on several resignations, contracts and student teaching assignments during its Monday board meeting.

The complete board agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

• Hannah Slechter – high school head cheerleading advisor, effective Nov. 1
• Brianna Atkins – high school cheerleading assistant advisor, effective Nov. 1
• Julie Althaus – volunteer cross country, effective Aug. 1

Leaf pick-up will start within next two weeks - here's the details

Within the next two weeks, the Village Service Department will begin the annual leaf pickup throughout town, according to Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator. He will provide leaf pick-up details during Monday's Bluffton council meeting. 

The entire council agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

"As the mowing duties begin to slow down, we will begin picking up leaves on a part-time basis," he said.  "Depending on the weather and the leaves, we anticipate the leaf pick-up will last through the end of November."

Allen County Visionaries honor Jim Reber, Hary Shutt

The Allen County Visionaries presented the prestigious Visionary of the Year Awards at their annual dinner Thursday night.  These awards are given to members of the Visionaries and members of the community who have worked to promote economic development and the betterment of our community.  All proceeds from the dinner go to fund economic development efforts in Allen County.

The Visionary of the Year Award was Jim Reber.  Reber is President/CEO of Health Innovations Ohio.  He retired as President/CEO of St. Rita's Health Partners in 2012 after 24 years with the hospital. 


Tree walk on university campus Oct. 24

Icon viewers are invited to a tree walk on the Bluffton University campus. Meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, in front of Marbeck Center. Joanne Antibus will lead the walk. Participants may admire and identify trees. The walk is open to the public.