• * Jewelry sale at Ten Thousand Villages through Feb. 15 - buy 1 get 1 at 50% off *

Where Bluffton gets its news!
February 11, 2016

Icon video

Click thumbnail to play video
Talk in a Box game, 2-6-16


Most Recent Poll

How many movies do you watch in 1 month (theatre, TV, library, Netflix)?

You are here

All Bluffton Icon News

Ohio Has Talent! competition on Niswonger stage, Van Wert, March 5

The ninth annual Ohio Has Talent! competition returns to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m.

The benefit show raises funds for Community Health Professionals Hospice patient care fund. This year’s show features 18 local and regional performers competing for $1,000, $500 and $250 prizes determined by audience votes.
Ohio Has Talent! 2016 contestants:


Masterworks performance of Vivaldi's "Dixit Dominus" Feb. 28 in Yoder Recital Hall

Bluffton University’s Masterworks performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s, “Dixit Dominus,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, in Yoder Recital Hall.
The choir is comprised of two different choral groups: Bluffton Choral Society and University Chorale.  Dr. Mark J. Suderman, Bluffton professor of music, will conduct the performance, featuring regional soloists and orchestra.

Grace Albrecht Gallery to host Senior Exhibits

Senior graphic design majors, Beth Ross, Paulding, Ohio, Abby Graber, Goshen, Ind., and Jenny Brown, St. Marys, Ohio, will be showcasing their most prominent work from the four years they have spent at Bluffton University.

Beavers down rival DC for win number 20

February 10, 2016
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Bluffton men come up just short in OT loss to Defiance

February 10, 2016
By: Owen Lugibihl, sports information assistant


Red Cross responds to house fire in Rawson

Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Hancock County responded to an early morning fire on Wednesday in Rawson.

Red Cross volunteers Pat Swisher and Steve Switzer responded to the call for help at the home on S. Main St. and provided the family with temporary shelter and assistance for immediate needs such as food and clothing. They also provided the family with Red Cross blankets and comfort kits of personal hygiene items.


BCE accepting registrations for basics of websites workshop

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs offers two February workshops covering the basics of websites.

The sessions are part of BCE’s HOW (Hands-on Workshop) series.

Ryan Lowry of Bluffton leads the workshops offered on two dates. Workshops are Friday, Feb.19, and Friday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the BCE office, 110 S. Main St., Bluffton.

Both workshops cover the same information. These are offered on different dates to accommodate more participants.

Dr. Justin Kantner Friday chamber breakfast featured speaker

Dr. Justin Kantner, O.D., Bluffton optometrist, is the guest speaker at the 7 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The free breakfast is in the Bluffton town hall.

Kantner will tell about his plan to step away from his small-town practice and move with his wife, Elya, and their young son, Caleb, to southern rural Paraguay. There, he will become an optometrist and church planter. Elya will become a Bible translator.

Free walking at BFR on Feb. 11

Mark Weidner takes advantage of a free walking day at Bluffton Family Recreation. BFR is in the midst of Keeping Active 2016. The program, which continues until Feb. 26 offers several free opportunities for area residents. One of those is the free use of the indoor walking track. Free walking will be available Thursday, Feb. 11, during BFR's hours of 5:30 am. to 9 p.m.

Aelker and Roberson honored by NCAA

February 10, 2016