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November 15, 2018

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Identify the message location and maybe win some theatre passes

Our most recent "where is it?" photo showing a pirate was too difficult to idenfy by viewers. We promise to bring that photo back later with a couple hints.

In the meantime, if you can identify the location of this message send your entry to: info@blufftonicon.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Winner, chosen by drawing, will receive two Shannon Theatre passes.


Stanley Hartman 1960 - 2018

Stanley Allan Hartman, 57, died unexpectedly in his sleep Nov. 3, 2018, at his home in Lincoln, Vermont. He was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on Nov. 9, 1960, one of the seven children of Floyd and Jeannine Hartman. 

As a second generation pipefitter, Stan was a member of the Plumbing Union Local 693 for 38 years.


Pirate winter sports pass and reserved seat form on Icon

Pirate sports fans may now purchase passes and reserved seat orders with Bluffton High School for the 2018-19 season. A printer-friendly order form is attached below.




Beavers conclude CC season at Great Lakes Regional

The Bluffton University cross country teams rounded out the 2018 season on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Blue River Cross Country Course for the NCAA Div. III Great Lakes Regional Championship meet, tackling the course for the third time this year.

The women's team began the day with an 18th place finish in the 33-team field for their six-kilometer trek.

Ladies Night Out Nov. 29

At Riley Creek Pharmacy, Pandora

Riley Creek Pharmacy, 112 E. Main St., Pandora, invites its customers to a Ladies Night Out.

The event is from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29. Features of the evening include:
• 25% off all gifts
• Refreshments and prizes
• A gift for every lady
• Sign up to win a $50 gift card
• Make a Christmas wish list


No surprise here - GOP candidates win in Bluffton and Richland

However, Democrat Senator Brown's totals indicate his popularity

It was no surprise that Republican candidates for state office swept Bluffton, Richland Township and Beaverdam voters on Nov. 6.

Bluffton voters supported Mike DeWine, Republican, over Richard Cordray, Democrat, in the governor’s race. Only once since 1936 have Bluffton voters supported a Democrat governor candidate. Watch the Icon for details on this historic trend.