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Luke Young named to second team all-Ohio

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School Senior Luke Young has been named second team All-Ohio in boys' soccer. The speedy forward was a fearless playmaker for the Pirate boys' team.  

Young is the third Pirate in as many seasons to garner all-state honors.  He also continues a legacy of Pirate soccer players being recognized for their on field all-state accomplishments: 


Community Thanksgiving service Thursday

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will hold its community Thanksgiving Worship service Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Citizens Center community meal.

The meal, provided by First United Methodist Church, takes place at 6 p.m. The Thanksgiving service follows the meal. All members of the community are invited to attend.

Jan Goodger was a former teacher at Trinity Lutheran School

Jan Goodger, former part-time teacher at Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, and wife of Arnold Goodger, teacher of Grades 5 and 6 at Trinity from 1979-1986, was died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, after a short illness. 

Janice Louise (Breitenfield) Goodger, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was born on Dec. 21, 1950, in Tomah, Wisconsin, to Victor and Lydia Breitenfield.  She graduated from Luther High School in Onalaska, Wisconsin, in 1969, and from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1974. 


MHCO longevity dinner honors employees

22 employees recogized

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) held its annual Longevity Dinner on Nov. 8 at Maple Crest.  Each year, MHCO honors employees who have reached five or more years with the organization (in five-year increments).  Laura Voth, CEO, served as emcee for the evening. 

Associates honored include:

40 Years – Sue Richard

35 Years – Diana Dray

25 Years – Crista Nofziger, Kris Russell

20 Years – Agnes Davis, Peg Sautter

15 Years – Mark Offenbacher

10 Years – Cindy McMaster, De Michel, Brady Pickford, Joy Siders, Caryn Wager

An early Ada baseball team

Ada historian, Lee Crouse, provides the Ada Icon with historical photos. The Ada Icon shares this interesting story with Bluffton viewers.

From the 1920s to the 1940s the ZoRoLo company, located on East Buckeye Avenue, back of the Liberty bank in Ada, made a product to cure arthritis.

The first and second floors of the building were used for and office and as a place to hold vats in which the formula was mixed, placed in gallon containers, and shipped to places in the United States.


Icon viewer Carole Oakley spotted this Allen County plate and sent it to the Icon.