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May 27, 2018

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It's soccer weekend in Bluffton

30 youth teams with nearly 750 visitors in town Saturday and Sunday

It’s soccer weekend in Bluffton.

The Bluffton Soccer Club’s American Club two-day tournament will bring 30 youth soccer teams to town, according to Ron Koontz.

The event attracts nearly 750 visitors to the community. Teams compete at four Bluffton University fields (see the map attached). The fields are at the intersection of Bentley Road and Elm Street-Augsburger Road.

Competing team include:
• U12 coed Division 1
• U 12 coed Division 2
• U 12 girls
• U 15 coed Division 1
• U 15 coed Division 2

Next Bluffton town hall concert is May 31

Sam Stucky and Heather Kropf performing

The Bluffton town hall concert series announces two performances, according to Jeff Yoder. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Sam Stucky and Heather Kropf will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31.
May 31st at 7:30, Sam Stucky and Heather Kropf. Claire Wellin will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 7.


Free outdoor movie on Presbyterian Church lawn June 15

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free, family-friendly movie on the spacious Presbyterian church lawn.

"Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey," will be shown Friday, June 15, beginning at 9:15 p.m. Follow the adventures of three pets as they go searching for their owners. The movie is rated G.

As a nod to the vintage cars that will be cruising down Bluffton's streets that evening, freshly made popcorn will be available for only 10 cents a bag.

In the event of rain, the movie will be shown in the church sanctuary.


District track: Pirates look good after first day of district meet

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com

(FINDLAY) - The road to Columbus starts in Findlay for the Bluffton Track & Field teams.  Thursday a few finals were run and several preliminary events took place with the finals to come Saturday again at Findlay.  


For BHS seniors, it's their final grand entrance

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
They arrived in golf carts, scooters, bikes, tandem bikes, riding lawn mowers, tractors and basically anything with wheels and sometimes a motor.

Bluffton High School seniors made their final grand entrance to school this morning (Friday, May 18).

Legend has it that the the BHS class of 1998 was the first to make this, now traditional event, the only way Bluffton seniors arrive at school on their last day as a student in the school system.


Vacation Bible Schools set for summer

Several Bluffton area Vacation Bible Schools are planned this summer. Here’s a summary of those events made available to the Icon. Churches with VBS details not on this list may contact the Icon at info@blufftonicon.com

Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus
Ebenezer Mennonite, 8905 Columbus Grove Road
June 3-8
6:30-9 p.m.
Ages 4 to 6th grade
Register online at www.ebenezermennonite.org