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February 5, 2016

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Bluffton residents Scott - Banman's Talk in a Box game at Book Reviews' Saturday event

Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., celebrates Valentine’s Day all month with two special events, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

•  The creators of the game, “Talk in a Box,” Saturday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
• Jenny Frankart of Rustic Bendz, Saturday, Feb. 13,  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Feb. 6 event
Stan Scott and his wife, Nancy Banman of Bluffton, created a game that involves “more than small talk…talk that matters.” 


Awareness event Feb. 10 for basketball player diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

The Bluffton University men’s basketball team will raise funds and awareness for cancer during an event in honor of a fellow teammate.
“’Hop’ on board to fight lymphoma,” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, during the men’s and women’s basketball double-header against rival Defiance. 

The women’s home game begins at 6 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 8 p.m.

Funeral service Monday for Etta Jo Huber

Etta Jo Huber, 86, died Feb. 5, 2016, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Rockport United Methodist Church, Rockport.  Pastor Rich Rakay officiating. 

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Police looking for man wearing hoodie with red bag

Bluffton police sent the following Nixle alert this morning at 10:39 a.m.:

Police are looking for a male wearing black hoodie and jeans. Possibily has a red bag. Last seen in Jefferson Street and Main Street area. 

Persons with information may contact the police at 419-358-2961.


'Hop' on board to fight lymphoma

February 5, 2016

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s basketball team will raise funds and awareness for cancer during an event in honor of a fellow teammate.

Emily Ulrey has a chat with a pastor's kid and missionary's kid: Debbie Mohr

Story and photos by Emily Ulrey
There are some people who have a life in them, an energy that is overflowing and abundant.  This energy is demonstrated not only in the way they walk, or talk, but in their spirit and the way they share it with others. Debbie Mohr is a one-of-a-kind, loving individual whose energetic spirit is evident in everything that she does.

I first met Debbie Mohr in 1999 when her family moved to Bluffton. That was the year my father left his position, and Debbie’s husband took over as the pastor of English Lutheran Church.  


Girls' bball: Bluffton pulls away from Ada in second half

Bluffton girls' basketball team stopped Ada 48 to 35 at home tonight. The Pirates are 14-5 (6-1). Ada moves to 12-7 (4-3).

Box score in the attachment.


Bluffton University football team joins with Samaritan's Feet

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The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference partnered with Samaritan’s Feet International for the third consecutive year during the 2015 football season and held a shoe distribution at Holy Cross School in Indianapolis Wednesday morning. 

Members of the All-HCAC football team and coaching staffs were present as over 200 children received a brand new pair of shoes due to their fundraising efforts during the season. 

Ada's Gallery for the Arts - it's worth a trip to Ada

Gallery for the Arts, 115 S. Main St., Ada, is a new Bluffton Icon advertiser. The gallery opened in 2015. Here is a summary of the feature story posted in the Ada Icon when the gallery opened.

“I set the stage. The artists are the performers.”

That’s the way Ruth Roider describes her vision for Gallery for the Arts, which opened at 115 S. Main St., Ada. The gallery serves two purposes: as a place for local artists to display and sell their creations and as Roider’s own working art studio.

Ann-Marie McDermott to play in Yoder Recital hall

Tickets are available for the third concert in the 2015-16 Bluffton University Artist Series for pianist Ann-Marie McDermott at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, in Yoder Recital Hall. 
McDermott has played concertos, recitals and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. She is described as, “one of our great under-the-radar pianists,” in a career that spans more than 25 years.