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August 30, 2016


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It's fall - great time to buy a BFR membership

Bluffton Family Recreation invites persons to take advantage of a 12-month membership now that fall classes are starting.

A membership includes unlimited use of the facility, track, gymnasium and Fitness Center (14 years and older), plus program fee discounts, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

Here are the various membership levels. Contact BFR at 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, for complete details.

Yarn Group, Si-Fi Writers meet Sept. 1 at the library

Don't say there's not anything to do in Bluffton this fall.

Two organizational meetings are set for Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Bluffton Public Library for persons interested knitting and in science fiction/fantasy writing.

The Golden Fleece Yarn Group

Persons interested in knitting are invited to the first meeting following a summer break. The meeting is at 6 p.m.

According to the organizers: “It’s a place where needle crafts of all techniques and levels can gather to learn new techniques, share wisdom and be supportive of one another.

Check out all the awards Beaverdam Bunch 4-H took home from the fair

The Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club came home from the Allen County Junior Fair with lots and lots of awards. Here they are:

Braeden Ackerman
Growing with the Seasons – A, First Place, County Plaque Winner

Magic of Electricity – A, First Place, County Plaque Winner, Ohio State Fair Participant       

Cierra Ackerman
Let’s Bake Quick Breads – A, Outstanding Exhibit

Ohio Birds – A, First Place, County Plaque Winner, Ohio State Fair Participant

Sports Nutrition 2 – A, Second Place


The Quarry Farm Presents "Living Side by Side"

The Quarry Farm presents "Living Side by Side" on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in the lower level meeting room. Registration is required. This family-friendly event will include a photographic meeting with those wild animals that hide under the porch, fly overhead, and go bump in the night, as well as a face-to-face encounter with one or more of them and one of their farm friends!

Author Visit - Kathy Burrus, author of Lovely Traces of Hope

Author Visit and Book Signing with Kathy Burrus, author of Lovely Traces of Hope will be held on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Kathy will share the touching inspirational story behind her new book and answer questions. She will have books available for purchase for $12.99; cash only, please.

Icon calendar now showing September events - we invite you to add your organization's events

What's on the Bluffton September calendar?

The Icon has updated its September calendar and viewers will find everything from:
• weekly organization meetings
• library programs
• community meals
• university events
• service clubs
• senior citizens
• school events
• community support groups

On the Rhodes State College dean's list

Several Bluffton and area students were named to the summer semester dean's list at Rhodes State College.

Part-time -
Ryan Perry
Kelli Stoner
Traci Anne Heinze
Zane William Maize
Nicole Rechel Starkey

One night a week

Morgann Rode


Eli Okuley wins several awards at Allen County Fair

Eli Okuley, Bluffton seventh grader, was very successful in several areas in this year's Allen County Fair. He is a four-year member of the Bunny Booster 4-H Club.

His fair awards follow:


Girls' tennis: It's Celina over Bluffton in a close match

Celina bested Bluffton girls' tennis team 3-2 in a Saturday meet.

Box scores are in the attachment.


Girls' soccer: It's Bath over BHS

Bluffton girls' soccer team played at Bath High School on Saturday.

Senior Sarah Theisen scored the first goal, Bath responded with 2, making the score 1-2 at the half. 

 Bath's 1st goal was due to a call of personal foul in the box on Junior Leah Conley. Their second goal was a free kick after another call of personal foul on Junior Kelli Leugers.

Bath scored again in the second half, Senior Sarah Theisen scored a second goal, but after more than 20 game saves, Bath scored a 4th goal against Senior goalkeeper, Jadyn Barhorst, and the Lady Pirates.