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Not your ordinary Pirate football season

Updated grid schedule with NWC tourney • BHS opens season hosting Grove

The all-NWC season schedule is attached as is a tournament playoff bracket.

By Cort Reynolds
 The Northwest Conference athletic directors met Wednesday and came up with a unique new season schedule and tournament in response to the pandemic.

The previous schedule with non-league games to start out with has been totally scrapped. For 2020, the NWC has been split into two divisons, East and West, with a short three-game pool play schedule preceding a league tournament that will guarantee each school three more games.


Jane Kinsinger was retired from Dr. Kirk's Podiatry

She was a graduate of Bluffton High School

Jane Ann Kinsinger, 71, died Aug. 12, 202, at Bluffton Hospital. Jane was born July 27, 1949, in Bluffton to Orville and Naomi (Shrider) Basinger. On Aug. 12, 1966, she married Mark Kinsinger and he survives.  


Bluffton Public Library Thanks 2020 Summer Program Donors

The following businesses and organizations donated digital programs, prizes or incentives, or other means of support for this year's digital summer program. Bluffton Public Library sends them our heartfelt thanks!

Here's the latest positions available list

Several new listings posted on the Icons

Several new “Help Wanted” advertisements are now listed on Bluffton and Ada Icons.

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Icon movie review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

If you are looking for something out of the norm, this beautiful meditation on love and memory will satisfy

Reviewed by Wilson
Oscar-winning oddball screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is set to debut his newest film I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS on Netflix in September, so I thought now would be as good a time as any to revisit what I believe is his best work: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (also streaming on Netflix).


Pirate golfers in the middle of the pack at Wildcat Invite

Kenny Lovett leads BHS with 81

By Cort Reynolds
BOWLING GREEN - The Bluffton golf team finished eighth in the 14-team Wildcat Invitational at the Stone Ridge Golf Club Wednesday in Bowling Green.

Pettisville won the event with 318 strokes, followed by Margaretta in a distant second (340) and host Woodmore (344) in third. The Pirates totaled 367 strokes to edge Toledo Christian by one shot for eighth place.     

Kenny Lovett led the Pirates with an 18-hole score of 40-41=81. He finished strongly in a tie for eighth place amid the 81-player field.