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Naval Corp of Engineers offers solution to National Quarry problem

A solution may be at hand for the water seepage problem in the National Quarry (check here for story).

The Naval Corp of Engineers announced plans to will send a project crew to Bluffton next week. That crew will conduct a Seepage Document Projection Analysis (SDPA). One probable solution is to fill the seam with recycled Styrofoam. This water absorbent man-made product has a half-life of 500 years.

Mustard Seed Cafe offering Easter brunch

Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St. Bluffton, will offer an Easter brunch on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m..  The regular menu is not available and reservations are strongly suggested:  567-226-1120. 

Name one Bluffton resident who coached a football team that defeated Notre Dame

Icon viewers may not think of J.D. Yoder of Bluffton as a football coach - or one whose team has already defeated Notre Dame - but both statements are true.

Yoder, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University, Ada, "coaches" students from ONU's T.J. Smull College of Engineering. 

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Alex Hord BHS March student of the month

Alex Hord is the March Bluffton High School student of the month. He is the son of Rebecca Oaks of Bluffton and Tim Hord of Findlay,  is a senior at BHS and has a g.p.a. of 3.920.

Alex is a member of Latin Club, Math Club, National Latin Honors Society, National Honor Society, and is in the Student Senate. He volunteers for Youth For Christ during the week and is involved with his church youth group.

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55 wheat planting ago

Ask Don Overmyer to explain this photo. It's the 1959-60 Bluffton High School Future Farmers of America.

The names of the members are on the photo. Click on image to enlarge.

Food boxes available to families in the P-G school district

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District. The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four. In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Boxes will be available to be picked up at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at Grace Mennonite Church, 502 East Main Street, Pandora.

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Beavers shut down rival Jackets for 7-1 HCAC mark

March 31, 2015
By: Ryan Ebbeskotte, sports information assistant

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BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball team fell behind early against the Defiance College Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, March 31, but prevailed thanks to a three-run second inning. Bluffton improved to 14-6 on the season and a conference-best 7-1 in the HCAC, while Defiance is now 8-8 overall and 3-5 in the HCAC following the 5-3 Beaver victory.

Seam at bottom of National Quarry cause of water loss

A report published by the Great Lakes Geological Survey - Eastern Division warns that the National Quarry, bordering Jefferson Street and the Norfolk & Western Railroad, could be empty by 2017.

The cause of the water loss is due to seams discovered in the quarry regolith, which is directly above the bedrock.

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Ecumenical tradition continues in Bluffton on Good Friday

The Bluffton ecumenical Good Friday procession of the cross and worship service is scheduled for Good Friday, April 3. This event is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and the public is invited to attend.

This annual procession involves people of all ages helping to carry a large wooden cross through Bluffton to various churches. The procession with the cross will begin at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, corner of Elm and Spring streets, at 11:30 a.m.

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GOBA chairpersons named; one opening remains; GOBA director speaks at April 10 chamber breakfast

Lots of activity is taking place surround the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA), which is headed to Bluffton on Sunday, June 21.

Several volunteer chairpersons are now working on specific assignments for the day. Those chairpersons are:

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