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January 27, 2015

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Basinger, Preston, Bugner bowl 279 games

Todd Basinger, Randy Preston and Shane Bugner each bowled games of 279 to tie for men’s high game scores last week at Southgate Lanes. Gina Bloomfield’s 248 was the high woman’s game score.

The attachment to this story shows the week’s high games and high series.


More than three inches of snow Jan. 25-26

The Bluffton-Pandora  area received slightly over three inches of snow on Jan. 25 and 26, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer. The attachment at the bottom of this story shows January’s daily weather summaries.

And, here's the Bluffton High School second quarter honor roll

Here is Bluffton High School’s second quarter Honor Roll for 2014-2015 school year:

9th Grade – all A:

Morgan Auchmuty, Leah Conley, Christopher Harnish, Sydney Hoff, Kayla Kindle, Kelli Leugers, Rameen Omar, Aimee Ritter

10th Grade – all A:

Isaac Andreas, Joshua Begg, Eli Bourassa, Alton Burkholder, Julianna Hotmire, Zane Myers, Douglas Nester, Abbie Parkins, Marley Runk, Jayme Siefer, Sydney Staton, Megan Sycks, Phillip Tatarkov, Sarah Theisen, Kristen Yost

11th Grade – all A:


Whirlpool will create $18 million Findlay Wind Farm

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s largest global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances is building on the company’s 40 years of commitment to sustainability by using wind energy to power its manufacturing facility located in Findlay.

February Bluffton University arts calendar on the Icon

February is full of events at Bluffton University. Here's a listing of those programs. Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Feb. 2              Art exhibit: Opening of “At the Mercy of the Muse,” sculptures by Dan Chudzinski, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center. Hours through March 1 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

Edelweiss News - Gardeners of Bluffton-Pandora Area - newsletter on the Icon

The "Edelweiss News," newsletter of the Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area is now on the Icon. The club is open to all persons in the Icon viewer area interested in gardening.

The club's next meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Bluffton Public Library.

Open the attachment below to view the current newsletter.

Bluffton American Legion commemorates Four Chaplains Sunday at First United Methodist

In commemoration of the sacrifice of four armed forces Chaplains during World War II, The American Legion will observe Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, according to Don Rock, chaplain of Bluffton Post 382.

The Bluffton American Legion members will attend the 10:30 a.m. service at First United Methodist  Church, Sunday, Feb. 1. All veterans and their spouses are welcome to attend.


Isaac Little has second highest GPA on Cincinnati football team

Isaac Little, freshman outside liinebacker on the University of Cincinnati's football team, achieved the second highest GPA on the football team this fall.

Little, a Bluffton High School grad and standouting Pirate athlete, achieved a 3.938 grade point average.


OMG - Ada's on the NY Times page 1...and Fox News...and it's all about "De-flate Gate"


Who in Bluffton isn't familar with this new national buzz word. It involves NLF football, the New England Patriots, and yes...Ada, Ohio. The Super Bowl footballs are made in Ada.

Ada and deflate-gate made page 1 of the New York Times on Jan. 21. And on Jan. 26 Ada is a feature on Fox News.

The New York Times story and video features Jane Hesler, retired Wilson Factory employee, who talks about making footballs.

Bluffton library board announces meeting schedule

The Board of Trustees of Bluffton Public Library has announced its meeting schedule for 2015. Meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Riley Board Room at 145 South Main St., Bluffton. No meetings will take place in July or December.

Board members are Elizabeth Hostetler, president; Bob Beer, vice president; Carrie Phillips, secretary;  Amy Lehman-Mikesell, Robert Scott, Emily VonStein, and Nancy Yeager.

Board meetings are open to the public.