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January 19, 2018

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Want to play youth soccer this spring?

Regisration now underway - deadline to sign-up is Jan. 31

Bluffton Youth Soccer is thinking about spring.

Registration for spring 2018 is now available on line. Registrations are due Wednesday, Jan. 31, according to Ron Koontz.

The registration fee is $50, with completed details listed on the Bluffton Youth Soccer website. CLICK HERE to access the registration form or go to:www.blufftonsoccer.com

Checks may be made out to: Bluffton Soccer Club

4,500 surgical procedures performed in 2017 at Bluffton Hospital

Including an average of two plastic surgeries each week

Albert Loayza, RN, surgical first assistant at Bluffton Hospital, puts it this way: “Our hospital is small, but our care is big.”

Last year that “small” Bluffton Hospital surgical department handled 4,500 procedures, a number that may surprise most Icon viewers.

Bluffton’s surgical specialties include general, obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), facial plastic, pediatric, urology, gastro-intestinal and ear, nose and throat surgery.

BHS sophomores visit Apollo on Jan. 26

Bluffton High School sophomores will visit Apollo Career Center's 411Blast, Friday, Jan. 26.

Approximately 700 sophomores in Apollo Career Center’s 11-member district will also participate.
This day exposes students to possibilities and paths available for their career and/or college success. Students choose two programs of interest and then spend one-half day visiting those labs, meeting the instructors and participating in fun, interactive demos and activities.

Next university’s art exhibit

Features work from Goshen College art professors >

An exhibit featuring the work of art professors from Goshen College will be featured in Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery, located in the Sauder Visual Arts Center. Opening Feb. 1, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Feb. 23. 

Play ball!

Bluffton Diamond Sports spring softball and baseball sign-up underway

It may be mid-January, but a sports-minded Bluffton group is thinking about baseball and softball.

Bluffton Diamond Sports is accepting registrations for this spring’s seasons for:
• Baseball - ages 7 through 8th grade
• Softball - ages 8 through 8th grade

Participants may register and pay on Bluffton Diamond Sports website at www.bdsonline.org or by mailing the form with payment to:

Bluffton Diamond Sports
69 Anna Circle
Bluffton, OH 45817

Monday funeral service for Bluffton' "small-town super hero"

Owen Weaver touched the lives of the community

Owen Richard Weaver, 10, died Jan. 17, 2018, at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Owen was born Aug. 14, 2007, in Lima to Chad and Melissa (Badgett) Weaver.

Owen was a 4th grader at Marimor Schools in Lima. He played in the Abilities Baseball League in Lima. Owen was a happy boy who loved school, people, and his dog, Ace. Owen had an exceptional bond with his three brothers.