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Hunter torches 800 record at Findlay Classic

January 24, 2015


FINDLAY, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team had an outstanding two days of competition, January 23-24, at the Indoor Track & Field Classic hosted by Findlay University. 

Bluffton men drop 84-61 decision at Anderson

January 24, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University men suffered another tough road loss as they fell to the Anderson University Ravens, 84-61, on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Ravens improved to 8-9 and 7-3 in the HCAC while Bluffton fell below the .500 mark to 8-9 overall and 4-6 in Heartland Conference play.

Beavers roll to 68-43 win over Anderson women

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University women’s basketball team rode a 17-0 first half run to a convincing 68-43 conference win over the Anderson University Ravens on Saturday, Jan. 24. The win pushed the Beavers to 7-3 in HCAC play (12-5 overall) and helps them keep pace in the hotly contested battle for second place in the conference. The loss puts Anderson at 1-16 overall and 0-10 in conference play.

State Rep. Cupp appointed to four House committees

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) to serve on several standing House committees for the 131stGeneral Assembly, including the House Finance Committee, and the chair of its Primary & Secondary Education Subcommittee.


Tonight's BHS contest vs. Spencerville could "burn the barn down"

By Evan Skilliter

The Bluffton High School boys' basketball team has posted one of the best starts in team history, boasting a 10-2 record through their first 12 games.  The last Bluffton boys' team to enjoy a similar start was the 2006-2007 team that started 9-3 and went on to finish the season with a 15-7 record.


Bluffton moves to all-day kindergarten next school year; two-year, half-day program will continue

Next school year Bluffton Exempted Village Schools will implement all-day kindergarten in tandem with the existing two-year, half-day program.

During the Jan. 15 Bluffton school board meeting all-day kindergarten proposal passed by a 3-2 vote. Voting in favor of the plan were Ken Lugibihl, Rene Smith and Jeremy Scoles. Voting against the plan were Wes Klinger and Brad Fruchey.

Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent explained to the Icon, the reasoning for the change, saying that there are many reasons for moving to an all-day format for our students.

BFR invites you to a Friday "Keeping Active" kick-off

BFR Sports and Fitness invites Icon viewers to this winter’s Keeping Active Kick-off from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, according to Carole Enneking.


Keeping Active includes six weeks of free use of the BFR indoor track, free attendance to group fitness classes, free access to recreational activities and free participation in learning session on exercise and nutrition as scheduled.


Sheerer bucket at buzzer sends Beavers to victory

By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant


Manchester men rout Bluffton 77-58

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Anita Augsburger Topp was a 1966 Bluffton High School graduate

Anita L. (Augsburger) Topp, 66, of Delphos, died on Sunday Jan. 4, 2015, at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. 

She was born July 3, 1948, in Bluffton, to Denver and Pauline (Showalter) Augsburger. Both preceded her in death. She married John Vogt on Jan. 17, 1970,  and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1988. She then married Larry Topp on Nov. 26, 1994, he survives in Delphos.