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Emily Stratton

December 13, 2017

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"A Dulcimer Christmas" at Bluffton Public Library!

A Dulcimer Christmas (presented by Rainbow Dulcimers and Dulcimer Gatherin’) is at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at Bluffton Public Library. Come for an evening of festive holiday music!

Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library organization.

Pirate football named academic All Ohio

By Sam Brauen  for www.blufftonpirates.com
The Bluffton High School football team was honored this week as they were named OHSFCA Academic All Ohio by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.  “BHS was selected as one of the top 85 academic performing schools in all divisions combined,” per Bluffton head coach Jeff Richards.  The team will receive a certificate for this recognition.  


Here are Bluffton's lighting contest winners

$500 in chamber gift certificates go to winners


Four Bluffton families can claim the best holiday lighting decorations in 2017.

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce announced the following winners in this year's residential lighting competition,

• First place and a prize of $200 goes to Paul and Vicki Gesler of 347 Sycamore Court.

• Second place and a prize of $150 goes to Dave and Jenny Roby, 431 Cherry Street.

• Third place and a prize of $75 goes to Mark and Debbie Dulle of 423 Ethan Circle.

Bluffton Children Development Center receives donations

Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, received $3,375 in donations recently, according to Francine Donathan, director.

Donations are from:
Grob Systems Inc. $2,000
St. John’s United Church of Christ $500
Family Eye Care Clinic of Bluffton $125
George Stultz $250
Anonymous donor $500.

"The donations will help buy new equipment and supplies for the classrooms," said Donathan. "We appreciate this donations from community organizations."

Bluffton senior earns full graduate scholarship to BGSU

Ryan Golden, a senior from Findlay, is Bluffton University’s sixth recipient of a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University’s master of accountancy program.

15 minutes with Old Man Bluffton

Retired world traveler always show up here in December

15 minutes with Old Man Bluffton.

Note from Icon: Old Man Bluffton, retired and now world traveler, shows up in Bluffton briefly each December. If he’s in the mood, he allows the Icon to interview him.

Earlier this week the Icon met him in Twisted Whisk and he was in the mood – although the Icon bought the coffee. Here’s a paraphrase of our conversation.