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After 1906, but no motor vehicles

Here's a photo from "The Bluffton We Never Knew." It shows Main Street from the town hall clock tower. Visible are four church steeples, trolley rails on the center of Main Street, hitching posts for horses and awnings on store fronts. This photo was taken sometime between 1906 and 1915. The photo is among 170 photos in the Bluffton photo history book.

Copies are avialable for $19.95 plus tax at the following businesses:
• Bluffton Senior Citizens Center
• Twisted Whisk Cafe
• The Food Store
• Book ReViews
• Bluffton University bookstore


The Icon spotted 4 DA BOYS on a black Dodge Ram 1500 truck on Church Street in Bluffton.


2018 tax revenue streams

On Monday's school board agenda

Bluffton school board will act to approve 2018 tax revenue streams on Monday.

The action includes approving amounts required from the general property tax and from the county auditor’s estimated tax rates.

The attached school board packet breaks down in detail, general property taxes approved and the county auditor’s estimated tax rates.

It also shows the school district’s general fund and bond retirement and permanent improvement fund amounts.

Women take second at HCAC Indoor Track and Field Championship

February 18, 2018


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University women’s track and field team had an outstanding day at the HCAC Indoor Conference Championship, scoring 90.5 points to come home in 2nd place, the highest team finish in school history for the indoor program! With 16 women entered in the meet and 12 of them scoring points, it was a story of determination and esprit de corps.

Women put up season-high 98 in win over Franklin

February 17, 2018
By: Takayla Gadberry, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s basketball squad honored their three 2018 seniors on Saturday, Feb. 17, as they faced off against the Grizzlies of Franklin College. The Beavers lit up the scoreboard in a 98-82 win over Franklin, finishing the regular season at 19-6 overall (14-4 HCAC). The Grizzlies fell to 7-17 on the season (6-12 HCAC).

Beavers earn first HCAC tourney berth since 2014-15

With 96-73 win over Franklin

By Colton Steiner, sports information assistant
The Bluffton University men’s basketball team faced off against Franklin College in a crucial win or go home situation to get into the HCAC tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17.

It was also Senior Day for the home team as they celebrated the last game on Copeland Court for
• KEVIN CHRISTIE (Dayton/Bishop Fenwick),
• ANDREW HUNTER (Arlington) and