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February 20, 2019

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Where the heck is it? Well, it's somewhere in the village of Bluffton. The answer is on the display ad page. The first person to correctly ID this scene receives 2 passes to the Shannon Theatre. To qualify you must send your answer to: info@blufftonicon.com


10 BHS girls' seasons ago

Here's the Bluffton High School girls' basketball team from the 2008-09 season.

Front from left, Jaime Lugibihl, Sarah Stratton, Katie Althaus, Jonica Schmutz, Sarah Amstutz, Lindsey Bassitt, Carrie Bassitt.

Standing from left, Coach Dennis Lee, Assistant Coach Eric Garmatter, Sami Harrod, Mariah Welch, Brittany Carroll, Lydia Guagenti, Taylor Wenger, Molly Lengyel, Marqaux Fauvel and Assistant Coach Jim Raabe.

Bluffton schools cancelled Monday, Feb. 18

Make-up day is Thursday, April 18

Bluffton schools are cancelled on Monday, Feb. 18, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent. A 2-hour delay was announced at 5:27 a.m. School was cancelled at 7:52 a.m.

Because Bluffton has used its calamity days, the make-up day for today will be Thursday, April 18.

‘Healthy Living with Diabetes’ presentation March 12

RSVP by March 5

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Healthy Living with Diabetes,” part of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about methods of coping with diabetes that promote healthy lifestyles. 

This event will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital and led by Thomas Grace, MD, from the Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center, a division of BVHS.

War and nonviolence within the Brethren Church

March 3 lecture in Marbeck Kreider Room

Dr. William Kostlevy, Brethren Historical Library and Archives, will present “‘Conscience, Scripture and Patriotism: The Church of the Brethren and the Crisis of the Great War” at 4 p.m. on March 3 in the Kreider Room of Marbeck Center. 

Kostlevy will trace the deeply divided loyalties experienced by Brethren during the World War 1 era—owing in part to the election of Martin Brumbaugh, an ordained Church of the Brethren minister, as governor of Pennsylvania in 1914.

19 spring and fall coaching posts on Monday's board agenda

School board will also act on budget commission's general property tax report

Bluffon school board will act on a list of 19 coaching openings for this spring and next fall at Monday' school board meeting.

The list may be viewed below this story. It is also part of the boad packet attached at the bottom of the story.

Also on the agenda is approval of the Allen County budget commission's general property tax report for 2019. An additional chart below shows that information.

The chart shows that the school district will receive $4.1 million from levies outside the 10 mill limiation.