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Holiday fever takes its toll at Bluffton schools

Not to mention next week's dress schedule

Bluffton schools are busy now until the holiday break starts on Friday, Dec. 21. Here’s an update of December activities in the school taken from the school website

The Christmas service project is “Coins for Kids!”  Students, faculty and staff are involved in a coin drive to raise money to “Leukemia and Lymphoma” for Christmas.  Coin collection goes until Thursday, Dec. 13.

Write a caption - win some theatre tickets

This could be a challenge. Write a caption for this photo. The writer of the best caption will win 2 Shannon Theatre passes.

Contestants may or may not consider the basketball player, whose image is blurred. Aside from that, the four gentlemen in this photo should prompt some interesting caption.

Send them to: info@blufftonicon.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, De. 14.


A new flag for Bluffton schools

There's no music here, but music certainly contributes to the awarding of the Bluffton Elementary School's earning a National Blue Ribbon School designation for 2018.

Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent, unveiled the flag during Monday's all-elementary holiday concert. Click here for details on the Blue Ribbon award. Bluffton was one of only 16 schools in Ohio to receive the award.

Andrew Renner HCAC men’s basketball player of the week

Junior guard Andrew Renner (Cairo/Bath) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his work on the hardwood in wins over Earlham and Hanover.

BHS boys' basketball: Soper steals win from Black Knights

By Sam Brauen
(VAN BUREN) - It's three road games and three wins for the Bluffton boys' basketball team.  Junior Mason Soper ripped a steal and made the game winning bucket at the buzzer pushing Bluffton to a thrilling 57-55 victory at Van Buren!  Bluffton improved to 3-0 on the season and finally gets a home game against reigning conference champion Crestview Friday night. 

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A great Bluffton musician

Icon names Jean Ann Szabo "Zuzu's Petals" award winner

The Bluffton Icon named Jean Ann Szabo, 91, resident of Maple Crest, recipient of the Icon’s Zuzu’s Petals Award.

The award comes following the Icon’s invitation to viewers to nominate who they believe is Bluffton’s greatest musician, or modestly put, a great musician who well-deserves the recognition.

This year’s recognition comes following the Icon’s free showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” at the Shannon Theatre on Nov. 23.