August 23, 2014


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Become a space landscape artist during Aug. 18 library program

Ed Yagerman leads a class in “Space Landscapes” at the Bluffton Public Library at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, according to Esther Birkey, youth services director.

Titled “To Infinity and Beyond,” the program is open to teens and adults and takes place in the lower level car park of the library.


To participate bring a poster board, one can of black spray paint, two cans of colored spray paint and wear old clothes.

Sign up now for an evening of "paint and sip" from BFR

Spend an evening with friends creating individual sunflower paintings at the Paint & Sip event on Thursday, Sept. 4, said Carole Enneking, director of BFR Sports and Fitness.

"BFR will sponsor this fun program featuring professional art instruction by Marilyn's Artistry of Ada from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bluffton Sportsman Club," she said.  


2011 Ford Fusion SE manager's special at Kirtland's Auto Sales

Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special.

The vehicle is a 2011 Ford Fusion SE listed at $13,995. For a complete list of options open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.



Tickets on sale for YFC chicken BBQ Aug. 22

Bluffton/Pandora Youth for Christ Campus Life will hold a chicken barbecue on the evening of the Bluffton - Pandora-Gilboa High School football scrimage.

The barbecue is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in The Campus Life Room, 111 W. College Ave., Bluffton. Tickets are $7.50 (includes chicken, green beans, potato, and roll) and tickets are now on sale through Aug. 18 at The Sports Warehouse in Bluffton and Riley Creek Pharmacy in Pandora.


They weren't Pirates - but they were from Bluffton


Here's a team that could whip you - using their rules or perhaps your rules. It's a 1944 Triplett Corp. women's basketball team. This squad won its eighth consecutive win when this photo was taken. 

Click on the image for the identification of players. They are familiar names: including Basinger, Howe, Schmidt, Kohler and Montgomery.

At the bottom of this story is an attachment that tells more details about the team.

Beavers named pre-season All-Ohio

BLUFFTON, Ohio - A trio of Bluffton University football players were recently named pre-season All-Ohio by OhioCollegeFootball.com. Senior Donovan Brown (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) and juniors Ryan Aelker (Holgate/New Bavaria) and Austin Speice (Paulding/Wayne Trace) all garnered Second Team All-Ohio honors when the pre-season selections were announced. All three were Second Team All-HCAC honorees following the 2013 campaign.

Weather summary: Not the usual August, but we'll take it

It's not the August weather we are used to, but we'll take it: highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s and 60s.

Here's the daily weather summary so far in August, provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Letter: Thank you to everyone who may National Night Out possible

Icon viewers:

The Bluffton and Pandora Police Departments would like to thank all of those that came out and supported our National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 5th.  It was a fun night for all involved and a pleasure spending the evening with people from the local communities. 

We would also like to thank all of the businesses and other groups that supported the event through monetary, food donation, and volunteer help.  Without your assistance none of this would have been possible and we would like to acknowledge each of you that helped. 


Meet lifeguard Connor Dawson

Connor Dawson is part of the busy staff of managers and lifeguards at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. Stay tuned to the Icon for daily photos of staff members.