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It's BHS 64 Jefferson 56 in boys' basketball

Bluffton High School boys' basketball team defeated Delphos Jefferson 64 to 56 at home on Friday. 

Bret Rumer lead all scorers with 19 points.

Open the attachment to view the box score.


Betty Hauenstein 1927-2015

Betty J. Hauenstein, 87, of Bluffton died at 11:10 p.m. Feb. 26, 2015, at Willow Ridge, Bluffton. She was born June 13, 1927 in Columbus Grove to the late Wilbur and Edna Glancy Risser. On Aug. 14, 1947 she married Ellis B. Hauenstein who preceded her in death on March 15, 2011.

She was a homemaker and had previously worked at Stratton Greenhouse.  


Bridge Bereavement Services offering “Understanding Grief” workshop

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a workshop for understanding grief on Thursday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Beckett Room at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay. The event is for individuals 18 years of age and older and is open to the public.

This workshop will help participants learn more about the grief process including how to identify essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that will aid in healing.


Junior high Pirate girls' and boys' basketball teams recognized on Friday

Lots of spring sports-related activities get underway in March at the junior high level in Bluffton. But first, the successful junior high boys' and girls' basketball teams will be recognized on Friday, Feb. 27. Here's a list of several March events related to Bluffton middle school, from the school website.

JH boys' and girls' basketball recognition

It's a Bluffton garage sale weekend: Senior Center sale is Friday and Saturday

It's garage sale weekend in Bluffton.

The Bluffton Senior Center will break tradition by holding its annual garage sale a few months earlier than usual. This year the sale will be held from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

The change in date is to coincide with the S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Clubs annual community garage/craft sale and chicken barbecue also held in Friday and Saturday.


BVHS offers scholarships

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is offering educational scholarships to individuals pursuing health care careers. BVHS associates, current college students and high school seniors entering college are eligible to apply.

A complete list of scholarships, along with applications, deadlines, qualifications and contact information can be viewed at www.bvhealthsystem.org by clicking on the “Scholarships” link under the “Careers” menu.

Those who receive a BVHS scholarship may be required to make a commitment to the organization.

Warm someone's heart with fresh flowers

With Valentine's Day behind us, Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, reminds Icon viewers to warm someone's heart with fresh flowers.

Town and Country offers viewers a wide variety.

Town and Country Flowers
121 S. Main St.


Smith's Realty Professionals announce new listing

Larry Smith of Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing.

The listing is at 205 E. Main St., Beaverdam. The three-bedroom, 1 bath residence is listed at $59,00.

For more information on this listing open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Pianist to perform March 1 at Mt. Cory UM

Pianist Alsbrooks Smilth will be performing during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the Mount Cory United Methodist Church, 300 North Main Street, Mount Cory, on Sunday March 1. Smith is currently a pianoteacher in Findlay and a member of St Mark's United Methodist Church. The former college music professor travels around the state performing at many Methodist churches. The service will be led by Pastor Mark Fuerstenau and
is open to the public.


ILR: Greek, art, books, gardens, musicals and bread, just for starters

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), an educational program for retirees, is offering 10 courses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this spring, beginning March 23.

Each course costs $50; the cost to take three or more is $100. Registration and, if applicable, course fees are due at the time of registration; the deadline is March 20. Most classes will meet in the ILR classroom, located in Shultz Hall of Riley Court on campus.