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BIG WIN! - Pirate boys' soccer team trips up Ottawa-Glandorf

Goals by Smucker and Tatarkov were enough for the Bluffton High School boys' soccer team to suprise Ottawa-Glandorf 2-1 on Oct. 1 in a game at Bluffton.

The Pirates are 8-5 after the win and the Titans drop to 10-2. Bluffton now has a three-game winning streak and has won five of the last six games versus WBL power Ottawa-Glandorf.


Halftime: 0-0 Goals: (OG) Verhoff, (B) Smucker, (B) Tatarkov. Assists: (B) Bunch, (B) Kingsley, (B) Bourassa.
Shots on Goal: B, 10-5. Corner Kicks: OG, 6-5,Saves: OG,Bowers (7); B,Smith (3)


Bluffton trick-or-treat Oct. 29

Bluffton's trick-or-treat night is set for Thursday, Oct. 29. Hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Emmanuel UCC invites community to join in its Oct. 24 fall festival day

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, invites Icon viewers to a Saturday, Oct. 24, Fall Festival Day at the church. Set up starts at 3 p.m. and the event is from 4 to 7 p.m.

The event includes "trunk-or-treat," hay rides, pumpkin decorating, food and fun.


Talks to address climate change, supercomputing at university Forum

Climate change will be the focus of a Bluffton University Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Yoder Recital Hall.

At the same time, in the first installment of a new program highlighting student research, Bluffton student Daniel Piero will discuss his supercomputing internship in the Musselman Library Reading Room.

Both presentations are free and open to the public.

University concert to feature two choirs, band Oct. 11

Bluffton University will host a concert featuring its Camerata Singers, University Chorale and Concert Band at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in Yoder Recital Hall.

The performance, part of Homecoming weekend activities at Bluffton, is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken for music scholarships during intermission.

Ideal Images joins Childers Media Group, Lima

Ideal Images, specializing in promotional products, signs, custom apparel, embroidery, screen printing, and graphic design has now joined with Childers Media Group of Lima. 

The business began its roots in 2011 in Bluffton providing custom embroidery, team and corporate apparel and t-shirts. 

Ideal Images is still committed to its original patrons in Bluffton and maintains a meeting and pick up/drop off location at the Black Lab Trading Co., 121 N. Main St.


Students see Bluffton values in distant places

Bluffton University students were reminded both of Bluffton’s enduring values and the unreliability of preconceived notions during cross-cultural experiences in the U.S. and abroad last spring.

Several students shared personal examples during the first of two Sept. 29 campus forums devoted to presentations about those experiences in May and June.

Volleyball wins seventh straight with sweep of Earlham

By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton’s second conference match of the year brought Earlham to the Sommer Center for a mid-week showdown between the Quakers and the Beavers. Bluffton came into the match 1-0 in the HCAC and the home team (10-6, 2-0 HCAC) walked away undefeated in the conference after dismantling Earlham in three sets. It marked Bluffton's seventh straight victory.

Men's Soccer drops to 0-8 with loss to Cleary

September 30, 2015
By: Adriane Bruner, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s soccer team could not overcome the Cleary College Cougars on Wednesday, Sept. 30, as they fell by a 2-1 count. The Beavers dipped to 0-8 while Cleary improved to 6-6.

It's Bluffton Real - here's our own community song - created in Bluffton, South Carolina

We know Bluffton is real. And now there's a song that says so.

Earlier this summer Hannah Joy Brown (of Bluffton, South Carolina) sent the Bluffton chamber the attached video.


It turns out that Bluffton Real is the country rock anthem of our sister city, Bluffton, South Carolina. Brown wanted to share it with Bluffton, Ohio. Here's a description of the song lyrics in her own words: