• You're reading the Bluffton Icon - Bluffton, Ohio - Washington never slept here, but Dillinger robbed our bank

January 26, 2015


Most Recent Poll

Where did you attend high school?

You are here

All Bluffton Icon News

View an asteroid Monday night

The ONU Astronomy Club invites Icon viewers to a special event from 8 to 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, according to Jason Pinkney.

“Normally we meet on Fridays, but on this day, a small asteroid (0.3 miles across) will fly safely past the Earth close enough to be seen through our telescopes. The closest approach is about three times the distance to the Moon,” he said.

Asteroid 2004 BL86 will pass through the constellation Cancer during the evening, and its motion should be detectable to the eye (unlike most asteroids).

Hey, Dad! I made the middle school honor roll!

Here's the Bluffton Middle School Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

All “A” Honor Roll:

6th Grade:  Isabella Angel, Elizabeth Bourassa, Simon Derstine, Rebekah Hoff, Ellie Hoffman, Levi Hohenbrink, Joshua Meyer, Melina Meza, Thaddeus Mittendorf, Grace Myers, Isaac Pimentel, Lauren Rhodes, Alexi Rieman, Tanner Schultz, Julia Smallcombe, Celia Smith


Bluffton First United Methodist baked spaghetti dinner Feb. 18

First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, will hold a baked spaghetti dinner to benefit children and youth ministries from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the fellowship hall.Youth Ministries. Tickets are $7 each. Contact 419-358-8921; carry-out and delivery are available.


Mennonite historian subject of peace lecture

This year’s C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at Bluffton University will address the 20th-century Mennonite historian for whom it is named.

Dr. Perry Bush, a professor of history at Bluffton, will examine “The Professor as Peacemaker: C. Henry Smith and the Mennonite Intellectual Tradition, 1920-1948” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Founders Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

2015 looks like an exciting year for Bluffton - chamber has several new programs planned

This proves to be an exciting year for the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce as the chamber has several ambitious plans to promote the community, according to Fred Steiner, chamber CEO.

Among those include:
• launching a signage program,
• expanding social media to promote the community, and
• developing ways to make Bluffton a destination for visitors.

These three programs emerged from last winter’s chamber brainstorming session when the chamber board asked members for ideas on improving Bluffton.

Sculpture exhibit opens Feb. 2 at Sauder Visual Arts

“At the Mercy of the Muse,” an exhibition of sculptures by Fremont, Ohio, native Dan Chudzinski, will open Monday, Feb. 2, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Climate change and "green" chemistry topic of colloquium

Dr. Daniel Berger, a professor of chemistry at Bluffton University, will discuss climate change and “green” chemistry in a Bluffton colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall.

His presentation, titled “Burning 350 Gallons of Gas to Learn More about Global Warming,” is free and open to the public.

Used shoe drive at BFR until January 31

This is an invitation to clean out closets, basements, garages of any used shoes or boots or sandals. BFR Sports & Fitness has partnered with Funds2orgs.com to collect used shoes that will be repurposed instead of going into landfills.  Shoes are collected by non-profit organizations across the country and then sent to community-based groups around the world to be repaired and resold or dismantled and recycled.

Hunter torches 800 record at Findlay Classic

January 24, 2015


FINDLAY, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team had an outstanding two days of competition, January 23-24, at the Indoor Track & Field Classic hosted by Findlay University. 

Bluffton men drop 84-61 decision at Anderson

January 24, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University men suffered another tough road loss as they fell to the Anderson University Ravens, 84-61, on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Ravens improved to 8-9 and 7-3 in the HCAC while Bluffton fell below the .500 mark to 8-9 overall and 4-6 in Heartland Conference play.