October 1, 2014


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Bridge offers grief support group at Bluffton Hospital

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a Creative Expressions Grief Support Group on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the second floor conference room at Bluffton Hospital, 139 Garau Street, Bluffton. This program will offer participants the opportunity to turn their loved one’s clothing into an ornament keepsake.

Changing student lives, near and far

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University students travel to destinations worldwide each year for transformative cross-cultural experiences.

And the ones that are closest to home are as impactful as those elsewhere around the globe.

Red Cross assisting Rawson family after house fire

Rawson family is being assisted by the American Red Cross of Hancock County following a fire at their home on Township Road 25 on Tuesday. 

Red Cross volunteer disaster responders provided assistance to the family for food, comfort kits containing personal hygiene items, stuffed animals for the family’s children and other immediate needs.  

This will date you: remember "big hair"? and this: Curling Iron celebrates 40 years in business

Back in the old days when “shag cuts” for women were the rage, Sue Fett decided it was time to go into business for herself – cutting hair.

The old days, in this case, mean 1974. Fett opened what is now a Bluffton salon institution called “Curling Iron.” Its first location was on North Main where pizza is now created at East of Chicago Pizza.

Fett moved the shop to its current location at 129 N. Main St., in 1979, when she and her husband, Bob, purchased the building. Deb Wentz joined the shop in 1988 and in 2002 purchased it from Fett.


BlufftonConnection - university student-run news website now on Icon

BlufftonConnection.com joins the Icon with material this school year. The "Connection" is a student-operated website of campus information from Bluffton University. It has replaced the former campus print newspaper "The Witmarsum."

BlufftonConnection is linked to The Icon. Viewers may read "Connection" stories from the Icon's homepage "blog" section.

The website is also linked to the campus radio station, WBWH, 96.1 FM. 

To view BlufftonConnection, click here.



Letter: Cheer on the girls' soccer team Oct. 6

Icon viewers:

Monday, Oct. 6, at Steinmetz field at 7 p.m. is the final home field soccer game for the Bluffton HS girls' team. Come cheer on our team and help us recognize senior Mariah Fleming as she takes the field for her final home match.

BHS girls' soccer fans

Carol Doss 1941-2014

L. Carol Doss, 73, of Bluffton died Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:45 a.m. at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.  She was born June 28, 1941, in Sullivan, Mo, to Tracy and Elvie (Ridenour) Hardecke who preceded her in death. On Nov. 1, 1958 she married Kenneth  Doss Jr. and he survives.


Here are Mustard Seed Cafe weekend features

In addition to Mustard Seed’s regular menu on Friday and Saturday nights, the following features will be available this weekend:

Steak Diane & shrimp with Smashed Potatoes
Pork Chop with Fried Green Tomatoes, Arugula and Cajun Remoulade
Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Curried Mussels

Moscato Poached Pears in Puff Pastry

Webb delivers overtime game winner against Heidelberg

By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, the Bluffton University women's soccer team defeated the Heidelberg University Student Princes in a double overtime thriller, 1-0. Providing the winning goal for the Beavers was sophomore TERRILL WEBB (Kenton) who scored in the 102nd minute. It marked Bluffton's first ever women's soccer victory over Heidelberg after eight straight setbacks, the last in 2008.

Services on Saturday for Mary Emma Triplett, community leader

Bluffton community leader, Mary Emma Triplett, died, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. She was preceeded in death by her 
husband, William R. (Ropp) Triplett.

Mrs. Triplett was born on Oct. 2, 1922, to Joseph and Hettie Cassel of Fairview Village, Pa. She joined the U.S. Army 
Nursing Corps soon after graduation from the University of Cincinnati Nursing School with a nursing degree and RN 

She and Ropp were married on Sept. 1, 1946, after both having received honorable discharge 
from the army.