August 30, 2014


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Bluffton men drop 3-0 decision to Little Giants


CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's soccer team (0-1) fell to Wabash (1-0) by a 3-0 final in the 2014 season opener after lightning ended the contest with just over five minutes to play.

Senior Peter Carlson (Toledo/Springfield) and junior Adrian Ramirez (Archbold) both put shots on frame, but Wabash finished with a marked 17-9 edge in attempts, including 9-2 on target.

Bluffton volleyball takes down Heidelberg and Albion

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Heidelberg stats  I  Albion stats

Here are the BHS-CR football game stats as Pirate win big

The Kyle Cutnaw football coaching era launched with a huge win for Bluffton High School, as the Pirated defeated Cory-Rawson 49-0 on the Hornet's home field.

Attached are the game stats from Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.


Everett Collier talks about his cross-country bike trip at Sept. 12 chamber breakfast

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members will hear about Everett Collier’s cross-country bike trip this summer. The 3,600-mile trip was part of the 7th annual Fuller Center Bike Adventure. The trip from Atlantic City, N.J. to Astoria, Ore., lasted from June 5 to Aug. 10.

Collier is the guest speaker of the Friday, Sept. 12, chamber breakfast, which launches the 2014-15 breakfast series.

Oberly story from 1945


Here's another story from the March 1945 Triplett company newsletter. It involves Millard Oberly and his three sons, Richard, Kenneth and Robert. The three sons were Triplett employees prior to entering the service.

For an extended version of the story open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Stop in at The Icon Grill

Icon reader Todd Gratz spotted the Icon Grill (GR LL sic) while in Seattle, Wash., recently. Always seeking new income streams, The Icon has considered opening Icon Grills nationwide. The Seattle site is an test kitchen. We will continue to keep viewers updated on our extensive ventures.


Bluffton Hospital’s Garau Street entrance now closing at 5:30 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Garau Street entrance at Bluffton Hospital will be closing at 5:30 p.m. The entrance was previously open until 8 p.m.

Patients, family and visitors are encouraged to use the emergency room entrance when entering the building after 5:30 p.m.

Register now for MOPS mom-to-mom sale


The MOPS Mom to Mom sale is holding registration for tables at their upcoming event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on September 13 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

Participants can register for 3 rectangular or 4 round tables for $15, or 2 round tables for $7. To reserve a space, call Jennifer at 419-296-4835 or Denise at 419-306-7781.


Pirate 2014-15 sports passes on sale at BHS

Bluffton school sports passes for 2014-15 are available at Bluffton High School. Prices follow:

All Sports Pass $100: Gets you into all home sporting events throughout the current school year including reserved Varsity Football and Boys' basketball games.

Fall Sports Pass $30: Gets you into all home volleyball and boys' and girls' soccer games.

Student Pass $25: Punch card that is good for 10 home sporting events throughout the school year.


Runners on your mark! BFR 5K Aug. 30

There's still time to enter BFR Sports and Fitness 5K Run or Walk, which features a Pump and Run on Saturday, Aug. 30.



The race course: begins and ends at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.