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Mike Burris Icon weekly football contest season winner

Joyce Suter and Scott Gleason tied as winners of the final regular season Icon high school weekly football contest. Andy Borgelt was eliminated in tie-breaker.

Mike Burris was the clear overall season winner in this year's contest. The cummulative records follow the weekly records below. Corey Greer was the judge of the high school contest.

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Bluffton University in volleyball league playoffs

Bluffton University finished in a five-way tie for first place in the HCAC. Hanover, Mount St. Joseph, Bluffton, Transylvania and Rose-Hulman all went 7-2 in the conference.

The tie-breaking procedures placed the five teams in the order above. As the #3 seed, Bluffton will face #6 seed and long-time rival Defiance College at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Founders Hall, a rematch from this past Wednesday night.

The winner of that contest will face #2 seed Mount St. Joseph at Hanover College on Saturday, Nov. 5 (5 p.m.).

Fred-in-Stein invites your visit to 226 Grove St. tonight; Your photo my end up on The Icon

By Fred-in-Stein (I can only use this byline once a year)

The Icon invites all Halloweeners to stop by 226 Grove Street tonight. We'll take your photo and maybe your video, that is, if you dress appropriately. You may even say hello to Ike the Iconoclast mascot, if he isn't chasing a squirrel. Perhaps you'd better not dress as a squirrel.

Expect us to ask you to identify yourself behind the mask. That way when we post your photo on The Icon we can identify you to the rest of the Icon viewers.

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1951 A to Z truck fleet

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Here's an interesting black and white Bluffton business photo taken by Leland Gerber. Two 1951 Ford trucks pose in front of Bixel Ford (now M&R Plumbing and Heating) on Cherry Street. The truck proudly proclaim A to Z home killed meats, beef, pork, veal, lamb. City health inspected - Bluffton, Ohio. We wonder if these two vehicles were the initial A to Z vehicles in the fleet.

State the state

The Icon spotted this plate downtown Bluffton recently. Can you identify the state?

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Bluffton fails to slow down Columbus Grove, drop final game of season

By Bryan Kress
With a promising start to the season that included a 3-2 record and a near upset of Ada, Bluffton would only finish with a 5-5 record.

Season stats and game stats are in attachments at the bottom of this story.

However when you consider that a freshman quarterback played in the final 5 games of the season, the .500 record sure seems like a significant accomplishment and the future prospects for this team look much brighter with quarterback Robbie Stratton getting invaluable experience.

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Southgate Lanes Weekly Top 7

Scores bowled on: Oct.28
Men's High Series
Troy Caskie 741
John Dailey 720
John Nicholson 715
John Dailey 709
Robert Smith 709
John Fortman 708
Shannon Ingram 707
Steve Swisher 704

Women's High Game
Onalee Shepler 652
Onalee Shepler 646
Beth Diamond 613
Trina Sprunger 602
Anita Ambroza 596
Sue Burden 555
Ruth Everett 549

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