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July 25, 2014


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Bluffton American Legion golf outing proceeds go to local organizations

Boy Scouts were among recipients

Bluffton American Legion Post 382 announced the recipients of donations it awarded from proceeds of its golf outing held this summer.

One hundred precent of the net proceeds went to the following charities:

Six Lady Pirates named to girls' all league soccer team

Six members of the Bluffton High School girls' soccer team - five are underclassmen - were named to the North Central Soccer Association girls' all league soccer team.

Bluffton players named follow:

Jill Steinmetz, sophomore, first team, forward

Ava Yoakam, senior, second team, defender

Rachel Yoder, junior, second team, defender

Honorable mention:

Megan Dulle, junior, forward; Karli Leugers, junior, midfield; Molly Moser, sophomore, defender


Ico viewers have access to October Lions Club newsletter

Icon viewers now have access to the October Bluffton Lions Club newsletter. It is available as an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Freshman runs for 3 scores and defense pitches a shutout to earn 5th victory of season

By Bryan Kress
A common clich'e in football is that if you run the ball and stop the run, you win.

That's exactly what Bluffton did as the defense played their best game of the season, shutting out Paulding and limiting them to 26 yards on the ground, and freshman quarterback Robbie Stratton ran for 3 touchdowns as Bluffton won 21-0.

Paulding started the game with a 77-yard drive but quickly ended with a R.J. Stratton interception. R.J. Stratton also added 4 catches for 58 yards.


MOPS sponsors mom-to-mom sale on Saturday

Mothers of Preschools (MOPS) will hold a mom-to-mom sale at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The sale includes great deals on gently used baby and children's toys, baby gear and other goodies. Lots of brand names and like new quality items will be available.

Admission is $2 or two non-perishable food items. Admission and food items will be donated to the Bluffton Community Food Pantry.

Ebenezer Mennonite Church is located at 8905 Columbus Grove Road.


Bluffton Scouts offer history lesson at Suter's corn maze

The Bluffton Scouts had an Indian Village display at Suter's Corn Maze. This year's maze theme is "American Indians." The Scouts demonstrated Indian games to the children and discussed the Indian heritage of the Deer Creek/Riley Creek area.

The Indians were Eastern Woodlands, which were represented by Ottawa, Wyandot, Shawnee and Delaware Indians of the mid-1700s to early 1800s.


BFR bench press competition Nov. 12

BFR Sports and Fitness will host a bench press competition Saturday, Nov. 12. Weigh in begins at 9 a.m. and lifting will begin at 10:30 a.m..

There are three age divisions: high school, 18-39, and 40+ (both men and women). For more information or to sign up please call (419) 358-4150 or check out our website http://www.bfronline.com.


Children build bridges of peace at Bluffton University conference

Youngsters at last weekend^aEURTMs children^aEURTMs conference at Bluffton University help their blindfolded teammates during a team-building relay game in Burcky Gym. Bluffton^aEURTMs Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center hosted the conference, ^aEURoeCelebration of Peace: A Bridge Between Us,^aEUR

Children in grades 3-7 spent 24 hours at Bluffton University Oct. 21 and 22 learning how to build bridges of friendship with each other and with their neighbors, both across the street and around the world.

Those bridges, constructed through many activities, were central to "Celebration of Peace: A Bridge Between Us," a conference hosted by Bluffton's Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center in celebration of its 25th year on campus.

Austin Sweeney named HCAC Special Teams Player of the Week

Bluffton University kicker Austin Sweeney (Adrian, Mich./Whitmer) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on special teams for the week ending Oct. 23.

"i>>?"i>>?The sophomore opened the game's scoring with a 22-yard field goal in the first quarter and connected on all four of his extra point attempts as the Beavers handed Rose-Hulman a 31-13 loss at Salzman Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22. Sweeney also drilled six kickoffs for 305 yards in the Beavers' fourth straight win.

Bluffton's Social Work Club holding food drive

The Social Work Club at Bluffton University is collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the West Ohio Food Bank.

The club hopes to collect 500 items in its "Trick-or-Canning" drive. Donations may be left in boxes placed at Marbeck Center on campus and at Community Market and Common Grounds in Bluffton. The drive continues through next Monday, October 31, Trick-or-Treat night in Bluffton, when club members will also visit homes in the community to collect items.