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Grizzlies take down Women's Soccer 7-1

October 8, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Franklin College women's soccer team stayed atop the HCAC leaderboard with a 7-1 victory over Bluffton University on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Bluffton slipped to 0-8 overall and 0-3 in the Heartland Conference, while Franklin improved to 10-2 and a perfect 3-0 in the HCAC.

Soccers earns NSCAA Team Academic Awards

October 7, 2016

NSCAA Team Academic Awards Winners

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University was recently recognized by the NSCAA for outstanding performance in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year. The men's and women's soccer teams both received the NSCAA Team Academic Award, making Bluffton one of just 221 institutions to have both soccer teams honored.

A pumpkin patch full of kindergartners

Makes for an interesting photo essay by Jamie Nygaard

pump·kin - ˈpəm(p)kən/ - noun
noun: pumpkin; plural noun: pumpkins
a large rounded orange-yellow fruit with a thick rind, edible flesh, and many seeds.
the plant of the gourd family that produces the pumpkin, having tendrils and large lobed leaves and native to warm regions of America.


Calling all Bluffton youth super heros

Hospital auxiliary holds super hero party Oct. 22

The Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary hosts a Superhero Party for boys and girls on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium.

Tickets are $10 each. The event includes a variety of games, snacks and the chance to win raffle prizes. Superheros will be present for photos, and children are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume.


There's a good story with this photo for antique tractor lovers

The Icon took this photo at this year's antique tractor show at Maple Crest on Sept. 24.

Not being an antique tractor aficionado, quite honestly, we didn't know one tractor from the next.

Until T.R. Steiner asked for a copy of the photo. Here's his comment:

"That particular tractor is very rare with less than 200 made.  It was specifically designed for eatable bean production and only sold new in Michigan. 


Girls' soccer: Bluffton moves to 9-4-1

And Sarah Theisen has second-in-row 3-goal game

The Bluffton Lady Pirates girls' soccer team tallied another victory against local rival Cory-Rawson at Steinmetz Field on Thursday evening wiith Senior Sarah Theisen racking up another 3 goals to win 3-0.

The first goal came 7:30 into the first half when freshman Kayla White passed to Theisen who landed goal 1. 

Then, 10 minutes later, the same duo scored goal 2 making it 2-0 at the half.  With 17:45 left in the game Senior Captain Abbie Parkins passed to Theisen who pulled way out in front, pulling the goalie out of the box, and Theisen sent the ball right past her.