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January 29, 2015

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Kindergarten teacher Karen Luginbuhl to retire at end of school year

The Bluffton school board accepted the resignation of Karen Luginbuhl, Bluffton kindergarten teacher, effective May 31. The action took place at the March 19 board meeting. Mrs. Luginbuhl has taught in the Bluffton school system for several years.

In other significant board action the board voted to have R.D. Neff & Associates, Bluffton, advertise for bids for the installing of a concession stand and restrooms at Steinmetz Field. Bids will be opened at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, by the school treasurer in Neff's office.

Check out Padrone's Pizza new coupon offers in The Icon

Check out the new coupon offer from Padrone's Pizza, Bluffton.
o 14-inch specialty pizza (or pizza with up to 5 items), $10
o 18-inch, 1-item pizza and large breadsticks, $15
o 12-inch, 2-item pizza and 6 cheese cheezy bread, $10.25

Also, try Padrone's new wing sauce:

o Bayou cajun
o Roasted garlic
(add these to any order and get 10 wings for only $5)

Use the printer-friendly coupons attached to this story for these offers. Coupons expire April 30, 2012.


Art for art's sake this month at the public library

It's student art month and the Bluffton Public Library is displaying some future Rembrants. Art works by Bluffton and Cory-Rawson art students are on display. Here's a sampling.

"The Hunger Games" shown at Shannon March 23-29

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "The Hunger Games" (PG-13) will be premiering at the theatre from March 23-29. There will be a midnight premiere on Friday morning 12:01 am. Tickets for the midnight show go on sale at 11 pm on Thursday, March 22.

Show times follow:

Each evening at 7 and 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 and 4 PM.


Here's Friday's "who plays when" schedule - and your reminder to get your BBQ ticket asap

Sixth grade strings rehearse for Friday's event

As they say "Get them while they're hot." Tickets are going fast for Friday's Bluffton Music Boosters chicken barbecue and shrimp dinner at the middle school.

The meals and music take place Friday, March 23, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. (or sell out) at the middle school cafetorium.

Tickets are now $7 each and are available at Greg's Pharmacy and at the middle school and high school offices. This year's meal includes one-half chicken (or seven pieces of shrimp), potato salad, applesauce, dinner roll and a drink.


Camerata Singers featured on First Presbyterian Church, Findlay, concert series

The Bluffton University Camerata Singers will present its concert, Precious Lord Take My Hand, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 South Main St., Findlay. The concert, part of the church's 32nd Concert Series, is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received.

Camerata Singers was established in 1984 as an outgrowth of a larger mixed choir. The Italian meaning of Camerata is company - a small group that meets for artistic reasons.


Recycled glass results in artistic glasses from Bolivia at Ten Thousand Villages

Refreshing spring decor from Bolivia is featured this month at Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

Crafting theses recycled glasses and carafe provides work for many of the poorest people around Cochabama. At Crsil Srl., a family-owned business, a master glassblower leads a team of craftspeople producing the glassware.


University senior from Findlay wins Mosiman contest

Kitanya Murray (center) won Bluffton University's Mosiman Young Artist Competition on March 18. Flanking her are fellow finalists Beth McCullough (left) and Kristin Beckman (right).

Kitanya Murray, a Bluffton University senior from Findlay, won the third annual Mosiman Young Artist Competition with her performance on alto saxophone March 18 at Bluffton's Bach Festival Concert.

Gatzke column: Small fracture for Tigers' Cabrera

By Mitchell Gatzke, Icon sports columnist
X-rays taken on Miguel Cabrera's face yesterday revealed a small fracture under the slugger's right eye. It appears he will be out for a little while in an attempt to heal both the fractured bone and the cut that took stitches to close.