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Check out all the BHS activities in December

Our annual Toys for Tots drive is currently underway.  Please bring in a new, unwrapped toy and place it in the designated box in the High School office until Dec. 10.  

Anyone interested in trying out for a singing or speaking part in the spring musical, Alice in Wonderland, needs to sign up and pick up information outside of the choir room. 

Auditions are Dec. 11 and 12.  See Mrs. Zink if you have any questions.

Lots of Middle School activities in December

December is a busy month at Bluffton High Middle School. Here are some of the activities taking place. 

Lil' Pirates will begin this Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. in the HS gym.

Please have your McDonalds order form and money to Mrs. Phillips by Friday, Nov. 30.

Current BHS newsletter now on the Icon

The Icon provides you with the November BHS newsletter.  To view the newsletter open the attachment at the bottom fo this story.

Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre holiday performance Dec. 1

Rhythm in Motion Dance Center, Ada, will perform in its annual Christmas Magic  Jingle and Rock 2012 holiday dance performance at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lima Senior High School Auditorium.


Several of the students in the performance are from Bluffton. Rhythm in Motion is a Bluffton icon advertiser.

All seats are reserved. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door. Contact Darcey Schneider, 419-236-7651 for tickets.


Mount St. Joseph hands Bluffton 56-54 loss in Sommer Center

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Bluffton University men’s basketball team fell to the College of Mount St. Joseph in their first HCAC contest of the season. The Beavers dipped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the HCAC, while MSJ improved to 2-2 and 1-0 in the HCAC.

The Lions came out strong and took an early lead just over three minutes into the game, going up by five (7-2) following a Joel Scudder triple. Half a minute later the Beavers trimmed the deficit to three with a layup from junior Will Pope (Somerville/Preble Shawnee).

Dec. 14 Maple Crest Barberettes concert open to public


Bluffton’s Barberettes will be presenting a Christmas program at four area senior living facilities in December.

Here's the schedule:

Dec. 3 – Richland Manor
Dec. 7 -  Hilty Home
Dec. 10 – Mennonite Memorial Home
Dec. 14 – Maple Crest.

All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to the Maple Crest program on Dec. 14. It takes place in the Patio Room.



"Rise of the Guardians" shown at Shannon Nov 30 - Dec 6

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "Rise of the Guardians" (PG) and will be shown at the theatre from November 30 - December 6.

Show times are every evening at 7:00 and 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 and 4:00 PM. All shows are 2D.


‘Late Night with Student Life’ at Bluffton University


It was 11 a.m., not 11:30 p.m., but Nov. 27 at Bluffton University, it was, nonetheless, “Late Night with Student Life: Live from Founders Hall.”

The university’s weekly Forum became the setting for a talk show-like look at student life on campus through the decades.

Here, residence life director Jackie Wells (with papers) plays Catch Phrase, trying to elicit words and phrases associated with the 2000s from student partner Lawrence Ervin, a junior from Cincinnati.

December events planned at Bluffton University

Several events are scheduled in December at Bluffton University.  Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Dec. 2  Christmas Choral Concert: “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall.

Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for senior citizens and non-Bluffton students. Order tickets online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu, or by contacting the box office at 419-358-3239.

First Mennonite, Bluffton, holds hymnal celebration


First Mennonite Church, Bluffton,  held a “Hymnal Celebration/Chairity Event” at the church on Nov. 11. It was an evening of music presented by a variety of groups, including its adult choir, piano, dulcimer, trumpet, string quartet, guitar by children, youth and adults. The evening included singing by the congregation.