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Soup cook-off Nov. 3 at Maple Crest

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, will host a soup cook-off from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, featuring six area restaurants and caterers.

The event is in the Patio Room at Maple Crest, 700 Maple Crest Court, off Augsburger Road, Bluffton.

Soups include:
o Luke's Bar and Grill - Taco soup
o The Dough Hook - Chili
o LuLu's Diner and Catering - Stuffed green pepper
o Jeanne's Kitchen - Broccoli cheddar
o Bluffton University - Loaded baked potato
o Rossilli's - Corn and crab chowder

Pandora in 1963

In 1963 Steiner Moter Sales, Pandora, celebrated its 50th annivesary. Leland Gerber took this photo for the anniversary celebration. Steiner Motors was located on Jefferson Street, south of Main. The car in the show room is a Dodge Dart.

Shannon Theatre, Shirley's Popcorn customer appreciation day Nov. 5

Shannon Theatre and Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co., will hold its third annual customer appreciation day Saturday, Nov. 5, according to Pete and Kim Suter.

The event includes:


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.