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Recent births at Bluffton Hospital

Bluffton Hospital provided The Icon with information about births that took place in the hospital since late November:

To view photos of these babies click here.


Bluffton Jazzercise, The Icon's newest advertiser, promises to put you in shape

J'aime Stratton

The Icon's newest advertiser promises to put you in shape. J'aime Stratton launched Bluffton Jazzercise this week with classes offered in English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St.

Stratton says Jazzercise is just like it sounds: it's a dance fitness program.

"From 35 to 40 minutes of each session involves aerobics," she said. "And from 20 to 25 minutes includes strength and stretching. We use all types of music to the exercises, which are based in jazz dance, but also offer many moves."


Rachel Webster's Ideal Images opens in former Morey's on Jan. 24

Bluffton's newest business owner started out as a music major at Bluffton College. Rachel Webster, who will open Ideal Images, 114 E. College Ave., (formerly Morey's Coffee Shop) on Jan. 24, switched career choices and eventually found her calling in sales and marketing. The rest of the tune is history.

Ideal Images offers personalized apparel for sports teams and spirit wear, corporations, businesses, team uniforms as well as custom apparel. The selection is seemingly endless. It includes ball caps, tee shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, customized towels, blankets and even socks.

Funny, those temperatures don't look like January

Here's the seven-day report for January from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Low Rain Snow

Jan. 3 24 14
Jan. 4 36 17
Jan. 5 45 24
Jan. 6 55 38
Jan. 7 47 32
Jan. 8 42 25
Jan. 9 42 27

Lucie Fett, Dakota Bricker, Ceandra Thurmond, Conner Dawson, Kylee Leuger, Richard Cleveland MS students of the month

Six Bluffton Middle School students were named students of the month for November.

6th Grade
Lucie Fett is the daughter of Bob and Sue Fett. She is a member of the BMS band and choir. Lucie attends church at English Lutheran in Bluffton and plays tennis at the BFR.

Dakota Bricker, the son of Tracie Bricker, is a member of the BMS choir. He plays basketball, baseball, and football and attends First Mennonite Church in Bluffton.


School board reorganizes for 2012

Bluffton's school board reorganizes for 2012 at its meeting on Jan. 11. A printer-friendly board agenda is provided in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Donald Wymer 1938-2012

Donald Wymer

Donald Keith Wymer, 73, of Mt. Cory, died at 10:22 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his residence. Donald was born to the late
Howard and Pauline (Baney) Wymer in North Baltimore, on Jan. 30, 1938.

He married Eldora Kain in 1957, and they later divorced. In 1977, he married Erma Orians and they later divorced. On May 19, 1984, he married Marilyn (Welch) Wymer and she survives.


"We Bought A Zoo" shown at Shannon Jan. 13 - 19

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "We Bought A Zoo" (PG) is showing at the theatre from January 13 - 19.

Show times follow:

Each evening at 7:00 and 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 and 4:00 PM.


Bluffton's most popular baby names of 2011 - can you guess them?

What shall we name the baby...in 2011? The Bluffton Hospital provided The Icon with the list of first names of babies born last year in Bluffton. Want to know the popular names?

Mason (6)
Aiden (3), Auden (1)
Gage (2), Guage (1)

Ella (3), Eva (1), Ellen (1)
Addison (2), Addyson (1), Adalyn (1)
Kira (2), Kali (1), Kayla (1), Kaylee (1), Kayleigh (1), Kali (1)


Christian storyteller to perform at Bluffton

James Nagle, a storyteller from the Cleveland suburb of Lyndhurst, will present "Stories from the Road: Encounters with the Living God" at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Bluffton University's Yoder Recital Hall. The forum is free and open to the public.