November 27, 2014


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50 in early February!

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

Date High Low Rain Snow
Feb. 1 52 37 0.15
Feb. 2 44 29
Feb. 3 51 25
Feb. 4 35 32 0.49 4.3
Feb. 5 42 24
Feb. 6 47 25

Elizabeth Nisly: Bluffton student top Allen County speller again

Elizabeth Nisly smiles behind her spelling bee trophy

Bluffton eighth grader Elizabeth Nisly for the second year in a row has won the Allen County Spelling Bee.

To advance to the county bee Nisly won the Bluffton Middle School spelling bee as a seventh grader and as an eighth grader.


"Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 3D" shown at Shannon Feb. 10 - 16

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 3D" (PG) is showing at the theatre from February 10 - 16.

Show times follow:

3D shows are each evening at 7:00 and 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM.

2D shows are Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 PM only.

All 3D seats are only $6.00. Passes are not accepted for 3D features.


Dave Fredericks bowls a 289 on Jan. 31 at Southgate Lanes

Saturday Morning Junior League
Scores bowled on: Feb.28
Boys High Game
Dustin Falk 182
Nick Kilburn 164
Kaden Reneker 156

Girls High Game
Ashleigh King 96
Molly McCracken 95
Arielle O'Neal 90

Boys High Series (2 Games)
Dustin Falk 321
Kaden Reneker 286
Nick Kilburn 280

Girls High Series (2 games)
Molly McCracken 184
Arielle O'Neal 170
Lacey McClain 165


February busy month at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora

February is a busy month at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Icon viewers may look at the February calendar of events by clicking here.


Richland Manor February newsletter available to Icon viewers

The Richland Manor February newsletter is now available to Icon viewers. The newsletter shows events that have taken place and that are about to be held at the nursing home. To access the newsletter click here.


Bluffton Boy Scouts find the cold to their liking at Klondike Derby

Troop 256 Pit Viper Patrol at the start of the 2012 Klondike derby

The Fire Extinguisher Patrol and the Pit Viper Patrol - not your ordinary Bluffton names - scored exceptionally well in the late January Klondike Derby.

Eleveb scouts from Bluffton Boy Scout Troop 256 and one scout from Pandora Troop 266 competed in the 52nd annual Klondike Derby at Camp Lakota in Defiance.

The Fire Extinguisher Patrol led by Misha Groman and joined by Carrick Lancaster, Jared Metzger, Nate Staley, Kaden Reneker and Jason Althaus finished in 9th place.


Global Weekend coming to Bluffton University Feb. 10-11

Film, food and entertainment are planned for Global Weekend at Bluffton University on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11.
The weekend will begin Friday with a 7:30 p.m. screening of the 2010 South African film "Life, Above All" in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.

The Commons in Marbeck Center will host Saturday's events. An ethnic meal will be served from 5-6 p.m. and an international variety and fashion show will follow at 6:30 p.m. A pi~nata will be available for children before the show, at 6:20 p.m.

Bluffton University to hold children's auditions for 'Music Man'

Children ages 8-14 with interests in singing, acting and dancing are invited to audition for Bluffton University's 2012 May Day musical, "The Music Man." Auditions will be held from 6:15-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Gilliom Room of Bluffton's Mosiman Hall.

Children are sought for the chorus and "boys' band," as well as for the roles of Winthrop (age 9 and speaks with a lisp) and Amaryllis (age 8). Boys auditioning to play Winthrop, and girls to play Amaryllis, may want to familiarize themselves with the songs "Gary, Indiana" and "Goodnight, My Someone," respectively.

Trotter and Johnson to play in Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl

Bluffton University senior wideouts Todd Trotter (Cincinnati/Aiken University) and Jason A. Johnson (Lansing, Mich./Lansing Eastern) have been selected to play in the Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl III on April 14, 2012 in Columbus' Crew Stadium.

They will join Justin Crosier (Columbus/Hamilton Township) as the first Beavers to play in the annual all-star contest sponsored by the Ohio Army National Guard and Ohio CollegeFootball.com. Kick-off is slated for 1:30 p.m.