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October 23, 2016


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The Icon spotted "CHEER 63" in the Ada school parking lot in September. Look for it in a white Chevy Traverse LTE. Does it belong for a former cheerleader born in 1963? That's our best guess.

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2013 BHS homecoming: It was a dark and stormy night to remember

Yes, it was a dark and stormy night. But it was a fun evening.

Bluffton High School celebrated its 2013 homecoming on Friday. Rain squashed the homecoming parade, but the festivities continued on Harmon Field  in a  pre-game ceremony.


Last year's king and queen, Matthew Deter and Anna Crisp relinquished their crowns to Noah Stratton and Sophie Marcum, respectively.

And the Corvette goes to...Cheryl Horn of Findlay

Following the drawing for the winning ticket for this year’s red Corvette raffle, we overheard a guy behind us say, “Next year I’ll have my wife buy the ticket.”

For the fourth year in a row, a woman’s raffle ticket was picked as the winning ticket in the Bluffton Lions Club Foundation’s Corvette raffle.


Adelyn Althaus wins Icon football contest week 6

The winner of Week 6 of The Icon Football Contest is Adelyn Althaus.  Adelyn and Luke Amstutz both correctly picked 14 games this week.  Both contestants chose the same twotie-breakers.  Adelyn was declared the winner by virtue of entering her picks first.  

Other contestants:

13 correct - Barry Schneck, Duane Bollenbacher, Jerry Cupples, Randy Stewart, Tater Hooker and Todd Fleharty.

12 correct - David Glick, John Dailey, Nancy Armour, Nathan Davis, Randy Garmatter and Tom Clark.


15 minutes with Corey Huber: He decided to go for a bike ride that took all summer

15 minutes with Corey Huber
When did you graduate from BHS? What year are you at BG? Your major?

I graduated from BHS in 2010. I'm a senior at BGSU studying Applied Health Science with a specialization in Microbiology and a minor in Psychology.

Here's your contact for haunted happenings in Allen County this month

The Lima/Allen County Convention and Visitors' Bureau  keeps an up-to-date listing of all of the 'haunted happenings' including trick-or-treat nights for the entire county.

For more information call 419.222.6075.


It's happening in October in Allen County

Here's the October schedule of events in Allen County, provided by the Lima/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Stratton Auto offers $39.95 fall car care package

Stratton Auto Sales, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton, offers a $39.95 fall car care package, according to Amie Stratton.

The package includes:
• Standard oil and filter change
• 4-tire rotation
• Balance 4 tires
• Top off under-the-hood fluids
• Complete vehicle inspection, including brakes
• Battery/charging system check
• Examine all belts and hoses

The price, plus tax, includes up to five quarts of standard oil. Additional charges for synthetic oil and diesel trucks.



Pandora and Gilboa churches offer food boxes

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District. 

The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four. In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. 

Boxes will be available to be picked up on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


"Serendipity," St. John's UCC newsletter on the Icon

St. John's United Church of Christ has several activities taking place in October. The church newsletter "Seredipity" is now available for Icon viewers. 

It is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Football: Pirates dominate on the ground against Allen East

By Bryan Kress
The Bluffton High School offense only had to attempt five passes as they racked up 292 yards on the ground with four touchdowns as The Pirates beat Allen East 42-12.

The defense played a great game as well as Allen East was held to a mere 155 yards.

Noah Stratton started off the evening with back-to-back rushing touchdowns in the first quarter with 22-yard and 15-yard runs. Stratton led the Pirates with 106 yards on 16 carries.
Devin Luginbuhl ran one in from five yards out for the third score of the game in the second quarter.