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University women's soccer team set sights high following record-setting 2011 campaign

HCAC Pre-season Coaches Poll: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/womenssoccer/2012/hcacpoll.pdf
A record-setting 2011 campaign has the 2012 Bluffton University women's soccer program looking for even more success this year. After placing fourth in the regular season, Bluffton knocked off #1 seed Earlham on the road en route to its first-ever Heartland Conference championship match.

Bluffton University men's soccer sports improved depth in 2012

HCAC Pre-season Coaches Poll: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/menssoccer/2012/hcacpoll.pdf
As the Bluffton University men's soccer team enters year two of its rebuild under Head Coach Rick Nussbaum, they Beavers sport a roster that includes as many newcomers (20) as his entire first team was comprised of in 2010.

Bluffton University football ready to build on 2011 finish

HCAC Pre-season Coaches Poll:
http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/football/2012/hcacpoll.pdf
A school-record five conference wins during the last six games of 2011 has the Bluffton University football team excited to hit the field this season.

Watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight!

The Perseid meteor shower is peaking on Sunday, Aug. 12. The Perseid meteor shower hits its peak every August and appears to come out of the constellation Perseus.
Click here for all the details.

St. John's United Church of Christ August newsletter on The Icon

The St. John's United Church of Christ August newsletter is now available for Icon viewers. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.
The church is an Icon advertiser.

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Alley Cats to open Bluffton University Artist Series on Aug. 30

The Alley Cats

Tickets are still available for the opening performance in the 2012-13 Bluffton University Artist Series, by The Alley Cats at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in Yoder Recital Hall.
Tight harmonies, a cappella energy and universal humor describe the doo-wop group, which blends musical talent and comedic timing while singing the greatest songs of the 1950s and '60s.
Premiering at Fullerton College in California, The Alley Cats have appeared on TV and radio and at Disneyland and numerous other venues. In March 2012, they were the opening act for Jay Leno in Las Vegas.

Health Department provides information on this summer's flu

The Allen County Health Department is working with the Ohio Department of Health and the Allen County Fair Board to monitor the H3N2v influenza that has been identified in the United States and Ohio.
At this point, all reported cases have had close contact with swine, such as working in barns or in livestock exhibits at fairs. To date, few hospitalizations have been reported and all cases have since recovered.

Finally...those village water replacement projects ready to begin

Several village water replacements will begin soon. Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, will update Bluffton council on the projects during Monday's council meeting.

"The Grove, Lawn, Jackson street project will begin on Aug. 13 with a substantial completion day by Oct. 31," Mehaffie told The Icon.
The Cherry and Mound Streets project is set to begin Oct. 1 and be completed by Dec. 1.

"Back 2 School" night Aug. 17 at Trinity Lutheran School

A "Back 2 School" night will be held at Trinity Lutheran School's soccer field, 105 Allen St., Jenera, on Friday, Aug. 17.
Family fun, games and activities along with the serving of lemonade, iced tea, ice cream and popcorn will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the movie of The Lion King 1 1/2 at 8:30 p.m. Everything is free.
Please bring a chair or blanket to relax on for the movie. The event is planned for outdoors but in case of inclement weather, it will be held in the school's gymnasium. Everyone is welcome.

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Peter Fast funeral service to be Sept. 1

Peter Gerhard Fast

Peter Gerhard Fast, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at 2:45 p.m. in Bluffton, Ohio, after succumbing to a rare neurological disorder, known as Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) or Shy-Dragers.
Mr. Fast was born on April 28, 1925, north of Chinook, Montana, but his family soon moved to Mt. Lake, Minnesota, where he grew up on the family farm. He was the youngest of nine children.

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