September 16, 2014


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English Lutheran Giving Good Gifts this Christmas display at Blaze of Lights

Members of the Bluffton English Lutheran Church will have a Blaze of Lights display in front of John Wagner's Nationwide Agency promoting "Giving Good Gifts this Christmas."

It is a program of the ELCA that provides animals, health care, water, farm implements to persons in need throughout the world. The table will show the kind of gifts available to give.


BHS junior class post prom committee has Blaze booth

Parents of the Bluffton High School junior class (class of 2013) will have a booth in front of the Bluffton News at the Bluffton Blaze of Lights from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Proceeds will go towards the 2012 BHS post prom event. "Without the generous donations from the local community a fun and safe evening after the prom would not be possible," according to committee members.

The post prom committee will sell nachos with cheese or with cheese and meat, hot chocolate, bottled water and individual servings of cookies and brownies.


BHS class of 1967 announces 2012 reunion date

The Bluffton High School class of 1967 will celebrate its 45th reunion on July 21, 2012, at Marbeck Center at Bluffton University.

Planners of the event invite class members to mark your calendars, and share this with other 1967 graduates you might see during the holidays.
More details will follow later.


John Clevidence, Phillip Keeler win Icon's weekly NFL contest

There is a tie in the Icon Week 11 NFL Contest. Seven contestants accumlated 8 points this week. All but two were eliminated through the tie-breaker process. John Clevidence and Phillip Keeler survived.

Other contestants:
8 points - Ben Reineke, Bill Edwards, James Crawfis, Jared Lehman and Nancy Armour.
7 points - Andy Althuas, Becky Warren, Dan Smith and Mark Sommers.
6 points - Duane Bollenbacher.
5 points - Adelyn Althaus and Mike Burris.
3 points - Jim Dillman.


Jed Marquart's engineering student receives research grant

ADA - Ohio Northern University student Derick Endicott, a senior mechanical engineering major from Belle Center, Ohio, has received an Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) Student-Innovative-Creative-Hands-on Project (SICHOP) grant to perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research.


Ten Thousand Villages weekend sparkle jewelry sale

Bluffton's Ten Thousand Villages store offers a weekend deal that sparkles, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

The s sale is a "buy one, get one 50 percent off on jewelry" on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, only.

Ten Thousand Villages is a 115 S. Main St., phone 419-358-7233.


November Bluffton Lions newsletter now on the Icon

The Bluffton Lions Club newsletter for November is now available to Icon viewers. The newsletter is a printer-friendly attachment located at the bottom of this story.


Beavers Dustin Kinn named Heartland Conference Player of the Week

Sophomore Dustin Kinn (Alvada/New Riegel) was named the Heartland Conference men's basketball player of the week after he led the Beavers to a 2-0 start to the season at Webster University in St. Louis.

The sophomore post poured in a then career-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds in Bluffton's 79-76 overtime win against host Webster on Saturday evening. Kinn followed that performance with another career-high scoring effort, bucketing 25 points in the Beavers' first-ever triple overtime contest, a 97-94 victory over Rust College on Sunday.

Patricia A. "Chic" Garlock named VP in Findlay market for First National

Patricia A. "Chic" Garlock has joined First National Bank as Vice President of the Findlay market. Garlock will manage the existing office located at 1630 Tiffin Ave., as well as the new location currently under construction at 1114 Trenton Ave. The new branch will open in February of 2012. She is responsible for customer retention and developing new consumer and business relationships in the Findlay community.

Garlock has 23 years of banking experience in the Findlay community and says she is excited about getting back to true community banking.


Drive Time Driving Instruction has some neat holiday discounts

Drive Time Driving Instruction has some neat holiday gift offers. These include $20 off the regular price of $300, on top of the everyday $10 discount for full payment on the first day of class.

Holiday pricing will be in effect for both Findlay and Bluffton classes in Dec. and Jan. (Dec. 4 and Jan. 8 in Bluffton; Dec. 18 and Jan. 22 in Findlay.)

Gift certificates are also available. Drive Time Driving Instruction is an Icon advertiser.