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Riverdale stops Bluffton girl's soccer

Riverdale girl's soccer  team bested Bluffton 5-0 on Oct. 2 at Riverdale. 

Here are game stats:


Halftime: R, 1-0 Goals: (R) player, (R) Wright, (R) Evans, (R) Wright, (R) Wright. Assists: NA.
Shots on Goal: R, 15-NA. Corner Kicks: R, 4-1,Saves: B,Abbey Heslep (12); R,Goalie (1)

Home:  Riverdale 6-3-2, NA
Away:  Bluffton 4-9-0, NA

Tournament Location:  NA


Heidelberg takes down Bluffton in four sets


By Meghan Mohr, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/volleyball/2012/10-03-vb.htm

The Bluffton University volleyball team came away with a set from the Student Princes for the first time since 2004, but couldn’t quite pull it off on Wednesday, Oct. 3, as they fell to regional powerhouse Heidelberg (25-13, 17- 25, 25-19, 25-14).

BFR Sports and Fitness offers October "Stick to it special!"

BFR Sports and Fitness is offering a "buy one month fitness membership and get a second month free with a little work" in October.

The membership is open to anyone 14 or order, the member must complete 12 BFR designated workouts during the first 30 days to get the second month free, workout orientation and modifications are available as needed, and the membership must be purchased by Oct. 31.

Contact BFR at 419-358-4150 for complete details.

RIB RIB is a Bears fan

Who ever drives a vehicle with this plate is certainly a Chicago Bears fan. Anyone who cares to try to explain the meaning of "RIB RIB," is encouraged to comment. The Icon spotted this plate in Ada during the Ada Harvest and Herb Fest in September.


How many Model Ts are on Main Street?


How many Model-T Ford-era vehicles can you count. This is an aerial view of the 1961 Bluffton parade of antique vehicles. The parade took place during the centennial celebration. Leland Gerber took the photo and it appears that he took it while standing on the roof of his photo studio on South Main Street.

There are several other sites to observe in this 1961 Main Street photo. Look closely where the historical mural is today, for starters.

Next check out the sign in front of what is today Common Grounds Coffeehouse.

Former Bluffton teacher and BHS grad, Jesse Steiner, named Celina schools superintendent

Jesse Steiner, a former teacher in the Bluffton schools was hired this week as superintendent of Celina Schools. For the past three school years he was superintendent at Hicksville Exempted Local Schools.

Steiner signed a three-year contract with Celina, starting Oct. 22 and ending July 31, 2015. His salary will be $95,000 per year.


MHCO dedicates new Willow Ridge campus - Green House homes - on Oct. 14

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), Bluffton, will dedicate its new Willow Ridge campus, the first two Green House homes in Ohio, at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14. Dr. Bill Thomas, Ithaca, N.Y., The Green House Project founder, is the featured speaker.

The dedication takes place across from the Willow Ridge campus at Maple Crest Senior Living Village, 700 Maple Crest Court, and is open to the public.

The Oct. 14 dedication schedule follows:

Kylee Burkholder, Bluffton University student, talks about basketball

15 minutes with Kylee Burkholder from West Unity (Hilltop High School) Bluffton University student and member of the women's basketball team, number 42. Derek Woods, Icon intern conducted this interview.

What year are you at Bluffton University?
I'm a junior.

What is your major?
Public relations with a minor in marketing.

What was your summer job?
I was a receptionist at Anderson and Vreeland.

Fortman Insurance spring and fall newsletters now on The Icon

Icon viewers now have access to Fortman Insurance spring 2012 and fall 2012 newsletter. Both are attachments at the bottom of this story.


First of three Bluffton merchants' 3/50 drawing announced

Kathy Fenstermaker, Lynn Coleman and Amy Roby are the September winners in the Bluffton merchants’ 3/50 drawing.

Each of the three receives eight different prizes, donated by several Bluffton merchants, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum of Ten Thousand Villages, who is helping to direct the promotion.