Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor."
By Jake Dowling, Icon intern
Hi everyone! I am Jake Dowling, the University of Findlay intern working for the Bluffton Icon for the summer. I have written a few articles on the Icon including a story on Issac Schumacher, the upcoming Mennofolk event, a story on Scott Weissling, an tutor looking for work and a story on Bridge Hospice holding classes for volunteers.
I am writing to give you all a look at who I am and in hopes that I can get to know you all so much better.
I am born and raised in Findlay. I graduated from Findlay High in 2008 and graduated from Owens Community College of Findlay in the summer of 2011 with an associate in communication arts. From there I transferred to The University of Findlay last fall and just completed my first year.
I am majoring in journalism at UF and I plan to graduate in the fall of 2013 with a bachelor's in journalism. From there, the possibilities are endless.
My hobbies include listening to rock music, even the hard acid rock of the 1970s with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. I also love seeing movies, socializing with others and following sports. I am a huge sports fan and I hope to be a reporter and anchor in the sports news department.
Since I love sports, my favorite sport is football and my favorite team of all-time is the Green Bay Packers. If you have seen a car driving around Bluffton with green and gold decals and magnets on it, chances are that is me.
So any Packers fans out there, feel free to reach out to me!
Down the road, I hope to move to the state of Wisconsin and cover the Packers and other professional teams up there. It is a wonderful place to be!
Anyways, that is a little about me. Feel free to follow me on twitter at @Jakedowling4 https://twitter.com/#!/Jakedowling4 or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/JakeD85 also you guys can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to chat or if you have a story that you want to tell. I always want to hear other people's story!