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Swimming pool opening delayed to May 29

“Due to the recent, current and forecasted weather for the next few days, the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool will not be opening for swimming this Memorial Day weekend," Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, told The Icon today.

The pool office will be open on Saturday, May 23, and Monday, May 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. each day for those interested in purchasing season passes.

The pool is scheduled to open for the season on Friday, May 29. The pool will be open Monday through Friday from 1 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Jaime Lugibihl interns this summer at Bluffton Family Recreation

Jaime Lugibihl, 2010 Bluffton High School graduate, is a summer intern at Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

Lugibihl is a sports management major at Bowling Green State University where she will graduate in August.

In her internship, Lugibihl will serve as a sports, event and management coordinator.

“My BFR background started with I was 5 or 6. I was in youth basketball, soccer and was a camper in summer day camps,” she said.

BHS Maddie Willis second in NWC softball balloting

In voting by Northwest Conference softball coaches for the 2015 softball season senior Hope Schroeder, a pitcher from Columbus Grove, was named Player of the Year after being runner-up for that honor during the 2014 season.  

Schroeder received first-place votes from 7 of the conference coaches.  Coaches may not vote for players from their own schools. 

Bluffton senior Maddie Willis finished second in the balloting with Allen East sophomore Ariana Schmiedebusch finishing third.


Austin Bricker, Dakota Bricker and James Harrod BHS baseball all-NWC

Bluffton High School baseball players Austin Bricker and Dakota Bricker were named to the second-team all-NWC in baseball. James Harrod was named honorable mention.

In voting by Northwest Conference baseball coaches for the 2015 baseball season. senior Nate Owens, a catcher from Crestview was named Player of the Year.  Owens was a unanimous selection receiving 160 out of a possible 160 points in the balloting.  


Four area students on ONU dean's list

Four area students were named to the ONU spring dean's list. They are:

Matthew Deter, son of Bill  and Joan Deter, 116 S Lawn Ave, Bluffton, a junior majoring in marketing.

Lauren Hector, daughter of D. Keith and Rhonda Hector, 111 Township Road 20, Mount Cory, a senior majoring in graphic design.

Austin Marquart, son of Jed and Teresa Marquart, 9400 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton,  a sixth year majoring in pharmacy.


New Leaf Garden Center open Memorial Day

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, has a wide selection of spring plants and a selection of Memorial Day items.
The center is open daily including Memorial Day.

Shoppers will find:
• Geraniums
• Urns and planters
• Cemetery saddles
• Silk flower bushes
• Bases and wreaths
• Bedding plants

New Leaf
0395 SR 235


C-R November event inviting crafters

The third annual Cory-Rawson cheerleading holiday craft show and bake sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, at Cory-Rawson High School.

All proceeds benefit the Cory-Rawson cheerleading program. Concessions are available. For more information contact: Michele Rettig, 419-306-1553 or michelerettig3@gmail.com.



Here's the Bluffton Sardines swim team schedule

The Bluffton Sardines, swim team, released its 2015 meet schedule. On home meets the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool is closed.

June 11 - Bluffton swim meet at Kenton
June 15 - Bluffton swim meet at Shawnee
June 18 - Van Wert swim meet at Bluffton
June 22 - Ada swim meet at Bluffton
June 25 - Bluffton swim meet at Westside
June 29 - Bluffton swim meet at Wapakoneta
July 2 - Sherwood swim meet at Bluffton
July 10-11 - WOAL swim meet at Wapakoneta


University women's soccer holds soccer day camp June 8-11

Bluffton University women's soccer program will conduct a soccer day camp for youth ages 5-13 Monday through Thursday, June 8-11, from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. Go to the Bluffton Women’s Soccer website for the registration form: http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/womenssoccer/2014/_news/daycamp.html.

For more information contact Rhonda Gottschalk at 419-358-3020 or gottschalkr@bluffton.edu.


University professor talks to Lions about world economy of oil

Jonathan Andreas, associate professor of economics at Bluffton University, gave a program about the world economy of oil on May 5 to the Bluffton Lions.

He spoke about the large oil producing countries of which the USA is one of the largest.

He explained in detail why oil is important for global economics adding that  the United States was and is the world top oil producer in 1996 and 2015.