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January 28, 2015

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Child Advocacy Organization hosts new volunteer orientation Jan. 29

Child Advocacy Organization, CASA, of Allen and Putnam Counties is looking to expand their reach of advocacy, hoping to double the amount of children assisted over the next two years. 

To reach that goal will require an increase of funding and volunteers. If you desire to investigate becoming an advocate, CASA will be hosting a new volunteer orientation on Thursday, Jan. 29 with two available time slots; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Bluffton Community Preschool accepting students

Bluffton Community Preschool, housed in the First United Methodist Church, is gearing up for 2015-16 enrollment, according to Shelly Matijevich, director.

"With the new year we are excited to get geared up for enrollment of 2015-2016 program years. If you are interested in our program for the fall please send us an email blufftoncommunitypreschool@gmail.com and you will be contacted in February for pre-enrollment," she said.

Basinger, Preston, Bugner bowl 279 games

Todd Basinger, Randy Preston and Shane Bugner each bowled games of 279 to tie for men’s high game scores last week at Southgate Lanes. Gina Bloomfield’s 248 was the high woman’s game score.

The attachment to this story shows the week’s high games and high series.


More than three inches of snow Jan. 25-26

The Bluffton-Pandora  area received slightly over three inches of snow on Jan. 25 and 26, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer. The attachment at the bottom of this story shows January’s daily weather summaries.

And, here's the Bluffton High School second quarter honor roll

Here is Bluffton High School’s second quarter Honor Roll for 2014-2015 school year:

9th Grade – all A:

Morgan Auchmuty, Leah Conley, Christopher Harnish, Sydney Hoff, Kayla Kindle, Kelli Leugers, Rameen Omar, Aimee Ritter

10th Grade – all A:

Isaac Andreas, Joshua Begg, Eli Bourassa, Alton Burkholder, Julianna Hotmire, Zane Myers, Douglas Nester, Abbie Parkins, Marley Runk, Jayme Siefer, Sydney Staton, Megan Sycks, Phillip Tatarkov, Sarah Theisen, Kristen Yost

11th Grade – all A:


Whirlpool will create $18 million Findlay Wind Farm

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s largest global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances is building on the company’s 40 years of commitment to sustainability by using wind energy to power its manufacturing facility located in Findlay.

February Bluffton University arts calendar on the Icon

February is full of events at Bluffton University. Here's a listing of those programs. Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Feb. 2              Art exhibit: Opening of “At the Mercy of the Muse,” sculptures by Dan Chudzinski, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center. Hours through March 1 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

Edelweiss News - Gardeners of Bluffton-Pandora Area - newsletter on the Icon

The "Edelweiss News," newsletter of the Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area is now on the Icon. The club is open to all persons in the Icon viewer area interested in gardening.

The club's next meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Bluffton Public Library.

Open the attachment below to view the current newsletter.

Bluffton American Legion commemorates Four Chaplains Sunday at First United Methodist

In commemoration of the sacrifice of four armed forces Chaplains during World War II, The American Legion will observe Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, according to Don Rock, chaplain of Bluffton Post 382.

The Bluffton American Legion members will attend the 10:30 a.m. service at First United Methodist  Church, Sunday, Feb. 1. All veterans and their spouses are welcome to attend.


Isaac Little has second highest GPA on Cincinnati football team

Isaac Little, freshman outside liinebacker on the University of Cincinnati's football team, achieved the second highest GPA on the football team this fall.

Little, a Bluffton High School grad and standouting Pirate athlete, achieved a 3.938 grade point average.