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Five arrests on narcotic charges in November

And, charges filed on theft goes to county prosecutor

Bluffton police department provided the Icon with its November docket, which follows:

November 2
A Matterhorn Drive resident reported a theft to police.

November 5
Officers responded to a State Route 103 business for a criminal damage complaint.

November 7
Officers responded to a Garmatter Street residence in reference to a criminal damage comaplaint.

November 8
Officers responded to a State Route 103 business in reference to a suspicious person complaint.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Wade Moser

Wade J. Moser, 80, died Dec. 9, 2018, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Weekend doctor: Children’s migraine and tension headaches

How massage therapy can help

By Carol Baumhardt
Massage Therapist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Blanchard Valley Health System

Raise your hand if you enjoy having a headache. Silly, right? Nobody likes the pain, frustration and lost time a headache can bring. Yet many of us suffer from them, including children. The National Headache Foundation reports that 1 in 5 U.S. children ages 5 to 17 are prone to headaches. Fifteen percent of those who are prone have headaches labeled as tension and five percent are diagnosed as migraine.

Look at all this BFR winter programming

Opportunities for youngsters, school-age and adults


Bluffton Family Recreation’s winter youth and adult program schedule covering January through the end of March was announced today by Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

Adult programs include soccer, coed volleyball, pickleball, basketball, coed indoor softball and a coed softball tournament. Tournaments involving tennis and pickleball will be announced later.

A Mexico-U.S. border story with a Bluffton connection

Phil and Mindy Steiner working with Central American migrants

Note: Phil Steiner is the son of Dan and Barb Steiner of rural Bluffton. Phil andand his wife, Mindy, live in Tijuana, Mexico. They started an organization called Be2Live. It offers service trips to Mexico for U.S. high school students. More details on the program are at the bottom of this story.

Mindy shared the following story recently on her Facebook. It tells of one family’s attempting to gain entrance into the United States:

In a sea of 6,000 faces how would I find four? 

These faces have awakened me at night. 


Earlham win puts Beavers at 2-5

The Bluffton University women's basketball team won a hard-fought battle against Earlham College on Wednesday, Dec. 5 by the score of 63 to 53. The win moved the Beavers to 2-5 on the year (1-1 HCAC). The Quakers fell to 1-4 and they also stand 1-1 in HCAC contests.

The first stanza was a back and forth battle as the Beavers and the Quakers exchanged baskets. Bluffton led 15-13 at the end of the opening period with nine of the Beavers' 15 points scored at the free throw line.