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Girls' basketball: Bluffton 51 - Crestview 25

Girls' basketball final score: Bluffton 51 - Crestview 35
Bluffton outscored Crestview 15-2 in the third quarter to take a 35-23 lead. Crestview led at halftime 21-20. Watch the Icon for a report from www.blufftonpirates.com


Three lanes will open Dec. 14

Interstate 75 between U.S. 224 and County Road 99, Findlay

Interstate 75 northbound between U.S. 224 and county Road 99, Findlay, will be traveling in three lanes by tomorrow morning's commute. (Friday, Dec. 14)

All four lanes of I-75 in both directions between Sandusky Street and U.S. 68/state Route 15 are currently traveling on the southbound side. By tomorrow morning northbound traffic, just prior to the U.S. 224 interchange, will be switched back over to the new three lanes on the northbound side.

This concert is always a sell-out - part 2

All photos by Jamie Nygaard

PART 2 (click here for part 1 photos) - A highlight of the Christmas season in Bluffton is the all-elementary school afternoon concert.

Talk about a "sold out" gymnasium, this is it. Kindergarten through fifth grade musicians, under the direction of Alice Basinger, performed their tradition holiday concert selections plus new works.


It's easy to place a "Bluffton" gift under the tree

So many choice, and you don't need to surf the web

Need a really great Christmas gift idea?

The Icon has an entire bag full of ideas. The best part is that you don't need to leave town to make the purchase. You don't even need to surf the Internet and pay one-day delivery prices.


The Icon offers viewers its annual survey of Bluffton-made products or products that say "Bluffton." These are available at very reasonable prices. Each makes a unique Christmas gift.

Here goes:

Don Hamilton, Bluffton College grad, coached football at BHS

Donald "Don" R. Hamilton, 72, died at 5:40 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  He was born Feb. 22, 1946, in Lima, to Richard J. Hamilton and Helen L. (Edwards) Hamilton Braunagel.  They both preceded him in death. 

On Dec. 21, 1968, he married Susan Malin, and she survives in Waynesfield. 

Don is survived by two daughters, AshLee (Tim) Hamilton McGranor and AuBree (Ryan) Lucas both of Columbus; five grandchildren, Malin, Sylvia, Cyrus, Elliott and Sullivan; and one sister, Kay (Gary) Downing of Columbus Grove.   


Twisted Whisk wins downtown lighting contest

First place residential winner Lee and Tracie Rosengarten


Home and business owners in Bluffton have competed for best dressed honors and the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce has rewarded them.

Some 40 downtown businesses were invited to decorate and vote in a competition that awards a trophy and bragging rights. The 2018 winners are:
1 - Twisted Whisk Cafe at 101 S. Main
2 - Boutique 415/Polished at 415 N. Main
3 - Scoreboard Sportswear at 111 N. Main.