It's where Bluffton gets its news!
January 15, 2021

You are here

All Bluffton Icon News

Play the Bluffton Icon New Year's Eve party game

Okay, it's New Year's Eve. The party conversation is dwindling. Here's a little game to play to liven things up. See who can score the highest in the The Bluffton Icon first-ever "Do you really know Bluffton on new year's eve contest."

1 point for each correct:

1 - Name the mayor of Bluffton

2 - Name the school superintendent

3 - Name the president of Bluffton University

2 points for each correct:

4 - Name the CEO of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce


Icon supporter of the year

Lucia Unrau Icon supporter of the year

Lucia Unrau was selected as the first-ever Bluffton Icon Supporter of the Year award. The selection committee had a difficult decision-making process. Several worthy supporters were also in the running, including Jodi Diller (first runner-up) and Bev Amstutz (second runner-up). Lucia will receive a free cup of coffee from the Common Groups and a 15-minutes with interview later in January.


15 minutes with Amy Youngpeter

Amy and Rory Youngpeter

You grew up in CG, right? Or technically, you were a "country kid". Did you always live on the family farm where your parents live now?

Technically, I am from just outside of Rimer. My parents live on the family farm that has been passed down for generations since the 1870~Ac^a'not^a"cs. For a short time we moved to ~Ac^a'notA"town~Ac^a'not^A

Caity Matter-Bill Henniger wedding

Bill and Caity Henniger

Caity Matter and Bill Henniger were married in an outdoor ceremony at the bride's parents home on Aug. 1, 2009.

Caity is the daughter of Rick and Sherri Matter of Bluffton. She is a graduate of Bluffton High School and Ohio State University. She is the government sales director at Rogue Fitness, Columbus.

Bill is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Jackson Henniger, Logan, Ohio, and Dr. and Mrs. Dan Alder, Athens, Ohio. He is a graduate of Ohio University and earned an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is the founder/owner of Rogue Fitness, Columbus.

Bluffton card decks...going...going...


If you've not yet purchased a Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce playing card desk, act now or forever hold your peace.

The popular holiday item at only $5 a deck may disappear quicker than you can say 2010. The deck was the brainchild of Melinda Bowden of PromoHits! The Main Street company sold 52 businesses their own "card." Then, when the decks were printed, PromoHits! donated over 300 sets to the chamber as a fund raiser.

North Carolina on Albert Street

NC plate on Albert Street

Among the many Christmas weekend guests to Bluffton was the driver of this vehicle parked in a driveway on Albert Street. The NC plate promotes the Blue Ridge Parkway, a major tourist feature on the western portion of the state.