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15 minutes with Mark Moyer

Moyer family celebrating Ian's graduation on Oahu

Did you graduate from Bluffton or CR? What year? I think you attended both schools, but could you fill me in on specifics?

The Memorable 1958 BC Football Season - a team member remembers

By Ron Lora
Watching the New Orleans Saints defeat the Minnesota Vikings for the National Football League championship reminded me of Washington Post columnist George Will's witty comment that football combines two of the worst features of American life: "violence punctuated by committee meetings."

It was a highly physical game during which fast, powerful linemen pounded 40-year-old Viking quarterback Brett Favre again and again.

Bluffton schools accepting applications for open enrollment

The Bluffton Schools are currently accepting applications from students interested in attending the school district through open enrollment for the 2010 -2011 school year, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent.

Students from any school district in Ohio may apply and enroll in the Bluffton Schools tuition free. Students are admitted on a full-time basis only.

Applications are approved annually on a first come, first served basis and approval is subject to grade level enrollment and educational programs.

Pandora entrepreneur wins $1,000 in Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur "Big Idea" Contest

By Austin Arnold, Icon BGSU intern
This fall, a Big Idea Contest sponsored by the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) encouraged development of creative and unique ideas from area entrepreneurs.

Ideas ranging from senior citizen-friendly home design to a robotic ice cream maker sprung from the minds of persons in northwestern Ohio, which were entered into BCE's contest. The contest winners now have more than just an idea; they have a little extra money, as well, as a plan to possibly start their own businesses some day, thanks to BCE.

Hankish scholarship now available for BHS seniors

A new scholarship is now available to a Bluffton High School senior who intends to major in education, according to Greg Denecker, Bluffton school superintendent.

"This scholarship was made possible due to Theda D. Hankish, who died on Sept. 16, 2008. This award is set up in honor of her parents Charles Hankish Sr. and Sophia Hankish," he said.

Each academic year a scholarship committee will award a $1,000 scholarship to one Bluffton High School senior who is entering the field of education to become a teacher.

Council okays hospital rezoning request; mosquito misting approved for 2010

On Jan. 25, Bluffton's council okayed a request from its board of zoning appeals to allow the Bluffton Hospital to construction a garage across from the hospital on Garau Street.

On the surface it may not appear to be major action, but it is another step in the hospital's renovation and expansion that should take place this year.

The action was required because the land in question needed to move from residential to commercial zoning. The complete minutes from the hearing on the zoning change request are found in the Bluffton council tab in The Icon.

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