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December 7, 2019

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Shiloh Hughes wins 5 theatre passes

Shiloh Hughes is the winner of five Shannon Theatre passes. She was the third contestant to enter the contest. The Icon asked viewers to identify the location of the pirate in the photo. It is located above the doorway of room 216 at Bluffton High School.

Watch for the next Shannon Theatre pass give away coming soon.


Know where this is? Shannon Theatre tickets to the winner

This drawing is posted above a doorway at Bluffton High School. The third Icon viewer to correctly identify the room number will win 5 tickets to the Shannon Theatre. Email your answer to: info@blufftonicon.com


Remembering Geneva Shetler

Always a curious and avid learner

Geneva Shetler died Sept. 13, 2019. The following column is provided by her family. To read her obituary, click here.

Geneva Shetler was born Geneva May Stamm on July 8, 1919, to Gustav and Priscilla (Stuckey) Stamm on a farm near Archbold, Ohio. 

She was the 6th of 10 children and Geneva worked with her brothers and sisters helping take care of the younger children, raising the animals, working in the garden and truck patch, and putting up produce. 


4 photos and high-tailing out of there

Driving on County Line Road just north of Lincoln Highway between Ada and Bluffton, the photographer saw a deer in a field.

Stopping the car and grabbing a camera, only four photos were snapped, and the deer and its fawn (see photo 2) disappeared into the corn field.

This scene took place in less than 30 seconds.


It all started in 1944

Sunday marks the 75th year of a Bluffton institution - the trout derby

The photo, taken by Leland Gerber, shows Kimmel Marshall (left) and an unidentified sportsman promoting the 1955 trout derby.

• CLICK HERE for details on this year's derby.

Sunday is the 75th anniversary Bluffton Sportsmen's Club trout derby. Eugene Benroth once said that the derby, which he played a huge part of promoting, was started during World War II as a way to bring the community together during a trying time.


The winning caption: "You wouldn't believe us if we told you."

The Icon received over 50 entries in our "Write a caption for this photo" contest.

The photo was taken at the First National Bank's 100th anniversary celebration. In the photo are two former Bluffton mayors and the current mayor, from left, Fred Rodabaugh, Richard Johnson and Roger Edwards.

Mike Hight of Bluffton is the caption-writing winner with this entry: "You wouldn’t believe us if we told you."

He wins five passes to the Shannon Theatre.

Runners-up follow: