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December 18, 2018

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Pirate wrestlers reigning Allen County champs

12 wrestlers placed in top 5 of their class

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
The Pirate Cutthroat wrestling team has won the 2018 Allen County Invitational held at LCC this past weekend.

 Deandre Nassar (195) and Tayton Kleman (106) each won their class and all but one Pirate wrestlers placed in the top 5 of their class to earn the team win.

The Pirates competed against larger schools such as Elida, Shawnee, Bath and Lima Senior in addition to other Division III schools Allen East, Spencerville, Jefferson, LCC, and Delphos St John’s.

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School will act to proceed with 2 levies on May 2019 ballot

Both are renewals; one is for permanent improvements; the second is for general operations

Bluffton school board will take the next step on Monday to place two renewal levies on the May 7, 2019, Ohio primary election ballot. In November the board went on record to pursue the renewals. Monday’s action will state the board’s intent to proceed with placing the levies on the ballot.

The first renewal is for the permanent improvement one-half percent income tax first passed in May of 2007. It is renewed in three-year. It will expire Dec. 31, 2019, and generates $700,000 per year for the school district.

Funeral arrangements for Luther Shetler incomplete

Luther L. Shetler, 101, of Bluffton died Dec. 15, 2018, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.   Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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On the 3rd day of Bluffton's Christmas...

I shopped at Senior Citizens Center

In the spirit of this year’s Blaze of Lights, the Icon offers viewers a daily local gift idea based upon the 12 Days of Christmas theme. There’s no need to shop out of town or on the internet for Christmas gifts this year.

On the third day of Christmas I shopped at...

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s surgeon to perform first Linx procedure

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center is set to perform its first Linx surgery, a minimally-invasive procedure that brings permanent relief to patients with acid reflux. 

A flexible quarter-sized device, Linx is currently the only medical device approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Surgeon Jason Bowersock, MD, will implant the device during a Monday procedure.

On the 2nd day of Bluffton's Christmas...

I shopped at Gallery 323

In the spirit of this year’s Blaze of Lights, the Icon offers viewers a daily local gift idea based upon the 12 Days of Christmas theme. There’s no need to shop out of town or on the internet for Christmas gifts this year.

On the second day of Christmas I shopped at...

Gallery 323, 323 N. Main St.
Featuring original art by over a dozen local artists with works in painting, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, glass, photography and sculpture.

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