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January 20, 2018

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Who's in the suit?

J. Denny and Jenny Beaver reveal on Feb. 3

Who’s in the Suit?
On Saturday, Feb. 3, between the men’s and women’s games against Rose-Hulman, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J. Denny and Jenny Beaver suits. The men’s game starts at 1 p.m. in the Sommer Center.
Throughout the year, the two mascots can be found at admissions, advancement and community events. They also routinely cheer on athletes at sporting events.

Norma Guthrie was a retire realtor and business woman

Norma J. Guthrie, 77, died Jan. 14, 2018, at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. Norma was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Cambridge, Ohio, to the late Roy and Eva (Stiles) Shelton.  On Feb. 2, 1958 he married Harold "Gus” Guthrie who survives in Ada.


"Chamber's momentum is fantastic"

Paula Scott looking ahead at her first full year as Bluffton chamber director

Paula Scott took a sigh of relief following her first and very successful Blaze of Lights.

At that point, working as an interim chamber director, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce board offered, and she accepted, being CEO of the nearly 200-member organization.

“The momentum at the chamber is fantastic,” she said, as she looks toward events planned this year by the chamber.

On the calendar are traditional events, including the Arts and Crafts show Saturday, May 12, and the Blaze of Lights (Saturday after Thanksgiving).


Military appreciation night Friday

At BHS vs. Spencerville basketball game

The Bluffton High School home boys' varsity basketball game on Friday, Jan. 19, between Spencerville and BHS  will be Military Appreciation Night, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.

All current members of the military, military veterans, spouses, and children of anyone currently deployed will be get free admission.

Did you ever hear of Oldaker Manufacturing?

It was a Bluffton-based company in the 1940s

Note: The Icon acquired a manuscript titled “A Brief History of Bluffton’s Industrial Developments.” This publication was prepared by the classes in Marketing and Small Business Administration from Bluffton College, under the director of Dr. Howard Raid. Publication date is May 1959. We’ve updated some current addresses so viewers may identify locations.

Oldaker Manufacturing Company


Transition Bluffton wants to prepare you

Emergency Preparedness Tuesday, town hall, 7 p.m.

Transition Bluffton will host a meeting at the Bluffton town hall at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Randy Augsburger will be speaking on Emergency Preparedness. Augsburger previously spoke at Bluffton Public Library for September’s Emergency Preparedness Month last year. 

Augsburger will be covering how to take practical steps to prepare your family for emergencies, assess your own preparedness, and deal with major and minor disasters that could reasonably happen in northwest Ohio.