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October 18, 2018

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Family-friendly “Spooktacular” Oct. 20

In Hancock Historical Museum’s Hull House

The Hancock Historical Museum will host an evening of fun for all ages at a Halloween “Spooktacular!” on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5-8 p.m.  

Enjoy tours through the "haunted" Hull House, built in 1881. Sample seasonal treats cooked over the hearth in the historic Crawford Log House. Decorate pumpkins and cookies, or make a Halloween mask inspired by Findlay's own American Mask Factory.  


Beavers fall to 1-6 after loss to Manchester

By Joe Watkins, sports information assistant

The Bluffton University football team hosted Manchester on Homecoming weekend and it turned out to be a nail-biter. The visiting Spartans came out on top, 21-17, with the help of two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Bluffton dipped to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in Heartland Conference play while Manchester improved to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the HCAC.

Bluffton's boys of summer in '68

With the Major League Baseball playoffs underway here's the Bluffton High School boys of summer one-half century ago.

Names of the players  on the 1968 team are above the photo. This team went 9-9. Bob Everett pitched a no-hitter game, only to lose on an error to Hicksville, 1-0.


The Icon spotted LEADDOG several places around Bluffton including Maple Crest. The plate is on a white Chrysler SUV with an "I love greyhounds" sticker on the rear window.


Volleyball: Beavers drop first HCAC contest

The Bluffton University volleyball team fell to Transylvania in four sets on Sunday, Oct. 14. The end of Homecoming weekend was not kind to the Beavers who dropped their first Heartland Conference match of the season. Bluffton slipped to 12-11 overall and 4-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Transylvania improved to 11-9 and 5-1 in the HCAC.

Bluffton was up a set and leading 13-7 in the second when Transylvania turned the tables and never looked back. The Pioneers outscored Bluffton 18-6 to even the match at one set apiece before closing it out with 25-23 and 25-16 victories.

Funeral arrangements for Dan Amstutz incomplete

Daniel F. Amstutz, 67, of Pandora died Oct. 15, 2018 at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.