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May 27, 2019

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Area students on Rhodes State spring dean’s list

Rhodes State College, Lima, announces its dean’s list for the spring semester. 

To be eligible for this full-time Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

Full-time students:
Makenna Lynn Callahan
David Thomas James Dotson
Cory Robert Kellum
Kyli Lynn Lause
Luis German Olvera
Weston Lee Robinson



The Icon spotted IMSRH in the Bluffton Hospital parking lot on a red Cadillic SRX 4.


26 Beaver athletes recognized for academics

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the spring honorees of the HCAC All-Academic awards for the 2019 school year. Twenty-six Bluffton University athletes were recognized for their efforts in the classroom.

Hancock County Watershed tour June 14

Sponsored by Blanchard River Watershed Partnership

The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) is holding a Watershed Tour on Friday, June 14 at Brugeman Lodge, 9250 Township Road 208, Findlay, OH 45840 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

As part of this event, participants will get to explore Deer Meadows Wetlands, Riverside Park Dam, meet policymakers and water quality resource professionals, and learn more about the Clean Lake 2020 Plan.

A continental breakfast with coffee and juice will be served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

The Village of Bluffton is a participating partner in the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership.


Barbara Schutz was a retired nurse at Bluffton Community Hospital

Barbara Ann Schutz, 81, died May 18, 2019 at her residence. Barbara was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Frank and Inez (Regedanz) Stedke. On Sept. 22, 1962, she married Milton Schutz who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2016.

Barb graduated from Shawnee High School and Capital University.  She worked as a registered nurse and taught O.B. classes at Lima Memorial Hospital and later worked at Bluffton Community Hospital. She was an American Legion Auxiliary member. 


Bluffton native Terry Marshall Memorial Day speaker

Monday's event includes parade, Maple Grove ceremony and chicken barbecue

Bluffton observes Memorial Day on Monday May 27, according to the Bluffton American Legion Post 382.

A parade forms at 9:15 a.m. at the Bluffton town hall and moves out at 9:30 a.m., ending at Maple Grove Cemetery. The service at the Cemetery begins at 10 a.m.

Maple Grove
Bluffton native Terry L Marshall, retired U.S. Naval officer, is the speaker at the Maple Grove ceremony following the parade.