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January 15, 2019

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Bluffton on a 2-hour delay

Bluffton schools are on a two-hour delay this morning, Monday, Jan. 14.

Here are proficiency test schedules at BHS

Blood drive planned Jan. 24

Here are several January updates concerning Bluffton High School students. Information is from the school website.

American Red Cross blood drive:  Thursday, Jan. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. This blood drive is for BHS students and the public. Students can sign up the week before in the English classrooms.

Bluffton accepting applications for open enrollment

The Bluffton Exempted Village School District is currently accepting applications from students interested in attending the school district through open enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year.

Students from any school district in Ohio may apply and enroll in Bluffton Schools tuition free. Students are admitted on a full-time basis only.

Applications are approved annually on a first-come, first-serve basis and approval is subject to grade level enrollment and educational programs.

What was the most viewed feature story on the Icon in 2018?

You'll never guess which Icon YouTube video has nearly one-half million views

What was the most viewed feature story on the Bluffton Icon in 2018?

According to Google Analytics, it was “Meet baby Lillian,” posted on April 9. The story was viewed by 3,667 persons.

Typically, obituaries receive the highest views. The obituary page is the most viewed page on the Icon following the home page. In 2018 it was viewed by 45,000-plus persons.

Hey, kids, tell your parents

Kids' night out planned Jan. 26

A Kids’ Night Out is planned from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bluffton Middle School, as a fundraiser for the BHS junior class post prom activities.

The event is open to youth ages Kindergarten to age 5. Wear your favorite PJs and bring a pillow and blanket.

There will be snacks, a movie, games, crafts and other activities. All activities are provided by junior class students and parents.

Community Assistance board meets Jan. 21

The Bluffton Community Assistance Program's board will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, according to Ed Yeager, board president.

The meeting is in the St. John's United Church of Christ, location of the program's food pantry.