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April 20, 2018

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BHS orchestra performs "around the world"

The Bluffton HS orchestra performed its "Around the World" tour at Bluffton middle school cafetorium earlier this week for grades K-3, according to Rachael Lewis, director.

She added: "We also performed at Liberty Arts Magnet, Bath Elementary, Lost Creek Care Center and Mennonite Memorial Home.

The songs in this program represent songs of different countries: American West, Holland, Germany, Africa, Argentina, Japan, Spain, Czech Republic and a beach.


Here's some rare photos of the glove factory

On Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Icon viewers have an opportunity to view the glove factory at 327 N. Main St.

The Et Cetera Shop board hosts the open house. Et Cetera will relocate to the glove factory following renovations.

Tammy Cottle provided the Icon with some photos from her family showing some of the employees of the glove factory.

She recalls as a little girl in the early ‘70s climbing the stairs to the second floor where it was so hot and stuffy, “so that we could surprise grandmother, who worked there, with lunch.”  


Arielle O'Neal, Ashley Eachus, Tanner Pinks

Three BHS juniors are Girls' and Boys' State selections

Three Bluffton High School juniors were selected recently to attend their respective Girls' State and Boys' State in June.

Selected to attend Girls' State are Arielle E. O'Neal and Ashley Eachus. Selected to attend Boys' State is Tanner Pinks.

The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 and Bluffton Lions Club sponsor these students. American Legion Buckeye Boys State is held at Miami University, Oxford, June 10-17.


Six Bluffton musicians in Lima Area Youth Orchestra

Performance April 22 at Lima Senior

Six Bluffton musicians will perform with this year's Lima Area Youth Orchestra.

The orchestra will present its “Finale” concert on Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Lima Senior High School Auditorium.

Bluffton members of the orchestra follow:

• Violins: Amanda Speicher, Ana Neufeld Weaver
• Viola: Lily Shadle
•Celli: Grace Paquin, Alyssa Speicher
• Bass: Lauren Speicher


Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club elects officers

By Mallory Hardesty, Reporter
On March 26 The Beaverdam Bunch voted for officers for this year.

The officers are President Brayton Businger, Vice President Cierra Ackerman, Secretary Kaitlin Thurman, Reporter Mallory Hardesty, Heath Leader Caitlyn Couch, Safety Leader Nathan Hardesty, and Co-Recreation Celia Smith and Elizabeth Bourassa.

If you would like any information about The Beaverdam Bunch and upcoming events you can find our facebook page. You can find information on county 4-H activities and upcoming activities in the club.


Bluffton HS class of 1968 - 50th reunion planned

Questionnaire attached for class members

The Bluffton High School graduating class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8, with a evening planned in the Bluffton town hall.

The reunion is from 5 to 9 p.m. and is catered by Henry's Restaurant, Ottawa.

Class members wanting additional information, or who have addresses of missing class members, should contact Carol (Koontz) Heath at clkh11@gmail.com.

A class questionnaire is attached at the bottom of this story.