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Jaime Nuzum

June 27, 2017


Poetic License

Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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She puts her stamp on Bluffton, OH 45817

Missy Lonsway appointed postmaster earlier this spring

Meet Missy Lonsway, Bluffton’s new postmaster.

Earlier this spring when she was appointed to the position she added her name to the long-standing list in the town’s history.

Bluffton has had a postmaster since 1837 – which is nearly a quarter of a century older than the name Bluffton.  (From 1837 to 1861 our village was known as Shannon.)

Lonsway’s post office career began in North Baltimore in 2002 when she became a temporary clerk.


1956 Ford Sunliner this year's Best of Show

A 1956 Ford was named best of show at the 50th annual Bluffton Festival of Wheels antique car show held on June 16.

According to Dennis Morrison, the best of show winner in several categories follow:

Best of Show
1956 Ford Sunliner convertible, Thomas Brumley, Findlay

Mayor’s Choice
1931 Model A Ford, Jim Bemiller, Bluffton

Lion’s Choice
1966 Ford Econoline cab over pickup, Delbert and Jo Ann Henry, Ada

Sponsor’s Choice
1965 Pontiac GTO convertible, Joe Tschuor


Brent Warren on Eastern Kentucky dean's list

Brent Warren of Jenera was named to the Dean's List at Eastern Kentucky University for the Spring 2017 semester.  He will be a senior this fall majoring in Fire Protection Administration. He is a 2014 graduate of Cory-Rawson Local Schools and the son of Bob and Becky Warren.


Three BHS grads on ONU dean's list

Three Bluffton High School graduates were named to the Ohio Northern University spring semester dean's list. To be eligible, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled full-time.

Students are Matthew Deter, business administration, Molly Meyer, business administration, and Stephen Tatarkov, engineering.


Summer strings somehow mix with breakfast

Racheal Lewis has an interesting way to get students to play scales

Bluffton schools strings teacher Rachael Lewis’s enthusiasm for music – well, it’s nearly impossible to describe.


That enthusiasm carries over to her creative musical teaching method. Imagine getting students excited about playing scales - especially in the summer.

During this photo shoot of a summer strings class with fourth-graders-going-into-fifth-grade, Lewis asked each student: “Hailey, what did you have for breakfast?”

(What does that have to do with playing a string instrument?)


You never know when or where J Denny Beaver will show up

You never know when or where J Denny Beaver will show up next. He was spotted today at the Bluffton University youth volleyball camp. The Icon took this photo from Bluffton Athletics Twitter.


Lions Club names scholarship winners

Six seniors have been named as scholarship winners this year from the Bluffton Lions Club. 

From left are  Zane Meyers, Bluffton High School; Caroline Schultz, Cory- Rawson; Jordan Guthrie, Pandora-Gilboa; and Isaac Andreas, Bluffton. 

These students were present at the June 6t Lions club meeting to share their plans for the future with club members. 

Two students were absent, due to their work schedule. They are Grace Hill, Bluffton, and Presley Hovest from Pandora-Gilboa.


Lions district officer training in Bluffton on Saturday

St. John's United Church of Christ hosts a district officer training session for area Lions Club officers on Saturday, June 10.

News about that activity and other Bluffton Lions Club events are in the current club newsletter.

It is attached at the bottom of this story.


Dr. Vincent McGinniss joins ENT Specialists of Northwest Ohio

Dr. Vincent McGinniss has joined the ENT Specialists of Northwest Ohio. Alongside Dr. Evan McBeath, Dr. McGinniss will provide comprehensive services for ear, nose and throat care.

Dr. McGinniss earned his medical degree from Michigan State University. He completed his otolaryngology and facial plastics residency at Michigan State University: Mclaren Macomb Hospital in Mt Clemens, Michigan. Dr. McGinniss is fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. 


Here's the middle school honor roll you've waited for

You probably know someone on this list

Here's the final Bluffton Middle School Honor Roll of the 2016-17 school year.

All “A” Honor Roll

6th Grade:  Braeden Ackerman, Landon Armstrong, Sabina Clingerman, Jaden Coonfare, Kameron Coughlan, Hannah Davis, Aubrey Edwards, Justin Good, Levi Graham, Amy Jebsen, Aiden Koontz, Gavin Kruse, Olivia Matthews, Emerson Meza, Erik Nygaard, Riley Pearson, Makayla Schweingruber, Olivia Smallcombe, Alyssa Speicher, Lauren Speicher, Marissa Thompson, Riley Verb