October 1, 2014


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Arrrggggg! A Pirate parade to remember!

Want to see some Pirates on parade?

Bluffton High School's homecoming parade - we call it the best small-town homecoming parade in northwestern Ohio - lived up to its expectations on Friday.

It had all the elements of a parade - from the American Legion honor guard, to the homecoming court, lots of school organizations on floats, and candy to rival Halloween.

The Icon offers a video and photo album for one last look at this year's parade. 


Meet two Bluffton High School queens

Adel Sommers (left) reigns as the 2014 Bluffton High School homecoming queen. Sophie Marcum, 2013 queen (right) adjusts the new queen's crown. Austin Bricker was named homecoming king. Other senior members of the court are Joshua Garmatter, Brady Parkins, Olivia Sneary and Lauren Parkins.


CR summer reading incentive: a ride in the fire truck

Cory-Rawson students in grades K-3 were given a summer calendar and reading goals to help them practice their reading skills over the summer months.

The top participants were rewarded with a ride on the Union Township-Mt.Cory Fire Truck and were then congratulated by the entire K-4 student body. The middle level of partpicipants recieved a special lunch with a school adult of thier choice. All students received an ice cream party.


Lions hear about scams from BBB

Cheryl Parson, Lima Better Business Bureau chapter president, spoke to the Bluffton Lions Club on Sept. 16. Her talk listed current and past scams and schemes used by persons against individuals and buinesses.

An update on several Lions activities is in the October newsletter, which is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


BHS class of 1969 - 45 years later


The Bluffton High School class of 1969 met for their 45th reunion at the Bluffton Middle School on Sept. 13. Twenty-six classmates attended.  Those in the picture are:

Back row: Mel Benroth, Jim Barnett, Joe Herrmann, Ed Kuhbander.


Roger Zeits, Carrick Lancaster receive Eagle Scout awards

Two local Boy Scouts -- Roger Zeits and Carrick Lancaster -- were honored for achieving the Eagle Rank at an Eagle Court of Honor August 17 at First United Methodist Church.  Both scouts joined Bluffton Boy Scout Troop 256 in May 2009 and have been active members since.

Roger is a senior at Bluffton High School and is a member of the soccer and
tennis teams.  Roger attends First United Methodist Church in Bluffton.  He
is the son of Clair and Victoria Zeits.


Hancock County Junior Fair loaded with Cory-Rawson royalty

This year's Hancock County Junior Fair had a large contingency of Cory-Rawson students in royalty roles as many CRHS  students had the honor of being selected to represent the Junior Fair and various departments.  

Two Cory-Rawson 2014 graduates Aubry von Stein and Brent Warren were named Junior Fair Princess and King.


This year's Bluffton vs. Pandora rivalry ends in a tie

The 16th annual Riley Creek Rivalry between the Pandora and Bluffton Shuffleboard players was held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Bluffton courts.  

For the first time in the history of the friendly competition, the score ended in a tie. In the first round of matches Bluffton opened with an eight to four lead, but Pandora quickly caught up and after four rounds the final score was tied 24 to 24. 

A total of 24 shufflers competed.  Since its beginning in 1999, Bluffton holds an eight to seven lead in the rivalry.


Todd Fleharty wins first Icon weekly football contest

The winner of Week 1 of the Icon football contest is Todd Fleharty.  He and three other contestants correctly picked 9 games this week and Fleharty was declared the winner based on Tie-Breaker #1.


Other contestants:

9 correct - Nancy Armour, Jared Lehman and Buckeye.


Lots of ribbons in Beaverdam Bunch 4-H trophy case

2014 Allen County Junior Fair Results
The Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club

(The Icon invites other 4-H clubs to submit their list of fair winners: info@blufftonicon.com)

Braeden Ackerman
Vegetable Gardening – A, Second Place