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Mt. Cory student at ONU wins graphic design award

Ohio Northern University student Lauren Hector, a senior graphic design major from Mt. Cory, was chosen as one of the winners of the 2015 Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts (EVA).

Hector, who was honored at a banquet April 8, will have her work featured in the Roy G. Biv Gallery as a part of the May Gallery Hop in Columbus’s Short North Arts District. Hector was chosen as one of six winners from among 27 nominated senior artists from independent colleges across Ohio.

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Wayne Matter, whose footprint is in countless Bluffton projects, turns 90

Wayne Matter, who spent much of his adult life in the midst of Village of Bluffton activities, celebrates his 90th birthday on April 21.

An open house takes place from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, at The Centre at Bluffton, 601 N. Main St.  The event is open to the public.

His political career includes:
• Bluffton council member, 1960-65
• Bluffton mayor, 1966-75
• Bluffton village treasurer, 1976-80

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Three young artists put on awesome exhibit

The art students of Krysti’s Music Studio presented an art show Saturday morning in the town hall.

Students whose work will be represented include Brice Hogan, Kaelynn Holland and Danielle Novak. Teachers are Vickie Garmon and Abby Graber.

In the photo are artists from left, Kaelynn, Brice and Danielle. Additional views are at the bottom of this story

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Paula Scott blog now regular Icon feature

The Icon welcomes a new blogger to the site. Paula Pyzik Scott of Bluffton, has recently started a blog and viewers may read it by clicking here. Viewers may also access her blog on the Icon homepage under "Icon blogs."

Scott, owner of PS Editorial Services, Bluffton, assists clients with website content, social media management, web profile auditing, copywriting and editing. 

Here first blog title is: "Is there a little copyeditor in you?" She is also an Icon advertiser. 

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Just the ticket - a free 90 second shopping spree and Doug Smith takes home the goods

Doug Smith of Bluffton did some quick shopping on April 4 that didn't cost anything - except for the price of a raffle ticket.

Smith won the recent Bluffton Lions Club "shopping spree" at Bluffton's Community Market. The raffle raises funds for the Lions scholarship program.

The Bluffton Lions Scholarship committee is happy with the results of the tickets being purchased for the shopping spree, along with donations that have come in for the scholarship program. 

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Name one Bluffton resident who coached a football team that defeated Notre Dame

Icon viewers may not think of J.D. Yoder of Bluffton as a football coach - or one whose team has already defeated Notre Dame - but both statements are true.

Yoder, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University, Ada, "coaches" students from ONU's T.J. Smull College of Engineering. 

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Alex Hord BHS March student of the month

Alex Hord is the March Bluffton High School student of the month. He is the son of Rebecca Oaks of Bluffton and Tim Hord of Findlay,  is a senior at BHS and has a g.p.a. of 3.920.

Alex is a member of Latin Club, Math Club, National Latin Honors Society, National Honor Society, and is in the Student Senate. He volunteers for Youth For Christ during the week and is involved with his church youth group.

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Bertie Swank to celebrate 100th birthday April 10

Bertie will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday, April 10. She was born the youngest of 10 children to Charles and Louisa Ramga Shrider near Lafayette, Ohio, in 1915, graduated from Lafayette High School in 1932, and married Frederick Swank of Bluffton in 1943.

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Drum roll, please...presenting the elementary honor roll

Here's the Bluffton elementary third-quarter honor roll for 2014-15:

ALL A HONOR ROLL - FIFTH GRADE
SCOLES, SKYLER 
PANNABECKER, SETH 
DAILEY, CAITLIN
YOUNG, CARA 
PRICHARD, DAVID 
PARKER, OLIVIA 
MARTZ, IAN 
KUPFERER, NATHAN 
BRICKER, SOPHIA 
SCHAADT, NATHAN 
PIMENTEL, ELEANOR 
NICKEL, ELLIE
HABEGGER, CADEN
BOGART, ETHAN
MITTENDORF, REAGAN
LOVETT, KENNETH
BOYLE, NICOLE 

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April 10: A special event for a courageous young girl with a Bluffton connection

A Leukemia and Lymphoma benefit assists the daughter of a former Bluffton resident from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 10, at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club, Spring Street.

Here is the story behind this event:

There is a campaign going on in the struggle against blood diseases, and it’s being headed by Tim Sargent and his daughter, Maddie, wife Cara, and daughter Ashley. 

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