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June 23, 2018

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Amie Ricksecker on Defiance College dean's list

Amie Ricksecker, Jenera, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Defiance College. To be named to the dean's list students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and are enrolled in 12 or more semester hours.


Here are area graduates from Ohio Northern University

Several area students were among graduates at Ohio Northern University in May. Those graduates are:

Drew Melton, bachelor of science
Dylan Melton, bachelor of business administration
Courtney Ritter, doctor of pharmacy

Molly Meyer, bachelor of business administration
Brittany Sommers, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering
Stephen Tatarkov, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering



Lions getting ready for Ride to Remember July 14

The next meeting of the Bluffton Lions Club is a picnic at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 10, at Twin Lakes Campgrounds. Following that the Lions will host the Bluffton Ride to  Remember on Saturday, July 14.

More details of these events plus other Lions activities are part of the club's June newsletter, attached to this story.


It's Lucas Cherry and this Facebook post is approaching 3,000 reaches

The Icon announces a new Facebook record.

We promised him 750 Facebook reaches within 48 hours. The total as of 9:43 a.m. June 21 is 2,696. It's still growing.

The Icon spotted Bluffton High School 1999 graduate Lucas Cherry downtown Bluffton during the Shirley's Popcorn birthday party. Snapped this photo and then challenged Icon viewers to ID this guy and offer a comment or two.

We promised some Shannon Theatre passes to what we judged as the best comments.

First,  a question. Can someone explain the Edgar Fabian reference?


Here's the latest from Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club

By Mallory Hardesty, Reporter

During the Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club meeting on June 18th demonstrations were given by Ella Krupp, Roselove Jebsen, Ethan Leiber, Amber Boop, Jessica Boop, Greta Kauffman, Caitlyn Zimmerman, and Buddy Thebeau. A safety talk was also given by Nathan Hardesty about fire safety.

July 1st is the deadline to get fair entries in if anyone hasn’t gotten those in yet.

If anyone would like to donate any pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House our next meeting will be June 25th at 7:00pm at Bluffton Middle School.


Finding a Greavu sculpture in Florida

By Monty Siekerman, Ada Icon
Sometimes, almost never, you find what might look like a flying shrimp in the most unlikely place...and all of this has a local connection.

Judith Greavu, Bluffton College and ONU art professor emerita, sculpted “Tide Pool with Shrimp” a bronze and fused glass creation on display in Lakeland, Fla., now through the end of the year.