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May 28, 2016


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Three area students on ONU spring dean’s list

Three area students were named to the Ohio Northern University spring dean’s list. They are: Molly Moser, daughter of Bruce  and Cindy Moser, 6485 Grismore Rd, Columbus Grove.  She is a junior majoring in accounting. Elita Smith, daughter of Jeffrey and Melinda Smith, 517 Clint Drive, Ada.  She is a senior majoring in management. Stephen Tatarkov, son of Svetlana Tatarkov, 10970 Phillips Road, Bluffton.  He is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

 The deans’ list includes students who attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading system.


Bluffton HS class of 1966 plans 50th reunion in September

The Bluffton High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th class reunion on Sept. 9-10-11, according to event planners.

Class members will meet in the Bluffton town hall at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, prior to the 7:30 p.m. home football game.

On Saturday, class members will tour the high school. A dinner and program takes place Saturday evening in the town hall. A farewell coffee time is planned on Sunday morning.


Adam Zuercher accepted into NAPFA membership

Adam Zuercher of Bluffton was recently accepted for membership in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

Zuercher is associated with Hixon Zuercher Capital Management, Findlay, where he is the CEO and chief investment officer.

Membership in NAPFA are available to fee-only financial advisors who meet the organization's membership standards.



Several Bluffton students on Rhodes State dean's list

Several Bluffton area students are on the Rhodes State College 2016 Spring Semester Dean’s Lists for part-time and full-time students.

Part-time students: 
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in at least six but not more than 11 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.
Diana L.M. Basinger                                                    
Blane Jared Miller                                                             
Nathan P. Risner      


Gary Reese among presenters in Kokomo investment conference

Gary Reese of Faith Investment Services in Bluffton, recently spoke six times as a presenter for the Spring cfd Investments Conference in Kokomo, Ind.  

He, along with 11 other presenters, was asked to speak about best business practices and areas of strength in his financial firm.  The 12 presenters were all qualifiers for the cfd Presidential Advisers trip to Playa del Carman, Mexico in February.  


Meet the babies born in Bluffton from Dec. 15 to Feb. 29

The Icon is getting caught up with births at the Bluffton Hospital. Click here for photos of these babies.


Lauren Yost May student of the month at BHS

The May student of the Month for Bluffton High School is Kristen Yost, daughter of Jason and Jennifer Yost. Kristen is a Junior at Bluffton with a gpa of 3.948.

Kristen is active in the Drama club, Latin Club, Show Choir, Flag Corps, pep band, concert band, concert choir,  chamber choir and is a member of the National Honor Society. She received an award in the District III Honors choir.  


Young Pirate track fans

Time out for a little popcorn, and better check the phone, too. These Bluffton youngsters, Willow and Meadow, were on hand to root for Chad Veit at the Northwest Conference track and field prelims on Thursday in Ada. Chad, a Bluffton freshman, ran in the 100 and 400 meter dashes. (Monty Siekerman photo)


Marley Runk BHS student of the month

The April student of the month at Bluffton High School is Marley Runk, daughter of Tim and Megan Runk. Marley is a junior at Bluffton with a 4.000 gpa. She is involved in Drama club, Latin Club, National Honor Society, Show Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and is on the yearbook staff.