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January 25, 2020

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You know a 6th, 7th or 8th grader on this list

It's the Bluffton Middle School honor roll

Here's the Bluffton Middle School honor roll for the second quarter of 2019-20 school year.

All “A” Honor Roll

6th Grade:  Isaiah Ansley, Keith Burkholder, Oliver Combs, Grady Coonfare, Javen Crawfis, Calvin Derstine, Kynzie Ewing, Emily Granger, Hudson Phillips, Micah Ream, Macy Schaadt, Ava Smallcombe, Elizabeth Suter, Blair Utendorf


Lions hear commissioner candidate on Feb. 4

Bluffton Lions will hear Beth Seibert, candidate for Allen County Commissioner, at its noon, Tuesday, Feb. 4, meeting in the third floor of the town hall.

The club will also sponsor the Bluffton community meal held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

Several additional club news items are part of the January newsletter attached at the bottom of this story.


On the honor roll

There's someone you know on the BHS honor roll

Here is Bluffton High School’s second quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year:

9th Grade – all A:
Landon Armstrong, Sabina Clingerman, Jaden Coonfare, Kameron Coughlan, Hannah Davis, Samuel Derstine, Allison Diller, Riley Eachus, Aubrey Edwards, Levi Graham, Nolan Hoffman, Amy Jebsen, Thayne Kleman, Aiden Koontz, Gavin Kruse, Abbie Lemley, Olivia Matthews, CJ McCall, Emerson Meza, Isaiah Mikesell, Landon Novak, Erik Nygaard, Jonah Rehm, Makayla Schweingruber, Carson Soper, Alyssa Speicher, Lauren Speicher, Marissa Thompson, Elijah Wenger


Chad Cupples will receive Combat Action Badge

Military Police Sergeant Chad R. Cupples will receive the Combat Action Badge from U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan in a ceremony at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Congressman’s office, 3121 W. Elm St., Lima.

*The Combat Action Badge (CAB) is a United States military award given to soldiers of the U.S. Army of any rank and who are not members of an infantry or special forces unit, for being "present and actively engaging or being engaged by the enemy, and performing satisfactorily in accordance with prescribed rules of engagement" at any point in time after Sept. 18, 2001.*


Seth Gladwell, Icon student artist of the month

Seth Gladwell, a Bluffton High School senior, is the Icon's student artist of the month.

He has taken Art One, Design One, Ceramics One, Mural and Cremices Two. 

"In Ceramics Two I tried something new this year where I added strips of clay to the top of my pot that I threw on the pottery wheel and then continued to throw it larger," he said. 

"This allowed me to get it the height that I wanted it to be. This took me about two weeks to throw.


Doug Schweingruber wins Icon's college football bowl contest

He wins a $20 gift certificate from Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co.

Doug Schweingruber of Bluffton is the winner of the Icon's college football bowl contest.

Of the 102 entries, he picked the most wins at 16 (out of 19 games). He wins a $20 gift certificate from Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co.

Other contestants with impressive entries:

16 wins - Contest winner
Doug Schweingruber

15 wins
Matt Long