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April 1, 2015

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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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...and, here's the Bluffton High School honor roll

Here is Bluffton High School’s 3rd quarter Honor Roll for 2014-2015 school year:

9th Grade – all A:

Madison Bassett, Dakota Bricker, Leah Conley, Lucie Fett, Tabitha Geiger, Kimberly Gordon, Christian Groman, Garrett Habegger, Christopher Harnish, Sydney Hoff, Kayla Kindle, Kelli Leugers, Darby Prichard,  Aimee Ritter, Nicole Schweyer

10th Grade – all A:

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Here you go - the just-now released middle school honor roll

Bluffton Middle School Honor Roll – 3rd Quarter – 2014-2015

All “A” Honor Roll:
6th Grade:  Simon Derstine, Rebekah Hoff, Levi Hohenbrink, Nicholas Jebsen, Brenna Kindle, Evan Mayden, Joshua Mehaffie, Joshua Meyer, Melina Meza, Thad Mittendorf, Grace Myers, Isaac Pimentel, Lauren Rhodes, Alexi Rieman, Tanner Schultz, Julia Smallcombe, Celia Smith

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Here's the middle school honor roll

Bluffton Middle School Honor Roll – 3rd Quarter – 2014-2015

All “A” Honor Roll:
6th Grade:  Simon Derstine, Rebekah Hoff, Levi Hohenbrink, Nicholas Jebsen, Brenna Kindle, Evan Mayden, Joshua Mehaffie, Joshua Meyer, Melina Meza, Thad Mittendorf, Grace Myers, Isaac Pimentel, Lauren Rhodes, Alexi Rieman, Tanner Schultz, Julia Smallcombe, Celia Smith

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Find yourself - and lose yourself in art at the library

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." That's what Thomas Merton once said.

The Icon invites viewers to do just that this month.

March is student art month and several outstanding art works by Bluffton and Cory-Rawson art students are on display at the Bluffton Public Library.

We encourage viewers to stop by the library and view the show. The Icon selected 12 of the works on display to share with viewers.  Students with art in the booklet below include:

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Marshall-Gudakunst engagement announced

Emily Marshall and Lane Gudakunst have announced their engagement. Both graduated from Bluffton High School in 2007.

Lane works for UPS Freight in Dayton and Emily works for Kondas Dental Group in Huber Heights.

The couple will exchange vows on June 13, accompanied by their parents Bruce and Amy Marshall of Bluffton and Terry and Terry Gudakunst of Celina.

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Everett Collier in this weekend's Encore Theatre production of "A Raisin in the Sun"

Everett Collier of Bluffton portrays the role of Walter Younger in the Encore Theatre production of “A Raisin in the Sun.”

The final weekend of performances is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-22 at Encore Theatre, 991 N. Shore Dr., Lima.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday’s matinee is at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors (62 and older), and $10 for high school students and younger.

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Dawn Jones, Bluffton Hospital nurse, named BVHS associate of the year

Dawn Jones, RN Named BVHS Associate of the Year, Nominated for Ohio Health Care Worker of the Year Award

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has named Dawn Jones, RN the BVHS associate of the year and has nominated her for the Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award, presented by the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA).

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