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March 18, 2019

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Alivia Koenig is the Icon's artist of the month

And, here's a sample of her work

Alivia Koenig, a Bluffton High School senior, is this month's Icon artist of the month.

She has taken Art 1, Design 1, Mural, and Arts and Crafts.

After high school, she plan to attend Urbana University to play basketball and golf, and major in sports management or physical therapy. 

This piece of art won first place in the category painting at the Artspace Lima Kewpee high school invitational.


Everett Collier plays "Troy Maxson" with Toledo Rep Theatre

"Fences" performances are March 1 to March 10


Everett Collier will perform with the Toledo Repertoire Theatre in August Wilson’s “Fences,” given March 1 through 10, in Toledo.

The Bluffton actor portrays Troy Maxson, the leading character in the drama.

“It’s a taxing role,” said Collier. “I’m on stage most of the time and there’s a lot of dialogue.”

Collier joins other actors from Toledo in this performance.


Urologist joins Dr. Craig Nicholson practice at Mercy Health

Dr.Ignacio Sarmina, M.D., will join Dr. Craig Nicholson at Mercy Health–St. Rita’s Urology at 770 West High St., Suite 350 Lima.

Dr. Sarmina received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo. He completed his urology residency, surgery residency and research fellow at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland.

He is accepting new patients and one can make an appointment at 419-228-8950.


Bluffton Garden Study Club farewell event Feb. 27

Club closure party after 63 years of continuous gardening enjoyment

Past and present members of the Bluffton Garden Study Club are invited to it closure party after 63 years of continuous gardening enjoyment. 

"We will be gathering at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Patio Room at Maple Crest," said Jenny Pilarowski.

There will be “garden” cake refreshments to enjoy as well as a display of minutes, treasurer’s reports and past program booklets plus any of your own mementoes you would like to share.

Arrangements have been made to archive the records of the organization at the Bluffton Public Library.


How about that BHS orchestra!

Earns a "superior" rating at OMEA contest

The Bluffton High School String Orchestra earned a "Superior" rating at the Ohio Music Education Association's state orchestra contest on Feb. 22 at Perrysburg High School.

The orchestra performed "Forever Joyful" by Brian Balmages, "Ruminations" by Sean O'Loughlin and "Storm the Gates" by Alan Lee Silva.

The orchestra is under the direction of Rachael E. Lewis and assisted by Debb Herr.


Whizzes at math

Several Bluffton sixth and seventh graders earned high scores on the semi-annual Noetric Learning Math Contest that took place in the fall, according to Dina Tadena, middle school math instructor.

From Bluffton John-Paul Yoder, was the seventh grade winner. He also was named to the National Honor Roll awarded to the top 10 percent of participates taking the test. More than 24,000 students from 561 schools across the U.S. participated.

Bluffton sixth grade contest co-winners were June Essinger and Sophia Kauffman.