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June 18, 2019

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Pardon me boy, is that the Bluffton choo-choo?

Oscar Velasquez

By Austin Arnold, BGSU Icon intern

Oscar Velasquez is in the process of painting his second mural for the community of Bluffton - this one on the side of Forever in Stitches on Main Street.

This mural will be a period scene from the 1940s and will feature local people who worked on the railroad along with local townspeople and businesses that have helped make up Bluffton's history.

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Pinewood derby: Gentlemen, start your engines

View of 2010 pinewood derby

Provided by Dr. Darrell Groman
Bluffton Cub Scout Pack 256 held the annual Pinewood Derby on March 27 at the Bluffton Elementary School Gym Raceway. The excitement was in the air on Race Day leading up to the 8:30 a.m. start time. The Tiger Cubs had decorated the gym walls with black and white checkered flags and a number of colorful hand - crafted posters. One anonymous poster summed the anticipation of Race Day "Come tothe Pinewood Derby. It is going to be osom. Let's go racing, boys!"

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"Hey, Phil, make that a large cup to go!"

By Austin Arnold, BGSU Icon intern
Phil Zimmerly, owner of Common Grounds on Main Street, relies on simplicity when it comes to business. Sometimes when you go into other coffee shops, like Starbucks, you hear things like grande late and you have to know the lingo to order something Phil said.
"Here, we make it easy to order. It's not complicated and you don't have to know everything about coffee to get what you want," Phil said.

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Here's the Bluffton Middle School honor roll

Bluffton Middle School honor roll

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On the Bluffton HS honor roll

Bluffton High School's 3rd qtr. honor roll:

9th Grade - all A:
Julie Althaus, Aaron Basinger, Jessica Brockert, Nathan Bunch, Anna Crisp, Michael Deter, Nathaniel Diller, Megan Dulle, Karli Leugers, Jonathan Nisly, Justin Paul, Nathan Risner, Rachel Sehlhorst, Emily Sprague, Rachel Yoder

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They are on the elementary honor roll

The following students are named to the third quarter honor roll at Bluffton elementary.

All A honor roll
Fifth grade

YOST, KRISTEN
SYCKS, MEGAN
BUNCH, TREVOR
TATARKOV, PHILLIP
STALEY, JAKE
PARKINS, ABBIE
MYERS, ZANE
DAWSON, CONNOR
BRACY, JASON
THEISEN, SARAH
SHRIDER, SABRINA
RUNK, MARLEY
NESTER, DOUGLAS
DEEDS, BRIAN
BEGG, JOSHUA
SIDERS, SARAH
BARHORST, JADYN
ANDREAS, ISAAC

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