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January 21, 2019

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Nygaard has 2 photos in ArtSpace January show

Two photographs taken by Jamie Nygaard of Bluffton will be part of an ArtSpace/Lima juried photography exhibit in January. One of the photos received second place in the miscellaneous category.

The photo titles are “Searching for Hamlet,” (second place award), and Beneath the Bridge.

An opening exhibit reception is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, at ArtSpace, 65 Town Square, Lima. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Feb. 9.


Meet the BHS varsity winter sports teams

Girls' varsity basketball
Row 1 (left to right):  Katie Prater, Ashley Eachus, Alivia Koenig, Averey Rumer

Row 2 (left to right): Coach Steve Mittendorf, Kayla White, Coach Scott Gleason, Laykin Garmatter, Kylie Monday, Kylie Stackhouse, Libby Schaadt, Coach Cindy Lee, Brinkley Garmatter, Head Coach Eric Garmatter

Coaches (left to right): Scott Gleason, Steve Mittendorf, Cindy Lee, & Head Coach Eric Garmatter


Bob Painter retirement party on Dec. 27

Bob Painter, who for the past 15 years has served as assistant director of the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, is retiring, according to Tonya Meyer, director.

The Center will recognize Painter for his years at the center with a retirement party from  1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27. The party, open to the public, takes place at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St.


"I enjoy (art) so much because the possibilities are endless"

Kaitlyn Clymer, Icon's BHS artist of the month

Kaitlyn Clymer is the Bluffton Icon's Bluffton High School artist of the month. She is a BHS senior and has taken the following art classes: Art One, Design, Design two, Photography, Advanced Photography, Mural.

"I get my love for art from another talented artist, my mom," she said.

"I think I enjoy it so much because the possibilities are endless of what you can make. I can create something in my head and make it into a physical copy for everyone to see, which is the wildest thing to me."


Levi Probst wins OSU-Michigan football contest

Of 70 entries, Probst was closest to predicting the outcome

Levi Probst, Bluffton, is the winner of the Ohio State vs. Michigan football contest.

With 70 entries in the contest, no contestant picked OSU to win by more than 21 points. OSU won by 23, winning 62 to 39.

Probst was the closest contestant. He predicted OSU to win by 14 to 20 points. He won both tie-breakers, saying OSU would score first and would lead at the half.


Icon's donation to BHS orchestra

Kaitlyn Clymer, Amanda Speicher and Lily Shadle display new music folders provided to the Bluffton strings program this month through a Bluffton Icon grant.

The three are seniors in the BHS orchestra. Speicher and Clymer play violin; Shadle plays viola.

"The Icon decided to be a serious supporter of the Bluffton school strings program," said Fred Steiner. "We hope to continue this sponsorship each year."