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Beavers rout Manchester for HCAC tourney berth

April 22, 2015
By: Ryan Ebbeskotte, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

Bluffton University musical offers "magical mashup"

You may have seen some of the musicals referenced in this year’s May Day musical at Bluffton University, whether on stage, film or both.

You may have even seen some of them produced at Bluffton in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s, during what is now a century-old tradition of May Day theatricals on campus.

Chamber prepares for Bluffton Farmers' Market opening on May 2

As May 2 approaches final plans are being put into place for this year’s Bluffton Farmers’ Market, according to Greg Probst, manager.

This is the 11th year for the market and the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will oversee the Saturday morning market for the first time in several seasons this year.

Here are some of the market details:
• First day is Saturday, May 2. The market will run each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Citizens National Bank parking lot.

GOBA food meeting Thursday at 6 p.m.

Groups interested in having food available for the Great American Bicycle Adventure (GOBA), Sunday, June 21, visit to Bluffton, are invited to a food meeting discussion, according to Denny Morrison.

Morrison is in charge of the food committee for GOBA. The meeting is at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium.

Bill Gordon, GOBA director, from Columbus, will attend the meeting. Peresons with questions can contact Morrison at 419-234-2124 or hunter@wcoil.com.

You weren't imagining it; that was hail falling

Yes, that was  two minutes of hail falling this morning in Bluffton, on April 22. 

If you don't believe us, watch the video below. The Icon captured nearly 2 minutes of it.



Castro slams Earlham as Beavers take over first place in HCAC

April 21, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


PrayerFlight, which started in Bluffton, meets its "50 Capitals" goal

PrayerFlight, a program that started in Bluffton, recently announced that it met its goal of “50 Capitals."  

This effort was begun by a group of pilots and prayer warriors at the Bluffton Airport.

Here's the story:

Saturday's Arbor Day celebration includes planting of three trees at Shannon Cemetery

Tree planting for Bluffton's Arbor Day 2015 will highlight the Shannon Cemetery Park project, according to Joanne Antibus, of the Bluffton Tree Commission.

The celebration takes place at the cemetery on Jefferson Street at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25. It is open to the public.

Bluffton Tree Commission members will enhancing this native woodland environment with the planting of three native trees:
• Pin Oak,
• American Elm (Dutch Elm resistant variety) and a
• Sugar Maple.

"Big Andy" tagged trout number 1 at 71st trout derby May 3

Anglers at the 71st annual Bluffton trout derby will be aiming for “Big Andy,” the number one trout named so in honor of Andy Herrmann, longtime Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club director.

The trout derby will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Buckeye Quarry, Main St., Bluffton. The derby includes more than 200 tagged trout with prizes to be awarded. Additional prizes will be awarded to the person who catches the longest trout and the person catching the first trout limit of four.

Four council committee meetings set

Several Bluffton council committee meetings are scheduled. Those follow:

• Thursday, April 23, personnel, 3:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 29, finance, 7 p.m.
• Monday, May 4, 7 p.m., utilities, 7 p.m.
• Monday, May 4, recreation, 7:30 p.m.