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Icon movie review: Black Panther

It's a film worthy of celebration for generations

The news of Chadwick Boseman’s death at the age of 43 – coupled with the knowledge that he privately suffered from colon cancer for a number of years – shocked many in the film community and anyone who had been a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

One of the MCU’s greatest strengths is that it was able to deliver fan-pleasing experiences across multiple movies in the extended film canon. 


Meet the junior high Pirates

First in a series of Bluffton fall sports team photos

This is the first in a series of team photos from Bluffton schools representing fall 2020.

Today's photo features shows the following teams below:
• Junior high football
• Junior high cross country
• Junior high cheerleaders
• 7th grade volleyball
• 8th grade volleyball

Watch the Icon for varsity team photos coming next.


GROB hosts apprenticeship webinar Oct. 2

Airs on MFG Day 2020

GROB’s apprenticeship team will host a live webinar from 1 to  2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, for persons interested in learning more about GROB Systems and its apprenticeship program.

The webinar airs on MFG Day 2020 (Manufacturing Day 2020).

Native and invasive plant species Zoom program Sept. 23

Transition Bluffton and Johnny Appleseed Park District land stewards program

Join Transition Bluffton and Johnny Appleseed Park District land stewards, Anne Smedley and Austin Roby, for an informative presentation on native and invasive plant species in Bluffton.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.  

Anne and Austin will share information on native plant species that enhance wildlife habitat, including information on seeding and planting. They will also discuss some of the most problematic invasive species found in our area, including techniques for removing these species.  


Beavers will play 2 football games this fall

Spring scheduled announced; first game Feb. 27

Bluffton University announced its Heartland Conference football schedule for the 2020-21 school year.

The seven-game slate kicks off with Rose-Hulman traveling to Salzman Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 27. Below are the dates and opponents for the spring 2021 contests. Start times for all of the HCAC games will be determined.

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Rose-Hulman (HOME)

Saturday, March 6 - Manchester (Away)

Saturday, March 13 - Anderson (HOME)

Saturday, March 20 - Hanover (Away)

Saturday, March 27 - Franklin (HOME)

Saturday, April 3 - MSJ (Away)

Bluffton netters fall to Bath 

Pearl Lewandowski wins at third singles

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton girls tennis team lost to visiting Bath 4-1 Wednesday evening. 

The defeat dropped the Lady Pirate net record to 3-8 this season. 

Senior Pearl Lewandowski posted the lone Bluffton triumph. She was victorious at third singles by a 6-3, 6-2 count over Bath sophomore Lexi White.

Nobody else won a set in the match for the Pirates.

Bluffton is scheduled to entertain Archbold Saturday, September 19.