October 31, 2014



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Wednesday cash mob party offers bowling for 25 cents a game

It's a party at Southgate Lanes and you are invited.

The final Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce cash mob of 2014 is from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Southgate Lanes bowling alley, 9700 Dixie Highway Bluffton.

"This cash mob is a bit different from our previous nine events," said Fred Steiner of the chamber. "It's cash mob year-end party."

MSJ takes down Beavers 1-0 in home finale

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s soccer team ended the home portion of their season with a tough 1-0 loss to the Mount St. Joseph University Lions on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. The loss dropped Bluffton to 4-12-1 overall and 1-5-1 in HCAC play, while the Lions improved to 6-11 and 3-5 in the Heartland Conference.

Vie geits! Dust off your Swiss language skills on Nov. 4

"Vie geits! Dasz ish zum eina anderes Fogel singen."

Naturally, you all know that I just now said: "How goes it! There once was yet another bird." (This means that either things are changing or bad weather is approaching.)

Whatever its meaning all Icon viewers - of Swiss descent or otherwise are invited to come speak the Swiss dialect at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Family Room at Maple Crest, Bluffton.


Becky Lynn Burns-Reed was a 1975 Ada HS graduate

Becky Lynn Burns-Reed, 57, died at 4:08 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Medical Center, Westerville.

she was born April 29, 1957 in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late A. Chester and Patricia Ann (Woods) Burns. On March 15, 1997, she married Gary L. Reed, who survives in Ada.

She was a 1975 graduate of Ada High School. She had attended Ohio Northern University, and received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University, and received her nursing degree from Owens Community College in Findlay.


Bluffton prof to report on year in Guatemala

Dr. Jo Ellyn Peterson, an associate professor of education at Bluffton University, will discuss her 2013-14 sabbatical in Guatemala during a campus colloquium on Friday, Oct. 31.

The presentation, titled “Sabbatical in Guatemala: Developing Early Intervention Services in the Developing World,” will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton’s Centennial Hall. It is free and open to the public.

First United Methodist plans Election Day lunch and dinner

First United Methodist Church, 116 N. Church St., will hold an Election Day lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 4. 

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Homemade, soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and beverages will be available. All items will be priced individually.

Dinner will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. and will include baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and over.

Carryout is available for both meals.



Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" opens Thursday at university

Bluffton University’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Skin of Our Teeth” opens this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in College Hall’s Ramseyer Auditorium.

In this scene, family maid Sabina, played by Brianna Lugibihl (right), a junior from Gomer, Ohio, asks her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus (Joe Wilson, a senior from Covington, Ohio, and Rebecca Juliana, a junior from Mechanicsburg, Pa.), for money to go to the movies.

The show will also be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Gloria Neuenschwander was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Gloria J. Neuenschwander, 83, of Beaverdam died 6:55 p.m. Oct. 26, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Beaverdam to the late Roy and Florence Walters Beemer.  She married Allison Neuenschwander and he survives.

Shewas a homemaker and had worked at Marimor Industries and Moser Eggs. She was a member of the Beaverdam Church of Christ and was a graduate of Beaverdam High School. 


How about those Pirates! BHS 48 - Paulding 0

By Delano Whidbee
Bluffton Pirates football team had a big day, shutting out Paulding Panthers 48-0 at Harmon Field on Oct. 24. A stadium full the Pirates showed up in all phases to come out on top.

Mid-way through the first quarter Mitchell Ault found Robbie Stratton on a 27 yard pass completion for a touchdown. Point after kick by Kaleb Jefferson was good, 7-0 Bluffton. During the 2nd quarter BHS put their foot on the gas pedal and didn’t let up scoring 5 touchdowns. 


Tower Automotive official Lions speaker Nov. 18

Jeff Joseph of Tower Automotive is the noon, Tuesday, Nov. 18, speaker at the Bluffton Lions Club luncheon. The event is at the town hall.

For additional Lions Club news open the attachment at the bottom of this story for the club's newsletter.