October 2, 2014


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What’s Cooking at Jeanne’s Kitchen, Sept. 29-Oct. 3

OPEN at 8:00 a.m.

We serve fresh homemade pastry and coffee Tuesday-Friday mornings, starting at 8:00 a.m. We have different breakfast specials every day as well as our regular menu items. Carry out or eat in.

LUNCH SPECIALS for Sept. 30-Oct. 3

Tomato bisque
Stuffed pepper with side salad
Pork tenderloin sandwich

Butternut squash soup
Perch platter
Meatloaf sandwich

Still time to enter a float in the Nov. 29 Blaze parade - here's a sneak peek at this year's event

“Happy Holidays!”

Plans for the year’s Bluffton Blaze of Lights are underway. This year’s 28th annual Thanksgiving weekend event is Saturday, Nov. 29, using the theme “Happy Holidays!”


The Blaze is an event sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. Fred Steiner, chamber director, said, “Most people think of the Blaze as a one-evening event. It’s really the entire holiday season because several events take place until New Years.”

United Way wants you! Printer-friendly contribution form on Icon

What! You’ve not yet made your United Way contribution!

No prob. The Icon has the Bluffton-Beaverdam-Richland Township United Way donation form as a printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.

Bluffton’s door-to-door solicitation was in mid-September. Perhaps you weren’t home when your doorbell rang.

This year’s local United Way goal is $25,000.

First National Bank offers 23-month and 47-month special CDs

First National Bank celebrates 95 years of community banking with two special certificate of deposit rates.

For a limited time the following CD rates are available:

• 23-month CD at 0.95 percent APY
• 47-month CD at 1.95 percent APY


Recording-breaking night for Austin Bricker but Bulldogs best Pirates by 1

By Delano Whidbee

It was a perfect Friday night homecoming football contest for the Northwest Conference as 1-3 Bluffton host 1-3 Ada and both teams put on a gun show. 

Unfortunately Bluffton could not hold on as Ada takes a 42-41 victory in the last seconds of the game.

After a scoreless 1st quarter, Pirate's Mitchell Ault completed a 25-yard pass to receiver Robbie Stratton for a touchdown. Point after kick by Dylan Alt was good Bluffton was in control 7-0. 


Brad Jones wins week 5; Kim Badertscher cumulative leader


The winner of Week 5 of The Icon Football Contest is Brad Jones.  He correctly picked 9 games this week.  

Other contestants:

8 correct - Jerry Cupples, Luke Amstutz, John Clevidence, Silas Amstutz, Lisa Paugh, Ross Emans, Landyn Fleharty, Scott Weissling, Brad Smith, Duane Bollenbacher, Nancy Armour, Shannon Weissling and Marc Staley.


School board will act on purchase of Triplett parking lot at tonight's board meeting

The Bluffton school board will act on the purchase of approximately 2.23 acres of property along Triplett Drive-Harmon Road at its Monday night meeting.

The property is the parking lot of the former Triplett Corp. The land extends from East College Avenue to the north edge of the Steinmetz Soccer Field. The purchase price is $50,000.

Bluffton University athletic director, Phill Talavinia, appointed to Bluffton council seat

Phill Talavinia is Bluffton’s newest council member.

Following interviews with eight potential candidates, the five Bluffton council members chose Talavinia by a 3-2 vote to replace Mitch Kingsley on the council.

Action took place in a special meeting held Sept. 25.

Rich Johnson was initially nominated for the vacancy. Acting on the motion to name Johnson to the vacancy, council voted 2 in favor and 3 against. Voting for Johnson were Sean Burrell and Roger Warren. Voting no were Everett Collier, Dave Steiner and Joe Sehlhorst.

Fisher breaks Bluffton record at NCAA Pre-Nationals

By: Kaleb Schweiger, sports information assistant

MASON, Ohio - The Beaver harriers traveled south to the greater Cincinnati area to compete in the pre-national cross country invitational. This was the only opportunity that Division 3 schools across the nation had to compete on the course that will be used for the 2014 cross country national championship. As one would anticipate, a huge inter-regional field showed up and the Beavers rose to the occasion.

Franklin rides first half to 54-21 win over Beavers

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant