September 1, 2014


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Agency on Aging holds "balance" classes at Senior Center; Betty Steiner honored at Sept. 3 dinner meeting

It’s a matter of balance. The Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St., will hold classes on balance led by the Area Agency on Aging.

According to Tonya Meyer, director, classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 9, and take place from 1 to 3 p.m. The classes continue for eight weeks.

Registration is required and may be taken care of by calling the center at 419-358-8971. The course is free but space is limited.

Roast beef, gourmet turkey and cheese on sale at The Dough Hook

Here's the new deli special at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., according to Marlena Ballinger, owner.

• Roast beef, $8.29 a pound
• Gourmet turkey, $4.89 a pound
• Green onion cheese, $4.49 a pound
• Sliced American cheese, $3.99 a pound


A match made in Riley Creek - a new couple on campus

In the tradition of relationships born on the banks of Riley Creek, there’s a new couple on the Bluffton University campus.

After four years of flying solo at numerous athletic and other events, Bluffton mascot J. Denny Beaver has found a partner in Jenny Beaver, who is making her campus debut this week.

P-G stops BHS in VB season opener

Pandora-Gilboa stopped the Bluffton HS volleyball team on Aug. 21. Here are the game stats:

Single game stats

Pandora won 3-1
Game 1    25-23
Game 2    12-25
Game 3    25-23
Game 4    25-19


Town Hall Concert Series opens Wednesday evening

The Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series for 2014-15 will launch with a performance by Andru Bemis and Tomo Brosseau at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the town hall, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick.

There will be an opening act by Sam Stuckey, of Bluffton University.

Here's what Wendy says about the performers:

"Andru has performed in Bluffton several times, and his musicianship, unique sound and songwriting genius keeps him one of our all-time favorite performers.


Here's the fall 2014 Pirate sport schedules

When, where and who do the Bluffton High School fall sports teams play? Attached is the fall 2014 athletic schedule for:
• Varsity football
• JV football
• Junior High football
• Girls’ tennis
• Varsity volleyball
• JV volleyball
• Junior High volleyball
• Golf
• Boys’ soccer
• Girls’ soccer
• Cross country


Dancers' Elite dance studio open house Sept. 3

Dancers' Elite, dance studio, will hold its season open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the studio located at 9364 Dixie Highway, Bluffton, according to Debbie Garlock, studio owner.

This is Garlock's 35th year in business. Parents and caregivers wanting more information about the open house and classes may contact Garlock at 419-358-0900 or 419-235-0811.




Collaborative MBA students bond at Bluffton University

Thirteen adult students came to Bluffton University Aug. 11 from as far away as Iowa, Washington, D.C., and Ontario, Canada. They went home four days later as one close-knit group.

Lots of ribbons in Beaverdam Bunch 4-H trophy case

2014 Allen County Junior Fair Results
The Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club

(The Icon invites other 4-H clubs to submit their list of fair winners: info@blufftonicon.com)

Braeden Ackerman
Vegetable Gardening – A, Second Place


Icon's weekly high school football contest returns - enter now!

The 2014 Icon weekly high school football contest is back! The first week has 10 games plus two tie-breakers. The first week's contest is a practice round for contestants.


Here's how the contest is played:


1 - Contestant's may enter as often as they wish, but may only enter their own name one time per week.