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September 19, 2018

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BHS teacher Scott Hoff takes the chamber on a dive in the Florida Keys

He showed how students learn fundamental aspects of marine science as well as discover what they can do to improve the health of our oceans

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) breakfast meetings resumed on Sept. 14, with a presentation by Bluffton High School biology teacher Scott Hoff on the Ocean Focus class and field experience in the Florida Keys.

Hoff showed how students learn fundamental aspects of marine science as well as discover what they can do to improve the health of our oceans.

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Bluffton school mates photos

Here are two photos, circa 1912, with Agnes Amstutz standing and Hallie Thut (seated). The second photo is Hazel Boothby (left) and Agnes Amstutz (right). Agnes graduated from Bluffton High School in 1913 and Hallie Thut Althaus graduated from BHS in 1912.

These two photos were provided to the Icon by Alan Eaton.

Jo Souder was a music teacher and band director in Bluffton schools

And, was principal oboist for the Lima Symphony Orchestra for 30 years

Marian Jo Souder, 86, died Sept. 16, 2018, at Bluffton Hospital. Jo was born July 10, 1932 in Ft. Worth, Texas, to the late Marion and Nadine (Jones) Souder. 

Jo was a music teacher/band director at Bluffton Schools and later at Blume Jr. High School in Wapakoneta.  She was a principal oboist for the Lima Symphony Orchestra for 30 years.  Jo enjoyed photography, wild horses and traveling. 

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DUMB

Icon viewer Del Gratz saw this plate in Arlington and quickly took a photo with his cell phone. It reads: DUMB. And, no, we don't know what the vehicle owner was thinking when this plate was purchased.

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Transition Bluffton says, "Take a hike"

Tuesday evening at the Bluffton University Nature Preserve

Transition Bluffton will hold a public event at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Bluffton University Nature Preserve during, which participants will experience the emotional and health benefits of being in nature.  

Although modern technologies are making our life easier, more and more people are experiencing a sense of unease and anxiety. New scientific research is concluding that our being disconnected from nature may be the cause. Scientists are finding that a connection to the natural world is crucial for our health and well-being. 

Beavers give Coach Krepps first victory

And, here's a summary of all university weekend athletic contests

By Joseph Watkins,
sports information assistant

The Bluffton University football team rattled off 27 points in the second half en route to a 34-0 shutout at Earlham College on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The Beavers improved to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Heartland Conference, while the Quakers stayed winless at 0-3 and 0-1 in the HCAC. It also marked his first victory as a collegiate head coach for Coach Krepps.

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