September 16, 2014


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It's Delphos Jefferson 22 - BHS 19

Delphos Jefferson defeated Bluffton High School 22-19 in Bluffton's home opener on Sept. 12.

Attached is the game's stat sheet.


Friends of the Bluffton Public Library book sale Sept. 24-27

The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library's fall book sale is Sept. 24 through Sept. 27. All items for sale are on a donation basis. Free refreshments are available while you shop.

Here's the details:

Wednesday, Sept. 24
5:30-6:30 p.m. - members only (not a member yet?) It only costs $5 to become a member.
6:30-7:30 p.m. - sale open to the public

Thursday, Sept. 25
9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26 
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bluffton police warn residents about Lima prison escape

At approximately 9:50 p.m. this evening (Sept. 11), the Bluffton police department sent out the following message on its Nixle alert system:

Prison escape from Lima. Secure property and call 911 to report any suspicious activity.




Volleyball: Sidney Joseph has 16 assists as Bluffton beats Lincolnview

Bluffton High School's volleyball team won its second game of the season beating Lincolnview on the road in three matches. The junior varsity team also won.

Stats follow:

Bluffton won 3-0
Game 1    25- 23
Game 2    25- 15
Game 3    25- 18


Citizens National Bank now offers mobile deposits

Citizens National Bank has added a new feature to its mobile banking service: Mobile Deposit. Mobile Deposit allows customers to deposit checks by taking a picture with a smartphone.

“While we at CNB are committed to maintaining the community banking our customers have come to love for the past 94 years, Mobile Deposit proves our capabilities to adapt to the latest trends in the banking industry to better meet their needs today,” said Michael J. Romey, President and CEO of CNB.


Several new events at Bluffton University homecoming

Bluffton University has new events in store at the beginning, middle and end of its Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 4.

“New Beginnings” is the theme for Homecoming, which will kick off Saturday with the launch of a new book at The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center. From 9-10:30 a.m., visitors may stop by the center for a reception with Lisa Weaver and 2013 Bluffton alumna Amanda Huston, the author and illustrator, respectively, of “Swords to Plowshares,” a children’s book published by the center. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Bluffton University president promotes value of liberal arts education

Liberal arts education “makes a difference—for those who receive it and for the society we live in,” Bluffton University’s president reminded students, faculty and staff in a Sept. 9 address.

15 minutes with Christian Downey: "Plan ahead!"

By Torie Wright, Icon Intern

15 minutes with Christian Downey, a 1995 graduate of Bluffton High School.

You recently graduated from The Ohio State University at Lima with a BA in English. How have you been utilizing your degree?

Arrangements pending for Isabelle West funeral service

Isabelle M. West, 97, of Bluffton, died Sept. 10, 2014, at Willow Ridge, Bluffton. Services will  begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Bluffton. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.  Other arrangements are pending.


Did you graduate from BHS in the classes of 1955 to 1965? Then, this message is for you

What: BHS alums 1955-1965
When: Wednesday, Sept. 17
Where: Luke' Bar and Grill patio
When: 3 p.m. to whever

Wouldn't it be great if there was a Bluffton High School alumni association with an annual banquet?

Read on and you might see the glimmer of that idea taking hold. A group of BHS alums has planned a Bluffton High School get-together at Luke's Bar and Grill.