October 22, 2014



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Homecoming 52 school years ago


Here's a photograph of the 1962 Bluffton High School homecoming court - all seniors. From left, Marcia Travis, attendant; Nancy Luginbuhl, attendant; and Linda Steinman, homecoming queen.

Escorts were Mike Brown, Rick Davies and Tim Warren. 


Oct. 21 bike path ribbon cutting is only part of Bluffton's bike path story: It all started in the late 1970s

Note: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Lions Way Bike and Pedestrian Pathway in Bluffton at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event takes place at Comfort Inn, 117 Commerce Lane, at the eastern entrance of the pathway. Here’s a brief history of Bluffton’s bike and pedestrian pathways.

When the Lions Way Bike and Pedestrian Pathway opens on Oct. 21 it is not the first step nor last in creating a bike and walking path that encircles Bluffton.

University colloquium: Mast to discuss Internet use among two Hutterite colonies

“How Hutterites Work around the Internet” will be Dr. Gerald Mast’s topic in a Bluffton University colloquium on Friday, Oct. 17.

Free and open to the public, the presentation will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton’s Centennial Hall.

University alum presents forum on "How athletics prepared me for a life of service"

Craig Cheek, an assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Notre Dame, will return to his alma mater, Bluffton University, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to discuss “How Athletics Prepared Me for a Life of Service.”

Beginning at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall, the Bluffton Forum presentation is free and open to the public.

BU social work club plans community "trick or canning"

The Bluffton University Social Work Club will hold a canned food drive that will begin Monday, Oct. 20, and culminate with “trick or canning” during community trick-or-treat night on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Collection boxes will be set out Oct. 20 at Common Grounds and Community Market in Bluffton, as well as in Marbeck Center, Centennial Hall and College Hall on campus. University students will then seek additional donations—all of which will go to the Bluffton Area Food Pantry—during “trick or canning” in the community from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30.

Bluffton University to hold annual math competition Nov. 8

Bluffton University’s mathematics department will host its 13th annual math competition for high school students on Saturday, Nov. 8, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall. All of the day’s activities are free.

The test, which begins at 9:45 a.m., includes only short-answer questions covering high school math topics through precalculus. Cash prizes will be awarded, and test scores of seniors considering attending Bluffton may be used to award renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 per year. Scholarship awards will be offered by January 2015.

Theresa Bingman picks 10 winners in football contest

The winner of The Icon Football Contest this week is Theresa Bingman.  She correctly picked all 10 games.  

Other contestants:

9 correct - Chris Christopher, Dale Badertscher, Denny Edinger, Don Luginbuhl, Duane Bollenbacher, Ken Von Lehmden, Landyn Fleharty, Luke Amstutz, Nathan Davis, Rich Johnson, Scott Weissling, Tammy Risner and Todd Fleharty.

8 correct - Barry Schneck, Bentley Dillman, Chris Boisvert, David Glick, Jim Dillman, Kim Badertscher, Mark Delisle, Silas Amstutz and Ted Prueter.


Forum on Ohio's death penalty law Oct. 14 in Bluffton

Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) brings their “Voices of Experience” forum to Bluffton to discuss the reform recommendations issued by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty.

The Bluffton forum will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at First Mennonite Church of Bluffton.

Miguel Alicea named HCAC Player of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University sophomore Miguel Alicea (Westerville/South) helped the Beavers seal a 31-17 win at Rose-Hulman Saturday with a late touchdown and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense.  It marks the third time this season Bluffton has had a Player of the Week following Jordan Watkins (Reynoldsburg) and Brad Swavel (Marion/Ridgedale).

Greg's Pharmacy plans customer appreciation day Oct. 25

Greg's Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a customer appreciation day on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Activities planned from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. include:
• Refreshments
• Giveaways
• Kids' games and activities
• Princesses and costumred characters to take photos with your children.