"Forgotten" Ohio in pictures

The Icon is enamoured with "Old Pictures of Forgotten Ohio" an online collection of pictures that includes this bird's eye view of downtown Bluffton in the age of horse and carriage. What's gone or forgotten from our downtown? Canvas awnings, horse poop, skylights, wood frame buildings and telephone poles, to name a few.

Bluffton teammates, Bluffton friends

By Bill Herr, Icon columnist

What is the greatest example of friendship between two individuals you have ever known? My choice is two of my former students at Bluffton High School, Matt Schweingruber and Eric Smith.

Matt graduated in 1994. He next went to Taylor University (Indiana) and graduated with a degree in education. Today Matt and his wife, Shirley, live in Yonkers, New York. He teaches fourth grade at PS 128, the Audubon School, in New York City. Matt loves teaching.


Bluffton University recognized for transfer friendliness

Bluffton University was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2022 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways the university has created to support transfer students.

Bluffton is one of the 171 colleges and universities selected for the honor. Colleges were named based on PTK’s “Transfer Friendliness” rating.

New Stories

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton High School baseball team lost 7-3 to visiting Parkway in Div. III sectional semifinal play Thursday, May 19.

The 12th-seeded Pirates fell to 3-18 with the loss, while 13th seed Parkway improved to 3-19 after the win. 

Summer Storytime at Bluffton Public Library is for infants to Pre-Kindergarten who will get to talk, sing, read, write, and play with fellow Storytime Friends. This is a great way to engage your little one in social cues and how to make friends while listening to stories.

Drone pilot Joel Dunifon provides a 5:00 video of Bluffton High School Seniors in the process of putting their mark on College Avenue in BIG painted graphics and text. 

View the video at https://youtu.be/7sMuy8Gch5g

Stories Posted This Week

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1-29-10 Garage sale season in January
Wild in Bluffton
The tame side of the Riley
Take a hike
2-26-10 Assembling chamber welcome packets

History lesson

By Fred Steiner


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Yesterday's Top Story

Free EAP program offered to small businesses

The May member meeting of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce introduced guests to a new program for small businesses that provides access to valuable counseling and recovery services. Jennifer Mills, EAP Business Navigator, made a presentation on the opportunity.


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