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Bluffton Elementary squad wins Step It Up Challenge

The Gingerbread Squad of Jaime Combs, Heidi Steiner, Ryan Dunlap, and Missy Smith won $1,500 for Bluffton Elementary School in the Health Action Council Healthy Kids Spring Step It Up Challenge. These top steppers averaged 809,363 steps.


SCHS Spring Meeting is May 5

The Swiss Community Historical Society will hold its Spring Meeting on Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Patio Room at Maple Crest. Gary Wetherill will give a presentation on the native people who lived in Ohio prior to settlers arriving in in the late 1700s. 


Students honored for academic excellence at Bluffton University

Bluffton University recognized its top students for their academic achievements at the annual Academic Awards and Honors Forum on April 23.

Four seniors received departmental honors for independent-study projects: 

“Everyday Nutrition and its Effects on the Eyes,” by Brooke Barnes, a biology major from Shelby, Ohio

“Who Am I,” by art major Kelly Bilen of Archbold, Ohio

“Gerda and Kay,” by writing major Abby Bush from Marion, Ohio

“Earphone Epidemic?: Prevalence of Earphone Use and Listening Behaviors Among Students,” by MacKenzie Martin, a speech-language pathology and audiology major from Hartville, Ohio

Six seniors were recognized for completion of the Honors Program. 


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Did you know that garage sale ads are FREE on the Bluffon Icon and Ada Icon? A list of ads is also shared on Facebook and on our daily email update.


COLORING PAGE Do you have a green thumb?

Mother Nature has a green thumb these days, how about you? Check out our latest coloring page

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