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Beaver football player honors in All-HCAC

The Bluffton University football team capped off year one of Head Coach Matt Nardo's tenure with nine All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honorees for 2022. The Beavers placed five on the second team and had four earn honorable mention All-HCAC.

Fifth-year senior Keith Holmes Jr. (Toledo/St. Francis DeSales) nailed down his third straight post-season honor. 

Junior stalwart Markus Finley (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) bullied opposing defenses en route to his third straight Second Team All-Heartland Conference award. 

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Nov. 29 Bluffton Forum features Rev. Joanna Harader

Rev. Joanna Harader, pastor, Peace Mennonite Church, from Lawrence, Kansas, will present the Forum “Expecting Emmanuel: Entering Advent with the Women of Jesus’ Genealogy,” at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Yoder Recital Hall.

The author of a new Advent devotional book shows how the Bible can provide a space for authentic conversations through a discussion of four women from the Hebrew scriptures in Jesus’ genealogy.

Call for volunteers: Ream Folk Art set up on Nov. 19

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, the Bluffton Cultural Affairs committee will be assisted by volunteers in setting up the Ream Folk Art display at Bluffton Presbyterian Church. Individuals and groups are invited to join in. Screw guns, sledge hammers and post pounders are good tools to bring. Contact [email protected] or 419-604-9481 for more information.

False shooter threats result in Allen, Hancock Co. school lockdowns on Nov. 16

False reports of active shooters were received in multiple Ohio schools on Wednesday, November 16, including schools in Allen and Hancock counties.

The Icon received a report from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department detailing that “at approximately 9:40 a.m. the Allen County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating there was an active shooter at Lima Temple Christian School with multiple injuries. At 9:43 a.m. law enforcement was on scene and began assessing the situation.”

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The Moody Blues

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

The Moody Blues was a rhythm and blues band formed in 1964 in England. Later, the band was known for its fusion of rock with classical music. An example of this fusion was with their hit song “Nights in White Satin.”

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Village meetings announced

The following meetings have been announced by the Village of Bluffton.

  • Tree Commission on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Council Meeting on Monday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m.

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