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Bluffton's Gist runs 14.89 in 110 hurdles at BW university meet

Bluffton University sophomore Desmond Gist (Detroit, Mich./Trenton) headed to Baldwin Wallace University on Friday, May 13, looking to put down a time that would qualify him for the 2022 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 110 meter hurdles, his signature event.

After a spring filled with cold and rainy conditions, Gist had to adjust to sun and scorching heat while training for the event at George Finnie Stadium in Berea.

Gist placed 6th at the Harrison Barnes Twilight Meet with a time of 14.89. 


Agenda for May 16 Board of Education meeting

Approval of graduates, contracts, handbooks

The Bluffton Exempted Village Schools Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on May 16 in the Elementary School Library, 102 N. Jackson St.

The agenda is attached. Items include

  • Approval of prior meeting minutes and reports
  • An opportunity for members of the public to address the board
  • Treasurer's transactions
  • Agreements
  • Approval of graduates
  • Contracts, assignments, resignations, etc.
  • Handbooks
  • Administrative reports

June 4 Arts & Crafts festival revives 48-year tradition

Blended Roots and Lima Restore host event on Cherry St.

Blended Roots of Bluffton, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity-Allen County Restore, has adopted the Bluffton Arts and Crafts Festival which was formerly a program of the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the pandemic, the event was held in Bluffton for 48 years, making it one of the longest running art festivals in Ohio.


Weekend Doctor: Continuous glucose monitoring

By Thomas Grace, MD, Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialists of Northwest Ohio 

CGM stands for Continuous Glucose Monitoring, the newest and best way for people with diabetes to monitor their glucose levels. Simply put, a CGM is a patch that you can wear on your skin that allows the user to see their blood glucose level consistently, in real time. Someone with diabetes would be able to track what is happening to their glucose level continuously throughout the day. Not only do these devices show blood glucose readings, but they also provide predictive trends to show users where their blood glucoses are headed. Unlike the traditional glucometers on the market, you do not have to poke your finger, which is painful and burdensome.  

Photo-story: Cory-Rawson Community Day

Cory-Rawson Schools superintendent Jay Clark invited the Icon to witness Community Day on Tuesday, May 10. Originally scheduled for a week earlier, cold, wet, crummy weather was replaced with a picture perfect day for working hard and playing hard.

Clark explained, “The goal of the day is to connect with our community. Everyone participates in some way.” As the attached pictures reveal, students spread mulch, cleaned barrels, scraped and painted, and more. In fact, all grades preschool-12th spent the morning doing service projects. A total of 540 students participated in the event. 


BFR Youth Soccer registration

BFR youth soccer camp is almost here. Registration Deadline: June 1

To register: call 419-358-4150 or visit the registration page.