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Open House celebrating Lion and Lamb anniversary

Bluffton University’s Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center will host an open house to celebrate 35 years of promoting peace and justice, cultural understanding and nonviolence. The event will take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. 

The come and go event will include light refreshments and free resources. Masks must be worn inside buildings on campus.


MSJ takes down Beavers in four sets

The Bluffton University volleyball team struggled with Mount St. Joseph serving in a four-set loss to the Lions on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Bluffton fell to 9-16 overall and 1-5 in the Heartland Conference, while MSJ improved 15-8 and 5-1 in the HCAC.

Bluffton came out like gangbusters in the opener, taking down the mighty Lions, 25-20. Sets two and three both went in favor of the visitors by identical 25-15 scores before the Mount moved to 5-1 in the conference with a 25-16 exclamation point in the capper.


James Baumgartner was owner/operator of Baumgartner Trucking

James William Baumgartner, 91, passed away October 19, 2021 at his residence. Jim was born August 9, 1930 in Pandora to the late Elmer and Emma Viola (Vermillion) Baumgartner. On August 9, 1951 he married Marlene Berry Baumgartner.


Lady Pirates wallop Mansfield St. Peter's in sectional match

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton girls soccer team dominated Mansfield St. Peter's 11-1 in a Div. III sectional first round mismatch Tuesday night, October 19, at home at Steinmetz Field.

The Pirate girls improved to 13-3-1 with the lopsided victory.

Third-seeded Bluffton advances to take on the winner between second-seeded Mansfield Christian and sixth seed Riverdale in the district semifinals at Bluffton on Tuesday, Oct. 26. 

Eight Pirate girls scored in the blowout win.


October 18 2021 local weather observations

For the first of half of October the Bluffton area saw more than a 40 degree swing, with a high of 84 and low of 41. Thanks to Guy Verhoff for the local detailss.

Have you flown above Bluffton?

When local pilot Taylor Reineke saw the Icon's recent story on the Bluffton Airport, he passed along this photo, taken the same week.

According Bluffton Flying Service's Nick Vance, a short "discovery flight" will determine if you'll be hooked on flying--or never want to get in a small plane again.

Would you like to experience this Bluffton view first-hand?