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October 20, 2021

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C-R elementary principal gets head shaved for a great cause

Ben Thiel, Cory-Rawson elementary principal gets his head shaved on Thursday morning - and it's all for a great cause.

This winter Cory-Rawson elementary students  participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Hero Squad program, a fundraiser for children with these blood cancers.

"We challenged our students to raise $1,000 and our principal, Ben Thiel, would shave his head," said Wendie Swary, elementary guidance counselor.

"Within the first two weeks they met that goal. We gave a second challenge of $1,500 and we would provide popcorn and a movie.


Boys & Girls-Cloverbud 4-H elect officers

The Bluffton Boys & Girls/Cloverbud 4H Club elected officers for 2021. The officers follow:
• Brooklynn Bible - President
• Joe Spencer - Vice-President
• Audra Snyder - Secretary
• Tanner Bott - Treasurer
• Jake Spencer - Safety Officer
• Landin Bible - Health Officer
• Brooklyn Nance - Historian/ Reporter
• Brookie Bible - Activities Officer

Area 4-H clubs may send their club announcements to: [email protected]


It's Corrinne Boehr's birthday on March 23

Corrinne Boehr celebrates her 90th birthday on Tuesday, March 23. Friends are invited to mail her a birthday card to: 
Corrinne Boehr
Willow Ridge/Betty House
Willow Ridge Dr.
Bluffton, OH 45817


How many digits of "pi" can you memorize?

Meet this year's junior high pi champions - Mackay and June

At some point in your school mathematics journey you discovered that mysterious constant called “Pi.”

It’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and most commonly known by the number 3.14.

And, with March 14 (third month, 14th day of the year) proclaimed as National Pi Day, math teachers use it as a teaching tool.

Here’s how Dina Tadena, Bluffton seventh grade math teacher uses the day.


June Fields tells her double organ recipient story

You've probably met her at Et Cetera, where she volunteers; or at BFR where she walks

Note: June Fields, of 4495 N. Phillips Road, Harrod, provided the Icon with her journey as a double organ recipient. April is Donate Life Month. June encourages families to have a talk about organ donation. Several questions and answers about this subject are at the bottom of the feature.

By June Fields
My name is June Fields and I live near Bluffton and come into town often to shop, bank, eat or volunteer at the Et Cetera Shop, so you may have seen me out and about. 


Icon's artist of the month created yesterday's snowplow piece

Riley Pearson: “I enjoy art because it allows me to express my emotions and thoughts in a creative way."

Riley Pearson, Bluffton High School sophomore, is the Icon’s March artist of the month.

Riley’s state award-winning snowplow drawing was the featured photo on the Icon yesterday.

She has taken Art 1 and Art design/com.

“I plan to go to college and have some type of art major,” she said. “I would love to go into animation or illustration.”