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Village of Bluffton to hold annual budget hearing on July 8

The Village of Bluffton Council will hold its Annual Budget Hearing to discuss the proposed 2025 Tax Budget. The hearing will be held on July 8, 2024 at 7:45 p.m. The hearing will be held at the Town Hall and is open to the public.


Quarry Farm releases summer news

The Quarry Farm News/Summer 2024 has arrived with listings of programs during July-October.


Bluffton University and University of Findlay to host BioBlitz 2024

Bioblitz 2024 will be a collaborative effort of Bluffton University and the University of Findlay aimed at exploring and documenting the rich biodiversity within their respective nature preserves. Scheduled for July 13, 2024, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., volunteers and community members are invited to join faculty experts in the day-long exploration of local ecosystems.

The event will begin at the Rieck Center for Habitat Studies, located at 17311 TR 166, Mount Blanchard, Ohio, then proceed to Spurgat Land Conservancy, located at CR 79 and CR 59, Rawson, Ohio, culminating at the Bluffton University Nature Preserve, located at 10625 Augsburger Road, Bluffton, Ohio. A reception at the Moyer Center will conclude the day, providing participants with an opportunity to share findings and experiences.


Send calendar items to the Icon

It's not too late to send July 2024 calendar items to the Bluffton Icon. Email [email protected] with events of general community interest. View the calendar HERE.


Trevor Bassitt is Paris-bound!

In a blazing fast 400 m hurdles final, Bluffton's Trevor Bassit placed third in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. Running a season's best time of 47.82, Bassitt is now headed to the 2024 Olympics in Paris, which begin July 26. PHOTOS by Karen Brandt.


Sardines win meet at Ada Gators

By Cort Reynolds

ADA __ The visiting Bluffton Sardines summer swim team swept West Ohio Aquatic League rival Ada on a hot and sunny Thursday evening, June 27.

The Sardines defeated the Gator boys by a score of 271-115. Meanwhile, the Bluffton females beat the Gator girls, 297-121.

Bluffton won the combined boys/girls team meet, 568-236.

The WOAL championship meet will be held at the Bluffton pool July 12-13.

Sardine 1st-place finishers vs. Ada

Girls 8&U 100 Meter Medley Relay 

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    Crosser, Carys H 8
    Sutton, Beau L 8
    Northrup, Pippa K 8
    Northrup, Tessa M 8