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March 25, 2019

The rag rug weaver

The Icon dropped in to the Bluffton Senior Citizens last week to watch an artist at work. The artist was Bruce Chesser, giving a demonstration on pottery. Behind Bruce was another artist at work. It's Herb Grismore, weaving rag rugs. He performs his art once or twice a week and has created rugs at the Center for the past three years. The next photo shows examples of his work.

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Here's Our Version of Adult Learning programs

Spring series from April 1 to May 13

Alzheimer’s warning signs, Hancock County firsts, chair Yoga, government funding and several additional topics are part of this spring’s Our Version of Adult Learning (OVAL).

The series from the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center includes programs from April 1 to May 13, according to Tony Meyer, director.

The schedule follows:

Monday, April 1, 10 a.m. – Linda Pollitz presents “Alzheimer’s: The 10 Warning Signs, Early Detection Matters.” Registration requested.


March 9 officially DeAndre Nassar Day

Proclamation made by Mayor Johnson during wrestling banquet

Bluffton High School wrestling state champion, DeAndre Nassar, received a hometown award during last week's BHS wrestling banquet.

Richard Johnson, Bluffton mayor, presented the senior wrestler with a proclamation that official named Saturday, March 9, as DeAndre Nassar Day in Bluffton. March 9 was the day that Nassar won his weight class at the state wrestling meet.


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Luke Denecker, Bluffton High School junior, was named Special Mention All-Ohio Division III boys' basketball.

Denecker also earned First Team All Northwest District Honors for Division III.  

The Bluffton Powerlifters attended the meet in Kenton Ridge on March 2. Bluffton had six individual winners. Results follow:

Nebraska Montgomery -
80 Bench, 210 Deadlift - 4th in her class

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School senior guard Alivia Koenig has been named second team All- Ohio in Division IV basketball.


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This article comes from the Ada Historical Society and was originally posted on the Ada Icon.


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The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free Community Meal on Wednesday, March 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora. 

The meal this month is provided by Sprunger Insurance. The menu is spaghetti dinner, beverage, and dessert.

District 1 districtwide totals to date:

  • Salt used:  47,857 tons
  • Liquid de-icer:  1,115,953 gallons
  • Miles driven for snow and ice:  724,308
  • Total cost:  $7,392,996

Totals at the same time last year:

Emily Buckell, assistant professor of Spanish at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium, “Cuba – Cuban, Caribbean or Latin?,” at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 29 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

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Women's conference April 13

Promotes empowerment through mentorship

“Mentorship: A Relationship for Life,” is the theme of this year’s “Women Enriching Women” conference organized by the Bluffton University Women’s Council.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13, with the day concluding by 3 p.m. Online registration is available at http://tickets.bluffton.edu and tickets are just $40 per person, which includes a lunch. A full schedule of events can be found at www.bluffton.edu/women.

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Poetic License

This license plate, spotted at the ONU Sports Center, reflects the model of the car, a Chrysler SRT8.