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June 25, 2017

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052887 - The Icon first thought this was a a zip code, but upon further study, we believe the owner of this plate was born on May  28, 2987. We welcome clarification from any Icon view with more information. We spotted this plate on a blue Honda CR-V in Ada. (The monthly renewal sticker confirmed our birthday theory.)

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An action Verb

Bob Verb, coach of the Bluffton Sardines swim team, offers suggestions to a young swimmer during practice. The swim meet season in now in its third week.

Daryl Bridenbaugh finalist in John Deere "Small Machines, Big Impact"

His project will benefit Putnam County Habitat for Humanity - and you can vote to support it

 Daryl Bridenbach, Pandora farmer, is a national finalist in a John Deere contest that may result in benefiting Putnam County Habitat for Humanity.

To win Bridenbaugh must receive the most votes for his project in an online
contest. Area residents may go to www.deere.com/impact to vote. You can vote
for Bridenbaugh’s project daily through July 5.

Bridenbaugh is one of three finalists for John Deere’s ‘Small Machines, Big Impact’ contest. 

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Wie gehts!

Swiss Day brings out the best in local heritage

Wie gehts! or Vie gehts, or "how goes it?"

The Swiss Community Historical Society’s annual Swiss Day is Sunday, June 25, according to Gary Wetherill, president of the society.

This year’s event includes:
• 12:30 p.m. potluck at Ebenezer Mennonite Church
• 2:30 p.m. program – “Letters from the Swiss Settlement 1840-1860.”
• Following the program – Schumacher homestead open house

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Averesch relocates office to 147 N. Main St.
Chamber breakfast
8 Superiors advance to state
3-9-10 Abbey Heslep art work
The surprise lilly of each spring
Friday night school events still on!
Mr. Sandman
Gobble, gobble
St. Mary's church bell returns
Oh, no, not again!

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Wie gehts! or Vie gehts, or "how goes it?"

The Swiss Community Historical Society’s annual Swiss Day is Sunday, June 25, according to Gary Wetherill, president of the society.

 Daryl Bridenbach, Pandora farmer, is a national finalist in a John Deere contest that may result in benefiting Putnam County Habitat for Humanity.

Willis J. Sommer, 71, died June 23, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services in Bluffton.

Here's Allen County's ODOT repair schedule:

Mr. Blueberry - Marlin Gerber - is now taking orders for blueberries. Here's the details:

Email your order to Marling7133@sbcglobal.net  with "BLUFFTON BLUEBERRIES" in the subject line.

Due to the Bentley Road I-75 overpass bridge being closed at Exit 140, the Bluffton Dari Freeze will now offer free delivery between the hours of noon and 7 p.m., according to Bill Marchal.

Bluffton Dari Freeze
595 S. Main St., Bluffton
419-369-4050

Bluffton council's utility committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, in the town hall, according to Judy Augsburger, mayor.

Bluffton schools strings teacher Rachael Lewis’s enthusiasm for music – well, it’s nearly impossible to describe.

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Dr. James Alan Gideon, M.D, Bluffton rheumatology and internal medicine physician, whose office is at 132 Garau St., has been suspended from medical practice and surgery after he admitted to sexual misconduct with patients.

History lesson

Let's swim in the Buckeye. Here's a photo of the earliest Bluffton Buckeye swimming area taken some time between 1910 and...

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John Flickinger stopped in Bluffton over the weekend and photographed the Bluffton town hall against an impressive summer sky drop back. He shared the photo with The Icon and we couldn't keep this art work to ourselves.

 

 

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