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November 21, 2019

Watching your speed

Earlier this fall, Bluffton police had a speedmeter installed at the County Line Road-Jefferson Street intersection. The meter shows drivers' speeds above 35 miles per hour in red. When the speed hits 35 or lower, the red turns to green and the sign issues a "Thank you."

The Dough Hook teams up with Ronald McDonald House Charities

Marlena Ballinger says: "You can help us!"

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., is teaming up with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio to help those in need this holiday season, according to Marlena Ballinger, owner.

“We need your help!” she says.

“ Throughout the month of November and December, The Dough Hook will collect pantry items for the Ronald McDonald house along with cash donations that will be turned into meat for the freezer,” said Ballinger. 

Teaching idioms to first graders?

My kids bring a lot of papers home from school.

Amongst these papers was a sheet of practical activities to do at home to encourage literacy, logic, character-building and math skills. Under the language section, it suggested counting how many idioms my first grader could think of, as a sort of game.

You're pulling my leg, right?


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Alexa Hanna, Bluffton High School athletic director, released the 2019-20 BHS boys' and girls' varsity and JV rosters and schedules. Those are attached below.

The high school girls' basketball season starts this weekend at the McDonald's Holiday tournament at Bluffton High School. The schedule follows:

By Cort Reynolds
DEFIANCE - The Bluffton boys soccer team had four players receive All-Northwest district Div. III honors recently in voting conducted by area coaches.

By Cort Reynolds
Seven Bluffton football players earned All-Northwest Conference notice in voting recently conducted by the league coaches.

Junior speedster Tyson Shutler was named first team all-league at defensive back.

Here's your chance to support the Bluffton High School boys' soccer team in the Division III state semi-final game tonight:

History lesson

This photo borders on the romanticized, but it shows a forerunner of Adams Bridge, originally called Krehbiel Bridge. The...

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The Icon held posting this photo by Marvin Foster for an appropriate moment between fall and winter sports seasons.

There was too much static last week for this picture to get its proper attention.

 Chris Gibbs, an Ohio native, lifelong Republican, past chair of the local Republican party, and long-time farmer, announced he is leaving the Republican Party and launching an exploratory committee to consider running against Jim Jordan as an Independent for Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. 

The Bluffton University ceramics class is hosting a pottery competition for interested high school students on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Yesterday's Top Story

John Fischbach appointed Team Leader of MHCO

He will also continue his role as director of finance

John Fischbach was recently appointed Team Leader of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, according to Elizabeth Kelly, board chair. He will also continue in his current role as director of finance.

Fischbach joined the MHCO team as the director of finance on April 25, 2019.  

"With MHCO recently entering into a partnership with Brethren Retirement Community, a team leader was needed to coordinate and lead the MHCO leadership team," said Kelly.  

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Poetic License

The Icon spotted GVE THNX on a white Chevy convertible in Ada.