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November 30, 2020

Six-week closure starting Dec. 1

If you path in and out of Bluffton is Columbus Grove Road, there will need to be changes made soon. The Allen County Engineers will close the bridge for repairs for six weeks beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1. During the annual bridge inspection the county discovered some things under the bridge that need repaired. It should be noted that the bridge carries a 5-ton limit, meaning that many semi-trailers should avoid the bridge.

Larry Core is Lions citizen of the year

Presentation delayed due to covid-19 • Core wore many hats in Bluffton

Larry Core, former Bluffton village administrator, is the 2019 Bluffton Lions Club Citizen of the Year.

And, in this usual year of covid-19, he received his award delayed. Don Hostetler presented Core with the award last week.

Core, a life-long Bluffton resident and Bluffton High School graduate, has served in several community project and organizations, both behind the scene and as a major player.

Perhaps his greatest village accomplishment was his untiring devotion to bringing DTR (today SumiRiko Ohio) to the village.

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Library has you in mind during December

Lots of holiday-related activities planned

Bluffton Public Library has you in mind in December. The staff has many holiday-related activities planned. A listing of those follows:

Services Update -The health and safety of our customers and staff at the Bluffton Public Library is a top priority and the library is working hard to keep services available. As of the time of this press release, the library is open for Curbside Pickup only. The library will review services and update as needed so be sure to check ​blufftonpubliclibrary.org/covid19​ for current services updates.

Hot off the press

Denver Junior Zimmerly, 83, of Findlay died on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Blanchard Valley Hospital of complications from COVID 19. 

The Icon invites anyone who plows driveways, lanes, sidewalks and parking lots this winter to promote their business on the Icon.

Here's last week's Icon poll results. Take this week's poll: Will Donald Trump attempt to self-pardon himself?  CLICK HERE TO THE THIS WEEK'S POLL.

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"Bluffton Anthology - a creek runs through it" will be available next week in selected downtown stores.

Review by Robert McCool
Alice Hoffman's latest chronicle of the remarkable Owens women s “Magic Lessons” (ISBN9781982108847). It completes the enchanting trilogy “Practical Magic (1995) and “The Rules of Magic” (2017) began.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

A visit from the Wise Men
They crashed the party
The surprise lilly of each spring
Jeremy Parkins and "crew" visits BFR
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Practice jump

History lesson

Here is the Bluffton school board during the 1962-63 school year. Seated from left, Woodrow Little, Robert Barnett, Paul...

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You can't stop Christmas from coming

Check out the Blaze of Lights schedule here

The 34th annual Blaze of Lights will put a new spin on Bluffton traditions.

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce and village Cultural Affairs Committee have updated celebrations to include a video Town Crier presentation, caravan tour of holiday lights, and a free drive-in movie. Dan Bowden is this year's switch hitter who will turn on the holiday lights.

"You can't stop Christmas from coming" is the 2020 Blaze of Lights theme, notes Paula Scott, the chamber CEO: "We are very excited about our modified events, which are designed to help keep families and friends safe."

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Newest Stories

Denver Junior Zimmerly, 83, of Findlay died on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Blanchard Valley Hospital of complications from COVID 19. 

The Icon invites anyone who plows driveways, lanes, sidewalks and parking lots this winter to promote their business on the Icon.

Here's last week's Icon poll results. Take this week's poll: Will Donald Trump attempt to self-pardon himself?  CLICK HERE TO THE THIS WEEK'S POLL.

Will Donald Trump attempt to self-pardon himself?