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August 18, 2019

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The Icon stopped into the Bluffton Child Development Center last week and discovered snow had fallen inside the building. Actually, it's fake snow, but in August, it's fun to think that it's real. Here's a view of the snow activity in the 4-year-old class from above the action.

University opening convocation Aug. 27

Dr. Beth Taylor Mack, director for health behavior and wellness for YMCA of the USA, featured speaker

Convocation to welcome new students into the academic community at Bluffton University

Dr. Beth Taylor Mack, director for health behavior and wellness for YMCA of the USA, will be the featured speaker at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, in Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education as Bluffton University welcomes the class of 2023 during its Opening Convocation.

Taylor Mack will share “The Power of Relationships: How Connectivity Impacts Well-Being,” which directly ties into this year’s summer reading for first-year students, “The Geography of Bliss.”

An Ada gridiron celeration

New features added to Made in Ada Football Festival on Aug. 24

A demonstration of how NFL footballs are produced and an exhibit from the home of professional football are among new features that have been added to the Made in Ada Football Festival, which will be held Aug. 24.

Among new highlights that promise to be fan favorites are the “Wilson Experience,” which demonstrates the process of how footballs are made and an exhibit by the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Here is the 1927 St. John's E &R Church (UCC) confirmation class.

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A heavy late afternoon thunderstorm has cancelled the Mennonite Memorial Home's concert on the lawn, planned for this evening, Sunday, Aug. 18. There is no reschedule date.

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that two upcoming basketball state tournaments will return to St. John Arena at The Ohio State University, including the 2020 girls basketball state tournament and the 2021 boys basketball state tournament.

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It's big band, polka and ice cream

Sunday evening MMH concert on the lawn

The Al Best Band will play at a free public concert on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

MMH has hosted the annual “Concert on the Lawn” since 2005. The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and popcorn and ice water will also be available. 

Special thanks is given to Don Snyder Excavating, who is the main sponsor of this year’s concert.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

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QUIN is an Ohio University alum from Hancock County. The Icon spotted this plate on a Black Chevy Silverado truck in Bluffton.