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May 25, 2017

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Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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A new path in town

It was perfect day to take a walk. The Icon passed Andy Armstrong with his elementary class looking at trees on the university campus at Kibler-Bentley and Campus View. Then, turning around the Icon walked on the new bike-pathway into Parkview Development. The pathway will eventually connect all the way to Main Street from this point.

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Bluffton Public Library kicks off summer reading program June 5

Toledo Zoo presentation, touch-a-truck, indoor picnic, plus lots more

Monday, June 5, is Library Fun Day.

It kicks off a two-month summer reading program at Bluffton Public Library.

"Every summer, the library’s goal is to encourage people of all ages to learn and grow throughout every stage of their lives. This summer’s theme is Build a Better World," said Jessica Hermiller, library director.

The events foster the theme to Build a Better World and are open to all library patrons of all ages.

Three BHS seniors are SHANNON scholars

Andie Schmutz, Jayme Siefer and Douglas Nester

S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton announces the winners of its “Service To Humanity” scholarship awards.

Award winners are Bluffton High School seniors Andie Schmutz, Jayme Siefer and Douglas Nester. Each student received an $800 scholarship.

Andie Schmutz is the daughter of Joan Casey and Todd Schmutz. She plans to attend Rhodes State College, studying medicine to hopes to become a nurse practitioner.

Jayme Siefer is the daughter of Carol Siefer and plans to attend the University of Toledo.           

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S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton announces the winners of its “Service To Humanity” scholarship awards.

Award winners are Bluffton High School seniors Andie Schmutz, Jayme Siefer and Douglas Nester. Each student received an $800 scholarship.

Monday, June 5, is Library Fun Day.

It kicks off a two-month summer reading program at Bluffton Public Library.

A memorial visitation will be held for family and friends of Richard Lee Cookson on Saturday, June 17, at the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton.

Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters is holding a quilt raffle to benefit the proposed Heritage Center of the Swiss Historical Society. 

The quilt was pieced by Sandy Schmidt, a member of the club and machine-quilted by Ruth Grihalva of Forever In Stitches, also a member of the club. 

Six students will graduate from Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, on Sunday, May 28,  The graduation will be part of the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Logan

"Talking to loved ones about death is always difficult," said Tonya Meyer, Bluffton Senior Citizens Center director.

Bluffton police release the following notices concerning work on Bluffton streets on Thursday, May 25:

• Bluffton Paving will be milling Eastland Drive and Westland Drive.

• Bluffton Paving will be milling East Elm Street from Huber Street To County Line Road.

Four students from Bluffton were named to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2016-17 at Ohio Northern University. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled full-time.

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, will be open on Memorial Day from noon to 5 p.m.

All geraniums and mixed planters are 25 percent off. Stratton Greenhouses is also open Sundays in May from noon to 5 p.m.

 

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