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December 8, 2016

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NYGAARD - There's only one family in Bluffton with that last name. You'll find this plate on a silver-grey Honda Odyssey parked on Anna Circle. It belongs to Christian and Jamie Nygaard.

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Adult coed basketball is in full swing this month at Bluffton Family Recreation. Here's a photo of a recent game.

Ohio's Job and Family Services features topic of Friday chamber breakfast

BCE workshop "Small Business Road Map to Success" follows meeting

Joe Patton from Ohio Means Jobs, will explain services offered by Ohio's Job and Family Services, Lima office, during the Friday, Dec. 9, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast, according to Gen Akroyd, chamber director.

Citizens National Bank will also share the impact of the election and outlook into 2017 in financial markets.

The Women's Center at Bluffton Hospital topic at library Dec. 8

Informational meeting open to the public

Want to learn more about the latest expansion to the Bluffton Hospital?

Bluffton Public Library hosts  a representative from Blanchard Valley Health System at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, to talk about The Women's Center at Bluffton Hospital.

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Yes, it is the Bluffton High School marching band.

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The 2007 Bluffton University baseball team has been selected for induction into Bluffton’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

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By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

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Want to learn more about the latest expansion to the Bluffton Hospital?

Bluffton Public Library hosts  a representative from Blanchard Valley Health System at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, to talk about The Women's Center at Bluffton Hospital.

There a bike rack on the Bluffton school grounds thanks to a Creating Healthy Communities Program grant.

Bluffton's bike rack is one of 35 installed this fall in Allen County as a result of the grant.

Joe Patton from Ohio Means Jobs, will explain services offered by Ohio's Job and Family Services, Lima office, during the Friday, Dec. 9, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast, according to Gen Akroyd, chamber director.

The Inn at Ohio Northern University offers two wrap it-up luncheons and one mind-body-and-spirit tea this month.

Here are the details:

Wrap It-Up Luncheon
Saturday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 17
11 a.m. to 1 p .m.

After 19 years and who-knows-how-many soccer matches, Bluffton Family Recreation has a new carpet – more precisely, a new indoor turf on its soccer field.

And, according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director, “We are getting great reviews from athletes using it.”

Icon viewers are invited to an old-time Christmas tour in the rural Pandora community on Saturday, Dec. 10, according to Tom McCullough.

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For the first time, the Icon offers viewers a front row seat to view the entire Ream Holiday Folk Art display on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.

It's easy to take this winter display for granted, at least for Bluffton residents who pass by it nearly every day in December.

We encourage residents to take a moment in the evening. Stop, get out of your vehicle and walk around...