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Donald Ring

August 17, 2018

Pathway concept taking shape

Now, you get the idea. The widening of Bentley Road from the Little Riley Crrek bridge to Augsburger Road is now paved and has a double yellow line. That line curves to the east immediately north of the bridge. The next step is a stripe and signage on the west side of the road. It will designate space for pedestrians. Stay tuned.

Still time to enter Saturday's 1-K

Southgate Summerfest has proceeds going to Bluffton Fire Department

Note: July's Summerfest and 1K was cancelled due to rain. Derek and Brandon assured the Icon that Saturday's rescheduled 1K will happen even if it snows.

The boys at Southgate Lanes – Derek Dukes and Brandon Falk - devised the ultimate race and it is Saturday. It even has a name: Summerfest’s 1-K.*

*More about the August Summerfest, which follows the race, at the bottom of this story.

That’s correct. It’s a 1-K. It starts at noon.


Music and ice cream on the MMH lawn Sunday

Findlay HS steel drum band, Pantasia, will entertain guests

Findlay High School’s steel drum band, Pantasia, will play at a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH), 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 ice water will also be available.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

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By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com

Alivia Koenig shot the low round for the second straight day with a 41 and Bluffton girls golf defeated Leipsic and Allen East Tuesday at Bluffton Golf Club. 

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History lesson

Here's a photo that needs some identifications. The Icon discovered it with a stack of Leland Gerber elementary school...

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Mercy Health Fitness studio opens at BFR

2,500-square-foot area dedicated to exercise and fitness activities


Mercy Health Fitness Studio opened today (Aug. 16) inside Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road.

The 2,500-square-foot studio is in the upper level, the former mezzanine area, of BFR. Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director, said that’s Mercy Health’s gift of $10,000 enabled the fitness studio to be realized.

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Here's the Ohio Department of Transportation's roadroad schedule for next week as it affects Bluffton traffic patterns.

Transition Bluffton presents an informative session on the current state and the future of recycling in the Village of Bluffton.

The Allen County Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Aug. 25. Many Bluffton area persons are involved in the fair.

• Allen County Fair Facebook

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Poetic License

Despite the fact that this plate has Ada written all over it, the Icon spotted it in Bluffton.

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