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May 23, 2018

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Aileen Binkley was retired from Triplett Corp.

She also had worked at Crow's Variety Store

M. Aileen Binkley, 93, of Bluffton died May 21, 2018, at the Meadows of Delphos. Aileen was born April 24, 1925, in Putnam County to Harley and Alma (Agin) Diller. On Oct. 3, 1958, she married Charles W. Binkley and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2013. 

Aileen retired from Triplett Corp. and had also worked at Crow’s Variety Store, both of Bluffton. She enjoyed needle work and reading.  She was a member of the Pandora Church of Christ.


First graders discover that Bluffton rocks

If you find a decorated rock, you'll know why

Several photos with this story
are from the first graders'
Facebook Bluffton OH rocks

Don't be surprised to find colorfully painted rocks on Main Street, and elsewhere in Bluffton.

It's all part of a project of Megan Quinton's first graders.

Quinton told the Icon that her students are discovering that Bluffton “rocks.” And, they invite Icon viewers to make this discovery also.

51st Festival of Wheels is June 15

Bringing to Main Street classic cars, trucks, tractors, golf carts, fire engines, motorcycles and Cushman’s

Bluffton Main Street ghosts reappear on Friday, June 15.

Those shadowy figures grew up on leaded gasoline, have 8-V engines under their hoods and ride on white-wall tires. They arrive in a variety of bright colors and don’t have FM radios.

Some have strange names like: Plymouth, Studebaker, Mercury, Edsel, VW Bug, Woody, Oldsmobile, Desoto and Packard.

Over 200 of them return to Bluffton for the 51st Bluffton Festival of Wheels cruise-in, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions.


BHS Baccalaureate service on Thursday

A group of graduating Bluffton High School seniors have planned and are leading a Baccalaureate service for their classmates, parents, teachers, and the community at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, according to Rev. Jeremy Mann, pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

The service is on College Avenue in front of Bluffton High School.

Ballalaureate will feature student readers and speakers and a praise and worship team of high school students. 


Strider bike camp at BFR July 23-27

For youth ages 2 to 5

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, will hold a Strider Bike Camp at 6 p.m. each evening from Monday to Friday, July 23-27, according to Daniel Tinch, executive director.

Registration is now underway for youth ages 2 to 5. Registration closes July 8.

“The camp develops confidence in youth bike riders in five short lessons,” said Tinch. “The camp jump starts children’s growth and development and is an excellent way to keep kids active and health.”

To register go online to: www.bfronline.com and click on youth programs.

Hoff, Leugers, Wilson awarded SHANNON Service Club scholarships

The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton announces the winners of its “Service To Humanity” Scholarship Awards, given to graduating seniors of Bluffton High School. 

Winners of the $800 scholarships:

• Sydney Hoff, daughter of Scott and Brigette Hoff. Sydney plans to study elementary education at Taylor University. 

• Kelli Leugers, daughter of Darin and Lisa Leugers. Kelli will enter the medical field at The Ohio State University.