August 28, 2014


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Everett Collier talks about his cross-country bike trip at Sept. 12 chamber breakfast

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members will hear about Everett Collier’s cross-country bike trip this summer. The 3,600-mile trip was part of the 7th annual Fuller Center Bike Adventure. The trip from Atlantic City, N.J. to Astoria, Ore., lasted from June 5 to Aug. 10.

Collier is the guest speaker of the Friday, Sept. 12, chamber breakfast, which launches the 2014-15 breakfast series.

Oberly story from 1945


Here's another story from the March 1945 Triplett company newsletter. It involves Millard Oberly and his three sons, Richard, Kenneth and Robert. The three sons were Triplett employees prior to entering the service.

For an extended version of the story open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Stop in at The Icon Grill

Icon reader Todd Gratz spotted the Icon Grill (GR LL sic) while in Seattle, Wash., recently. Always seeking new income streams, The Icon has considered opening Icon Grills nationwide. The Seattle site is an test kitchen. We will continue to keep viewers updated on our extensive ventures.


Bluffton Hospital’s Garau Street entrance now closing at 5:30 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Garau Street entrance at Bluffton Hospital will be closing at 5:30 p.m. The entrance was previously open until 8 p.m.

Patients, family and visitors are encouraged to use the emergency room entrance when entering the building after 5:30 p.m.

Register now for MOPS mom-to-mom sale


The MOPS Mom to Mom sale is holding registration for tables at their upcoming event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on September 13 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

Participants can register for 3 rectangular or 4 round tables for $15, or 2 round tables for $7. To reserve a space, call Jennifer at 419-296-4835 or Denise at 419-306-7781.


Pirate 2014-15 sports passes on sale at BHS

Bluffton school sports passes for 2014-15 are available at Bluffton High School. Prices follow:

All Sports Pass $100: Gets you into all home sporting events throughout the current school year including reserved Varsity Football and Boys' basketball games.

Fall Sports Pass $30: Gets you into all home volleyball and boys' and girls' soccer games.

Student Pass $25: Punch card that is good for 10 home sporting events throughout the school year.


Runners on your mark! BFR 5K Aug. 30

There's still time to enter BFR Sports and Fitness 5K Run or Walk, which features a Pump and Run on Saturday, Aug. 30.



The race course: begins and ends at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. 


The cat not in the hat...it made the children laugh and play to see a "cat" in school


Here's an unusual and final look at the Icon's photos taken on the first day of school.

A small cat appeared at the elementary school front doors just as students entered prior to 8 a.m. It was noticed by several students, including the young boy in the doorway.

We're not certain, but we have a feeling that sooner or later during the day, the cat somehow achieved its goal of entering the building.

But, that's simply a guess.


Greg's Pharmacy host to Wednesday afternoon cash mob

Bluffton’s next cash mob is from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, hosted by Greg’s Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., Bluffton. The cash mob is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce to encourage buying local.

Here are the Greg’s cash mob specials:
• Jumbo stretchable book covers -
    Buy one, get one free of equal value or less- (Limit 3)
• Bronze Bangle Bracelets -
   25% off regular price of $8.99
• Aloe-Infused Socks -
   $1 off regular price of $4.99

McDonald’s invites community to participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Social media’s latest social and philanthropic phenomenon has made its way to Bluffton, right into the doors of the Bluffton McDonald’s.

What has started as a simple challenge to the Lewis family has turned into a company- and community-wide event. Participants of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge include McDonald’s owner/operator, Jerry Lewis, director of operations, Scott Shaw, general manager, Luke Franz, company supervisors, managers, and crew, and members of the Bluffton community.