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Funeral arrangements pending for Chassity Gallant

Chassity L. Gallant, 48, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2021 at her residence in Bainbridge, Georgia.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Volunteers needed for National Night Out

National Night Out is nearing its final planning stages and is in need of volunteers.

Bluffton's most family-oriented event of the summer returns after a one-year cancellation, according to Matt Oglesbee, Bluffton police department lieutenant, heading up the event.

The evening generally attracts upwards of 2,500 persons.

This is the 7th Bluffton NNO celebration and it takes place Tuesday, August 3, at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.


NYT Bestselling author joins Bluffton English faculty

New York Times Bestselling author and World Fantasy Award winner Tobias Buckell is joining the Bluffton University English department this fall. Buckell will serve as an instructor of English.

A 2000 Bluffton graduate, Buckell's 13 novels and more than 80 stories have been translated into 20 different languages. His work has been nominated for several awards including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and the Astounding Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.

Bluffton swimmers sweep WOAL championship meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton summer swim squad dunked the competition by capturing the overall, boys and girls team titles at the 39th annual Elks Invitational Western Ohio Aquatic League championship meet July 9-10 in Kenton.

Bluffton scored 2,675.5 total points to out-distance Wapakoneta (2,262) and Westside Swim & Racket Club (2,138) in the combined boys/girls team standings.

Bluffton earned the boys team crown with 1,443.5 points. The Wapak Wave boys were second (1,229), while Westside came in third (1,066).


Volunteer opportunities at MHCO

Several opportunities at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio offers the following volunteer opportunities this month. Persons interested may contact Chris Moser,  [email protected],  419-358-1015 extension 263.

At Mennonite Memorial Home

Icon music review - Four Classic Summer Songs to Keep You Cool

Reviewed/Written by Craig Hoffman

The Dog Days Of Summer

It's hot, boys and girls. Thankfully, my wife finally let me use the air conditioner in our bedroom last night. It is a yearly struggle to get permission from her to use the air conditioner. This year it has not been that hot so far in Japan. But over this past weekend, it got warm quick, fast, and in a hurry. I happily turned my air conditioner on full blast!
What do you do to keep cool in the summer? Let the Icon know in the comments!