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July 31, 2014


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1944 Triplett employees with perfect on the job attendance


From the November 1944 Triplett newsletter - Here are photos of employees who were on the job every day since Jan. 1, of that year.

Upper left: Kathryn Frehse, Leanna Niswander, Helen Foltz, Loa Jean Vance.

Upper right: J.O. Blome, Floyd Hardwick, Willis Cummins, Garland Basinger.

Lower right: Mabel Minck, Gaynell Basinger, Nellie Decker, Grace Carnahan, Glen Noe, Cloyce Bame, C.W. Elliot.

Dean Altstaetter Friday's performer at The Inn at ONU "JustJazzInn"

Dean Altstaetter is the performer for the Friday, Aug. 1, “Just JazzInn,” at The Inn at ONU, Ada.

“Just JazzInn” is a regular Friday feature at The Inn at ONU. You can enjoy live music while taking part of the appetizer buffet. The live music, performed by area musicians, takes place in the Inn’s lobby or courtyard.

Call 419-722-2500 to make reservations, or first come/first serve for the weekly event.
The appetizer buffet opens at 5 p.m. each Friday. Live music is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Meet lifeguard Lathen Eikenbary

Lathen Eikenbary is part of the busy staff of managers and lifeguards at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. Stay tuned to the Icon for daily photos of staff members.


Here's this weekend's Mustard Seed Cafe dinner features

Friday/Saturday Dinner Features at Mustard Seed

Barbacoa Beef Tacos - slow-roasted brisket in a sauce of chipotle peppers, cilantro, onion, garlic and lime, served in corn tortillas with our own freshly-made salsa cruda and hand-shredded sharp white cheddar. Served with a side of Mexican Red Rice and limes. Pair with Inversion IPA or a glass of Reserve de Bon Pas Cote-du-Rhone.

Explore Bluffton visitors' guide now available in electronic format

Explore Bluffton, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce visitors' guide to our community, is now in a flipbook form.


The 46-page visitors' guide was released in print form this spring. Its print form is aviailable free from any chamber member, or the Bluffton chamber office. Printed copies are distributed to area hotels, area county visitors' bureaus, all Bluffton University parents who visit campus and to groups who meet in Bluffton.

Here's what's happening this month at the Bluffton Senior Center

Looks like a busy month at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

The monthly dinner meeting features the brother and sister team of Kate and Ryan Strickler. The piano duo has performed at the center during a mid-week event and according to Tonya Meyer, “We were so impressed that we booked them for our dinner meeting.”

BVHS Corporate PR & Marketing finalist for best health care communications team in the nation

Blanchard Valley Health System's Corporate PR & Marketing Department has been announced as one of two finalists for “Best Health Care Communications Team” in the nation through the prestigious 2014 Ragan Health Care PR & Marketing Awards.

The BVHS team was named a finalist for this top award for innovating and executing projects throughout 2013 including the Extraordinary People marketing campaign, Safety Dance internal education video, BVH admission packet revamping, electronic Japanese newsletter, social media advancement and more.


August worship service schedule set at Mennonite Home

The August worship service schedule at Mennonite Memorial Home is announced and follows:

Sunday services, 9:30 a.m.

Aug. 3 - Chaplain Bill Herr
Aug. 10 - Chaplain Bill Herr
Aug. 17 - Wally and Wanda Geiger
Aug. 24 - Elizabeth Kelly
Aug. 31 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Tuesday evening services, 6:30 p.m.

MMH Service Group seeks silent auction items

Handcrafted items are needed for the Mennonite Memorial Home's Service Group silent auction planned Saturday, Sept. 27.

The silent auction is part of this year's Bluffton Fall Festival. Persons interested in donating items to the auction should contact Mary Ann Ring at 419-358-1015. Items should be delivered by Sept. 19. 

All auction items will be on display from Sept. 22 to 27 with bids being collected at that time. The auction ends on Sept. 27.

Mennonite Home concert on the lawn Aug. 17

Mennonite Memorial Home's annual concert on the lawn is at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17. The concert features Bob Ford who will perform familiar folk tunes to classics by Burl Ives, Tommy Maken and the Kingston Trio.

The concert also features ice cream. Icon viewers are invited to bring a comfortable lawn chair and enjoy the event, which is open to the public.

MMH is located at 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.