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Trinity Lutheran Lenten service March 11

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, will hold its fourth Lenten service on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Pastor Al Schmitzer will speak on “One of you will Betray Me."

The choir will sing “Abba.” Abba is a word drawn from the everyday language of Palestine.  it is a personal form of “Father” and shows love and trust, according to Schmitzer.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service and a light supper which will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Concerning dog "scat" (we'll use another descriptive word in the story)

The Icon received this request from a Main Street business owner. We've also stepped into this "scat" or whatever you'd like to call it.

Would you be able to put something on the Icon regarding people walking their dogs and not cleaning up their messes?

Especially along Main Street businesses! We have had several issues since last fall with a dog(s) pooping on the sidewalks.

Not to provide too much detail but mess appears to come from a large dog. Today there were about six or seven large logs right in front of the double doors to our building.

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Village of Bluffton issues ordinance notifying residents of need to clear sidewalks

Village officials have received several questions and concerns about sidewalks covered with snow. In an attempt to address the issue by educating the public before taking court action, the village has issued this notice:

Beavers drop doubleheader to Saint John's

March 5, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats I Game 2 Stats

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Bluffton University baseball team fell in both games of a double dip on Thursday, Mar. 5 to the St John’s Johnnies. The Johnnies won game one, 10-0, and they scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to win game number two, 14-13. The Beavers dropped to 3-4 on the year, while St John’s improved to 5-3.

From family-oriented 15-mile to serious 100-mile biker: "Ride to Remember" bike event planned here July 11

Plans are underway for the first-ever Ride to Remember bicycle ride this summer in Bluffton.

The Saturday, July 11, event offers short bike routes for families interested in biking together all the way to a 100-mile route for experienced riders.

Based at BFR Sports and Fitness and the Buckeye lake area of Bluffton, the event serves as a springboard to a make Bluffton a bicycle destination and bike center for enthusiasts of the sport.

Details are still in the planning stages, but sponsors hope to offer routes of 15, 31, 62 and 100 miles on July 11.

Bluffton pitching shines on day five in Florida

March 5, 2015
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Olivet Stats  I  St. John Fisher Stats

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Bluffton University softball team went to extra innings against the Olivet Comets and lost a heartbreaker. The Beavers slipped to 7-2 when Olivet scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a victory in the Comets season opener.

There's another Pirate team to watch - looks like good sailing ahead for these girls

The plot thickens.

On March 4 the Icon posted the team photo of the Bluffton seventh grade boys' basketball team. That team won the Northwest Conference basketball title. 

Here's chapter two: It's the same story with the Bluffton eighth grade girls' team, who finished the season 15-1 and a 3-0 tournament record. (This team has back-to-back  trophies in the trophy case.)

This means, somewhere between the next season and 2019-20 basketball seasons these girls will become household names in Bluffton. 

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Lisa Wenger announces Findlay residential listing

Lisa Wenger of RealLiving CCR Realtors, announces a new residential listing. It is at 7568 Eagle Dr., Findlay.

The list price is $579,990. For complete details open the attachement at the bottom of this story or call Wenger at 419-231-1823.

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Parkins and Schmutz receive all-conference basketball honors

Two members of Bluffton High School's girls' basketball team won Northwest Conference honors. 

• Abbie Parkins, sophomore, was named to the NWC second team.
• Andie Schmutz, sophomore, was named NWC honorable mention  

Ada senior Tori Wyss was selected as the 2014-15 NWC Player of The Year in voting by Northwest Conference girls basketball coaches.

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BVH Nearly New Shop accepting donations of prom dresses for distribution

The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s Nearly New Shop is accepting donations for their annual prom dress distribution. Items accepted include gently used dresses, shoes, accessories and men’s formal wear.

The items can be dropped off at the Nearly New Shop, 306 Lima Avenue, Findlay, now through March 14. The dresses, shoes, accessories and men’s wear will be available free of charge beginning March 17 to any area teen needing items for prom. One dress per girl will be provided. Items will be available through prom season.

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