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Spaghetti dinner Feb. 23 in Pandora

A spaghetti dinner benefitting a veteran’s dinner next fall is at Pandora United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Serving is from 4-6 p.m. at the church,108 E. Washington St. (State Route 12), Pandora. 

Tickets are $8 for adults 12 years old and up, $ for children under 12. Pre-sale tickets are available, call 419-384-3812, 419-722-1096, or 419-721-8154. Walk-ins are welcome. 



The Icon found DIVA GC on  dark blue Pontiac G8 somewhere between Ada and Bluffton.


Bluffton powerlifters 2nd at weekend meet

The Bluffton Powerlifters took the 2nd place medal home from the Springfield Shawnee meet on Feb. 16, with the girls lifting a total of 2,625 lbs (only 100 lbs short of taking first place, and they were down a lifter at this meet). 

Here are their individual lifting results:

Nebraska Montgomery -
   75 bench, 210 Deadlift - 3rd place in her weight class

Elizabeth Bourassa -
   115 Bench, 210 Deadlift - 1st place in her weight class

Ivy Augsburger -
   85 Bench, 230 Deadlift 


Transition Bluffton showing "Anima Mundi" movie Tuesday in Centennial Hall

Transition Bluffton and the Bluffton University Sustainability Club will present a showing of the movie “Anima Mundi,” a 2011 documentary that looks at peak oil, climate change, permaculture, and Gaia theory.  

Some of the individuals heard on the movie include David Holmgren, Stephan Harding, Vandana Shiva, Michael C. Ruppert, and Noam Chomsky. There will be a discussion period following the movie.

The movie is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall, Bluffton University. It is open to the public at no charge. Popcorn will be provided.


Pass the chili, please

Community cook-off Wednesday at middle school

A community chili cook-off takes place Wednesday, Feb. 20,  from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium. 

This is the second year for the event that supports Bluffton Community Assistance, Corp., the local food pantry, with money and collected food donations.

The cook-off features 10 local chili entries to taste, plus sandwiches and desserts. In addition, free entertainment will be provided by Dancers Elite Dance Studio and Krysti’s Music Studio, both of Bluffton.


We are all a little crazy

University promotes mental health awareness

Last week Bluffton University hosted the #SameHere Sit down, an interactive event produced by the Global Mental Health Alliance “We’re All A Little Crazy.”

Bluffton was one of 15 schools on the college tour and the only Division III school involved.

James Grandey, head baseball coach, organized the event after reaching out to founder Eric Kussin, who brings together athletes, celebrities and influencers to talk about mental health in a way that’s appealing to college students and athletes.