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Blanchard River Watershed Partnership receives a $147,330 grant

Sediment and phosphorus reduction in the Tiderishi Creek watershed

The Great Lakes Commission has awarded the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) a $147,330 Great Lakes Basin Funding grant for sediment and phosphorus reduction in the Tiderishi Creek watershed. The Tiderishi Creek watershed is located in Hancock west of Findlay.

Since most of the land use in the Tiderishi Creek watershed (79.5%) is for cropland

The weekend doctor

“All-inside ACL reconstruction” procedure for torn ACL

By Jim Davidson, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the ligament in the center of the knee that prevents the shin bone from separating from the thigh bone and prevents the knee from being stretched beyond its normal limits.

Music and ice cream on the MMH lawn Sunday

Findlay HS steel drum band, Pantasia, will entertain guests

Findlay High School’s steel drum band, Pantasia, will play at a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH), 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

MMH has hosted the annual Concert on the Lawn since 2005. The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and ice water will also be available.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

Still time to enter Saturday's 1-K

Southgate Summerfest has proceeds going to Bluffton Fire Department

Note: July's Summerfest and 1K was cancelled due to rain. Derek and Brandon assured the Icon that Saturday's rescheduled 1K will happen even if it snows.

The boys at Southgate Lanes – Derek Dukes and Brandon Falk - devised the ultimate race and it is Saturday. It even has a name: Summerfest’s 1-K.*

*More about the August Summerfest, which follows the race, at the bottom of this story.

That’s correct. It’s a 1-K. It starts at noon.


Here's next week's road work schedule

From Ohio Department of Transportation

Here's the Ohio Department of Transportation's roadroad schedule for next week as it affects Bluffton traffic patterns.

The following bridge repair and culvert projects on or along Interstate 75 between the village of Beaverdam and the village of Bluffton will have the following impacts to traffic:

Bluffton Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

Aug. 21 Transition Bluffton program

Transition Bluffton presents an informative session on the current state and the future of recycling in the Village of Bluffton.

Liz Gordon-Hancock, a writer with the Bluffton Icon, will present information from her recent series of articles for the local on-line newspaper. The Executive Director of  North Central Ohio Waste Management, Dennis Baker, will talk about the future of recycling and how it will affect us, followed by a question and answer session.