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Kathy Diller Brauen

August 20, 2018

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It's Allen County Fair Week!

Here's the schedule and list of Bluffton and area buyers

The Allen County Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Aug. 25. Many Bluffton area persons are involved in the fair.

• Allen County Fair Facebook

• Allen County Fair Schedule

The following businesses are buyers at this year's Allen County Fair:

Althaus Brothers

Althaus, Jeffery & Dianne

Ameriprise Financial

Anderson Tractor Supply

A-Z Portion Meats

B&G Equipment Service  


Mercy Health Fitness studio opens at BFR

2,500-square-foot area dedicated to exercise and fitness activities


Mercy Health Fitness Studio opened today (Aug. 16) inside Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road.

The 2,500-square-foot studio is in the upper level, the former mezzanine area, of BFR. Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director, said that’s Mercy Health’s gift of $10,000 enabled the fitness studio to be realized.

You can decorate your cake and eat it, too

Debra Stockford, the cake queen, opens The Frosting Studio

Viewers are invited to an open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20. You may check out cake decorating albums, have refreshments and learn about decorating class options.

You can now decorate your cake and eat it, too, thanks to Debra Stockford “the cake queen.”

Stockford of Pandora will open The Frosting Studio in Tommy’s Plaza, 142 E. Jefferson St., Bluffton, with a Monday evening open house.

There she will offer cake-decorating classes for all skill levels.


Bethel Church of Christ back-to-school event Aug. 26

"Urge" open to 7th to 12th graders

Bethel Church of Christ, 4041 County Road 304, Ada, holds a  back-to-school “Urge” event for 7th graders through high school seniors and the public, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, at the church.

The event’s focus, according to sponsors, is to encourage students to do well in the upcoming school year and to urge them to be who God wants them to be in their schools.


Dan Groman: "Fill the truck" event was a great success

"Success! We filled the truck for the Lima ReStore," Dan Groman told the Icon as a result of an Aug. 11 "fill the truck" event in Bluffton.

Groman said the success was due to the outpouring of people who dropped off great items that someone else can use. Items collected will be sold at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, 550 W. Elm St., Lima.

The Bluffton collection project was led by the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, and Rockport United Methodist Church Missions and Outreach team.


Riley Creek car show and burnout contest

Pandora hosted the Riley Creek car show this past weekend. Here is an overhead view of cars on display, plus a photo of one entry in the burnout contest.