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February 20, 2019

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Frank Burkholder was a farmer

Frank J. Burkholder, 76, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at 8 p.m., at his residence in Alger. 

He was born on Jan. 15, 1943, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Sidney and Cleora (Amstutz) Burkholder. On April 11, 1968, Frank married Terrall A. Lambert and she survives in Alger.

Frank was a farmer.  He was a U.S. Army veteran. 

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Deandre Nassar joins elite BHS wrestling club - 150 career wins

Josh Falk (179), Zach Wilson (173) and Kyle Begg (156) are the only others to achieve the mark

• Click here for Amy Mortimer's match photos

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
It was a good night to be a Pirate.  Senior Deandre Nassar became just the fourth Pirate grappler to reach 150 career wins and the team swept a tri match defeating Cory-Rawson 49-27 and Delphos St Johns 58-21.

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"Medicare 101" presented by Allen County Council on Aging at Bluffton Public Library

Wondering what you need to know about Medicare before you sign up? Gerry Burton, Senior Services Resource Specialist will present Medicare 101 on March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bluffton Public Library. There will be time for questions after the presentation and participants can find out about other services the Allen County Council on Aging offers as well!

Please register by February 28 at the library, or by calling 419-358-5016.

Bluffton Pediatrics will relocate to Jackson Street

In the former Neff architect building by this spring

Bluffton Pediatrics has purchased the Robert Neff building at 122 N. Jackson St., and plans to relocated there later this spring.

Beth Bish, CNP, pediatric nurse practitioner, shared information about the move during last Friday’s Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfas and talked with the Icon today.

“We anticipate to be in our new home by the mid-to-end of April,” she said. “Work is now underway to modify the building to serve as a medical office.”

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Rep. Cupp appointed to co-chair house subcommittee

State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was appointed to serve on several Ohio House committees for the 133rd General Assembly by Speaker of the House Larry Householder.

Representative Cupp will chair the House Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education.  The state’s budget for primary and secondary education represents 43% of all state-sourced revenue.  He will also chair the Joint Education Oversight Committee, which is composed of both House and Senate members and monitors education issues for the General Assembly.

Glimpse of performing arts in India

International play fest’ at The Freed Center

Ohio Northern University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present The International Play Festival: India from Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, in the Stambaugh Studio Theatre of the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24. A question-and-answer session with the directors and company will be held following the Feb. 24 performance.

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $20 for adults. To order, visit freedcenter.com or call the box office at 419-772-1900.

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