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February 20, 2019

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New Leaf spring gardening seminar March 2

Registration underway now

The spring New Leaf newsletter is attached at the bottom of this story. It features “seed starting indoors.”

New Leaf Garden Center will hold a spring gardening seminar in its Ada store on Saturday, March 2.  Persons interested in attending should register now due to space limitations. 

The seminar schedule follows:
10 a.m. – The top 75 plants that every homeowner should consider

11 a.m. – Succulents

Noon – Soup, salad and scrumptious bread

1:30 p.m. – Bee Nice to your bees


Where the heck is it?

So, you think you know Bluffton?

Okay, identify this portion of a building, located somewhere within the village limits. The answer is found with all the Icon display ads, located on the bottom of each inside page.

Or, click here


Three council committees meet next week

Three Bluffton council committee meetings are set for next week:
• Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Jefferson Street project public meeting, 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Personnel, noon
• Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Streets and alleys, 5:30 p.m.

U6 soccer, youth flag football, 3rd-4th grade volleyball

Sign-ups underway at Bluffton Family Recreation

Registration for three youth spring programs is now underway at Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

Spring soccer U6
Games are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at BFR from April 2 to May 2. Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact BFR if interested. The deadline to register is Sunday, March 17. $30 for members; $60 for program participants.

Partnership wants to clean up the Lower Riley Creek

Much of its focus on the stream lies west of Bluffton

Additional information on the Lower Riley Creek Watershed is found on pages 12 to 18 in the Bluffton council packet attached at the bottom of this story.

The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) wants to improve water quality in the Lower Riley Creek watershed in Allen and Putnam counties.

One of the driving forces of the Partnership’s focus is a 2012 Report Card of the stream. In that report the Marsh Run-Little Riley Creek watershed received a letter grade of "D."

Little known facts about Roth IRAs

They have a “hidden secret” that provides a ton of flexibility

While we encourage folks to save long-term for retirement, the Roth IRA has a “hidden secret” that provides a ton of flexibility. When you have had any Roth IRA for a period of 5 years or more, you are able to withdraw the contribution portion (not the gains) without tax or penalty. There are many situations where this can be helpful: