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May 24, 2018

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BFR opens registration for T-ball

Games played at village park July 10 to Aug. 9

Bluffton Family Recreation is taking registrations for summer T-ball, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

T-ball is open to youth ages 5, 6 and 7. Games are played at 6 and 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bluffton village park from July 10 to Aug. 9.

The cost per player is $30 for BFR members and $60 for non-members. The registration includes a t-shirt.

Register online at www.bfronline.com or call BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, at 419-358-4150.


Welcome to "Skin Deep" – the Icon's newest feature

One of our favorite writers, Jack London, once wrote, "Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past."

With that philosophy, the Icon introduces a feature that's simmered on the back burner way too long.

"Skin Deep" will feature Icon viewers' tattoos. Our inaugural tattoo is found on the left leg of Kayla Whitaker, employee of South Gate Lanes.

Do you want share your tattoo with Icon viewers? We will post it on the Icon, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with a promise that it will reach hundreds of viewers.


Aileen Binkley was retired from Triplett Corp.

She also had worked at Crow's Variety Store

M. Aileen Binkley, 93, of Bluffton died May 21, 2018, at the Meadows of Delphos. Aileen was born April 24, 1925, in Putnam County to Harley and Alma (Agin) Diller. On Oct. 3, 1958, she married Charles W. Binkley and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2013. 

Aileen retired from Triplett Corp. and had also worked at Crow’s Variety Store, both of Bluffton. She enjoyed needle work and reading.  She was a member of the Pandora Church of Christ.


First graders discover that Bluffton rocks

If you find a decorated rock, you'll know why

Several photos with this story
are from the first graders'
Facebook Bluffton OH rocks

Don't be surprised to find colorfully painted rocks on Main Street, and elsewhere in Bluffton.

It's all part of a project of Megan Quinton's first graders.

Quinton told the Icon that her students are discovering that Bluffton “rocks.” And, they invite Icon viewers to make this discovery also.

51st Festival of Wheels is June 15

Bringing to Main Street classic cars, trucks, tractors, golf carts, fire engines, motorcycles and Cushman’s

Bluffton Main Street ghosts reappear on Friday, June 15.

Those shadowy figures grew up on leaded gasoline, have 8-V engines under their hoods and ride on white-wall tires. They arrive in a variety of bright colors and don’t have FM radios.

Some have strange names like: Plymouth, Studebaker, Mercury, Edsel, VW Bug, Woody, Oldsmobile, Desoto and Packard.

Over 200 of them return to Bluffton for the 51st Bluffton Festival of Wheels cruise-in, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions.


BHS Baccalaureate service on Thursday

A group of graduating Bluffton High School seniors have planned and are leading a Baccalaureate service for their classmates, parents, teachers, and the community at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, according to Rev. Jeremy Mann, pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

The service is on College Avenue in front of Bluffton High School.

Ballalaureate will feature student readers and speakers and a praise and worship team of high school students.