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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.


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.