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December 13, 2017

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Bluffton's newest holiday movie - you can watch it here

Spreading holiday cheer with J. Denny and Jenny Beaver

Living in Bluffton, we all know that beavers are not only eager, but have creative characteristics.

To prove our point, read on:

Bluffton University mascots, J. Denny Beaver and Jenny Beaver, star in Bluffton's newest holiday movie feature.

You may watch the 2-plus-minute video here. Titled "Spread Holiday Cheer with J. Denny and Jenny Beaver!" the video - rated G - demonstrates how even beavers get into the holiday spirit.

The video was produced by Bluffton University.

You must stop in and view it!

It's New Leaf all decked out for the holidays

One of Ada's "must-see" business displays is indoors.

It's at New Leaf Lawn Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada. The retail area is transformed into a winter wonderland of holiday decorations.

This year the New Leaf staff created a charming holiday feeling in the store. And, of course, their decorating ideas are for customers to purchase and place in their own homes.

The Icon shares several photos for viewers, plus a short video.


A pretty neat light show on South Main

The Icon suggests this on your next evening pass down South Main Street: Pull over at the corner of Main and College. Watch the light show on the Fred and Pat Rodabaugh house.

If you miss it, here's a brief view. Just click on the red and white arrow.


Have you shopped at Amstutz and Bixel Co. lately?

Is this Bluffton? Yes. It's one of the earliest Main Street photos - possibily as early as 1880.

It's Main Street looking north from the location of today's Chase. The west side of Main includes, from left to right:

First block

• A sign reading "Cash your hides"
• Beer Saloon
• Amstutz and Bixel Co.
• Russell Hotel

Second block
• 101 N. Main Street


You'll find LULUS 1 on a bright red Dodge truck, usually parked at Lu Lu's Diner, 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton.


Three school concerts on Monday

All the Christmas music you want to hear

It’s Christmas concert time at Bluffton schools.

On Monday three concerts take place. Here’s the schedule:

• 1:30 p.m. – Elementary Christmas concert
This concert features Kindergarteners through fifth graders. Selections will be by each grade and will also include a mass choir of all elementary singers. This concert is in the high school gymnasium.