• Red Cross blood drive, First Mennonite, Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m.

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December 13, 2017

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OSU Cotton Bowl game changes starting time for Blufton holiday tourney

The Bluffton McDonald's boys' holiday basketball tournament has a schedule change, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.

"Since Ohio State will be playing in the Cotton Bowl on Friday, Dec. 29, at 8:30 p.m. We will adjust the start time for the Dec. 29 games of our holiday tournament to 5 p.m.," he told the Icon.

On Friday, Dec. 29 start time of the first game (Miller City vs.Arlington) will be 5 p.m., and the second game (Bluffton vs. Cory-Rawson) at approximately 6:30 pm. That should wrap up both games before the 8:30 p.m. Ohio State/USC kick off.


Library is closed Friday, Dec. 15 for Staff Development

Please note: the library is closed for Staff Development on Friday, Dec. 15, and for the holiday on Dec. 23, 25, and 26. Due dates are adjusted accordingly.

Celebrate National Cocoa Day at the Library!

Celebrate National Cocoa Day with a free cup of hot cocoa at the library on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While you are there, browse the shelves of the library and check out their new selection of books, movies, audiobooks, and music!

First LINX reflux device implant in northwest Ohio completed

By Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio, division of BVHS

Jessica Reynolds, MD, of Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, completed the first LINX Reflux Device implant in Northwest Ohio at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

“This new advancement revolutionizes the surgical treatment of reflux disease,” shared Kelly Shroll, president of Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. “We are glad we can provide this minimally invasive option to our patients and believe this procedure will improve the overall quality of life for our patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).”

Want a map of Bluffton's holiday displays? Here it is

When it's time to take a night time cruise around town, make certain you pick up a 2017 Blaze residential decorating tour map.

The maps are free and are available in the red mailbox on the Presbyterian Church lawn in front of the Ream holiday folk art display. The map is coordinated by Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

The map is also available on the chamber website - click here.

The map shows Ream and Triplett displays, residential contest entries and locations of traditional holiday neighborhoods with displays.

Here's BFR's holiday hours

Bluffton Family Recreation announces its December holiday hours.

Friday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 16:
Monday             5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday            5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday       5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday           5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday                5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday            8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday              8 a.m. – 9 p.m.