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Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at Mennonite Memorial Home

Third Monday of each month

A support group for caregivers of spouses or family members with Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  The group meets in the library at the Home, located at 410 W. Elm Street.

Group facilitators are Tricia Herrmann, RN, and Janet Schroeder, LSW.  The focus of the group is to allow each member to discuss his/her issues involved in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s.  Speakers can be brought in to address specific topics at the request of the group.

Table set for Lunch and Learn

The Food Store and university nutrition students team up for lunch

Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch.
Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon-1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton.
Dates and topics include:

Bluffton alum named BFR executive director

Since 2014 he served as membership director of the Findlay Family YMCA

Daniel Tinch is the new executive director of Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Amy Blackburn, BFR board president. His first day at BFR was Feb. 12.

“We are very excited to have Tinch lead our staff,” said Blackburn. “He has several connections to our community and his six years experience with YMCAs will certainly enhance our programming.”

Moser-Bixel Co. manufactured automobile floor mats here

Business operated from 1925 to 1928

Note: The Icon acquired a manuscript titled “A Brief History of Bluffton’s Industrial Developments.” This publication was prepared by the classes in Marketing and Small Business Administration from Bluffton College, under the director of Dr. Howard Raid. Publication date is May 1959. We’ve updated some current addresses so viewers may identify locations.

Moser-Bixel Company
Owned by Ezra Moser and Gordon Bixel

The Moser-Bixel Company created floor mats for automobiles from 1925-1928 in Bluffton.


1899-1900 school year - Miss Benroth is the teacher

This is one of over a dozen class photos in "The Bluffton We Never Knew," photo history book now available in several downtown Bluffton businesses.

It's a Bluffton elementary class picture from the 1899-1900 school year taken by Will Triplett. It's Bluffton B Primary No. 2. The teacher is Miss Benroth.

Although the students are not identified, it is very probable that these students could be in the graduating class of 1910.


JILLLS stands for Jill Simons. Your find this plate in Ada on a silver Honda with an Ohio University Bobcat license plate frame.