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November 26, 2015

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Trinity Lutheran to hold Thanksgiving Day service

A Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 26.

The men’s choir will sing “Now Thank We All our God” and the church will be decorated with harvest items.

The church is handicapped accessible. More information is at www.tlcjenera.org.


Chappell-Dick to run in NCAA Division III cross country champs Nov. 21

Hannah Chappell-Dick, a Bluffton High School graduate and a senior at Eastern Mennonite University, has qualified for the 2015 Division III NCAA Cross Country Championships in Winneconne, Wisc.  The meet takes place Saturday, Nov. 21. The top 35 finishers earn All-American status.


Apollo school board meets Nov. 23

The Apollo school board will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23. The agenda is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Survey shows wide-spread agreement for Shannon Cemetery memorial made of tombstones; not replacement of 'stones where they were found

Results from the Shannon Cemetery Commission survey reveal wide-spread agreement across the Bluffton community for support for a memorial made of tombstones, but not for replacement of the tombstones to where they were found.

The findings of the survey created by commission member Harriet Moyer were released at the most recent meeting of the commission.

The survey offered four concepts for participants to rate.

The concept receiving the most votes follows:

Bluffton Hospital earns national recognition for excellence in quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial strength

Bluffton Hospital has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial strength, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

Discount coupon offer with Ten Thousand Villages "Lucky rains" and "Lucky suns" coffee cups from Vietnam

Ten Thousands Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, is currently offering hand-painted “lucky suns” and “lucky rains” coffee cups created by Vietnam artisans.

If you mentioned you saw this offer on The Icon you will receive 25 percent off one item. Or, print out the coupon at the bottom of this story for your 25 percent discount.



Dough Hook taking Christmas orders for fresh oysters

Oysters for Christmas?

The Dough Hook is now taking orders for fresh oysters until Wednesday, Dec. 16. 

Marlena Ballinger says you can also place orders for all kinds of Christmas goodies.

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.


4th-5th-6th grade basketball leagues forming at BFR

Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting teams for winter grade school youth basketball leagues, according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

Leagues offers are:
5th grade boys’ competitive league – Dec. 20 to Feb. 21
6th grade boys’ competitive league –Dec. 20 to Feb. 21

4th grade boys developmental league – Jan. 9 to Feb. 13
4th grade girls’ developmental league – Jan. 9 to Feb. 13

Contact BFR for details at 419-358-4150 or register on line at www.bfronline.net.

BFR offers December performance-training for youth

Bluffton Family Recreation offers two performance-training programs of eight sessions each in December lead by Jared Krout, BFR sports coordinator.

A Developmental Program, for youth ages 12 to 14, offers an introduction to performance training and adds a sport-specific component. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 1 to Dec. 24.

Here are BFR's Thanksgiving week hours

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, announces its Thanksgiving week hours of operation, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

Monday, Nov. 23 – 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 24 – 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     (no evening open gym)
Thursday, Nov. 26 – Closed
Friday, Nov. 27 – 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29 – 1 to 7 p.m.