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Utility meeting Dec. 15

The Village of Bluffton’s Utility Committee will meet at 7:30 PP.M. on Monday, Dec. 15, at the third floor of Town Hall.

Thanks,
Nancy Kindle
Fiscal Officer
Village of Bluffton

Bluffton men fall to Ravens 77-75

By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant

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Marie Andrews worked at Triplett Corporation

Marie Elizabeth Andrews, 92, passed away December 11, 2014 at 9:34 a.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  Marie was born July 9, 1922 near Dola, Ohio to the late William and Sophia (Frank) Hartman. On February 24, 1952 she married Robert D. Andrews who preceded her in death on June 6, 1974.

Marie graduated from Arlington High School.  She had been a homemaker and also had worked at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton and Ohio Oil Company, Findlay.  Marie was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton.  She was an avid reader and loved music.

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Visit an 1840s Christmas on Saturday at the Swiss homestead

How did our Bluffton-Pandora Swiss ancestors celebrate Christmas?

The Bluffton/Pandora Swiss Community Historical Society Christmas open house, “Christmas at the Homestead” will be Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1-6 p.m. at the Schumacher Homestead.

CLICK HERE FOR HISTORICAL DETAILS OF THE HOMESTEAD.

The public is invited to tour the decorated 1843 house while snacking on homemade treats and listening to songs of the season.

Here's some letters to Santa...and remember he's at Citizens National Bank Saturday AM

Our first delivery of Santa letters arrived in the special Santa mail box at the Bluffton Post Office. Viewers may read those letters at the bottom of this story.

In the meantime, just a reminder that the Icon will post all letters received in the special post office mail box. If you are unable to drop off your letter you may email it to info@blufftonicon.com.

Since Santa reads the Icon, we will make certain that your letters are read by him.

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Letter: Thanks to all those volunteers who helped set up the Ream display

Icon viewers:

The Village Cultural Affairs Committee would like to thank the following volunteers who assisted in placing the Ream Holiday Folk Art cutouts on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.

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The Voice for BHS girls' basketball and volleyball games - Stan Hunt - celebration of life Tuesday

Stanley E. Hunt, 51, died Dec. 11, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1963, in Defiance to Howard L. and Mary Ann (Wiseman) Hunt who survive in Lima.

He graduated from Elida High School in 1981. He was owner/operator of Top Quality Cable. Stan had coached girls basketball and softball teams for BFR and Bluffton Diamond Sports. 

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Here's a United Way update and a contribution form

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Richland Township current 2014-15 campaign has raised $6,607, out of the campaign goal of $25,000. 

The percentage amount raised is 26.43 percent. 

"If you have not contributed please send your donation to Citizens National Bank Bluffton, Ohio," said Neil Reichenbach, treasurer of the United Way.

Wishing for a Merry Christmas

Now here's a Bluffton Christmas tree with a special purpose.

The tree adorns the lobby of Bluffton Child Development Center. It's a "wish" tree. On it are wishes that persons stopping in the Center may choose to supply to the Center. 

If you'd like to see the entire tree, simply click on the photo below.

Dog gone - a story about a 4 Paws For Ability pooch

NOTE: This story is reposted from the Ada Icon.

Dec. 6 was a a day of mixed emotions for students in the Ohio Northern University College of Engineering, but a good day for 4 Paws For Ability.

This fall ONU students in the College of Engineering became involved in training Viking, a now nine-month-old golden retriever.

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