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January 22, 2018

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Icon asks for civic organization updates

Bluffton Icon is updating its civic organization list, now posted on the Icon classified page.

The free listing includes Bluffton organizations, contact persons, a link to a organization website or Facebook, phone number and e-mail address.

Viewers are asked to submit updates to any of these organization by e-mailing info@blufftonicon.com.

The Icon welcomes organizations not listed to submit their organization information.

Dennis Morrison receives Melvin Jones Lions Award

Dennis Morrison received the Melvin Jones Award during the December Bluffton Lions Club Christmas dinner meeting.

This is the highest award presented to club members. It is presented to a member who has shown exemplary service and dedication to the club, the community and to Lions overall. The award is named for its founder, Melvin Jones.

Several additional member awards, recognitions and club activities are listed in the current club newsletter attached at the bottom of this story.


Studio Silhouette owner shares her business story Thursday

Part of BCE's Talk Back series at Twisted Whisk

Rachel Davis, owner of Studio Silhouette, 103 N. Main St., Bluffton, will share her story about how she started a business in her home and eventually made the leap to a Main Street storefront.

She is this week’s featured speaker in Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur’s Talk Back series. The free session is from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at Twisted Whisk Café, Main Street.

BFR invites you to a coffee walk

Every Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The coffee is on at Bluffton Family Recreation.

Amy Byers, BFR sports coordinator, invites Icon viewers to drop in at BFR on Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

That’s when Coffee Walks take place. The coffee and walks are free to BFR members and track pass holders. Twisted Whisk Café sponsors the coffee.

Coffee walks take place each Thursday through the end of March.  And, there more than just free coffee at BFR this winter. Check out the adult winter fitness class schedule attached at the bottom of this story.

Gwendolyn Welch 1951 -2018

Gwendolyn Welch, 66, died Jan. 15, 2018, at her residence. Gwendolyn was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Wadsworth, Ohio, to the late Clifford and Laura Napier. On March 31, 1967, she married Bobby Jack Welch who survives.

Gwendolyn was a homemaker and enjoyed wood crafting.

Survivors also include three sons, Bobby Welch of Beaverdam, Bill Welch of Beaverdam, Danny (Sheila) Welch of McComb; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Lonnie (Liz) Napier, Charles Napier; and two sisters, Diane (Mike) Allen of Tennessee and Ginger (Louie) Espianoza of Toledo.


Mary Kathryn Chamberlain 1930 - 2018

Mary Kathryn Chamberlain, 87, of Findlay and formerly a longtime resident of Rawson, Ohio, died at 2:05 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Primrose in Findlay. 

She was born on Aug. 4, 1930, in Fostoria, Ohio, to the late Clarence F. and Maudd A. (Gardner) Yates.  She was married on May 4, 1949, to the late Hugh E. Chamberlain who died on Nov. 29, 2012.