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Memorial service: Ralf Bronnemeier described as very personable, humble and down-to-earth

Ralf Bronnenmeier was a very personable, humble and down-to-earth person.

That’s how Rev. David Ross described Ralf to over 320 persons who attended a memorial service for the deceased Grob Systems CEO. The service was in the late afternoon of July 31 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bluffton. The timing enabled many Grob employees to attend.

The Icon understands that Bronnemeier’s remains will be flown to Germany. The Bluffton memorial service was a way for Bluffton persons to pay their respects.

Do you speak a foreign language? the public library wants to hear from you; here's the August library schedule of events

August is full of activies at the Bluffton Public Library. Here's the schedule:

Tutor Me Paperless returns in August. Every Wednesday of the month, a one-on-one tutor will meet with patrons with technology questions free of charge. Your topics may vary, so call in to specify that topic and to secure a reservation. 

Storytime (Ages 3 to 5): Visit Storytime on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  Our theme for August –December is ‘Around the world in 142 days,’ looking at stories from around the world, immigration and languages.

Exchange program brings 23 Chinese faculty, administrators, government liaisons to Bluffton

A 23-member delegation from China West Normal University is learning about American higher education at Bluffton University as part of an ongoing exchange program between the two institutions.

The China West Normal faculty, administrators and government liaisons—including 16 men and seven women—arrived in Bluffton July 27. During a nearly two-week stay, they are also scheduled to spend time at Bowling Green State University and in Lima, Toledo and Dearborn, Mich.

1944 Triplett employees with perfect on the job attendance

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From the November 1944 Triplett newsletter - Here are photos of employees who were on the job every day since Jan. 1, of that year.

Upper left: Kathryn Frehse, Leanna Niswander, Helen Foltz, Loa Jean Vance.

Upper right: J.O. Blome, Floyd Hardwick, Willis Cummins, Garland Basinger.

Lower right: Mabel Minck, Gaynell Basinger, Nellie Decker, Grace Carnahan, Glen Noe, Cloyce Bame, C.W. Elliot.

Dean Altstaetter Friday's performer at The Inn at ONU "JustJazzInn"

Dean Altstaetter is the performer for the Friday, Aug. 1, “Just JazzInn,” at The Inn at ONU, Ada.

“Just JazzInn” is a regular Friday feature at The Inn at ONU. You can enjoy live music while taking part of the appetizer buffet. The live music, performed by area musicians, takes place in the Inn’s lobby or courtyard.

Call 419-722-2500 to make reservations, or first come/first serve for the weekly event.
The appetizer buffet opens at 5 p.m. each Friday. Live music is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Meet lifeguard Lathen Eikenbary

Lathen Eikenbary is part of the busy staff of managers and lifeguards at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. Stay tuned to the Icon for daily photos of staff members.

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Here's this weekend's Mustard Seed Cafe dinner features

Friday/Saturday Dinner Features at Mustard Seed

Barbacoa Beef Tacos - slow-roasted brisket in a sauce of chipotle peppers, cilantro, onion, garlic and lime, served in corn tortillas with our own freshly-made salsa cruda and hand-shredded sharp white cheddar. Served with a side of Mexican Red Rice and limes. Pair with Inversion IPA or a glass of Reserve de Bon Pas Cote-du-Rhone.

Explore Bluffton visitors' guide now available in electronic format

Explore Bluffton, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce visitors' guide to our community, is now in a flipbook form.

VIEW THE ELECTRONIC VERSION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

The 46-page visitors' guide was released in print form this spring. Its print form is aviailable free from any chamber member, or the Bluffton chamber office. Printed copies are distributed to area hotels, area county visitors' bureaus, all Bluffton University parents who visit campus and to groups who meet in Bluffton.

Here's what's happening this month at the Bluffton Senior Center

Looks like a busy month at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

The monthly dinner meeting features the brother and sister team of Kate and Ryan Strickler. The piano duo has performed at the center during a mid-week event and according to Tonya Meyer, “We were so impressed that we booked them for our dinner meeting.”

BVHS Corporate PR & Marketing finalist for best health care communications team in the nation

Blanchard Valley Health System's Corporate PR & Marketing Department has been announced as one of two finalists for “Best Health Care Communications Team” in the nation through the prestigious 2014 Ragan Health Care PR & Marketing Awards.

The BVHS team was named a finalist for this top award for innovating and executing projects throughout 2013 including the Extraordinary People marketing campaign, Safety Dance internal education video, BVH admission packet revamping, electronic Japanese newsletter, social media advancement and more.

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