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Donavon Jan Conrad worked at Bluffton Stone Co. for one-half a century

Donavon Jan Conrad died on Oct. 22, 2014,  at his home in Findlay.  He was born on April 28, 1938, in Bluffton to the late Donavon Burdette and Ruth Lucille (Dally) Conrad.

He is survived by his wife Leona of 53 years. He is also survived by his three children and their spouses; Jon Randall (Lorie) of Mountain View, Wy., Canda Sue (John) Rooney of Sedona, Ariz., and Michael Eric of Grand Blanc, Mich.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; his sister Sharon (Bill) Locke of Bluffton; nieces and a nephew.

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Services for former Bluffton resident, Nancy Young, Oct. 24 in Columbus

Nancy Lee Young, 82, of Columbus, a longtime resident of Bluffton, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Abbington of Arlington surrounded by her family. 

She was a graduate of Central High School and The Ohio State University. She was a member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Young, a retired Ohio State Highway Patrolman, and former Bluffton councilman. 

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Women's soccer downs rival Defiance 4-2

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

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Fleming-Short wedding Oct. 15

Mariah Faith Fleming and Gregory A. Short united were married October 15th at St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton.

She wore a ivory, empire beaded waist, ruched mermaid silhouette style,
strapless gown. She wore a flower crown of mini white roses and baby's breath
and carried a bouquet of white roses, baby's breath, white Peruvian lilies
and lush greens.

Mariah is the daughter of Jeremy Fleming, of Bluffton and Jeff and Jodi
Holtgreven of Van Buren, Ohio. She is a 2010 graduate of Bluffton High
School.

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Trella Niswander was a Bluffton College graduate

Trella E. Niswander, 91, of Findlay, died October 20 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay.

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Fair Trade jewelry party Oct. 24 at public library

Dear Friends

Please support Fair Trade in Bluffton and encourage community members to attend planned programs to raise awareness.

This Friday, October 24th between 11:00am and 1:00pm the library will partner with Ten Thousand Villages to host a special Fair Trade Jewelery Party.

Thanks
Esther Birkey
Youth Services Coordinator
Bluffton Public Library

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Big band sound next Artist Series performance

Tickets are available for the next performance in the 2014-15 Bluffton University Artist Series, by the Palace Theatre Big Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Michigan man charged with one count robbery; additional charges being considered in Chase bank robbery

Bluffton's Chase bank was the scene of a robbery this morning (Oct. 21). A statement from Rick Skilliter, Bluffton police chief, explains that a suspect has been arrested.

Skilliter's report follows:

At 8:56 a.m. today a lone white male entered the Chase Bank, 135 S. Main St., Bluffton,  and presented tellers with a note that threatened an explosion if his demand for money was not met. A teller complied with the demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of money. The man fled from the bank.

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Letter: About those pumpkins on Main Street

Note: The Icon accidentially sat on this letter by error. We received it on Oct. 14. Our apologies.

Icon viewers:

You may soon notice that pumpkins aren’t just orange this year.  Before long, hand-painted pumpkins will be distributed throughout Bluffton, exhibiting a variety of colors not typically seen on this fixture of autumn.

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BFR announces Halloween party, next Paint and Sip, plus winter hours

BFR Sports & Fitness will provide a free Halloween event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday,
October 26. The event will include games, crafts, and snacks for families with young children.  A costume judging contest is scheduled for 3 p.m., with divisions for ages 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-10 years, 11 and older, and a family/group division. 

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