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Meet the 2013-14 Bluffton Elementary PTO officers

Officers of the Bluffton Elementary PTO for 2013-14 have been named. Those officers follow:

Ada's Farmers' and Merchants' Picnic celebrates 100th year this weekend

Bluffton's neighbor, Ada, is celebrating its oldest community event this weekend. It's the 100th anniversary year for the Ada Farmers' and Merchants' Picnic.

The Icon's sister publication, Ada Icon, provides this schedule for Ada's weekend events. The two-day event at the War Memorial Park takes place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10.



Ten Thousand Villages sidewalk sales Aug. 16-17

Ten Thousand Villagse, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton will celebrate Bluffton downtown sidewalk sales on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

There will be 60 percent off selected merchandise and 50 percent off already reduced items.

Hours are Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Remember Ingalls Restaurant?


Here's an advertisement in the 1970 Bluffton High School Buccaneer. Millie Ingalls is on the left. We'll let Icon viewers identifiy the other threein the photo.

Ingalls Restaurant was located where Tu Puebo Mexican Restaurant, 142 N. Main St., is today. 

July births at Bluffton Hospital


The following births were reported in July at Bluffton Hospital.
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AC Historical Society offers Sept. 22 train excursion


The Allen County Historical Society's "Riding the Rails" train excursion is planned Sunday, Sept. 22. The passenger train wll be pulled by former Nickel Plate Road diesel 901, repainted as 902.

The trip covers 42 miles round trip on the Genesee and Wyoming Road, courtesy of the Cincinnati Railway Co. Four coach cars will be pulled by 902.

Three excursions are planned with departure times at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The round trips are from Lincoln Park, Lima, to Jackson Center and return.


Janice Dunlap 1947-2013

Janice E. Dunlap, 66, died at 3:15 a.m. Aug. 9, 2013, at her residence.  She was born January 8, 1947, in Lima to the late William C. and Minnie M. (Mawhorr) Putt, Sr. She married James R. Dunlap and they were later divorced.

Janice had been a corrections officer at the Lima Correctional Institution. She was a 1965 graduate of Lafayette-Jackson High School and obtained an associate's degree in criminal justice/corrections from the Lima Technical College.


Smith's Realty announces new commercial listing

Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton announce a new commercial listing, according to Larry Smith.

The listing is at 900 N. Main St., Bluffton. For more information open the attachment at the  bottom of this story.


Gerald and Helen Brooks observe 60th wedding anniversary

Gerald (Jerry) and Helen Brooks will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 25, with their children Sue (Arman) Habegger of Pandora, George (Altha) Brooks of Van Wert, Jim Brooks and Chris Orton of Bluffton, and Carole (Bruce) Okuley of Bluffton.

Gerald and Helen have five grandchildren. Gerald is retired from Ex-Cell-O / Pure Pak and continues to farm. Helen is a retired registered nurse. The couple was married on Aug,
14, 1953, in Morehead City, North Carolina. 


Cartridge World collecting back to school supplies

Cartridge World is collecting school supplies Aug. 12-17 at both of their Lima locations. 

Supplies will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Allen County for their 3rd annual Back2School Kickoff on Aug. 17.

Cartridge World will accept new school supplies at both Lima locations: 1094 N. Cable Rd. and 2100 Harding Highway. 

According to Dave Fett, owner of Cartridge World Lima, “We enjoy being involved in our local schools, and this is one way we can partner with the community to give back.”