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Robert and Treva Stratton celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Robert and Treva Stratton of 999 E. Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9, 2013.

Robert and the former Treva M. Althaus were married Aug. 9, 1953 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church by the Reverend Howard T. Landes.

They are the parents of three children, Brett (Diane) Stratton, Jay (Sherry) Stratton and Sue (Robert) Fett, all of Bluffton. They have nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A family dinner celebration is being planned at a later date.


"Refuse to be a victim" program at Blanchard Valley Hospital Aug. 13

“Refuse To Be A Victim,” a nationally recognized crime prevention course to be held in Findlay on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

This course provides practical information geared toward awareness and avoidance of criminal attack.

The program of the National Rifle Association will be held from 5:30 – 9 p.m. in the Ruse Board room located on the second floor of the William E. Ruse building at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main St., Findlay.


Aug. 10 date of BHS alumni soccer games

The annual Bluffton High School alumni soccer games will be Saturday, Aug. 10.
Women play at 5 p.m. and men at 7 p.m. Games are played on Steinmetz Field on Harmon Road. 


Bluffton EMS responds to 26 calls in June

Jan Basinger, Bluffton EMS chief, released the June EMS docket to the Icon. The squad responded to 26 calls in June.



Margaret Herr, 95, was a graduate of Bluffton High School

Margaret L. Herr, 95, died Aug. 1, 2013, at 2:25 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Bluffton to the late Clarence and Esther (Slusser) Jones. On Nov. 1, 1939 she married William M. Herr and he survives.

Mrs. Herr was a homemaker, farm wife and had worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton.  She was a life long member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. She had been a 4-H advisor. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School.


August MMH worship service preachers announced

August worship services at Mennonite Memorial Home are scheduled.

Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel.
Aug. 4 - Mike Downey
Aug. 11 - Dave Thompson
Aug. 18 - Bill Herr
Aug. 25 - Bill Herr

Tuesday services are at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.
Aug. 6 - Steve Yoder, First Mennonite
Aug. 13 - Rev. Kevin Mohr, English Lutheran
Aug. 20 - Gary Rummel, Harrod Christian
Aug. 27 - Sister Carol Inkrott, St. Mary's

Dog Days of Summer at Richland Manor Aug. 15

Richland Manor celebrates Dog Days of Summer at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15. Everyone with a dog is invited to attend. Dogs will compete in different categories. The event will have games and other fun activities.


Bluffton athletic booster drive on Tuesday; and a note about physicals

Bluffton Athletes will be asking the community for donations during the annual Athletic Booster Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 6. All athletes and parents/adult drivers need to meet at the high school at 5:30 p.m.. Pizza will be served to the athletes prior to them leaving on their routes. It is very important for parents to volunteer as chaperones during this fundraising event.


Hey! It's back to school time and here's some details

The Bluffto Elementary, Middle School and High School offices are now open in preparation for the 2013-14 school year.  Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. 

Post Secondary Students: Juniors and Seniors that have scheduled courses at Bluffton University need to make sure to stop in and see Mr. Shivley (Aug. 6-8). Make sure to bring in your college schedule. A letter should have been received from the guidance office in July with dates and times that he will be available.

New manager's special at Kirtland's Auto Sales

Jim Kinn of Kirtland's Auto Sales, N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special. The vehicle is a 2010 Honda Civic LX with 24,071 miles. It's manager special price is $13,995.

For complete details on this vehicle open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.