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Bluffton pulpit exchange on Sunday

Five ministries of the Bluffton area will participate in the annual
Bluffton pulpit exchange on Sunday, Jan. 15.

The preaching schedule follows:

o Bill Herr of Mennonite Memorial Home
will preach at English Lutheran Church.

o Kevin Mohr of English Lutheran Church
will preach at Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

o Eric Rummel of Emmanuel United Church of Christ
will preach at First Mennonite Church.


December Bluffton police log

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket
December 31, 2011

December 1
Police responded to a non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of College Ave. and S. Main Streets. Nathaniel Hursh, 17, Bluffton was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way. The case is pending in Allen County Juvenile Court.

December 2
A Bern St. resident reported that unknown persons had flipped their riding lawnmower onto its top while it was sitting in the front yard.


Pridonoff piano duo next in Bluffton Artist Series

Tickets remain available for the next performance in the 2011-12 Bluffton University Artist Series, by the Pridonoff Piano Duo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff, who formed the acclaimed duo in 1982, will bring their energetic and artistic styling to Bluffton. Each a professor of piano and artist-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, they are often compared to the great husband-wife piano duos of Josef and Rosina Lhevinne and Vronsky and Babin.

George Lehman Friday colloquium speaker

Dr. George Lehman, the Howard Raid professor of business at Bluffton University, will address "How understanding the brain can change management practice" at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton's Centennial Hall. The colloquium is free and open to the public.

Eric Fulcomer sworn in as Bluffton mayor, Jan. 18 deadline for persons interested in applying for council vacancy

It was the end of an era. It was the beginning of an era.

Monday's council meeting saw the departure of Fred Rodabaugh, who served as Bluffton mayor for the past 10 years and as a council member for 22 years. The meeting saw the swearing in of Eric Fulcomer as Bluffton's new mayor and of new council member, Joe Sehlhorst. Dennis Gallant was also sworn in to his reelected council term.

15 minutes with Tammy Bradshaw

Tammy and Mike Bradshaw

When did you and your husband, Mike, move to Bluffton? What influenced that decision? Do you live in town or in the country?

We had been driving up to Bluffton to go to the Shannon, getting a summer pool pass or coming to see the Christmas lights and always said ... One day we are gonna move here. We decided in 2005 to put our house up for sale and move. Our house sold in six days and we moved in August one week before school started. I think the school was the biggest influence. And we live in the country!

"Still Alice," next public library book discussion

The Bluffton Public Library is hosting a discussion of "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at noon. A limited number of discussion copies are available.

Genova's novel is the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation's selection for its annual Community Read event. "Still Alice" is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease.

BHS class of 1976 as first graders


In an effort to make life interesting The Icon provides viewers with this photo of the Bluffton High School class of 1976 as first graders.Vera Basinger is the teacher. We see several familiar faces, but we will rely on viewers for proper IDs.

If any questions come up, ask Denny Edinger at the post office.

What does ZT mean?

ZT means only one thing: Pandora. The Icon spotted this plate in Bluffton but it belongs to a time when each community had its own letters. ZT mean Pandora.


Food box collection underway in Pandora

In an effort to help relieve some of the hardship and financial difficulty of the depressed economy in the Pandora and Gilboa area, the churches of the Pandora and Gilboa area are offering food boxes on the last Saturday of every month for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School district that find themselves in need.

In order to pick up a box, you must register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, by calling 419-384-3905. Leave name , address, and phone number.