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March 23, 2018

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Barbara Young 1934 - 2016

Barbara "Barb" D. Young, 82, died July 29, 2016, at 9:10 p.m. at her residence.  Barb was born March 3, 1934 in Lima to the late Lloyd and Gertrude (Jordan) Leigh.  On Feb. 13, 1975 she married Robert "Peewee" Young who preceded her in death on May 21, 2004.

Barb was a homemaker and enjoyed volunteering at the Et Cetera Shop and Richland Manor. 


Tuesday - get ready for a big community party at the swimming pool!

Bluffton’s National Night Out gets bigger and better every year, according to Matt Oglesbee, Bluffton police sergeant.

The Bluffton and Pandora police departments Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, host the third annual night out.

"The purpose of National Night Out is to build strong partnerships between the police departments and the communities they serve so please come and interact with your local officers," Oglesbee told the Icon.

Here are True Value's August bargains of the month

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announced the store’s August bargains of the month.

They include:
• $5.99 – 8-pack AA or AAA alkaline batteries
• $6.99 – 4-pack C, D, or 2-pack 9V alkaline batteries
• $3.99 – your choice Raid 17.5-ounce wasp and hornet spray or
   18-ounce flying insect killer
• $19.99 – organizer desk lamp
• $19.99 – folding handle platform truck• $19.99 – 12-inch convertible stand/table fan


It's "Beauty and the Beast," by Riley Creek Singers Aug. 12-14

The beast comes to Pandora in August. It’s a friendly beast.

The Riley Creek Singers present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” in four shows over the Friday-Sunday, Aug. 12 to 14 weekend.

According to Kevin Augsburger, director, shows are:
• 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12
• 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13
• 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13
• 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14

All performances are in the Pandora Gilboa School auditeria. Tickets are now on sale at the Riley Creek Pharmacy, Main Street, Pandora. All tickets are $15 each.


Connie Kruse: "We are investing in Bluffton," Town and Country Flowers moves to North Main Street

Town and Country Flowers is moving - and will remain in Bluffton.

The Main Street flower shop, located for 10 ½ years at 121 S. Main St., is moving to the former Timeless Treasures location at 124 N. Main St. Timeless Treasures has relocated to 2794 County Road 313, north of Bluffton.

Connie Kruse of Town and Country says although moving has been underway all week “every flower order still goes on.”

Girls Scout summer series Aug. 8 to 12 at BFR

Girls in grades Kindergarten through sixth may participate in a Girl Scout Summer Series held at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12.

The series theme is “It’s Your Planet – Love It!” Activities include discovering what real scientists do, exploring wonders of science with hands-on activities and learning the scientific method.