September 19, 2014


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Letter: I enjoy your book "A Good Place to Miss"


I've been browsing in "AGood Place To Miss" and having a fine time remembering my younger years. It was a great idea to compile it.

Phil Yost


Book ReViews offers discount prices on selected titles through Dec. 17

Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., announces holiday season specials, according to Paula Unrau, of the used book store.

Now through Dec. 17 quilting, decorating and craft books are one-half off. "Gentle reads" are two for the price of one.

The store has a kid's room with like-new children's books and Christmas stories. The junior room has Newberry Award books and others. Up front patrons will find like-new suspense novels and Amish fiction. Unique finds are in the back of the store.

Book ReView's phone number is 419-358-6999. Follow the shop on Facebook.


Ohio Northern University's Astronomy Club to host "star party" Dec. 2

The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host a star party at the ONU Observatory on Friday, Dec. 2, from 8:30-10:30 p.m.

At the star party, attendees will look for the moon, Jupiter, the Pleiades star cluster and the Andromeda Galaxy.

This event is free and open to the public.

In the event of cloudy or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, the event will be canceled. Please consult the observatory website for news on future viewing dates and possible cancellations and to view maps of the observatory.


Bluffton Public Library announces holiday hours

Bluffton Public Library will be closed from Dec. 23-26 in observance of Christmas. The library will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 9:30 a.m.

In addition, the library will also be closed from Dec. 31-Jan. 2 in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. The library will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 9:30 a.m.

Due dates for library materials will be adjusted accordingly.

20 Bluffton athletes earn Academic All-Heartland Conference honors

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the fall honorees of the HCAC All-Academic awards for the 2011-12 school year.

Twenty Bluffton University athletes were recognized for their efforts in the classroom. Women's soccer and volleyball led the way for the Beavers with seven and four honorees, respectively.


The Icon spotted this plate on Main Street. Any ideas?


Edith Meyer 1929-2011

Edith Meyer

Edith Donna Dee Meyer, 82, of Bluffton died at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday,
Nov. 30, 2011 at The Heritage. She was born May 10, 1929, in
Spencerville to Pearl Daniel and Olga Wyona (Robey) Harter, who preceded
her in death. On April 30,1947, she married Donald Joseph Meyer, who died
on Feb. 1, 2000.


Sielschott. Walsh, Keifer & Regula, CPA office grand opening 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday

Main Street Bluffton's newest business, Sielschott, Walsh, Keifer & Regula CPAs, Inc., will hold a grand opening and open house from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1. The public is invited.

A Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting will take place at 9:30 a.m.

The Lima-based CPA firm is located in the former Little Red Barn, 113 N. Main St. The Little Red Barn flower shop has relocated.


Council meets Dec. 12 and 19 in December

Bluffton council changed the date of its second December meeting. The meeting was originally set for Dec. 26.

The new council meeting dates for December follow:

o Monday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m.
o Monday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m.

Council meets in the third floor of the town hall.

Bluffton Relay for Life 2012 goal set at $30,000

The Bluffton Relay for Life newsletter is now available for Icon viewers. The 2012 relay is June 22-23 at Bluffton University's Saltzman's Stadium.

According to relay planners, the Bluffton cross country team and track teams are the first team for next year's relay.

The 2012 event goal is $30,000.

According to Adam Blevins of the American Cancer Society, "As we sprint into another Relay season, we're looking for ideas and suggestions for our 2011 Relay theme. If you have one and would like to share - please let us know."