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Legion invites bikers to decorate bikes for Memorial Day parade

Bluffton American Legion Post 382 is encouraging interested persons to decorate their
bicycles with red, white and blue for the Bluffton Memorial Day parade on Monday, May

Families are encouraged to participate. All decorated bicycles and their riders will be a part of the parade. Participants are asked to be in front of the town hall by 9 a.m., before the start of the parade at 9:30 a.m.

Bluffton school levy passes by 71 percent - plus all county election results

Unofficial Allen County election results
May 6, 2014


Bluffton school levy
953 For
382 Against

Mustard Seed Precinct C
Local Option
152 For
  49 Against

Mental Health levy
7,248 For
5,996 Against

State Representative (Republican)
5,653 Bob Cupp
3,930 Kurtk Neeper

Bluffton's cable service soon to be covered by Charter Communications

Bluffton council was updated on several village issues during its May 5 council meeting. One of those items is a report that the village will become part of the Charter Communications cable system.

Here is a portion of the report given council from Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator:

Two adult running programs offered this sumer at BFR

Training programs for those beginning to run and for those who want to increase speed are being offered by BFR Sports & Fitness, according to Carole Enneking of BFR. 

Improve Your Run

Improve Your Run offers six weeks of group training for those individuals who are preparing for competitive races this summer. 

Activate Allen County hosts "bike to school day" at Bluffton Middle School May 7

Wednesday, May 7, is “bike to school day,” for Bluffton Middle School students.

The program is part of Activate Allen County.

According to Josh Unterbrink, Active Living Team Leader, “We are encouraging all Bluffton Middle School students who ride bikes to school to stop at the front of the middle school before school starts for fruit, refreshments and to register fro great door prizes.”

Blessing of the Bikes May 18 at Trinity United Methodist

The second annual Blessing of the Bikes, takes place at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, May 18, at Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church, 2022 State Route 103.

The bike blessing takes place immediately following the morning worship service. The church will then host a barbecue pulled-pork dinner. Tickets are $7 and persons may dine in or buy for carry-out.


Several CRHS students receive agri-business scholarships

The Findlay·Hancock County Chamber Agri-Business Committee has awarded six $500 scholarships with funds raised from their annual Farmers Share Breakfast at Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend and Fresh Whole Hog Sausage Sale.

Scholarships are awarded to Hancock County students who are planning to, or already pursuing, a career in an agriculturally related field.


Pandora and Gilboa churches have food boxes

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District.

The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four. In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on May 15.

Boxes will be available to be picked up on the last Saturday of the month, May 31, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main St., Pandora.


Dennis Gallant, Bluffton mayor, accepts new job in Sandusky; will resign as mayor this summer

Bluffton will have a new mayor sometime this summer.

Dennis Gallant, Bluffton mayor, informed Bluffton council members on Monday evening that he has accepted a new job and will be moving from the community this summer.

Following the meeting, Gallant told The Icon that he has accepted a CPA position in Sandusky. His family will move there after school is over.