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January 21, 2017

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Minus 15 on Monday - can you believe that!

The six-day weather summary speaks for itself. Monday, Jan. 6, low reading, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, was a minus 15.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for Verhoff’s complete six day weather summary.

Subzero temps force residents to get creative

By Mary Pannabecker Steiner
It seems like Mother Nature missed Christmas by just a few weeks. Thermometers are registering subzero temperatures and strong winds are producing dangerous wind chill of minus 40. But despite the fact that “the weather outside is frightful,” comments posted on Facebook suggested that few local residents minded staying inside.

WATCH A  BRIEF VIDEO OF WATER BEING TOSSED INTO THE AIR - AT BOTTOM OF STORY

All Tuesday surgeries at Bluffton Hospital are cancelled

Blanchard Valley Health Systems announce the following closings for Tuesday, Jan. 7.

 

Bluffton Soccer Club registration starts in late January - registration forms on The Icon

The weather outside may be frightful, but it's time to start thinking about Bluffton soccer.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

Open registration for youth wanting to play in the Bluffton Soccer Club takes place at the Bluffton middle school from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and Thursday, Jan. 30, Registrations with payment is due on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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Bluffton council's first meeting of 2014 moved to Jan. 8

Bluffton council first meeting of 2014 has a two-day weather delay. Originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 6, the meeting is reset for Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. in the town hall. The meeting will include the swearing in of newly-elected council members. 

The meeting agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Jeanne's Kitchen menu Jan. 7-10

Jeanne's Kitchen Jan. 7-10

OPEN for BREAKFAST
We are open at 8:00 for breakfast, serving fresh homemade “cronuts” and breakfast your way until 10:30.

LUNCH SPECIALS

TUESDAY
Tomato Bisque
Tuna Salad Plate on Lettuce with Hard Boiled Egg & Tomato
Honey Mudd Sandwich

WEDNESDAY
Chicken Tuscan Soup
Cheese Ravioli with Side Salad
Jeanne's Chicken Salad with Greens & Tomato

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Ryan Rodabaugh is Legion rifle raffle winner

Ryan Rodabaugh (left) is the winner of a Henry repeating rifle, won from a Bluffton American Legion raffle held Dec. 16. Presenting the rifle to Rodabaugh is Larry Core. The presentation was at Riley Creek Mercantile.  

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Beaverdam-Richland Fire Dept. respond to fire in Cairo

On Monday, Jan. 6, Beaverdam-Richland Township Fire Department responded to a house fire with Cairo. The firemen ended up covered in nearly an inch of ice. The first picture is of Ed Montgomery's safety vest frozen and standing on its own.
- Sent to the Icon by Amy Mortimer

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Ohio's minimum wage now $7.95 an hour

Ohio's minimum wage increased on Jan. 1, 2014.

The minimum wage rose 10 cents to $7.95 per hour at the start of the new year. For tipped employees, the new minimum increased 5 cents per hour to $3.98.

The increases were mandated by Ohio voters who in 2006 approved an amendment to the state constitution that links the minimum wage to inflation.

The Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers rose 1.5 percent during the period used to calculate wage increases. A year ago, Ohio's minimum wage jumped 15 cents at the beginning of 2013.

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Here's what's for lunch in the Bluffton school cafeterias this month

Although school is off to a slow start in January, the January Bluffton school lunch menus are now posted on the Icon.

Click here for the elementary and middle school menu.

Click here for high school menu.

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