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Blanchard Valley Hospital host American Cancer Society Cancer prevention study enrollment

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, has partnered with the American Cancer Society to offer area residents an opportunity to change the face of cancer for future generations by participating in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

Death of James A. Garfield next library book discussion topic

The Bluffton Public Library book group will read and discuss "Destiny of the Republic," by Candice Mallard at noon on Wednesday, July 11.

The discussion is open to the public and will be in the Riley Room at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

Copies of the book are available at the library and advance registration is requested. For more information, visit the library or call 419-358-5016.

About the book

"Brave" shown at Shannon June 29 - July 5

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "Brave" (PG) will be shown at the theatre from June 29 - July 5.

Show times follow:

2D - Each evening at 7 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30.

3D - Each evening at 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4 PM.


Library hosts "Night at the Museum: Big Game Hunt"

Clymer exhibit

Bluffton Public Library and Clymer's Wildlife Museum in Columbus Grove are teaming up to offer a special event on Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. The "Night @ the Museum: Big Game Hunt" event is open to adults and children ages 12 or older.

Guests will hear exciting firsthand accounts of adventurous big game hunts around the world and have a guided tour of this unique museum filled with bears, a giraffe, lions and other wild game.

Free admission tickets are available at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

BFR will take you out to the Mudhens ball game

Tickets are now on sale at BFR for a day trip package to a Toledo Mudhens Game on Sunday, July 29. The trip includes air-conditioned transportation provided by Buckeye Charter, ticket to the game, and all activities planned at the ball park. The bus will leave the BFR parking lot at 3:30 p.m. and return around 11 p.m.

A view from South Jackson Street


Here's a view of South Jackson Street with Grove Street in the center of the photo.

A close examination reveals the old St. Mary's Catholic Church building, a very narrow Jackson Street, no addition to St. John's UCC, several "small structures" at the rear of many residences (are these outhouses?).

Viewers observations are invited.

The Bernese Four perform at Swiss Day

"The Bernese Four" from Berne, Ind., will perform during this year's Bluffton Swiss Day program on Sunday, June 24.

A potluck, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Grove Road, at 12:30-3 p.m., features a musical program by Wilmer Sprunger and friends of Berne Ind., with an opening by the Bluffton-Pandora Swiss Chorus.

Bring a dish, already hot or cold and ready to serve, and your own table service (plates and silverware). Drinks will be provided.

Under a toad stool

The Bluffton Community Swimming Pool is the place to cool off on a hot summer day in Bluffton. The mushroom in the center is great place to stay under for long periods of a hot afternoon.


Cleora E. Schaller 1917-2012

Cleora E. Schaller

Cleora E. Schaller, 94, of rural Bluffton died at 7:15 a.m. on
Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born on Nov. 3, 1917, to the late Monroe "Roy" and Lona (Winkler) Hoffer in Bluffton. She married Henry W. Schaller on March 22, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1981.

She is survived by daughter, Joyce Schaller of Bluffton. Cleora was also preceded in death by brothers: J. Frederick and Roy Hoffer and sister, Rachel Huser.


Here's the results of the first four swim meets of the season

The Icon has individual results from the first four swim meets of the season. Scores follow; results are in the attachments at the bottom of this story.

June 11
Kenton 313
Bluffton 229

Bluffton 262
Kenton 146

June 14
Wapakoneta 369
Bluffton 252

Wapakoneta 379

June 18

Westside 442
Bluffton 165