• +++ National Night Out followed by fireworks - Tuesday, Aug. 2 - Bluffton Community Swimming Pool +++

Where Bluffton gets its news!

Viewer of the Week

Erin Prater

July 23, 2016


You are here

All Bluffton Icon News

CG Pro Bikes offers weekly bike rides this summer

Attention all bicycle enthusiasts.

CG Pro Bikes, 18550 State Route 65, Columbus Grove, continues its weekly bike rides and invites Icon viewers to participate.

According to Raymond and Liz Harner of CG Pro Bikes, weekly bike rides start at the bike shop in Columbus Grove at 6 p.m. each Monday.

"We will ride between one hour and one-and-one-half hours," said Ray. "Our invitation is open to bikers of all ages and bike styles. We'll take a slow ride for those interested in taking their time, and a faster ride for more experienced bikers."

July's community meal on the 18th

One community meal takes place in July at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center. The meal is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 18.

The Bluffton Baptist Church will provide the meal. Donations will be accepted to support the Bluffton Community Assistance Program's food pantry.


Shirley's offers two flavors of the month in July: "Spicy Jalapeno," and "Berry Cherry"

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co. has two flavors of the month in July, according to Pete Suter. The flavors are "Spicy Jalapeno," and "Berry Cherry."

Suter said this about Spicy Jalapeno: "Find a beach and grab a cold drink before you open your next tin or bag of this popular July flavor. The touch of our classic cheddar creates a smooth entry before the spice of the jalapeno explodes in your mouth. Come to think of it, you probably ought to grab two drinks before you sit down with this one."  


Bluffton Community Preschool now accepting 2013-14 enrollment

Bluffton Community Preschool is accepting enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. 

For a registration package or more information please contact the BCP at (419) 358-0268 or email at blufftoncommunitypreschool@gmail.com

Persons may also visit the preschool Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/bluffton-community-preschool.

Six new teachers hired during Monday's school board meeting

Six new teachers were hired for the 2013-2014 Bluffton school year during Monday’s Bluffton school board session.

The following one-year contracts were offered:

"Driving Miss Daisy" cast and crew are award winners

Members of the cast of “Driving Miss Daisy,” which was performed in Bluffton this winter, were recognized earlier this month at the Northwest Regional Ohio Community Theatre Association Festival.

On June 8 the cast and crew of Van Wert Civic Theatre’s 2012 production of “Driving Miss Daisy” was one of 12 theatre ensembles from northwest Ohio to showcase an excerpt from their production at the Festival held in Fort Jennings.

This excerpt was chosen as an alternate to present at the State OCTA Festival to be held in September.


With these temperatures, it's feeling like summer

There is no doubt about it now.  We are enjoying summer in the full and most folks are running their air conditioners if they've got them.

According to Pandora weather observer Guy Verhoff the first twenty-four days in June included 11 days over 80 degrees (F) with two of those days above 90 degrees (F).  The lowest temperature was recorded on June 4 with the overnight low at 45 degrees.

July St. John's United Church of Christ newsletter now on The Icon

The July Serendipity newsletter from the St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton, is now available for Icon viewers.

It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Bluffton Lions Club June newsletter now on The Icon

Nathan Bunch, 2013 Bluffton High School graduate and recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Bluffton Lions Club, shared information about himself and his future plans at the June 4 Lions meeting.

That information and other Bluffton Lions Club activities are found in the Bluffton Lions Club June newsletter. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Monsters University starts June 28 with Despicable Me 2 starting July 4 at Shannon Theatre

Monsters University (G) will start playing on Thursday, June 28 through Tuesday, July 2.

Show times are every evening at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Matinees starting Friday and running daily at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Premiering Wednesday, July 4 will be Despicable Me 2 (PG).

Show times are every evening at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Matinees daily through Sunday showings at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn flavors of the month for July are Spicy Jalapeno &
Berry Cherry.