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Jaime Nuzum

June 27, 2017


Poetic License

Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Meet lifeguard Mitchell Ault

Mitchell Ault is part of the busy staff of managers and lifeguards at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. Stay tuned to the Icon for daily photos of staff members.


Photos: A different kind of parachute


Kinzi Koogler, 2, runs under the uplifted parachute during an exercise class at Mennonite Memorial Home. In the other photos are her brothers, Titus, 4, and Gunner. They are the children of Emily and Aaron Koogler. 

Watch the video.

Angie Palte benefit July 19 at Springfield Fireworks

A benefit for Angie Palte is planned from 1 to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at Springfield Fireworks, 490 State Route 103, Bluffton. Friends and family members plan the benefit.

The event includes live music by:
• 1 p.m. Them Kids with Mama Spaz
• 2 p.m. Philosoraptors
• 5 p.m. Sunday’s Regret
• 8 p.m. Two Dragons


Tommy Tire serving free ice cream July 25

How better to celebrate summer than with some ice cream?

Tommy Tire Sales, 319 N. Main St., will serve free ice cream from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, July 25, in front of its business, according to Tom and Sheena Dotson, owners.

"Jay Lugibihl will have his antique ice cream maker set up and we’re giving free bowls of ice cream to anyone in the town who would like to stop by for a bowl," said Tom and Shenna. 


Meet lifeguard Nate Staley

Lifeguard Nate Staley is part of the busy staff of managers and lifeguards at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. Stay tuned to the Icon for daily photos of staff members.


Here's this week's special from The Dough Hook

Marlena Ballinger of The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the current special of the week.

• Oven-roasted chicken breast, $5.49 per pound
• Off the bone ham, $4.59 per pound
• Colby cheese, $4.59 per pound
• Hot pepper cheese, $4.39 per pound

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.,
Bluffton - 419-358-4264



French wine tasting views and vintages event July 23 at Mustard Seed Cafe

A French wine tasting "views and vintages" takes place next week at Mustard Seed Cafe. Here's the the details: 

When: Wednesday, July 23 
6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Mustard Seed Cafe
562 North Main St.

Wishes do come true: St. John's UCC donates $750 to library

Mary Ann Jordan and Carol Groman present a check in the amount of $750 to Esther Birky, Bluffton library youth services coordinator, and Jessica Hermiller, library director.  

The money was raised by the ladies group from St. John’s United Church of Christ through their semi-annual beef and noodle dinners.

Kindles, E-readers, Leggos, and other items from the library “wish list” will be purchased by the library staff.



Area wheat harvest: "Good quality wheat and above average yield"

“Good quality wheat and an above average yield.”

That’s one way to describe the 2014 wheat harvest in the Icon viewership area.
Larry Kaiser, manager Ada grain branch of Heritage Cooperative, provide the Icon with some of this year’s harvest figures.

Kaiser reports yields ranging from 65 to 90 bushels per acre, with an average of about 80 bushels per acre. Moisture content average was 15.2 percent mostly (13.5 percent is dry).
The first wheat arrived at the Ada elevator on July 5 and the harvest should be completed by the end of this week.

Several local artists in next ArtSpace/Lima exhibit

ArtSpace/Lima announces the opening of ArtSpace/Pops 2014: A Fine Craft Invitational in The Ellen Nelson Gallery, Sunday, August 3, 2014.