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Brad Fruchey will lead Bluffton school board in 2012

Brad Fruchey will lead the Bluffton school board in 2012. Fruchey was elected president of the board at its reorganization meeting held Jan. 11. Several other board appointments were made at the meeting.

Renee Smith was appointed to a vacant board seat for a two-year term.

Dough Hook offers variety of meat packages at a discount

The Dough Hook asks if it is time to stock up your freezer? The 117 N. Main St., Bluffton business has various meat packages or you may create your own.

Packages of from 25 to 90 pounds come with a 5 percent discount. Packages of 90 pounds or more come with a 10 percent discount.

The Dough Hook is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Telephone: 419-369-4264


Lots of free opportunities Jan. 16 to Feb. 25 during BFR's "Keeping Active" program

BFR announced its 2012 winter "Keeping Active" programs, which run from Jan. 16 to Feb. 25, according to Carole Enneking, director.

"Be inspired or inspire someone you care about to become more active this winter," she said. "Try out free exercise classes, add walking for exercise, and more more about healthy eating and fitness."


Public Library hosts special film screenings

Bluffton Public Library will host two special film screenings this month.

First, in celebration of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne's birthday, a newly-released animated film will be shown on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 3:15 p.m. The movie is rated G with a run time of 63 minutes.

In honor of the Chinese New Year, a Dreamworks animated film will be shown on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 3:15 p.m. with a run time of 90 minutes.

Robert E. Steiner 1937-2012

Robert E. Steiner

Robert Eugene Steiner, 74, formerly of Bluffton, died on Jan. 4, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born on Jan. 20, 1937, to Wilford and Mabel Herr Steiner, who preceded him in death.

He was married to Sharon Black, who is deceased and survived by two children, Shaunna Sibbons and Andrea (Cory) Axness and five grandchildren.

He later married Coleen Steiner who survives. He is also survived by one brother, Bill (Joan) Steiner, of Bluffton.


First National Bank CEO named to Federal Reserve Board of Cleveland board of directors

Todd A. Mason

Todd A. Mason, president and chief executive officer, First National Bank, Pandora, was elected to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, effective Jan. 1.

In making the announcement, the Federal Reserve Bank also announced the following reappointments to its board:


Letter: Parent proud of BHS wrestling program


Have you ever stumbled upon something quite by accident, than over a period of time realized you found something worthwhile, something life-changing.

I am a Bluffton High School parent who has found that something! My son came to us his Sophomore year expressing an interest in joining the Bluffton High School wrestling team.


Ted & Company coming to Bluffton Feb. 6

Ted Schwartz

Bluffton University together with First Mennonite, Grace Mennonite, Lima Mennonite, and Salem Mennonite will host Ted and Company in the First Mennonite Church sanctuary at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6.

Ted and Company will present one of their newer shows, "I'd Like to Buy an Enemy." It is a show that is suited more for adults and youth rather than children.

Here is what the Ted and Company website says about this show:
"A hilarious and poignant satire that explores peace, justice, and the American way...


Downtown Lima businesses join Icon's advertisers

Nitza's and Pears Avenue, 300 N. Main St., Lima, join The Icon's family of advertisers this week.

Nitza's offers a buy 1 get 1 free offer on all jewelry Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 26-28. Pear's Avenue introduces a new line of customer jewelry "with local flair," by artists Libbi Penninglan.

Both businesses are in the Met Block, downtown Lima.


Three promoted at First National Bank

Three promotions were announced this month by the Board of Directors of First National Bank.

Larry E. Hoffman has been promoted to senior vice president in his current role as chief financial officer; R. Douglas Shaneyfelt to vice president/information technology; and Nita J. Crawford to vice president/human resources.