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January 21, 2017

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Bluffton senior citizens holds Jan. 13 noon potluck

Bluffton Senior Citizens will hold their traditional evening monthly dinner meeting at noon in January. The meeting is at noon, Monday, Jan. 13, at the center. For a complete list of January senior citizen events, open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story. It is a copy of the January center newsletter

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January worship schedule at MMH

Here is the January church schedule at Mennonite Memorial Home:

Sunday - 9:30 a.m. 
Jan. 5 - Chaplain Bill Herr
Jan. 12 - Gary Reese
Jan. 19 - Elizabeth Kelly
Jan. 26 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Tuesday - 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 - Bob Amstutz, St. John Mennonite
Jan. 14 - Communion service - Rev. Carol Clements, St. John's United Church of Christ
Jan. 21 -  Rev. Don Clinger
Jan. 28 - Rev. Jack Duffy, First Baptist Church, Ada
 

Here are recent births at Bluffton Hospital

Here are new births reported at the Bluffton Hospital from Dec. 12 to Dec. 27, 2013.
CLICK HERE for the babies pictures.

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Here's a portion of the 2014 Bluffton new year's baby's family tree

Bluffton’s 2014 new year’s baby – Lincoln David Suter’s partial family tree

Thanks to several Bluffton-Pandora genealogical records, The Icon can provide the following paternal information on Lincoln.

There are obvious missing bits of information – and we apologize for that – but this offers an idea of his family tree. As you can see by last names, Lincoln has lots of relatives in the Icon viewership area.

Unfortunately, we do not have his mother’s family records.

Parents Mark and Andrea (Nichols) Suter

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Meet Bluffton's 2014 new year's baby - he's probably related to you

Meet Bluffton’s new year’s baby of 2014. And, as we’ll soon demonstrate, he’s related to nearly everyone in Bluffton and Pandora.

He’ll no doubt graduate from Pandora-Gilboa High School in 2032, and from Bluffton University in 2036. In between, he’ll probably work at Suter’s Produce in the summer and at the Suter Cider Press in the fall.

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Blanchard Valley Health Systems -Monday update

With Hancock County and Putnam County under Level 3 road emergencies, the following Blanchard Valley Health Systems medical offices and departments are now closed today:

Village: Stay at home and off the roadways

Bluffton village offices are closed today (Monday). The Bluffton council meeting has been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m., according to Dennis Gallant, mayor.

All parking restrictions are in affect. Police will be working with snow plows to keep streets opened as possible.

Residents are encouraged to stay home if possible. Hancock County is at a LEVEL 3, Putnam County is at a LEVEL 3, and Allen County is at a LEVEL 2 as of 8 a.m.

Blanchard Valley Health Systems - open/closed update

This news item from Blanchard Valley Health Systems:

The following medical offices will be opening at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6. All appointments prior to 10 a.m. have been cancelled and will be rescheduled:

Allen County in a Level 2 snow emergency

Allen County is in a Level 2 snow emergency.

Level 2: Roads are hazardous (including primary roads) with blowing and drifting snow a possibility. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be on these roadways. Employees should contact their employers to see if they should report to work.

The following is from www.weather.com

... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST MONDAY... ... WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM MONDAY TO 8 PM EST TUESDAY...

Bluffton High School Varsity B in 1959

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Here's members of the Bluffton High School Varsity B in the 1958-59 school year.

Front from left, Ronald Habegger, Larry Mumma, Ramon Lewis, Owen Ziessler, Rudi Steiner, Michael Diller.

Second row from left, Donald Zimmerman, James Jordan, James Lubinbuhl, Gordon Mathewson, Edward Niswander.

Third row from left, Jerry Hilty, Larry Smucker, David Little, Dale Schiffke, Dennis Smith.

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