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May 27, 2019

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Letter: Those political signs don't belong to me!

Icon viewers:
Life in a small town.

I've been a full time Chiropractor in Bluffton, since May 19, 1975.  Small
town pace suits me, I grew up about 2 miles outside of LaFayette.

As a small town businessman, I have always tried to run my business with one
goal in mind.  Giving the best care I can to my patients, ALL patients, no
matter their age, race, gender, religious beliefs, or, POLITICAL affiliation.
None of that matters to me, or, influences my care to my patients in any


Bluffton Hospital receives Top 20 Hospital Award

From National Rural Health Association for patient satisfaction

The Hospital Strength INDEXTM model aggregates data for 70 indicators organized into eight performance categories.

Bluffton Hospital was recognized by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as a top 20 hospital for patient satisfaction. Chris Keller, president of Bluffton Hospital and Nicki Keuneke, director of operations recently received the award at the annual Critical Access Hospital Conference.

30 giants under construction east of Ada

The turbines are a $100 million project

By Monty Siekerman - Ada Icon
A Hardin County wind turbine project is being placed east of Ada this fall.

• The turbines are gigantic compared to the three at ONU and the one at Ada Schools. The tower of these is 300 feet high, the blade is 150 feet long, thus when a blade is pointing up, the turbine reaches 450 feet from the ground.

Fall choral concert on Sunday

University Chorale and Camerata Singers perform in Yoder Recital Hall

Bluffton University will host a fall choral concert featuring the University Chorale and Camerata Singers at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, in Yoder Recital Hall.
Feast your ears on the sounds of Palestrina, Handel, Debussy and Duruflé as Natalie Mallis, visiting assistant professor of music, will conduct the concert in collaboration with university accompanists Ana Yoder Coulter and Benjamin Crook.
This event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken for music scholarships.

“Grace to you and Peace: Voices of the Martyrs” performance

Wendy Chappell-Dick (center) and the Anabaptist Singers share the hymns of Anabaptist martyrs sung to contemporary tunes during “Grace to you and Peace: Voices of the Martyrs” on Oct. 15 in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall.

Chappell-Dick adapted more than 20 songs for the performance which also featured the voices of about a dozen Bluffton community members.

Riley Creek United Methodist hymn sing Oct. 29

Riley Creek United Methodist Church will hold a service of hymn singing and songs at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, accortding to Duane Kemerley, pastor.

The church is located southeast of Ottawa and northwest of Pandora at the intersection of Putnam County Roads M and 7-L (7102 County Road M, Ottawa  OH  45875), across from Putnam Stone Company.