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February 23, 2019

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Visitation for Adam Schattschneider on Thursday

Memorial service Friday at English Lutheran Church

Adam James Schattschneider, 51, died June 26, 2017, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. Adam was born March 24, 1966, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, to Donald and Marion (Mistelske) Schattschneider.  

Adam received his bachelor’s degree from University of Minnesota - Duluth, his Master's of Music from Indiana University - Bloomington and his Doctor of Music in Woodwind Pedagogy from Indiana University - Bloomington. Adam was a professor of music at Bluffton University. He was a member of English Lutheran Church in Bluffton.


Douglas Parkins was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Douglas Parkins, 77, died Monday, June 26, 2017, at Lost Creek Care Center in Lima. He was born Sept. 27, 1939, in McComb to William and Katherine Parkins who preceded him in death.

Douglas graduated from Beaverdam High School and was a maintenance man at Ex-Cello in Bluffton for many years. He was an avid outdoors-man and hunter.


Bluffton police file three misdemeanor charges against Dr. Gideon

Pre-trial expected this week in Lima Municipal Court

The Bluffton police department was involved in the recent investigation of Dr. James A. Gideon, M.D., Bluffton rheumatology and internal medicine physician, Ryan Burkholder, police chief, confirmed to the Icon on Monday.

Burkholder said that State Medical Board of Ohio contact the police department shortly after it began the investigation of Dr. Gideon involving sexual misconduct with patients.

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Revolutionary War reenactor July Senior Center speaker

Rob Glenn will show his Revolutionary War reenactment uniform and weapons during the Monday, July 10, Bluffton Senior Citizens monthly dinner meeting at the Center.

Glenn will also talk about the reenactments that he has participated in.

The dinner is at 6 p.m. and tickets of $8 each must be purchased by July 5.

Pauline Klingler who turns 90 in July will receive her life membership into the association.

Several additional programs are held at the center in July. Open the attachment for the July newsletter.

No, he was not the bus driver

Several things are at play here.

First, Roger Edwards. Second the photographer, Sue Shields, who sent this cell phone photo of the esteemed president of the Bluffton Senior Citizens Association following the return of a recent senior citizens bus trip.

While Roger may be the new poster child for the senior citizens, we've not yet heard the entire story of the bus trip.

We no doubt will hear about it soon.



School board, BEA and OAPSA agree on three-year contract

2.9 percent annual pay increases approved

Bluffton school board approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Bluffton Education Association (BEA) and Ohio Association Public School Employees (OAPSE) on Monday.

The agreement calls for a 2.9 percent pay increase each year effect July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020, according to Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent.

In separate action, the board also approved 2.9 percent pay increased to its administrative staff of Denecker, Marden Herr, Kyle Leatherman, Michael Minnig, Paula Parish and Michael Wilson.