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February 27, 2017


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Trinity Lutheran Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, will hold an Ash Wednesday Lenten service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1.  Pastor Matt Nowak will speak under the theme “Repent:  Turn to Jesus; Do Not Turn Away."  A light supper will be served by the 7 and 8 grade students and their parents beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped accessible.




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Bluffton school float in 1986 parade

That's Clarence Kooker and the Bluffton schools float in the 1986 Bluffton 125th anniversary parade.

Who else can we recognize? Looks like Matt Steinmetz in the dunce hat. But we need some help identifying the other students. Help us!

Richard Boehr took this photo.

March is here - and so is the Bluffton school cafeteria menu

The March Bluffton school menu is now available on the Icon.

Click here to view the menu.

Jefferson Street bridge on ODOT's replacement list in 2019

Sidewalk on both sides of the bridge also involved

Bluffton's Jefferson Street bridge in on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s replacement list for 2019, according to the village.

According to Monday’s council packet ODOT has also reviewed the request for an additional sidewalk and has agreed to fund a six-foot sidewalk on both sides of the bridge, in addition to an aesthetic improvement that the village would fund.

The current bridge lacks a sidewalk on either side. This is an ODOT project becasue Jefferson Street is also State Route 103. The bridge will have a Texas classic bridge design.

Here's the Bluffton police log for December - January

Bluffton police released the December-January police log, which follows:
December - Total calls for service – 260

December 1


Royce Engle was an Et Cetera Shop volunteer

Royce Allen Engle, 98, died Feb. 24, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.

A memorial services will be held Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

He was born near Abilene, Kansas, on Nov. 2, 1918, to Homer and Myrta Hildebrand Engle.

Royce graduated from Messiah Academy (high school), Grantham, Pa., in 1938.  He also graduated from Goshen College and two weeks prior to graduation, married Doris Stuckey in May of 1942. Doris died in 1994.


Women fall to Transy 61-55 in HCAC semis

February 24, 2017


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The third time was a charm for a Transylvania University women's basketball team that came up on the short end of both regular season meetings with the Beavers. Transy dominated the second half, 42-27, en route to a berth in the Heartland Conference title game where the Pioneers will look to take down #1 seed and tourney host Rose-Hulman, a 57-41 victor over Franklin in the first semi on Friday night.

Masterworks performance Sunday in Yoder Recital Hall

Vivaldi's "Gloria" performed by Bluffton Univesity Chorale and Bluffton Choral Society

Bluffton University’s Masterworks performance is to be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, in Yoder Recital Hall.

The concert will feature “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi. A free-will offering will be taken to help cover expenses.

The chorus is comprised of members from the Bluffton University Chorale and the Bluffton Choral Society. They will be joined by an orchestra made up of university students and community members.

The soloists are Bluffton University students: Anna Cammarn, Constance Moushon, Meghan Gibson, Mary Bender and Kimberly Meyer.

There's a concert in the town hall Saturday night

The duo The Rough & Tumble from Nashville, will perform twice in Bluffton during February, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick.

They will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Bluffton town hall during a Town Hall Concert Series performance.

They will also perform during brunch at The Mustard Seed, Sunday, Feb. 26. Both performances are free and open to the public.

The Rough & Tumble has been on the road since April 2015. Musicians Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler share their 16-foot camper with dogs Butter and Pud as they tour nationwide.