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June 22, 2018

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Nothing like a Shirley's birthday party

Happy birthday, Shirley. All the gifts went to the Bluffton Public Library.

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co., celebrated with an all-day downtown party full of family-friendly events on Saturday.

Carnival games, a coloring contest, and buy-one-get-one specials highlighted the event.

According to Pete and Kim Suter, 100 percent of sales were donated to Bluffton Public Library. Nearly 30 volunteers helped put on the party.

Here are some views of the event.

Eight area students on ONU dean's list

Eight area students were named to the spring dean's list at Ohio Northern University.

They are from Bluffton: Jeremiah Garmatter, Molly Meyer, Brittany Sommers, Phillilp Tatarkov and Matthew Spallinger.

From Cory-Rawson: Dylan Melton, Courtney Ritter and Cassie Thomas.

To be eligible, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled full-time.


Victorian Tea at Hancock museum June 23

The Hancock Historical Museum will host a Victorian Tea on the front porch of the historic Hull-Flater House on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The event is for children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. The tea will highlight the time period of American Girl, Samantha. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite doll and come dressed for the occasion. Participants will enjoy tea and treats served by the Victorian Ladies, while learning about proper etiquette for a Victorian tea party. 19th century lawn games and crafts will follow the tea.  


Mt. Cory and Pleasant View VBS July 23-27

Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist Church's will be host Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School from July 23 through July 27 from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m.  

VBS is open to all children ages 4 years old through 6th grade.

A final program takes place as part of the Sunday services at 300 N. Main St., Mount Cory, at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 29, followed by a free luncheon at the Bethel Family Life Center, 201 W. Washington St.

You can preregister your child  on line at https://vbspro.events/p/events/7fc58f


Looks like it's still in the showroom

The Icon asks: "Which one would you like to drive home?"

Check out our
photo gallery below -

They look and smell like they just came out of the car showroom floor. Here’s our glance at the 51st annual Bluffton Lions Club Wheels Festival held June 15 in downtown Bluffton. Nearly 200 vehicles were part of this year’s show.

If there's a Swiss gene in you, then...

Sunday's Swiss Day program should be on your "to do" list this weekend

Rich Bucher will lead the interactive
main program on the Swiss language.

It's Swiss Day, Sunday, June 24, from 12:30 to 3 p.m., at the Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

And, the Swiss Community Historical Society hosts its annual Swiss Day, a celebration of the culture and history of local Swiss settlers, including food, language, and genealogy.