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January 21, 2019

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Here's the 2019 public library board meeting schedule

The Board of Trustees of Bluffton Public Library has announced its meeting schedule for 2019. 

Meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. the library's Board Room at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton. 

No meetings will take place in July or December.

Board members are Elizabeth Hostetler, president; Bob Beer, vice president; Carrie Phillips, secretary; Amy Lehman Mikesell, Robert Scott, Emily VonStein, and Nancy Yeager. 

 Board meetings are open to the public.


Q: What Bluffton middle school student celebrates a 20th birthday this weekend?

A: The entire middle school building - it opened Jan. 19, 1999

Can you guess what Bluffton middle school student celebrates its 20th birthday this weekend?

While this appears as a trick question – who could be in middle school at age 20? – it is the real thing.

The answer: It's the entire middle school building. The inaugural date that the middle school opened is Jan. 19, 1999.

To commerate its 20th birthday Kyle Leatherman, principal, will provide cake, cookies and cupcakes for the staff and students during the lunch hour on Friday, Jan. 18.

If the weather gets nasty and you have a cancellation notice...

Icon will post it - here's how to do it

Anticipating a potential snowstorm and colder-than-normal temperatures over the next few days, the Icon can help organizations needing to announce a quick decision on a meeting cancellation or change of plans.

Our intention is to post your announcement as soon as we receive it. We will post individual cancellation announcements as received. We will also add each new announcement to a larger story that lists all cancellations collected.

These will also be posted on Icon Facebook (we have over 3,000 area followers).

Basketball: Women defeat Manchester; men lose

Doubleheader at home Saturday

Bluffton women defeat Manchester; men lose -
Both stories follow:

The Bluffton University women's basketball team defeated Manchester University in dominating fashion (82-45) on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The win pushed Bluffton to 6-10 on the year (4-5 HCAC). Manchester dropped to 2-14 overall and 0-9 in the HCAC.

Andrew Renner HCAC men’s basketball player of the week

Junior guard Andrew Renner (Cairo/Bath) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Beavers to wins over Defiance and HCAC-leading Rose-Hulman.

Calling all farmers' market vendors

Vendor meeting in March; application forms here

It doesn’t open until May, but plans are already underway to launch this season’s Bluffton Farmers Market.

One of the largest small-town farmers’ markets in northwestern Ohio, the market celebrates its 19th year in 2019. It offers a variety of locally-grown produce, plants and food in addition to being a great social meeting point on Saturdays.

A vendor meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, in the third floor of the town hall, 154 N. Main St.