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June 18, 2021

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Somewhere in the key of E

The Icon spotted this downtown and went through the phone book looking for last names starting with "E." No luck. Any ideas from viewers?


Daniel Rumer was a former BHS principal and Bluffton school board member

Dan Rumer

Daniel F. Rumer, 64, died July 26, 2010, in Findlay, Ohio, of pancreatic cancer. Born Oct. 31, 1945, and raised in Lima, he was a Bath High School graduate, and went on to play football and graduate from Bluffton College in 1967 and St. Francis College in 1971.

Mr. Rumer is survived by his wife, Linda, and they were married for 45 years. They raised three children. The family lived in Bradford, England, for a year while Dan participated in a Fulbright teacher exchange program.


RSVP today for free back pain clinic in Bluffton

Northwest Physical Therapy's Bluffton office will provide a free seminar titled, "Back Pain - What Causes It and What Can Be Done to Help."

The seminar will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, at Northwest Physical Therapy's Bluffton office, 215 Snider Road (behind the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool and in the Bluffton Family Recreation building). The seminar will be presented by Sara Dishong, physical therapist.

National Dance Day event July 31

Icon advertiser Darcey Schneider of Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre, Ada, reminds viewers of a National Dance Day in honor of Wapakoneta's The Dance Centre. The event features Ken Boyd of So You Think You Can Dance, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, at the Lima Mall main concourse.

Registration is 30 minutes before each session.

"This event is to help educate people about dance and celebrate National Dance Day," said Schneider.

Frances Louise Bracy 1931-2010

Frances Louise Bracy

Frances Louise Bracy, 78, Bluffton, died at 3 a.m., July 26, 2010, at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima. She was born July 28, 1931, to Kenneth and Elizabeth (Fletcher) Risner in Carey, Ohio. She married Wilbur L. Bracy on Sept. 30, 1956, and he survives.

Mrs. Bracy worked at Ohio Bell in Findlay and had worked at Balmer's Clothing Store (later Uhlman's), Bluffton. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ where she served on various committees. She was a 1951 graduate of Vanlue High School.


Iraqi students reunite in Bluffton

Summer is the season for family reunions and, in early July, a close-knit group whose members didn't know each other two years ago got together for one of their own.

Twelve Iraqi college students, now studying in the United States as part of the Iraqi Student Project (ISP), reunited for several days in Bluffton, Ohio. Housed in Bluffton University's Neufeld Hall, they spent time with families of the support group for one of their own-Shahad Aldoori, an interior design student at Bluffton-and took a trip to Cedar Point.