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May 23, 2018

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Babes born at Bluffton Hospital Dec. 10 - Jan. 5

Bluffton Hospital and some very happy parents provided the Icon with a list of babies born in the last few weeks.  They are:

Dec. 10 - Harper June Maple, daughter of Jason and Marcy Maple, 21 inches long, 8 pounds and 3 ounces.

Dec. 11 - Amethyst Lynn Thompson, daughter of Amanda Patterson and Donald Thompson, 21 inches long, 10 pounds and 6 ounces.

Dec. 11 - Jase W. Blackburn, son of Jake and Kelli Blackburn, 18 inches long, 6 pounds and 8 ounces.


Civil War historian Jan. 8 Lions speaker

The next meeting of the Bluffton Lions Club will take place Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 12 p.m. at Maple Crest.

This lunchtime meeting will feature Lion Dr. Bob Goulding as the guest speaker.  Dr. Goulding, a Toledo optomitrist, long-time Lion involved with Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation, and civil war history buff will speak on “Johnson’s Island civil war prison”. 

If members wish to reserve a meal, please go to lunchforlions@gmail.com by Wednesday, Jan. 2 to submit a reservation.


Robert and Mary Barnett celebrate 70th wedding anniversary


Robert and Mary Barnett of Bluffton, will celebrate 70 years of marriage Dec. 24, 2012, with a family celebration. 

Robert and the former Mary Marshall were married in 1942 in San Antonio, Texas, where Robert was stationed with the Army Air Corps.

They are the parents of three children:  David (Marilyn) Barnett of Albany, N.Y., Jayne (Dick) McGarrity of Bluffton and Jim (Nancy) Barnett of Syracuse, N.Y.  They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 


Babies born at Bluffton Hospital Nov. 10 - Dec. 6

The following are a list of babies reported born at Bluffton Hospital recently.

Nov. 10 - Alexander Hayes Wamen, son of Melissa and Jay Wamen, 19 inches long, 6 pounds and 10 ounces.

Nov. 10 - Asher George Haselman, son of Jeremy and Chelsea Haselman, 20 and a half inches long, 7 pounds and 5 ounces.

Nov. 12 - Connor Martin Frantom, son of Harold Martin and Catherine Rene Frantom, 20 inches long, 8 pounds and 4 ounces.


Richland Manor has a full December

The Richland Manor calendar of activities is out and there are many things to do this month, including:

Tuesday, Dec. 11 - outing to Upper Sandusky Park Christmas light display, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec.13 - family night with the Flag City Cloggers, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14 - outing to Bluffton Child Development center, 10 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 17 - Chrismas show choir with Cory Rawson students, 9 a.m.


Niswander-Burkholder wedding in Worthington

Julianne Olivia Niswander of Columbus and Seth Allen Burkholder of Columbus were married Oct. 6, at the Worthington Presbyterian Church, Worthington, Ohio.

She is the daughter of Ned and Deb Niswander of Bluffton. He is the son of Lyle and Kathy Burkholder of Pandora.

Dr. Mack Sigmon officiated the ceremony. The reception was at The Worthington Inn. The couple honeymooned in Mexico.

Julianne graduated from Bluffton High Scool in 2004 and from the Ohio State University in 2009 with a bachelor's in medical dietetics. She is employed by Abbott Nutrition, Columbus.