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May 26, 2020

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My Favorite Year - photos 7, 8, 9

Enter the Icon's newest contest - winner takes home a Padrone's Pizza

HERE ARE PHOTOS 7, 8 and 9!
This week’s Icon contest took 147 years to put together. 

The Icon invites viewers to enter “My Favorite Year” contest. The winner will receive a 14-inch, 1-item Padrone’s Pizza. 

Click here to view photos 4, 5 and 6.


R COOP will be open Friday and Saturday

Jane Shaw reminds Icon vewers that  R COOP, located at 2168 Road R, two miles north of Bluffton, is open this weekend.

Friday, May 22
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 23
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We have some great decorative, farmstead and vintage items to put in and outside your home to enjoy,” said Shaw. 

“Most are one of a kind. Once gone, they won’t be available again.

R COOP will be open each Friday and Saturday from this weekend through the weekend of June 12-13. Phone: 419-302-2179


BVHS joins Mayo Clinic in convalescent plasma transfusion

For treatment of patients with COVID-19

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has been accepted and registered as a participating site in Mayo Clinic’s Expanded Access Protocol for Convalescent Plasma Program for treatment of patients with COVID-19. 

Researchers believe that convalescent plasma (CP), which refers to blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from COVID-19, may help patients with advanced illness from COVID-19.

The antibodies in the plasma may have the ability to help patients fight the virus and recover more quickly.

Dr. Carl Hoagstrom was a retired ONU faculty member

Dr. Carl W. Hoagstrom, 79, died Monday May 18, 2020 at his home in Bluffton. He was born in Holdrege, Nebraska, on Aug. 24, 1940, to the late Elmer and Leona (Shaffer) Hoagstrom. On June 5, 1965, he married Maureen (Goertzen) Hoagstrom and she survives in Bluffton. 


Animal zoning ordinance may happen in Bluffton

Discussion centers on non-traditional animals

Bluffton council may soon address an animal zoning ordinance.

Council’s ordinance committee, meeting on April 29, discussed criteria for an ordinance proposed by Mitch Kingsley, according to the committee’s minutes of the meeting.

The minutes were part of the recent council agenda, and the council voted to go forward with an ordinance, although one is not yet ready for council’s action.

No trout derby this year

Sportsmen's Club cancels due to COVID-19 virus

The Bluffton Sportsmen's Club has canceled its 2020 trout derby, according to Tom Augsburger, club president.

The derby was originally set for Sunday, May 3. It was later moved to Sunday, June 7. It was canceled yesterday.

The club will still stock both quarries, but no trout will be tagged. Memberships will still be required to fish in either quarry. 

Derby sponsors advertisements will carry over to 2021. 

The club directors will hold a private meeting to draw the winning tickets for this year’s participants.