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August 20, 2018

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Fearless ShenANYgans present an evening of comedy Aug. 29

Make your reservation now for this program at The Inn at ONU

The Inn at ONU presents “Fearless ShenANYgans,” at 7:30 p.m., Wedneday, Aug. 29, in its series of summer programs.

The program is an evening of comedy improv in The Inn’s garden courtyard.

Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are $25 and includes an appetizer and dessert buffet, tax, gratuity. Included in the buffet is sweet chili barbecue meatballs, spring rolls, bacon and cheese dip with house-made kettle chips, dessert kabobs and other items.


Still time to enter Saturday's 1-K

Southgate Summerfest has proceeds going to Bluffton Fire Department

Note: July's Summerfest and 1K was cancelled due to rain. Derek and Brandon assured the Icon that Saturday's rescheduled 1K will happen even if it snows.

The boys at Southgate Lanes – Derek Dukes and Brandon Falk - devised the ultimate race and it is Saturday. It even has a name: Summerfest’s 1-K.*

*More about the August Summerfest, which follows the race, at the bottom of this story.

That’s correct. It’s a 1-K. It starts at noon.


Bluffton Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

Aug. 21 Transition Bluffton program

Transition Bluffton presents an informative session on the current state and the future of recycling in the Village of Bluffton.

Liz Gordon-Hancock, a writer with the Bluffton Icon, will present information from her recent series of articles for the local on-line newspaper. The Executive Director of  North Central Ohio Waste Management, Dennis Baker, will talk about the future of recycling and how it will affect us, followed by a question and answer session.


It's Allen County Fair Week!

Here's the schedule and list of Bluffton and area buyers

The Allen County Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Aug. 25. Many Bluffton area persons are involved in the fair.

• Allen County Fair Facebook

• Allen County Fair Schedule

The following businesses are buyers at this year's Allen County Fair:

Althaus Brothers

Althaus, Jeffery & Dianne

Ameriprise Financial

Anderson Tractor Supply

A-Z Portion Meats

B&G Equipment Service  


Riley Creek car show and burnout contest

Pandora hosted the Riley Creek car show this past weekend. Here is an overhead view of cars on display, plus a photo of one entry in the burnout contest.


Ada's Farmers & Merchants Picnic on Saturday

And, here's what's on the schedule

By Monty Siekerman
FROM ADA ICON - The 105th running of the Ada Farmers and Merchants picnic will take place Saturday at Ada War Memorial Park.

The F&M is one of the longest running festivals/fairs in Ohio. It’s a day to picnic and enjoy many activities throughout the day with family and friends.