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BCE virtual coffee hour at noon Tuesday

Join a conversation with Paula Scott and Fred Steiner

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) invites Icon viewers to join in a virtual coffee hour as Paula Scott talks with Fred Steiner of the Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon at noon on Tuesday, June 2.

"We'll be discussing what's new with local businesses," said Scott, BCE director. "And, we have lots to talk about."

The conversation will also touch on some new features on the Icons and some behind the scenes look at how the Icon handles local news coverage during the business shutdown.

Walk of silence tonight remembering George Floyd

Starting at the university peace stones, going to Main Street

An informal walk of silence is planned in Bluffton tonight to show solidary with the movement remembering George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis last week.

Planners will start their walk at 8 p.m. at the peace stones near the Bluffton University Sauder Visual Arts building. They will walk to the Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Strreet and will arrive by 8:22 p.m.

On Main Street will be music and a moment of brief sharing.



Sportsmen's Club will stock Cobb Lake

No tagged trout; club house open June 7 selling memberships, raffle tickets

The recent flooding of the Buckeye quarry has altered fish stocking plans for this year, according to Tom Augsburger, president of the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club. 

Augsburger said that the club will only place trout in Cobb Lake (National Quarry). No trout will be tagged this year.

Persons who fish in the Buckeye or National must be a sportsmen’s club member.

On Sunday June 7, the clubhouse (Bluffton depot on Spring Street near the Buckeye) will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for memberships and ticket sales. 

Not your typical Community VBS this summer

Spread over five weeks this year's program takes place in your home

Drive-thrus aren’t just for fast food.

The pandemic-adapted Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School will lead children on a discovery of Who Is My Neighbor? Learning to Love Like Jesus over five weeks this summer. 

Children will complete each session in their own homes.

Spreading out VBS over the course of five weeks instead of five consecutive days is intended to give children and families something to look forward to throughout our pandemic summer days. 


Hadassah Rain Seidner May 29, 2020

Hadassah Rain Seidner died at her birth on May 29, 2020.  Born at 38 weeks she was 6 lb.1 oz. and 18.5 inches long. She was greatly loved by her parents, Nathan and Christina Seidner, her 4 siblings, Hezekiah, Gideon, Thaddeus, and Jael, and her 4 grandparents, Gary and Elaine Seidner and Stanley and Tess Spencer, along with many other family and friends.  


Catherine Bish was a retired registered nurse

Catherine M. Bish, 94, died May 31, 2020 at her residence in Leipsic. Catherine was born June 16, 1925 in Portage, Ohio, to the late Glenn and Abby (Sievertson) Woods. On June 16, 1951, she married Marlowe Bish who preceded her in death on July 3, 1993.