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January 24, 2020

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Enter the Icon's Super Bowl Contest - posted Monday AM

Bluffton and Ada Icon viewers are invited to enter the Icon Super Bowl Contest.

The contest will be posted on both Icons on Monday morning. The deadline to enter is Super Bowl Sunday.

The contest will have several questions and tie-breaking questions including:

•Who will win?
•Who will score first?
•Who will lead at halftime?
•How many points will the winning team win by?
•Who will be the Super Bowl MVP?

The grand prize is six passes to the Shannon Theatre in Bluffton.


7th consecutive deficiency-free survey

State Dept. of Public Health's annual survey of Maple Crest Assisted Living

Maple Crest Assisted Living, Bluffton, is deficiency-free as a result of its 2020 annual State Department of Public Health survey, which took place on Jan. 16.

It's among of the highest confirmations of quality service for an assisted living community. 

This is an especially outstanding accomplishment because this was Maple Crest’s 7th consecutive deficiency-free survey.

Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest, said, “This achievement was made possible by the daily commitment and continued dedication of a caring team.”  

You know a 6th, 7th or 8th grader on this list

It's the Bluffton Middle School honor roll

Here's the Bluffton Middle School honor roll for the second quarter of 2019-20 school year.

All “A” Honor Roll

6th Grade:  Isaiah Ansley, Keith Burkholder, Oliver Combs, Grady Coonfare, Javen Crawfis, Calvin Derstine, Kynzie Ewing, Emily Granger, Hudson Phillips, Micah Ream, Macy Schaadt, Ava Smallcombe, Elizabeth Suter, Blair Utendorf


Farm transition/succession workshop in Kenton

Auglaize and Hardin Counties Extension offices announced a two-day farm transition/succession workshop on Monday, Feb. 3, and Tuesday, Feb. 25. 

The workshop takes place at Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, 1210 Lima St., Kenton. Pre-registration is due Monday, Jan. 27. The cost is $30 per person. 

Participants must attend both days. Each day the program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m.  

One of Extension’s most knowledgeable individuals regarding farm transition is David Marrison from Coshocton County.  


Bluffton professors to share Feb. 4 Colloquium

Dr. Melissa Friesen, art, communication and theatre department chair, and Dr. Walt Paquin, director of social work program, will share “Arts-based Civic Practice and Learning in Community,” during a Colloquium presentation at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Lions hear commissioner candidate on Feb. 4

Bluffton Lions will hear Beth Seibert, candidate for Allen County Commissioner, at its noon, Tuesday, Feb. 4, meeting in the third floor of the town hall.

The club will also sponsor the Bluffton community meal held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

Several additional club news items are part of the January newsletter attached at the bottom of this story.