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August 18, 2019

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Allen, Hardin, Hancock, Putnam USDA natural disaster declarations declared

Ohio farmers in 40 Ohio counties may seek potential relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) following the USDA Secretarial disaster designation in their counties or contiguous counties due to rain, flooding, or other weather conditions.  

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in letters dated July 25, 2019, designated several counties as primary natural disaster areas due to production losses caused by extreme weather events that occurred during the 2019 crop year.

Meet the babies born at Bluffton Hospital in June and July

Here are births at Bluffton Hospital, given to the Icon, for June and July. Congratulations to all parents. 

June 26 - Jude Thaddeus, son of Jordan and Kayla Herrera of Bluffton.

July 3 - Samuel James, son of Ronnie and Kaliegh Hines of Kenton.

July 6 - McKenna Ruby, daughter of Anthoy and Candace Myers of Beaverdam.

July 6 - Benjamin, son of Alan and Meagan Brickner of Ottawa.

July 10 - Aubrey Anne, daughter of Travis and Ashley August of Bluffton.

July 25 - Evelynn Ann, daughter of Brett and BriAnna Ybarra of Fostoria.

What's your favorite board game?

Senior Center board game night on Aug. 12

It’s game night at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center on Monday, Aug 12.

The senior citizens association’s August dinner meeting program, at 6 p.m., on  game night and several familiar board games will be on the tables.

The dinner meeting is catered by The Dough Hook and the menu is sandwiches, salads and cookies. Tickets are $6.50 and reservations are needed by Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Barb Nusbaum is the dinner host and Bev. Armstrong is the master of ceremonies.

Icon gathering information on state fair winners

The Bluffton Icon invites viewers who participated in the Ohio State to provide the Icon with awards received.

Send a photo and details of your award to: info@blufftonicon.com

Interstate 75 paving work between Beaverdam and Lima starts this week

The following highway construction is scheduled to occur within Allen County this week. Work is dependent upon weather conditions, and unless otherwise noted, it will take place during daytime hours.

Interstate 75 between the Stewart Road overpass and Napoleon Road, between the city of Lima and the village of Beaverdam, will be restricted to one lane in both directions for a pavement resurfacing project.

Special meeting to discuss personnel Wednesday

Bluffton council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m., Wedneday, July 31, in the town hall. The meeting is called to discuss personnel.