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Full occupancy of all independent living units at MHCO

87 units spread among MMH, Maple Crest and Hilty Home

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is currently celebrating full occupancy of all independent living units throughout the organization. 

In total, there are 87 independent living units spread among the Mennonite Memorial Home and Maple Crest campuses in Bluffton, and the Hilty Home campus in Pandora. 

Of those units, 34 are independent living apartments in the main building at Maple Crest, and the other 53 are villas.

Bluelick I-75 exits close next week

Here's an update on local traffic pattern changes

Here is ODOT's update for road work scheduled next week in Allen County.

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.

The project also includes repairs on the ramps at the Bluelick Road interchange and on the bridges over Sugar Creek. Lane restrictions will be in place each week from Monday morning to Friday afternoon.

Bluffton puts on a fall festival

Jamie Nygaard captures Saturday's event in these photos

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
There's nothing like a small town fall festival. Bluffton does an amazing job putting one together, as it has for the past 16 years.

With cooperation from the weather, this year's festival offered family-oriented actifvities at Mennonite Memorial Home, Maple Crest, downtown, Bluffton Hospital, BFR and the Schumacher homestead.

Several photos showing activities at Bluffton Hospital and downtown follow. Watch the Icon for more photos each day this week.

Miss Vicki's Music Studio fall class sign-up underway

Music with your child or grandchild; and group piano classes for youth

Sign-up for two music classes beginning in mid-October is now underway at Miss Vicki’s Music Studio, Ada.

Music with your child or grandchild
Interested in making music with your child or grandchild?

The class offers a mixed ages music class from babies to 4-year-olds in a weekly series starting Monday, Oct. 14, and continuing through May of 2020.

Registration is now open for all 24 sessions, or registrants may choose semester 1 or semester 2. Classes are Fridays from 4:55 to 5:30 p.m.

Pack or buy?

October school menu now available

Bluffton school's menu is now available for October. 

Click on the link below for a print-friendly version, or click on the picture below to enlarge.

Village receives $17,098; school $14,755 from Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Part of BWC agency rollback

Bluffton, Richland Township and neighboring municipal governments will receive funds from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) as part of the agency’s rollout this week of $172 million in dividend checks to Ohio’s public employers.

CLICK HERE for the entire statewide distribution.