September 2, 2014


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YFC House Project on South Bentley open to the public July 6

The YFC House Project will have an open house at the 160 S. Bentley Road (near I-75) property from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 6.


The open house enables the public see the final project, to thank those that have helped in the project, to let people know more about the ministry of Youth For Christ in the Bluffton / Pandora area and to let potential buyers see the property.

June 2014 Weather Summary

The month of June started and ended with a sizzle, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

For a look at the month's high and lows and precipitation, open the attachement at the bottom of this story.

Bluffton hosts 2014 Miss West Central Ohio Pageant

The 2014 Miss West Central Ohio Pageant Scholarship Program will take place in Bluffton this summer.

In recent years the event was held in Van Wert, but this year it will take place in Yoder Recital Hall on the Bluffton University campus. This year's pageant takes place on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Bluffton host to two-day school crises seminar

Managing school crises was the theme of a two-day seminar held in the Bluffton town hall earlier this week.

The seminar was made possible from support of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties.

The Critical Incident Stress Management Team of Allen County hosted the seminar.

Titled “Organizing School and Educational Setting Crisis Response Information,” those attending were professionals in a five-county area.

Shannon Cemetery project moves to next phase; community assistance requested

“We are pleased to announce that progress on the named project has now moved to the next phase,” Dick Boehr told the Icon this week.

The announcement concerns the Shannon Cemetery Project. Click here for additional background on the project.

June highs and lows resemble lopsided basketball scores

The daily temperature highs and lows resemble lopsided basketball scores. Daily highs are in the 80s and lows in the low 60s.

To review June's daily temperatures and precipitation report, open the attachment at the bottom of this story. It is provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Relay for Life anticipates over $20,000 to be donated to American Cancer Society

The rainy weather skirted Bluffton on Friday, June 20, allowing the local Relay for Life event to be held at the university stadium.  While the final amount raised will not be formally announced for several weeks, it is anticipated that over $20,000 will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Bluffton-Beaverdam-Richland Township United Way meets 2014 goal - focus now is on 2015

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Richland Township would like to thank all the local individuals, families, and businesses that helped make our 2014 campaign year a success, we met our goal of $24,500 in donations. 

Bluffton Area Relay for Life starts tonight- here's the schedule

The Bluffton Area Relay for Life begins at 6 pm. tonight with an opening ceremony at the Bluffton University football stadium.


Ka-BOOM! Fireworks return to Bluffton June 28 after a one-year absence

After a one-year absence, fireworks are returning to Bluffton.

The free community display takes place at dusk, which is approximately 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at the Bluffton University football stadium.

In addition to the fireworks, the Bluffton-Beaverdam-Richland Township United Way will sell 50/50 raffle tickets. The drawing for the 50/50 winner takes place at the stadium prior to the fireworks getting underway.