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Here's the August elementary and middle school menu

What's for lunch?

The August Bluffton school elementary/middle school menu is now on the Icon.

Click here to view it.

Middle school registration and 6th grade orientation info

Here's some news from Bluffton Middle School about the coming school year.

Registration for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Friday, Aug. 19, and Monday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m.  A mailing went out on Thursday, Aug. 11 with information regarding those days.  First day of classes is Monday, Aug. 29.

6th Grade Orientation

There will be a 6th grade orientation for all in-coming sixth grade students and their parents on Thursday, Aug. 25th from 6-7 p.m. in the Middle School cafetorium. 

Final shuffleboard tourney of the summer on Monday

The Bluffton Shuffleboard Club hosts the last state tournament of the season at Buckeye Park next week, according to Steve Slaughterbeck of the club.

The tournament starts at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15.



Everything you need to know about Bluffton elementary back-to-school info

We are closing in on the 2016-17 Bluffton school year. Here's information about the elementary school from the school website:

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  Click here for school supplies. Kindergarten student supplies will be furnished in their classrooms. 

MEET THE TEACHER:  We will hold our “Meet the Teacher” on Friday, Aug. 26, from 2: to 3 p.m. in the elementary school. 

Lincoln Highway Buy Way Yard Sale this weekend

You'll soon see more garage sales listed on the Icon than in any other week of the year. You might say that it’s a heavenly weekend for garage sale buyers and sellers.

It’s Main Street Across America’s Lincoln Highway Buy Way Yard Sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12-13, and Bluffton happens to be a couple miles of the action.

Beaverdam mayor Roberta Beemer told the Icon that may Beaverdam residents will participate.

Town and Country Flowers officially a North Main Street business

Deciding that investing in Bluffton is a great idea, Connie and Ken Kruse have officially moved Town and Country Flowers to its news location at 124 N. Main St. The move took place at the first of the month.

The shop is open for business and, according to Connie, the shop is very busy.


The Main Street flower shop owners with their shop previously located for 10 ½ years at 121 S. Main St., purchased the building housing the former Timeless Treasures that was owned by Steve and Jane Shaw.

BHS class of 1968 reunion planning committee meets Aug. 10

There will be a meeting to start planning for the 50th reunion of the Bluffton High School class of 1968 this week.

The meeting is at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Wendy's Restaurant, State Route 103, Bluffton.

 "Anyone who would like to help is asked to attend. We will appreciate the input," said Carol (Koontz) Heath. Her email is: clkh11@gmail.com



Bluffton middle school registration Aug. 19 and 22

Bluffton middle school registration for 2016-2017 school year will take place Friday, Aug. 19 and Monday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. 

A mailing will go out prior to registration with information regarding those days.  First day of classes wis Monday, Aug. 29.

Here's some back-to-school details for BHS students

Here's the latest back-to-school information pertaining to Bluffton High School students from the school website.

Summer Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8-3 during the month of August. 

Athletic Booster Drive: Student athletes and parents are asked to help with the Athletic Booster Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. You need to arrive at the high school cafeteria by 5:30 p.m. Pare not allowed to drive, therefore the parents are needed.

Ohio sales tax holiday coming this weekend

Ohio is having a sales tax holiday this weekend. The holiday will occur Friday, August 5, 2016 and end Sunday, August 7, 2016.

Items exempt from sale and use tax include clothing priced at $75 per item or less and school supplies and instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.

Check the Ohio Department of Taxation website for additional information.