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June 26, 2016


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Bluffton Child Development Center has school-age openings this summer

 Bluffton Child Development Center has openings in the summer school-age program, according to Francine Donathan, director.

 "Spots are filling up fast, please call 419 358-8222 for more details.  Stop in an see us at 325 County Line Road, Bluffton," she said.

Slaw Cutter Co. is tagged trout number 1 in Sunday's Sportmen's fishing derby

The Bluffton Sportmen's Club has Sunday's tagged trout number 1 named after the Bluffton Slaw Cutter Company.

The slaw cutter company, now in its 101th year, is owned by by Bob Sehlhorst.

This year’s trout derby, the 72nd annual, is held from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Buckeye Quarry, Main St., Bluffton.

Don't forget the chicken barbecue held at the Sportmen's clubhouse in the depot on Spring Street. Dinners at $8 each and are on sale while supplies last starting at 11 a.m.

Community preschool seeks assistant teacher

The Bluffton Community Preschool is hiring an assistant teacher, according to Shelly Matijevich, director.

"We're looking for a reliable individual who can adapt to a changing working environment, is friendly, take directions, child oriented and able to work flexible hours," said Matijevich.

Resumes must be submitted to the Bluffton Community Preschool by Monday, May 9. The preschool is located at First United Methodist Church, 116 Church St., Bluffton.

Here's the latest newsletter from Gardeners of Bluffton and Pandora

The newsletter for the Gardeners of Bluffton and Pandora is now on the Icon.

The club's next meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, at the Bluffton Public Library. Bill Jones, Hancock County master gardener, will speak on phenology gardening, which shows how the climate and its changes affect plants and animals in our area.

The meeting is open to the public. 


Saturday's BHS prom theme: An Enchanted Forest

This year's Bluffton High School prom is Saturday evening, April 23, at The Centre.

This year's theme is an enchanted forest.

Members of the public are invited to take a walk through the forest to view the decorations prior to prom. The walk-through takes place from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

For persons interested in watching students attend the prom, students should begin arriving at The Centre around 8 p.m.



Buckeye stocked with trout as Sportsmen prepare for May 1 derby

Bluffton Sportmen’s Club is getting ready for this year’s trout derby. In late March the Buckeye was stocked with rainbow trout. A second load of trout will arrive next week.

This year’s trout derby, the 72nd annual, is held from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Buckeye Quarry, Main St., Bluffton.

The derby includes more than 200 tagged trout with prizes to be awarded. Additional prizes will be awarded to the person who catches the longest trout and the person catching the first trout limit of four.

Bluffton farmers: No need to read this; it's a corn planting primer for the rest of us

Corn needs to be planted during suitable conditions and not by a calendar date.  For northwestern Ohio, the probability for optimal yields occurs when corn is planted between April 25 and May 10.  

After this date, yields generally decline because of a shorter growing season.  Corn planted before this time period will often have weakened or poor stands because of extended cool, wet conditions.

This optimal planting date window allows plants to take advantage of longer periods of daylight, pollinate earlier, and mature before a killing frost.  

Dave Haas to perform dulcimer concert, teach workshops, April 23

Dave Haas, a "nationally-acclaimed performer and recording artist" will perform on the mountain dulcimer Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Bluffton Town Hall. He'll play a variety of music, including traditional fiddle tunes, Celtic favorites, hymns, classical, and contemporary arrangements. 

Haas grew up in Findlay and now lives in Charleston, WV, where he is a a chemistry professor at the University of Charleston. More information on Haas is available at www.davehaasmusic.com.

Lewis Family McDonald's offer tax relief special April 18

Lewis Family McDonald’s is giving people a break on tax day. Participating locations will be offering a special promotion for its guests on Monday, April 18. Customers who buy a Quarter Pounder with Cheese can get the second for just 18 cents.

“Our customers look forward to our tax relief special each year,” said Jerry Lewis, local McDonald’s owner/operator. “This promotion is just one more way to offer great value.”

The promotion is available at McDonald’s in Lima, Bluffton, Delphos, Ada, Van Wert, Beaverdam, Ottawa, Upper Sandusky, Carey, Kenton, and Hicksville.


Child Development Center invites contributions to its current fund drive

Bluffton Child Development Center invites Icon viewers to join in its current fundraising campaign, according to Francine Donathan, director.

She said that fund receives in the campaign will be used to “provide fun educational experiences such as field trips, visitors, gardening and similar projects.”

The Center recently established a “GoFundMe” link for its campaign. Viewers may click here to open the site.