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February 23, 2019

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ODOT drove 57,000+ miles in the county this month

ODOT is busy in Allen County this month as the map indicates. As of Jan. 30 ODOT has the following county report, (2018 figures in parentheses):

Lane miles: 474 

Tons of salt: 3,822 (7,457)

Gallons of de-icer: 38,245 (28,489)

Miles drive: 57,693 (65,194)

Total cost: $644,305 ($534,690)

Bluffton University will have delayed start on Thursday

Campus offices and buildings will re-open 10 a.m

As the extreme weather moves out of the region, the Bluffton University campus will have a delayed start on Thursday, Jan. 31, according to the university Facebook.

Campus offices and buildings will re-open 10 a.m. All employees should report to work at this time.

Classes, practices and events will resume as of 1 p.m. The Commons will open at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and Freshens will open at 4 p.m.

Weather closes Bluffton schools on Thursday

Bluffton schools are closed for Thursday, Jan. 31, due to the winter weather. Greg Denecker, superintendent, made the announcement on Ohio Alerts at 7:19 p.m. on Wednesday.

Republic announcement: No trash pickup in Bluffton this week

Pickup will resume next week on its regular schedule

Due to the low temperatures Republic Services, Bluffton refuse hauler, has  announced trash pick-up for the rest of this week has been canceled.

Republic will resume normal service next week, according to Bryan Lloyd, assistant village administrator.

Hey, preschoolers, remind your parents to register you

2019-20 Bluffton Community Preschool registration begins Feb. 1

Registration form attached
at the bottom of this story

Bluffton’s 3- and 4-year-old youngsters need to remind their parents to enroll them now in Bluffton Community Preschool for the 2019-20 school year.

According to Christine Clymer, preschool board president, several class options are available.

Morning classes are from 8:05 to 10:45 a.m. Afternoon classes are from 12:05 to 2:45 p.m. Those options offer classes either two days each week, or three days each week.

Here's Wednesday, Jan. 30, closing list in Bluffton

The Icon posts closings are announced to the Icon for Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31.

Send your announcement to: info@blufftonicon.com.
We will also post it on our Facebook, which has over 3,500 followers.

Closed Wednesday, Jan. 30
• Bluffton schools
• Bluffton University
• Ebenezer Mennonite Church
• Ed Reichenbach State Farm
• Bluffton Community Preschool
• Bluffton Senior Citizens Center
• Bluffton Child Development Center