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Elementary picture day Oct. 14

Bluffton Elementary picture day is Thursday, Oct. 14. Students must have their picture envelope with money in hand prior to their picture being taken, according to Tim Closson, elementary principal.

All students will have their picture taken this day for student records. Picture information will be sent home with each child. Picture re-take day is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19.

Voting by mail begins soon

As summer turns to fall, Election Day is upon us. And thanks to No Fault Absentee voting, any Ohioan who is registered to vote can now do so by mail.

You are invited to The Icon party 6-7 p.m. today

Guess who's throwing a first anniversary party... and it is today.

The Bluffton Icon, Bluffton's free on-line news source, celebrates its first anniversary with a party at Common Grounds.The event, open to the public, is from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, the actually anniversary date that the website went live in 2009.

Enjoy the last day of summer

Enjoy the last day of summer. During the final week of summer the high temperatures were stuck in the 80s and the lows in the 50s. Here are the highs and low for Sept. 14 to 20, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Temp Low Temp Prec

Sept. 14 82 52

Sept. 15 80 51

Sept. 16 81 58 0.25

Sept. 17 68 54

Hospital update for next week

Here's the update on the Bluffton Hospital construction project for next week.

. Structural steel installation and framing of the two-story addition, which includes the new emergency department and other services, is approaching completion. Contractors are installing second floor decking. A "Topping Out" celebration is being planned in observance of the last piece of the structural steel being placed. The ceremony will be Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. The community is invited to attend.

Adult coed volleyball league starting at BFR

BFR Sports and Fitness will begin the fall Adult Coed Volleyball League the week of Sep. 27. A competitive team division will play on Monday nights and a recreational division will play on Thursday nights.

Matches are scheduled from 7-9 p.m. The league will include six nights of divisional play and a tournament.

Registration form and team fee of $130 is due by the first night of play. Interested teams are encouraged to contact BFR (419-358-4150) immediately.