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July 5, 2020

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Et Cetera Shop reopens with limited hours and customer guidelines

One of Bluffton's favorite Main Street shops – Et Cetera, 327 N. Main St. – has reopened, according to Chrissy Lugibihl, manager.

The store is limiting donations hours through the end of June, to evaluate its inventory. Current donation times are Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New hours through the end of June:
Mondays 1-5 p.m.
Wednesdays 1-5 p.m.
Fridays 1-5 p.m.

Village announces plan for switching trash and recycle carts

The Village of Bluffton announced its plan in making the switch of new trash and recycle carts from Republic to Reumpke. The details follow: 
• New trash and recycle carts from Rumpke are being delivered next week
 (June 1 to 5)

• All Republic carts must be placed curbside during your normal pick up day of June 1 or June 3

• Only return the new Rumpke carts to your home

• Leave Republic carts at the curb until they are picked up
  (Will be completed by end of the week of June 5)

Thank you for your cooperation
Village of Bluffton

Here are school plans for 2020-21

Following directions from Ohio Department of Education and Allen County Health Department

Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent, provided the following letter to parents and students concerning plans for next school year. It is also posted on the school website.

We are excited to have students back in the building next fall - distance learning options are also available

First, I want to thank you for your understanding and patience as we moved to an online platform this spring. 

No swim lessons planned at this time

Anticipated pool opening June 6 weekend

At this time there are no plans for swim lessons to take place at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, according to Jesse Blackburn, village administrator.

The following includes admission prices and pool hours for when the pool eventually opens – hoping to be the weekend of June 6.

Click here for additional details and guidelines on the pool opening.

Deer me, I'm in the Little Riley

Bluffton is a wild place. You just need to know where to look.

The Icon came across a deer in Little Riley Creek on May 27. We watched each other for a brief moment and then, the deer decided it was camera shy. For an interesting one-minute video, click below. But, remain very still.

Library board meets via video conferencing today

The Bluffton Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, via video conferencing.  To request an invitation for the meeting, please contact Jessica Hermiller, Director, at director@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.