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May 1, 2017


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BACH 3 - Does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is a BACH 1 and a BACH 2? The Icon spotted this plate in Ada.

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Pandora UM hosts free community meal Feb. 24

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wed. Feb. 24  from 5:30- 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.  The meal this month is provided by the Rebecca Circle. The menu is hot chicken sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and beverage. 


Kaity King BHS December student of the month

Kaity King, Bluffton High School senior, is the December BHS student of the month. The daughter of Amy King and Alan King, Kaity carries a 3.874 grade point average.

Kaity is a member of the FCCLA (Family, Career, & Community Leading America) and is a cheerleader at Bluffton High School. She also cheers for All Star Cheerleading in Lima.

In her spare time she likes to quilt, help people, cheer and tumble.


Pandora cruise in the park July 4

The Four Deuces Car Club will hold a cruise-in-the-park Saturday, July 4 at the Pandora Park, State Route 12, Pandora. Awards will include top 20 plus six specialry awards, and dash plaques to first 100 entries.

Registration is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with a $10 entry fee. Awards will be named at 3:30 p.m.

There will be food, including a chicken barbecue. Pre-sale tickets for the barbecue are available at Ted's Market, 419-384-3407. The event also includes crafts, vendors, a bake sale, and a 50/50 drawing.


Registration forms available for Pandora town-side garage sales

Registration forms for Pandora Town Wide Garage Sales are available at the Pandora library and need to be returned by Saturday, May 23, 2015. Garage sales are June 5 & 6, 2015. Lists/Maps will be available at the Pandora library and at local businesses around town the week of June 1.


Open house Dec. 10 for Pandora Area Boy Scouts

The Pandora Area Boy Scouts will hold an open house at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, at the Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. 

The event is for boys ages 11 to 18 and their parents. For more information contact Chris Fleming, 419-303-2584.


Pandora United Methodist host to election day dinner

The Pandora United Methodist Church on State Route 12 in Pandora is hosting a baked steak dinner on Election Day, Nov. 6 from 5 -7 p.m. 

Menu: Baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert bar with punch and coffee. Cost for adults is $7.00 and $3.50 for children ages 3-12 (under three years of age are free). Carry outs available.


Magic (show) in the air at Hilty Memorial Home

There was magic in the house recently at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. A magician entertained residents and youth at the child care. Here are some views of the afternoon.

Go to the bottom of this story for additional photos.


Sept. 13 next blood drive in Pandora

Pandora's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Pandora United Methodist Church.
How to Donate Blood


Pandora's Riley Creek Festival on the weekend calendar

A full slate of activities is on the calendar this weekend for the Riley Creek Festival, held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11, in Pandora.
Events include a Friday evening downtown car show, carnival games, an auction, outdoor movie and lots of food.
Other Friday events include a cornhole tournament and oldies music with a DJ.
On Saturday is a pancake breakast and 10 a.m. parade.
On both evenings and on Sunday afternoon and evening will be the presentation of "Brigadoon." The Riley Creek Players present the musical in the Pandora-Gilboa School auditoria.


Special evening at Hilty Memorial Home

It was a special night at Hilty Memorial Home on May 31. Residents, family and friends enjoyed a picnic with the Al Best band performing.

Prior to the picnic the Columbus Grove Legion, together with the Grove VFW, honored Charles Turner with a 21-gun salute and presented his widow, Doris, of 20 years with the flag.

Just before he died, Turner had asked his son-in-law to be certain that he received his Military Rites. At the time of his death, arrangements for those rights were not able to be coordinated.

Larry Edmiston arrangedand took part in the ceremony.