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August 12, 2020

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So, you think you know Bluffton? - the answer

Ryan DeMarco, provided this photo to the Icon. Where is it? The answer is in the photo below. It's at 575 S. Main St., just north of the Dari Freeze.


Avoid these estate planning mistakes

By Brandon Blackford
Edward Jones Financial Advisor

You save and invest to meet a variety of goals during your lifetime: college for your children, long vacations, a comfortable retirement, and so on.

But you probably also want to leave something behind – to your loved ones and, possibly, to the charitable organizations you support. To do so, you’ll need to develop a comprehensive estate plan, but to make that plan work, you must avoid some common mistakes.

Here are a few of these pitfalls you’ll want to avoid:


So, you think you know Bluffton?

So, you think you know Bluffton? Ryan DeMarco took this photo and shared it with the Icon. He wonders how many viewers can identify this location.

It's a tree growing inside a tree stump.

Answer tomorrow.

Bike racks coming to Main Street

Bentley Road pathway extension ribbon cutting in September

Bluffton council heard updates on several bike-related topics on Monday.

Bluffton’s council streets and alleys committee, meeting Aug. 4, reported that bike racks will soon appear in several Main Street locations, encouraging the use of bicycles in the village.

Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Allen County Health Department’s "Creating Healthy Communities,” bike riders will have 17 places to park on Main Street.

Missed a library program?

No prob; here's links to several summer presentations

This summer has looked a lot different than other summers at Bluffton Public Library.

However, COVID-19 hasn’t ended the library’s commitment to programs and events that support education, access to resources, community, and entertainment.

The library staff partnered with many  local Summer Program sponsors to provide these events digitally.

Chad Cupples receives Combat Action Badge

Bluffton native Chad Cupples, who served in Iraq with the 323rd Military Police Company, was awarded the Combat Action Badge in a ceremony on Aug. 5.  

The presentation in Rep. Jim Jordan’s office, Lima, was made as a result of Cupples’ involvement in an engagement on May 27, 2003. He took direct small arms fire from enemy combatants as well as indirect rocket and mortar fire on several occasions.