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August 12, 2020

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Garlic - it's hanging from the rafters

Little Riley Creek Farm's barn decorated with four varieties of this onion cousin

With large clumps of garlic hanging from its rafters and others lined up on a wooden rack, the barn on the Little Riley Creek Farm is suggestive of an old European farmhouse kitchen decorated with garlic braids. 

Amanda Wischmeyer, who with her husband, Jon Tuttle, owns the farm, said that they grow four different varieties of garlic: French Violet, Italian Lorz, Chesnok Red and a variety that was growing on the farm when they purchased it. 


Barbara Koontz worked at Triplett; graduate of Pandora HS

Barbara A. Koontz, 92, died Aug. 4, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System.  Barbara was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Pandora, Ohio, to the late Ernest and Lona (Welty) Bauman.  On May 19, 1950, she married Robert Koontz who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2003. 


Bluffton couple assist in development of Ada covid-19 information source

Ross and Anna Kauffman part of team that created online health guide

• Where did the 6-foot rule come from?
• How do we help kids cope with all the questions surrounding covid-19?
• What criteria would allow us to return to not having social distancing, wearing masks and enhancing disinfecting practices?
• Is this a short term virus, or is it like the flu that will continue to show up seasonally?

These questions and host of others are addressed in a locally-created online resource made available to the public this month. 


Citizens National completes $10,000 pledge for Bluffton pathway

The Bluffton Lions Foundation, Inc., receives a $5,000 donation from the Citizen National Bank, Bluffton.

Presenting the check to Dick Ramseyer, president of the Foundation is Steve Ritter, senior VP / Bluffton city executive, Citizens National Bank.  

The check is the final payment of a $10,000 pledge to the Foundation for the new Lions Way Bentley Path between Richland Drive and Riley Street.

Ramseyer said this is the sixth Lions Way pathway built since 2014. In addition, the Lions Way Trail head park was built in 2015.

School asks parents to complete bus transportation form for 2020-21

The link to the form is in this story

Bluffton schools is asking parents to complete a 2020-21 school transportation form, now on the school website. 

Click here to access the form. Or visit the school website and click on the link at the top left of the home page.

The form is for parents requesting school transportation at the start of this school year.

Here’s additional information from the school:

Drooling over great designs

FROM ADA ICON - One of the Icon's favorite Ada Facebooks is Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery. Like the song goes, the Garvers seem to put new tunes on old pianos. Only the pianos in this case are chairs and sofas and other furniture. The two top photos represent a before and after. The bottom photos show front and back of one of their recent projects.