August 20, 2014


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Meet lifeguard Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee is part of the busy staff of managers and lifeguards at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. Stay tuned to the Icon for daily photos of staff members.


Bluffton excited to open 2014 at Beaver Invite

The Bluffton University Men's and Women's Cross Country teams are excited to start the 2014 campaign. The men return a pair of strong runners in sophomore Jack Fisher (Norwalk/St. Paul) and junior Zach Bradley (Sheffield/Brookside). This duo should provide a strong front running combination that will be very effective in the Heartland Conference.

Labor Day Weekend 5K and Pump 'n Run planned Aug. 30

Competitive and recreational runners are welcome to participate in the annual 5K Run/Walk held by BFR on Saturday, Aug. 30. 

The Labor Day weekend event will include a 5K road race/walk, a Pump n Run Challenge and a Fun Run. The 5K course begins at BFR and ends at the Buckeye Park and is a measured 3.1 distance over fairly flat, paved surfaces.


Author, educator to help welcome Bluffton University class of 2018

Dr. Ken Bain, whose book, “What the Best College Students Do,” was this year’s summer reading for first-year Bluffton University students, will be the featured speaker Thursday, Aug. 28, as Bluffton welcomes the class of 2018 at its annual opening convocation.

With faculty in regalia looking on, about 245 new first-year and transfer students will be introduced during the ceremony, which begins at 10:45 a.m. in Founders Hall.

Ice cream on the lawn - a Mennonite Home summer tradition

A beautiful summer evening set the tone for over 100 crowd members at Mennonite Memorial Home’s annual “Concert on the Lawn” on Aug. 17. 

This year’s concert featured Bob Ford, a musician and storyteller from Cedarville. Residents, family members and community members gathered to enjoy the folk sounds brought by Ford. 

Kids, both young and old, enjoyed the sounds and soon learned that you can’t simply listen to Bob play – the melodies are so contagious you can’t help but tap your toes. 

Register now for American Girl breakfast tea at Senior Center

The Bluffton Senior Center will host an American Girl breakfast tea during the Fall Festival at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27.

The tea is for girls and their dolls and their mothers or grandmothers. The center will have a small tea with muffins or rolls, a craft project and prizes.

Mary Ann Jordan is working on the grand prize which will be outfits for an American Girl Doll. All girls at the party will automatically be entered into the grand prize drawing.


"A Matter of Balance," classes hosted at Senior Center

The Bluffton Senior Center will host classes on balance put on by the Area Agency on Aging.

"A Matter of Balance" can help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. Classes will start Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Smith's Realty Professionals new listing on Crystal Place

Smith's Realty Professionals announce a new listing, according to Larry Smith. The listing is a residence at 45 Crystal Place, Bluffton. The residence has a listing price of $159,000. For complete details open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


First National Bank offering special 32-month CD

First National Bank is offering a 32-month CD special now through Aug. 31.The limited-time offer includes  an annual percentage yield (APY) of 1.25 percent.



Jeanne’s Kitchen specials, August 18-22

We are open for breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday-Friday mornings. Breakfast is served all day!

LUNCH SPECIALS for August 19-22

Tomato bisque
Roast beef grilled cheese
Chicken guacamole wrap
Shrimp and avocado salad

Chicken and wild rice soup
Turkey club
Kale, bean and cheese ravioli with side salad
Spinach, chicken and apple salad