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July 28, 2014


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Town hall, Sunset Drive updates provided at Monday's council meeting

Bluffton council will hear several updates on village projects from Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, during Monday’s council meeting. A summary of those updates follow. The complete council agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

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According to the village insurance adjustor, he will submit the file to the insurance carrier this week. Supposedly, we should have a response in seven to 10 days.

Jeanne’s Kitchen, July 22-25

Open at 8:00 a.m. We serve fresh homemade pastry and coffee Tuesday-Friday mornings until 10:30 a.m. Carry out or eat in.

LUNCH SPECIALS for July 22-25

Garden vegetable soup
Open-face Vietnamese sandwich
Hummus and tabouleh pita

Chicken spinach cannelloni soup
Caprese sandwich
Buffalo chicken burger with sweet potato fries

Tuscan bean soup
Deconstructed eggplant parm
Waldorf tuna salad

United Way feature agency of the week: Bluffton Community Preschool


This is part of a series of stories featuring local organizations that received Bluffton, Beaverdam, United Way funding.

Where would Bluffton Community Preschool be without the United Way?

Meet lifeguard Mitchell Ault

Mitchell Ault 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.


Photos: A different kind of parachute


Kinzi Koogler, 2, runs under the uplifted parachute during an exercise class at Mennonite Memorial Home. In the other photos are her brothers, Titus, 4, and Gunner. They are the children of Emily and Aaron Koogler. 

Watch the video.

Angie Palte benefit July 19 at Springfield Fireworks

A benefit for Angie Palte is planned from 1 to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at Springfield Fireworks, 490 State Route 103, Bluffton. Friends and family members plan the benefit.

The event includes live music by:
• 1 p.m. Them Kids with Mama Spaz
• 2 p.m. Philosoraptors
• 5 p.m. Sunday’s Regret
• 8 p.m. Two Dragons


Tommy Tire serving free ice cream July 25

How better to celebrate summer than with some ice cream?

Tommy Tire Sales, 319 N. Main St., will serve free ice cream from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, July 25, in front of its business, according to Tom and Sheena Dotson, owners.

"Jay Lugibihl will have his antique ice cream maker set up and we’re giving free bowls of ice cream to anyone in the town who would like to stop by for a bowl," said Tom and Shenna. 


Meet lifeguard Nate Staley

Lifeguard Nate Staley 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.


Here's this week's special from The Dough Hook

Marlena Ballinger of The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the current special of the week.

• Oven-roasted chicken breast, $5.49 per pound
• Off the bone ham, $4.59 per pound
• Colby cheese, $4.59 per pound
• Hot pepper cheese, $4.39 per pound

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.,
Bluffton - 419-358-4264



French wine tasting views and vintages event July 23 at Mustard Seed Cafe

A French wine tasting "views and vintages" takes place next week at Mustard Seed Cafe. Here's the the details: 

When: Wednesday, July 23 
6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Mustard Seed Cafe
562 North Main St.