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November 22, 2017

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Help! Friday at 3 p.m.

Lynda Best leads volunteers putting up Ream cutouts on church lawn

A volunteer coalition of Bluffton residents will post the Ream Holiday Folk Art Display cutouts on the Presbyterian Church lawn starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, according to Lynda Best, who is working on the project.

The set-up is part of the Bluffton Cultural Affairs Committee, but with last January’s retirement by Terry Mullenhour, who chairs the committee, no replacement was made by the village.

“Because of a forecast of 100 percent chance of rain on Saturday, we will start at 3 p.m. on Friday,” she told The Icon. “We will try to finish Saturday, weather permitting.”

Surprise emergency legislation falls flat

4-2 vote halts attempted repeal of legislation by lame ducks council members

• Read statement by Joe Sehlhorst
  attached at bottom of story
• Failed ordinance also attached

In a totally unexpected move, on Monday four members of Bluffton council voted to repeal the water and sewer surcharge that it enacted in the spring of 2016.

The legislation was not part of the original council packet, made available to the media, earlier in the week. It was added later and not released to the media in advance.

Tell Me Something Good team from Tower donates to food pantry

During the two-week period leading up to World Kindness day on Nov. 13 the Tell Me Something Good team at Tower International, Bluffton, conducted a drive collecting food and personal care items.

The team and their fellow employees donated 260 items that will benefit the Bluffton Food Pantry and an additional 10 items and $125 to benefit the Lifeline Christian Mission program. A former Tower coworker recently developed a strong relationship with the mission program.

Heaven Came Down, angel and nativity scenes at Mt. Cory United Methodist

Mount Cory United Methodist Church will host its 5th annual "Heaven Came Down." Display is sponsored by the Mount Cory Friendship Circle.

It is a display of angels and nativity scenes. Showings are from 10 a.m.-5
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 and 10, at the Bethel Family Life Center, 201 W. Washington St., Mount Cory.

This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Other times available on request.


Bluffton HS finishes at 4-4 in NWC Scholastic Bowl

Bluffton High School academic team finished the Northwest Conference  Scholastic Bowl with a 4-4 record. The bowl took place last weekend at Bluffton High School.

Team finishes

Ada               8-0
Crestview      5-3
Spencerville  5-3
Bluffton       4-4
Paulding        4-4
Delphos Jeff  3-5
Lincolnview   3-5
Col. Grove    2-6
Allen East     2-6                                                             


Trinity Lutheran holds Thanksgiving service Nov. 23

A Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church,  Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23.  

The church will be decorated with harvest items and is handicapped accessible. More information is at www.tlcjenera.org 


Apollo 28th annual Christmas craft show Dec. 2

Apollo Career Center, 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima will hold its 28th annual Christmas at Apollo Craft Show Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $3, children 12 and under are free. 

The proceeds from the craft show are divided among the Apollo student organizations to fund community service projects and assist students competing at state and national competitions.


Linda Moor, 1944 -2017

Linda J. Moor, 73 of Findlay died on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. 

She was born in Findlay on Jan. 18, 1944 to the late Cletis and Evelyn Beard. Linda married Ronald Moor on March 7, 1964, and they divorced.  She is survived by two daughters; Rhonda (Andrew VanHorn) Moor of Rawson and Leslie (Marcos Ferrari) Moor.  

Linda is also survived by seven grandchildren; Jesse Moor, Jared Moor, Sam Neff, Jack Henry Neff, Juri Green, Tucker Neff, Will Neff and a sister, Jean Bolmer of Findlay.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jude Green and by her ex-husband, Ronald Moor.


Walkers welcome in Bluffton elementary

The Bluffton Schools will once again welcome any citizen interested in walking the hallways during the winter months. 

The Bluffton Elementary and Middle Schools may be used for walking from 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., effective now. 

Please enter at the main elementary door during these times.  The buildings are open each day when school is in session.

Working to eradicate tuberculosis

How this Bluffton University senior chemistry major spent her summer

By Jena O’Brien
Bluffton University public relations student assistant

Chelsea Zoltowski, a Bluffton University senior chemistry major from Sylvania, spent the past summer in Chicago working in the field of drug discovery.

This was her second such experience. Previously she researched biomimicry during a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) internship at the University of Akron.

For two months, Zoltowski interned at the pharmaceutical company AbbVie doing research on tuberculosis.