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David Yoder

May 25, 2017


Poetic License

Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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Krysti's Music Studio recitals announced

Krysti's Music Studio has a series of student recitals scheduled this month.

They are all at Rockport United Methodist Church, 5505 Rockport Road, Columbus Grove, with the exception of two recitals held at Shawnee Alliance in Lima, 4455 Shawnee Road. 

Students will perform on piano, guitar, voice, violin, and more. Here are the dates and times:

Rockport Recitals:
Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 26 at 7 pm
Saturday, May 27 at 10 am
Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 pm

What third graders learn about Bluffton

More on the third grade-mural photo.

The Icon posted this photo last week. It shows third graders in Ann Kingsley's class at the Main Street mural. We ask Ann for more details and here's what she sent us:

In third grade, social studies focuses on "community." 

We spend the month of May learning about Bluffton. This is our first of three Bluffton history walks. 


Adult and youth yoga classes at BFR

Starting in early June

Bluffton Family Recreation offers summer yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. from June 6 through Aug. 10.

Erica Sheehan leads the classes. Cost is $4 for members and $6 for non-members. No classes take place the weeks of July 4 and July 11.

Yoga for youth
A special yoga for youth and adults is offered from June 9 through Aug. 4. It’s free for children whose parents are enrolled in the morning class. It is offered Fridays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

For more information contact BFR, 216 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150.

High Intensive Interval Training, pickleball, tennis tourney in June at BFR

Watch the Icon for additional details coming soon

Bluffton Family Recreation announces several new activities for June. Watch the Icon for more details on each of these activities.

High Intensive Interval Training
Matt Gillett will offer a High Intensive Interval Training (HIIT) class for persons interested in advancing to a higher exercise level. The class schedule will be announced soon.

Pickleball begins with play at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class is open to SilverSneaker members and non-members.

Bluffton HS FFA 1965-66

Here's the Bluffton High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) from the 1965-66 school year. Names of members are under the photo.


Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.


Did you take Bluffton's "bean poll" in April?

Unscientific but revealing results

Provided by Dr. James Bode
Associate Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
Ohio State University - Lima

On Tax Day April 19 people coming out of the Bluffton Post Office were handed a handful of beans, and asked how they would distribute federal taxes if they were in charge.

Those who participated, distributed their beans into jars labeled with categories of the federal budget.

ODOT work on SR 103 (Bentley Road) bridge coming

Work begins May 30 - bridge could close for up to 4 months

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation Interstate 75, State Route 103 will be affected at times for bridge deck replacements on Napoleon Road over Interstate 75, Beaverdam, and State Route 103 (Bentley Road) over Interstate 75, Bluffton. The following are upcoming impacts related to the project:

Bentley Road (state Route 103)

• Two bridges on Bentley Road (one over Interstate 75 and one over the railroad north of Interstate 75) will close May 30 for approximately four months.

Light agenda for Bluffton council

It should be a short Bluffton council meeting on Monday. The agenda includes the reading of an alley vacation ordinance and reports from committees.

Council meets at 8 p.m. in the town hall. The agenda is attached.

Gary Marshall 1939 - 2017

Gary M. Marshall, 77, died May 19, 2017, at 10:49 at St. Rita's Inpatient Hospice in Lima. Gary was born July 18, 1939, in Greeley, Colo., to the late Paul and Rose (Markus) Marshall. In 1978, he married Sharon Parkins who survives. 

Gary was a supervisor/foreman at Motorola, JB Tool and Machine in Wapakoneta, RCA and DTR Industries in Bluffton.  He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous with over 18 years of sobriety.