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Village dodges financial bullet in 2009

As bad as 2009 was, the Village of Bluffton's budget dodged the financial bullet in the year just past.

According to Nancy Kindle, village fiscal officer, Bluffton's cash balances decreased by $295,008 in 2009. The streetscape program was completed at a cost of $230,244 and $600,000 of the town hall debt was retired. Those figures were revealed at the Jan. 11 council meeting - the first meeting of 2010.

Beth Boehr-Miller launches new business

Beth Boehr-Miller

After working in the financial industry for over 20 years and recently becoming a Dave Ramsey Certified Financial Counselor, Beth Boehr-Miller, of Bluffton, has launch a new business venture-Beyond Budgeting.

The idea for her business originated out of a growing need for individuals and couples from every income level to get a hold of their finances and live in financial peace.

Letter: Last WWI vet is 109 on Feb. 1

Bluffton Icon:

Would you be interested in putting something in the BlufftonIcon inviting people to send a birthday card to Mr. Frank Buckles (the last surviving U.S. WWI veteran)? Mr. Buckles turns 109 on Feb. 1.

I have a draft that people could sign and forward, if they are interested, and have attached it for you. I am going to get my church, the Boy Scouts, my place of employment (Lima Refinery), and some other groups that I'm involved with to print out copies and have them send them on to Mr. Buckles.


Nathan Krohn 1981-2010

Nathan Krohn

Nathan Daniel Krohn, 28, of Pandora died at 2:55 p.m. Jan. 10, 2010, at his parent's residence following and extended illness. He was born May 7, 1981, in Findlay to David and Sherry Stucky Krohn and they survive in Pandora.

On Jan. 11, 2003, he married Rachel Lane and she survives.

Nathan was a carpenter. He was a member of the Pandora Missionary Church, volunteered with Campus Life, the church youth group and was active in Upwards Basketball. He was a 2000 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and attended the University of Toledo.



I think I must be the best procrastinator in the world. Take today for example. There are about 50 things I could be doing, but I just don't feel like doing them. Since the world won't fall apart if I don't get them done immediately, why not sit here a few minutes longer and ponder which one I should do first.


Birth date or zip code


We caught this plate in front of the Shannon Theatre during an afternoon movie matinee. Is it the driver's birth date, or is it a zip code from the west coast?