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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.

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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

 

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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.
Bluffton
567-226-1120

Wishes do come true: St. John's UCC donates $750 to library

Mary Ann Jordan and Carol Groman present a check in the amount of $750 to Esther Birky, Bluffton library youth services coordinator, and Jessica Hermiller, library director.  

The money was raised by the ladies group from St. John’s United Church of Christ through their semi-annual beef and noodle dinners.

Kindles, E-readers, Leggos, and other items from the library “wish list” will be purchased by the library staff.

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Area wheat harvest: "Good quality wheat and above average yield"

“Good quality wheat and an above average yield.”

That’s one way to describe the 2014 wheat harvest in the Icon viewership area.
Larry Kaiser, manager Ada grain branch of Heritage Cooperative, provide the Icon with some of this year’s harvest figures.

Kaiser reports yields ranging from 65 to 90 bushels per acre, with an average of about 80 bushels per acre. Moisture content average was 15.2 percent mostly (13.5 percent is dry).
The first wheat arrived at the Ada elevator on July 5 and the harvest should be completed by the end of this week.

Several local artists in next ArtSpace/Lima exhibit

ArtSpace/Lima announces the opening of ArtSpace/Pops 2014: A Fine Craft Invitational in The Ellen Nelson Gallery, Sunday, August 3, 2014.

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"God's Not Dead" movie shown at English Lutheran July 18

The movie "God's Not Dead," will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 18, at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., Bluffton, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

The movie is free and open to the public. Child-care is provided. For more information contact the church at 419-358-2591 or e-mail: elchurch@wcoil.com

 

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May 5 though July 12 births at Bluffton Hospital

The following births were reported to The Icon by Bluffton Hospital from May 5 to July 12. 
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Meet Assistant Manager Nathan Hursh

Assistant Manager Nathan Hursh 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.

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University offers five online graduate-level courses leading to Ohio reading endorsement

Teachers can now take Bluffton University’s five online graduate-level courses that lead to an Ohio reading endorsement, offered for the price of four.

Over the next three years, Bluffton is offering the final three-credit-hour course for free to 30 teachers—10 per year—of kindergarten through 12th grade. Funding will be from an Ohio Educator Preparation Program Performance Grant awarded to the university this spring.

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