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June 27, 2017


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Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Swiss Day June 25

Program "Letters from the Swiss Settlement 1840-1860"

The Swiss Community Historical Society’s annual Swiss Day is Sunday, June 25, according to Gary Wetherill, president of the society.

This year’s event includes:
• 12:30 p.m. potluck at Ebenezer Mennonite Church
• 2:30 p.m. program – “Letters from the Swiss Settlement 1840-1860.”
• Following the program – Schumacher homestead open house


Plans underway for Sept. 16 Ada Harvest and Herb Fest'

Vendor booths still available; invitation to join the parade

Planning is underway for this year’s Ada Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest and Herb Festival, according to David Dellifield, chamber president.

This year’s festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. As in past year’s, it will fill Ada’s Main Street from Highland to College. Main Street will be closed at State Route 235 all the way to State Route 81.

The festival has 180 spaces available for vendors.  Booths are 12 feet wide by 8 feet deep and are available while they last. A limited number of booths requiring electricity are also available while they last.


Robert Angus was a naturopathic physician at Celebration of Health

Robert "Bob" C. Angus, N.D., 70, died June 14, 2017, at Lima Memorial Health System. Bob was born July 23, 1946, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to the late Robert and Violet (Deiters) Angus who preceded him in death. On May 27, 1995, he married Elizabeth "Betsey" Travis who survives.

Bob graduated from Rogers High School in Wyoming, Michigan, and later received his Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition at Donsbach University and his Ph.D. in Therapeutic Philosophy from World University. He was a naturopathic physician since 2000 at Celebration of Health in Bluffton. 


"Hey, we can cook at home!"

Bluffton food and nutrition major proves it to her four brothers

Morgan Campbell, a Bluffton University senior and food and nutrition major from Hillsboro, has four brothers.

She knows first-hand just how much they eat and just how picky they can be about what they eat.

So when choosing a semester-long topic to develop for the class Nutrition Education and Communication, the choice was simple. Campbell answered the question “Can family meals provide the best of both worlds: low cost and healthy?” The answer she discovered - yes!

50 years later the only thing that changed is the price of gas

Wheels Festival continues to bring classic cars and more downtown on Friday

Fifty years ago Dick Boehr, Gene Benroth and some other downtown merchants had a crazy idea: Let's have an old car. It might bring people to Bluffton.

Fifty years later it continues to take place and continues to bring people to Bluffton.

And, not surprisingly, 50 years later, the cars that are classic today were new in 1967. Who would have thought!

You can except nearly 200 vehicles that grew up on leaded gas to return to Bluffton on Friday, for the 50th Bluffton Festival of Wheels cruise-in, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions.

Teams forming for 5th annual golf outing

William T. Ellerbrock SIDS Foundation event on Aug. 11

The 5th annual William T. Ellerbrock SIDS Foundation golf outing takes place Friday, Aug. 11, at Sycamore Springs Golf Course, 11492 Township Road, Arlington, according to Matt and Crystal Ellerbrock.


Early bird registration before July 14 is $240 per team of four.  Participants will receive a complimentary Bun in the Oven Package. The package includes four mulligans, four drink tickets and 20 door prize tickets, a $40 value.


Relay for Hope June 23-24 at BFR

Bluffton's Relay for Hope takes place at Bluffton Family Recreation Friday and Saturday, June 23-24.

Part of the BFR gymnasium will be unavailable starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 23, but will be available again Saturday morning.

Watch for more details of the event on the Icon. CLICK HERE FOR RELAY FACEBOOK.


BFR women's tennis tourney reschduled

Due to gas line work on College Avenue

Due to the closure of East College Avenue's because of gas line work, the Bluffton Family Recreation women's tennis tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 17, will be moved to a later date. That date is not yet set.

The tournament will take place in Bluffton at the Howe Tennis Courts on East College Avenue, across from Harmon Field.

Ronald Cramer served on Union Township trustees for 25 years

Ronald D. Cramer, 81, died June 14, 2017 at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora.  Ronald was born May 30, 1936, in Bluffton to the late Paul and Vivian (Billings) Cramer.  On Nov. 24, 1956, he married Sharon Kohler Cramer and she survives.

Ronald graduated from Cory-Rawson High School and was a duck farmer. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Rawson. Ronald had been a Union Township Trustee for 25 years and enjoyed model airplanes and cars.  


Special Friday afternoon library storytime

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bluffton Festival of Wheels, the Bluffton Public Library will hold a special "Wheels" storytime.

The event, open to children of all ages, is 4 p.m., Friday, June 16, in the library, 145 S. Main St.

No prior registration is required to attend.