Herb expert at the Swiss Haus garden

The August 6 open house at the Schumacher Homestead treated visitors to a lesson on herbs by Becki Ahmed. The kitchen garden also yielded bunches of herbs for guests to dry at home. 

MHCO hosts "Game Day" gala on October 13

Fundraiser for Benevolent Care Fund

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio will host an inaugural gala event on October 13, 2022.  The theme will be “Game Day” and guests will be invited to wear their favorite sports attire–from a hat to a full team uniform. The fundraising event will benefit the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Benevolent Care Fund, which provides support to care for older adults who have outlived their resources.


Weekend warriors

By Emily Baum and Evan Bruggeman, Student Pharmacists with Karen Kier, Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

Exercise is a critical piece to overall health. The Heart Foundation provides a list of the top 10 reasons why someone does not exercise.  The top three are: I am too tired, I can’t afford a gym and I don’t have time.  

So, could concentrated time exercising be a potential solution, giving credence to the notion of a weekend warrior?


New Stories

A Perseid meteor shower viewing opportunity will be hosted at Kendrick Woods park, 971 N. Defiance Trail, Spencerville, with members of the Lima Astronomical Society providing assistance and information.

The Perseid Meteor Shower viewing is weather dependent.

Three Bluffton history programs take place in the next two weeks presented by Fred Steiner of BlufftonForever.com  Each is free and open to the public.

CORRECTION: Kaleigh Coffman was misidentified in the original article.

By Cort Reynolds

Bluffton High School lost 4-1 at Shawnee in girls tennis action Tuesday afternoon, August 9.

The loss dropped the Pirate record to 0-1 with one tie this season.

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200,00th view on The Icon
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35 strikes in one night
Going after the green
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History lesson

By Fred Steiner

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Linda Houshower was a labor and delivery nurse; founding partner of The Food Store

Linda (Beechy) Houshower, 70, died on August 5, 2022 at University of Michigan Hospital after a short struggle with a rare, untreatable cancer.  Born December 27, 1951, to the late Orin and Marie (Ramseyer) Beechy, she grew up in Wooster, OH where she was an active member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church and the YMCA where she taught swimming.  During high school years, she was a counselor at Camp Friedenswald where she developed her love of nature and met her life partner, Hans Houshower. 


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