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AA OPEN DISCUSSION
7:30 p.m. Mondays at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St
AL-ANON MEETINGS
7:30 p.m., Mondays at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St.
AMERICAN LEGION
Bluffton Post 382. Meetings at 7:30 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 405 N. Spring St. Dennis Morrison, 419-358-4950
Director Jim Enneking; PO Box 142; 419-369-2985
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
Beth Ackerman, 419-204-9913
BLUFFTON BUCS MIDGET FOOTBALL
Zac Kohli, 419-306-2818 or Mitch Geisgie, 419-204-7291, [email protected]
Jim Enneking, 419-369-2985, [email protected]
Raising funds for Lake St dog park, [email protected]
BLUFFTON COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL
Amber Bingley, 419-358-0268
BLUFFTON GIRL SCOUTS
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Ohio, 888-350-5090
BLUFFTON HOSPITAL AUXILLARY
Heather Schalk, 419-423-5342
BLUFFTON IN BLOOM
Jesse Blackburn, Village administrator, 419-358-2066
Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Town Hall; contact [email protected]
Meetings 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday; 419-358-7941, [email protected]
Meetings 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday, 3rd floor town hall; P.O. Box 221, Bluffton, OH 45817, [email protected]
BLUFFTON PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION
Karen Byers, 419-358-7951 (school phone), [email protected]
BLUFFTON SENIOR CENTER
132 N. Main St., Tonya Meyer, director, 419-358-8971
PO Box 241, Bluffton OH 45817 / President Tom Augsburger, 419-384-3674
BLUFFTON SWIM TEAM (SARDINES)
Nicole Mikesell, 419-358-0074
BLUFFTON WRITERS GROUP
Ruth Naylor, 419-358-6309
Scoutmaster Brad Taylor
CAMPUS LIFE
Jeremy Basinger, 419-296-9267
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Gloria Bucher, 419-429-2621
FAIR TRADE TOWN TASK FORCE
Lori Nester, 419-358-9650
Olwen Prichard, (419) 358-5016 (library phone), [email protected]
Pat Flinn, 419-358-6766, Victoria Goddard [email protected]
RELAY FOR LIFE/RELAY FOR HOPE
Lynda Best, 419-296-2790
S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club
Duane Bollenbacher - 419-358-7365
Gary Wetherill, 419-358-1049
TOPS/KOPS
Jean Ream 419-358-7613 or 567-208-3318

Churches

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601 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817
112 N Main St, 419-358-5806
8905 Columbus Grove Road - 419-358-8588
8375 Phillips Road - 419-358-1561
111 Grove St. - 419-358-2591
101 S. Jackson St. - 419-358-5766
FIRST MISSIONARY CHURCH
247 N. Lawn Ave. - 419-358-7751
116 Church St. - 419-358-8921
15988 Road 4, Pandora. 419-384-3680
223 W. College Ave. - 419-358-5641
160 N. Spring St. - 419-358-8631
835 N. Main St. - 419-358-1382
2022 State Route 103 - 419-358-2001

Community Organization

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Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters
Meet at 7 p.m.on 1st Monday of the month, Bluffton Senior Center. Contact Deb Beer [email protected]

Village of Bluffton

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Bluffton Town Hall
419-358-2066 - Press 0 for operator
EMS chief, non-emergency
Jan Basinger
Fire Chief, non-emergency
Jon Kinn, press 5
Income Tax Administrator
Rhonda Hohenbrink
Mayor
Richard Johnson, press 3
Police Chief, non-emergency
Ryan Burkholder
Police Sergeant, non-emergency
Matt Oglesbee
Utilities clerk
Angie Essinger
Village Administrator
Jesse Blackburn
Village Fiscal Officer
Kevin Nickel

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Classified Ads

POLICY UPDATE BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2024
FREE ADS Include help wanted, garage sales, card of thanks, lost and found, wanted, and free items. Non-profit events of interest are free for 10 days.

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Garage Sales

Multi-family garage sale

Friday and Saturday (May 31-June 1) from 9-5 at 182 Sunset Drive in Bluffton


HUGE ANTIQUES/PRIMITIVES YARD SALE
Friday May 31st  9am-4pm or later
Denny Edinger  524 W. Elm St. Bluffton
Including antique pie safe, dry sink, wardrobe, and secretary.
Lots of furniture, and large and small items.
Also vintage garden decor, planters, and plant stands.
Looking forward to seeing you!!

PAID ADVERTISEMENT


GARAGE SALE ON MAY 30-31 AND JUNE 1

Antique oak furniture lovers, this sale is for you!! 117 S. Spring Street-Bluffton. Starts this Thursday May 30 (4-7), Friday 9-5 and Sat. 9-1. Cash, check or  Venmo! Antique square oak table(3 1/2’x3 1/2’), two antique oak wardrobes(7’x4’), oak dressers( one with mirror), oak machinest’s chest, oak tool cupboard, two children’s oak rocking chairs, oak hallway bench chest, oak 8 day wall clock( Crane-manufactured by Waterbury Clock Co.), antique walnut spool turned cradle, oak church pew(4’5”), church chair ( bishop’s), 60’s vintage 26” schwinn girl’s bike, little girls clothes, lots of old toasters, Our Generation dolls ( look like American Girl dolls), crock jugs and crocks, old fire hydrant and dishes! See you at the sale!!!


Events of interest

Save June 30 for Swiss Day potluck

The Swiss Community Historical Society will hold the 2024 Swiss Day annual meeting and potluck on Sunday June 30 at 1:00 p.m.

The event will take place at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.

Note the venue change. Next year we plan to have our meeting in the SCHS Heritage Center. All are welcome!


MORNINGS WITH MOMMY

Bring your kids/grandkids--both big and small and join "Mornings with Mommy" at the Jenera Park on the south edge of Jenera starting at 9:30 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of June, July and August.

Come when you can and stay as long as you are able. Enjoy the sunshine and some fresh air. Let you kids play and burn off some energy while you talk with other adults. Contact Jenny Boehm with any questions at 262-391-7994 or mwmtrinity@tlcjenera

A program of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera.


SECOND SATURDAYS AT SCHUMACHER HOMESTEAD
June 8 from 1-:4:00 p.m.

Van Risser will demonstrate and share examples of hearth cooking. Docents in period costume will provide tours of the air-conditioned farmhouse, as well as the summer kitchen, garden, workshop and barn.Get a first-hand view of progress on the Heritage Center, where the inside view reveals timbers and framework from the 1855 barn.

 


Bluffton Community VBS 2024, Hometown Nazareth, “Where Jesus Was a Kid”
Date: July 21-25th 2024, Time: 6-8pm
Location: Bluffton YMCA, 215 Snider Rd, Bluffton OH 45817
Registration link: https://vbspro.events/p/events/2c11e4

Take kids back to Hometown Nazareth, where they’ll stand up for their faith among people who doubt that a carpenter’s son is really God’s Son! Ages 3 (& potty trained) through entering 6th grade in the fall are welcome to register. Families are invited to attend with their children, and siblings can remain in the same group if noted during registration. Bluffton Community VBS is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and is not affiliated with the YMCA. For questions or for volunteer opportunities please contact Heidi Gesler, 512-468-4314. 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT


The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a PPK USA sanctioned Punt, Pass & Kick competition from 4-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 at Ohio Northern's Dial-Roberson Stadium.

This event is FREE for kids ages 6-15.

Register at https://bit.ly/4dOqdvI

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT


YAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER FOR BLUFFTON DOG PARK

Wednesday, May 29 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. 
Vine Street, Bluffton

  • Beachwear Dog Costume Contest
  • Prizes
  • Food trucks
  • Photo booth
  • Raffle baskets
  • Live music

For more information, contact [email protected]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT


Announcements

LOCAL VOICES BLUFFTON: PODCAST WITH JON KINN
Listen HERE

Hosts Sam Sprunger and Jim Enneking interview Jon Kinn, Funeral Director at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services. Jon shares his journey from mowing the lawn at a funeral home in seventh grade to becoming a licensed funeral director in 2000 after studying management, marketing, and mortuary science. He explains the differences between a funeral director and a mortician, emphasizing that one can be a funeral director without being an embalmer.


Services Offered

BLACK HARDWOOD MULCH (RICH JOHNSON) 

32. DOLLARS A YD 

FREE DELIVERY WITHIN 10 MILES OF BLUFFTON.

CALL 419-234-4202


For Sale

TROMBONE FOR SALE

C.G. Conn B flat trombone, crafted in Elkhart, Indiana. With Bach 12 mouthpiece, lyre for marching and carrying case. Used by two superior Bluffton HS players! $75. [email protected].

 


For Rent

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SPRING SAVINGS ARE IN BLOOM: NEW PRICE FOR REST OF 2024

One Bedroom Apartment $2024/month---That's a savings of $12,985
Independent Living Apartments

For more information, call 419-358-1015, x101 or or email Kelly Wheeler, [email protected] 

Maple Crest of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio
700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH 45817
www.mhcoliving.org


DOWNTOWN STOREFRONT FOR RENT

at 125 N. Main St. Call 419-581-1289.


Looking for event space?

1,140 sq. ft. available in downtown Bluffton for an event or pop-up shop. Rent it for a day! Call 419-581-1289.


For Rent in Ada

4 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment for rent newly painted new carpet big back yard plenty of private parking.

Call 419-231-0741


For Rent in Bluffton

3 bedroom 1 bathroom with garage washroom on quiet residential block recently renovated single family house for rent.

Call 419-231-0741


Card of Thanks

THANK YOU AD GUIDELINES
The Icon will post up to 10 lines/100 words in a FREE "Thank you" ad for two weeks. Email your ad to [email protected].


Notices

REGULARLY SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

See the Community Calendar for regularly scheduled public meetings in the Village of Bluffton. Notices of special meetings and hearings will be listed here. Notifications of Council committee meetings are also be posted in our Public Meetings news section.


Help Wanted

WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS

The Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon are looking for writers and photographers to help cover occasional public meetings and events. To set up an informational phone interview with editor Paula Scott, email [email protected] and include phone number. Prior news reporting experience is not required.


TRUCK DRIVER  Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for Truck Driver with the following qualifications: Applicant must possess a Class A CDL – Responsible for local driving only -Willing to drive forklift if needed – Work with minimal supervision – Excellent communication skills. This position works a traditional 5/8 hour day schedule.  Overtime will be scheduled if necessary.  Starting pay for this position is based upon experience.  Apply on line at www.diamondmb.com.


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