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Huge garage sale weekend, June 6-7-8

This may be the biggest garage sale weekend in Icon history. Over 50 garage sales are listed on our Google map and more are in our email inbox this morning (Wednesday). 

So far, sales are located in Ada, Bluffton, Pandora (community event) and Jenera (community event).

The Icon offers FREE garage sale ads. If you have a sale that is at your home but you are a home-based business or the event is an estate sale, the ad is $1/day, minimum $10.


1861 Wine Lounge announces new hours, new patio

New hours for 1861 Wine Lounge and the opening of patio space have been announced by owners Mike and Mary Burris. The business is now open:

Thursday, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, 3:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00-10:00 p.m.

The wine lounge is located at 115 N Main St, Bluffton.


OB hospitalist program announced by BVHS

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has a new obstetric hospitalist program in which one of four physicians is now present at Blanchard Valley Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days per week to care for women delivering babies.

Dr. Brittany Berens, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, Dr. Kim Perkins, and Dr. Kate Sanford are experienced physicians specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, focusing solely on labor and delivery at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Allen County Community Health Assessment survey is open

Participate in the survey HERE.

The Allen County Community Health Assessment Committee is excited to invite you to participate in and share the 2024 Allen County Community Health Survey!


June 2024 programs and services (and beyond) at Bluffton Public Library

Above) June 2024 Bluffton Public Library calendar (click to enlarge)

This summer, unlock a world of adventure with the Bluffton Public Library’s 2024 Summer Reading Program, “Adventure Begins at Your Library!” starting June 3. Summer Read is open to all ages.

Bluffton High School Honor Roll for 4th quarter of 2023-2024

The following honor roll has been issued by Bluffton Middle School for the 4th Quarter of the 2023-2024 school year.

9th Grade – all A:

Gavin Amstutz, Willow Angel, Ariana Bowling, Coby Dailey, Eli Drewyore, Karden Geiser, Avery Hobensack, Daphne Johnston, Chase Kelly, Emmitt Kidd, Kate Klinger, Eli Lehman, Evelyn Maag, Nora Matthews, Eva McBrien, Greta Myers, Rebekah Rehm, Owen Shoemaker, Riley Simon, Wilson Steiner, Tate Steinmetz, Brendan Taylor, Gracie Warren

10th Grade – all A:

Madison Beasley, Brooklynn Bible, Lauren Bowers, Aubrey Burkholder, Keith Burkholder, Aubrey Clevidence, Oliver Combs, Grace Conley, Grady Coonfare, Javen Crawfis, Lillian Dagani, Calvin Derstine, Truett Diller, Kynzie Ewing, Emily Granger, Ellie Hartzler, Libby Hocanson, Ethan Hoffman, Elizabeth Honse, Ty Huffman, Isaiah Kohli, Liliana Liberato, Alayna Mueller, Claire Phillips, Hudson Phillips, Aubrey Rieman, Joziah Salazar, Macy Schaadt, Ava Smallcombe, Elizabeth Suter, Avery Ulrey, Blair Utendorf