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May 2024 Happenings at the Bluffton Senior Center

The May 2024 Bluffton Senior Citizen Center Happenings newsletter reveals that the local organization is motoring on–and motor coaching on–with over 700 members. Participants are active at the center at 132 N Main St., which provides scheduled activities from simply socializing to Western Square Dancing. Travel is also an important offering with day trips as close as Toledo and extended tours as far as Hawaii and Alaska.


The BSC May member meal is Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. with reservations due by May 8. Paul and Joy Gruetter to perform.

Medicare 101 will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m., employees from the Allen County Council on Aging will be at the Bluffton Senior Center to discuss Medicare. 

Community meals are scheduled for May 2 and May 16 and will be served by Ebenezer Mennonite Church and Emmanuel United Church of Christ. All meals are at 6 p.m. and are free, but a good will offering is taken to benefit the local food pantry. 


Shredded paper can be recycled if...

...bagged correctly. With tax time on our mind, the Icon asked Rumpke Waste & Recycling if shredded paper can be recycled in Bluffton.

UPDATED Village meetings update, April 17-22

UPDATED with new Streets & Alleys meeting.

The following meetings have been scheduled for the Village of Bluffton. All will take place at Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St.

I-75 restricted to one lane at Bluffton on April 15

ODOT Allen County highway construction update for the week of April 15, 2024.

Weather permitting, the following project as scheduled as follows:

Interstate 75 northbound at the village of Bluffton (141 mm) will be restricted to one lane on Monday, April 15, for bridge joint repairs. 

Updated Village Income Tax information

It’s income tax filing time again. Below you will find important information regarding filing your 2023 Village of Bluffton Income Tax return. 

Village of Bluffton Income Tax Information

Filing Deadline Date for 2023 Income Tax Returns: MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2024

The Village of Bluffton requires mandatory income tax filing by all full and part-year residents, age 18 or over, regardless of the amount of income they earned or lost in the case of a business. Even if your employer has fully withheld and paid in income tax to the Village of Bluffton or another municipality on your behalf, you are still required to file a Bluffton Income Tax return with the village annually. Any person or business located outside of Bluffton but performing services inside the village must also file a return. Anyone who receives income from rental properties, farm income, partnerships, self-employed business ventures, etc., must file an annual return regardless of any tax owed, even if there was a loss for the year.


Flood watch issued for Bluffton on Thursday, April 11

Flood Watch National Weather Service Northern Indiana 515 AM EDT Thu Apr 11

Including Putnam and Allen Counties and the cities of Pandora, Columbus Grove, Bluffton and Ottawa. FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.