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Connie Jo Neuenschwander was a nurse

Connie Jo Neuenschwander, 64, passed away January 23, 2022 at Lima Memorial Health System.  Connie was born July 20, 1957 in Fostoria to the late Kenneth and Anna (Beck) Donaldson.  On March 21, 1976 she married Jerry Neuenschwander and he survives.


Bluffton Council 7 p.m., January 24

The Bluffton Village Council meets this evening at Bluffton Town Hall.

The council holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Community Room on the third Floor of the Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main Street.

Items for meeting agendas should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the Council Meeting.

66 years of Bluffton postal history

The Icon recently asked readers to date the Bluffton Post Office at 132 S. Main, which has been serving the community for over eighty years. In a recent post, goes well beyond that time frame:

"The six Bluffton postmasters in this portrait taken by Will Triplett represent 66 years of postal history in Bluffton. The eras these men served extend from 1868 to 1934. They are, standing from left, Russell Day, M.M. Murray and Gibson Locher. Seated from left are Henry L. Romey, Andrew Hauenstein and George W. Lewis."

Presidential scholarship competition February 5

Deadline January 28

Bluffton University is inviting high-achieving high school students to campus on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, to compete for one of two full-tuition scholarships. The awards are valued at more than $138,800 through the four years of undergraduate education at Bluffton.

Participants receive a $1,000 annual scholarship just for participating in the Presidential Scholarship Competition.    

Eligibility requirements:

Jeanette Warren advised the Gold Star 4-H Club

Jeanette Louise Warren, 81, passed away on January 22, 2022 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. 

Jeanette was born February 18, 1940 to the late G. Elwood and Irene (Haugh) James. On June 3, 1960 she married James Warren who preceded her in death on January 30, 2010. 


Weather and road advisories for January 23

Allen County Sheriff's Office, 10:20 a.m.-2:35 p.m., January 23, 2022


Roadways are snow or ice covered with possible drifting. Driving conditions are hazardous.

National Weather Service, Winter Weather Advisory until January 23, 01:00 PM EST