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Swiss Historical Society membership drive underway

The Swiss Community Historical Society invites Icon viewers to become members of the society, as a new membership drive is currently underway. A membership form is found in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Annual memberships are $20 per household; $50 sustaining and $500 for a life member.

Memberships may be mailed to:
Swiss Community Historical Society
PO Box 5
Bluffton, OH 45817

The society's mission statement follows:

Icon seeks your favorite holiday recipes

With the holidays upon us, The Bluffton Icon is requesting that readers submit favorite Christmas recipes - cookies, candy, breads, etc. We'd like to publish one Christmas recipe each day - sort of a virtual holiday cookbook.

So when you pull out your cookbooks and recipe files this season, think of us and send us any recipes you're willing to share. Please include the history behind the recipe - a family favorite handed down through the generations; a new, lighter version of an old cookie recipe; or something completely new to your family.

Temperatures still in the 50s!

Hey, it's still in the 50s! Is this the end of November? Here's the past seven day high, low and precipitation readings from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Low Prec.

Map of Bluffton holiday lights free on The Icon

Map of holiday lights

Want to view the holiday lights of Bluffton? Dont' know where to start? The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce and The Icon make it easy. Attached is a Bluffton map, which shows the best places to go to view the holiday lights in the community.

To download a map open the attachment at the bottom of this story. The map is brought to you by the chamber members listed on the map.

December in Bluffton - something for everyone

The community of Bluffton invites its residents and residents from surrounding communities to village to visit Bluffton in December. Many events are planned. Here's the schedule of events, which also include Pandora activities:

Nightly now through Jan. 1:
o Ream holiday folk art display until 11 p.m., Presbyterian church law
o The Gift of Giving light show extravaganza, until 11 p.m., East College Avenue, across from Harmon Field Stadium

Look for some lane closures this week on Harmon Road

Bluffton Hospital contractors state that there may again be some lane closure on Harmon Road as they continue to make new utility connections in particular this will involve new water lines.

The mason is nearly finished with brick and stone work for this season.

The building has started to be enclosed with temporary materials that will allow a workable environment to be maintained inside the building and work to continue through the winter.