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2010 village general fund "only" $2.1 million

Gone are those large village projects:

  • the $1 million Main Street waterline
  • the Main Street streetscape project
  • the $2.5 million town hall renovation
  • the multi-million water tower projects
  • the Ottawa waterline project

It appears 2010 is a "breather" year for the Village of Blfufton budget. Bluffton council okayed its 2010 budget on Dec. 28. The general fund total is $2,138,316. That's lower than the 2009 general fund budget of $2,331,215.

Heidelberg connection


QUADS showed up in Bluffton on Dec. 29. It was parked on Elm Street near the town hall. Perhaps its driver was taking in a dinner on Main Street. QUADS is a Hancock County plate with a Heidelberg College logo on the plate. Readers are invited to help us identify the driver.


Jan. 6 public hearing addresses 458 postal processing concerns

The United States Postal Service will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. at Lima Senior High School, Jeffrey E. Sprague, vice president, Allen Economic Development Group, Lima, informed The Icon on Dec. 29.

Sprague said that The 458 Regional Postal Task Force has been formed in response to the potential consolidation of the Lima Processing Center to Toledo. Task Force members include business, political and community leaders along with employees of the Lima U.S. Postal Processing Center.

2.8 inches of snow fell on Dec. 27

Dec. 22-28 weather summary

Date Max temp Min temp Rain Snow

Dec. 22 31 27 .06 .6

Dec. 23 28 26 trace trace

Dec. 24 34 22

Dec. 25 46 31 .39

Dec. 26 36 29 trace trace

Dec. 27 30 18 .20 2.8

Southgate Lanes report Dec. 17-23

Thursday Morning Seniors
scores bowled on: Dec. 17
men's game

Walter Miller 200
Walter Miller 182
Bob Buettner 180
Wayne Shafer 179

women's game
Eloise Buettner 133
Wanda Hefner 132
Wanda Hefner 130
Faye Eley 120

men's series (2 games)
Walter Miller 382
Jim Baumgartner 340
Mike Bastian 332
Bob Buettner 313


Library board reorganizes on Jan. 5

The Board of Trustees of Bluffton Public Library will hold its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m., in the library's Riley Room.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers, set the 2010 meeting schedule and approve temporary authorizations for 2010. Library board meetings are open to the public.