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March goes out like a ....

March goes out like a....maybe a lamb-lion. Not too cold; not really warm. Here's the weather summary for the past seven days reported by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.


Local group interested in creating downtown heritage center in Bluffton

A Main Street Bluffton Heritage Center may become a reality, thanks to a group of historical-minded persons working on the project.

The Bluffton Heritage Center Project is the topic of the 7:30 a.m., Friday, April 8, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast held in the third floor of the town hall. The breakfast is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required by Wednesday, April 6, to [email protected].


I'd rather be...

The Icon branches out, no pun intended - from vanity plates to bumper stickers of interest. We spotted this one behind The Food Store.


Local organization: A Lotta Love Pet Rescue fund drive underway

A local dog and cat rescue group, A Lotta Love Pet Rescue, is in the midst of its annual fund drive.

"All contributions are tax deductible in full," said David Baumgartner of Bluffton, who is member of the organization. A Lotta Love Pet rescue is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization."


The Land of 10,000 Lakes

Here's one you don't see in Ohio everyday. It's a Minnesota plate. The Icon spotted this in the Kirtland lot.


St. Mary's Catholic Church holds children's clothing swap Friday and Saturday

A children's clothing swap will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton, from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 25, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 26.

All clothes will be $5 for a bag during the sale.

Where do the clothes go that are left?
All clothing that is left will be donated.

Where does the money go?
All money will go to the Iraqi Student Project.

Promoters of the event ask that persons only donate clothing that is in good or excellent condition.