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April 10 Hilty Memorial Home open house features new units

Hilty Memorial Home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora, will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 10, acccording to Joy Reichenbach, administrator.

The event will feature the Home's newly opened Transition to Home Unit and the new Assisted Living unit. A complimentary luncheon will be provide to the public.

Hilty Home offers several features, including:


Susan Gratz, Bonnie Hammond will retire at the end of the school year

Bluffton school board accepted the resignations of three staff persons at it February board meeting.

Susan Gratz, sixth grade language arts teacher, will retire effect the last day of the school year. Bonnie Hammond, Title I reading coordinator in the elementary, will also retire the last day of the school year. In addition Vicki Kirdendall, cafeteria employee, resigned effective Feb. 28.

Administrative contracts were approved for 2011-12 school year. An agreement between the board and administrators resulted in no pay increased for administrators in 2011-12.


Bob Fett will tell about Cartridge World at Friday's chamber breakfast

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members will learn about how two Bluffton residents have gone "green" in business. Bob Fett, co-partner with his brother, Dave, is the featured speaker at the 7:30 a.m., Friday, March 11, chamber breakfast.

The event, in the community room of the town hall, is open to the public, but requires an RSVP to attend. The complete and free breakfast is provided by Richland Manor. Serving begins at 7 a.m. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m.


No plate is an island

Here's an island you don't see often in these parts. The Icon spotted this Rhode Island plate in the BHS parking lot.



Jen is a certified public accountant. That much we can guess. The Icon spotted this plate in the village parking lot on the east side of Main.


Latest flood damage in monetary figures: $179,400

Dumpsters on Cherry Street show the results of flooding

Bluffton's Feb. 28 flood damages are estimated at $179,400, according to Rick Skilliter, Bluffton police chief. It is likely that the figure will climb.

Skilliter released additional figures for the response to the flooding:
o Village General Fund Expenditures (payroll, supplies, dumpsters) - $3,707.96
o Total sandbags generated - 2,354
o Volunteers (making sandbags, feeding assistance) - 182 (average 2 hours of work per person) = 364 hrs

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