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Icon invites viewers to send us flood photos; suggested routes out of town

Story filed at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28.

As the Icon continues to provide information on the flooding in Bluffton we invite viewers with photo to e-mail them to [email protected].

The Icon has created a flood photo folder. Please identify the photographer and any people in your photos. Send them as jpgs 72 to 300 resolution.


March Bluffton Senior Citizens newsletter available on The Icon

The March Bluffton Senior Citizens newsletter is now available on The Icon. To view it, open the pdf at the bottom of this story.


Bluffton Hospital does it again! - Very high patient satisfaction

Bluffton Hospital has received high scores in the latest Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction survey.

The most recent HCAHPS survey results show that 87 percent of responding patients gave Bluffton Hospital an overall rating of '9' or '10' (on a scale where '0' was the lowest score and '10' was the highest).
This compares to 68 percent statewide and 67 percent nationally.


Bluffton Public Library awarded Teen Tech Week Mini Grant

Rikki Steingass of Bluffton Public Library has been awarded a 2011 Teen Tech Week Mini Grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The 10 grants awarded this year are funded by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and give each winning library $450 cash and $50 worth of official Teen Tech Week products to support a reading program that incorporates technology to celebrate Teen Tech Week, March 6-12.


Michigan folk singers perform in town hall Saturday night

Bluffton hosts two Michigan folk singers for the Town Hall Concert Series at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb 26, in the community room of the town hall, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick.

Performing are Andru Bemis and Pam Chappell. No tickets necessary; donations taken at the door.