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Who makes the best chili in Bluffton? Find out Saturday at the library

Bluffton Public Library's first Library Lovers "Cook for Books" Chili Cook-Off will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Jim Boedicker of Ada will provide live entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Three local "celebrities" - Matt Jordan, Fred Steiner and Phil Zimmerly - will judge samples to determine which cook will receive bragging rights for having the best chili.

Guests will also vote for their favorite chili to determine the winner of the people's choice award.


Bluffton Hospital ranks higher than state and national averages in 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).


Post-prom meeting March 7

All Bluffton High School Junior Class parents are invited to a Post-Prom Planning Meeting on Monday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school Cafeteria. Parents who would like to be involved but are unable to attend this meeting are asked to contact Susan Liska.


Bluffton's garage sale season starts officially at 4:30 p.m. Friday

Garage sale season is officially on!

The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton (Sharing Hopes And Nourishing Needs Of Neighbors) is sponsoring its 8th annual community garage/craft sale on Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, at The Centre at Bluffton, 601 N. Main St.

The event is from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, and 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Duane Bollenbacher of the club says to note the change of starting time (4:30 p.m.) on Friday from previous years.

"Parking is free and admission is $1.


Number 4

The Icon spotted YOR 4 in the Maple Crest parking lot. We'd appreciate viewer response concerning this plate's meaning.


A "special gift" for the Gift of Giving: indoor storage at Colonial Surface Solutions

Good news for The Gift of Giving, the Light show extravagance at Bluffton's Blaze of Lights. The show has found a home for off-season storage.