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Mayor of Ada

The Icon spotted this unique plate on Main Street, Bluffton. It belongs to Dave Retterer, mayor of Ada, and a faculty member at Ohio Northern University. Most Bluffton residents, however, know Dave's wife, Deb, a pharmacist at Greg's Pharmacy.


J. Bankert Bookkeeping can assist persons getting paperwork ready for taxes; plus host of other services

J. Bankert Bookkeeping of Bluffton is now equipped to assist persons getting paperwork ready to prepare their taxes.

The local firm can assist individuals, small businesses and senior citizens by putting paperwork or books in order so a tax professional can effectively prepare taxes. Specific services available include:


No wonder the pipes froze; minus 10 on Feb. 10

Only a trace of snow in the past seven days is a relief while temperatures plunged like a bear stock market early in the week only to warm up by Monday. The minus 10 reading is cold, but the record low reading for our community is minus 17 set in 1975

Here's the seven-day weather summary reported by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer:


February school board meeting moved to 24th

The February Bluffton school board meeting has been rescheduled, according to Paula Parish, school treasurer.

The new meeting date is 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, in the elementary media center.


Barbara Plaugher on "History and Women in the Lions Club" Feb. 15

The Bluffton Lions Club meets at 11:45 AM to 1 PM in the Patio room at Maple Crest the first and third Tuesday of each month except for December & July when the meetings are the first Tuesday. Chapter Anniversary. Speaker will be Barbara Plaugher on "History and Women in the Lions Club."


Imagine if Batman removed his mask - an event like that, but even better takes place Wednesday night in Founders

J. Denny Beaver

Imagine if Batman removed his mask.

An event like this, only better, takes place Wednesday night, in Founders Hall of all places.

The career of J. Denny Beaver the First comes to an end Wednesday night in Founders.

J. Denny Beaver's true identity is shrouded in mystery, but at halftime of the Bluffton-Defiance men's basketball game, the mystery will be resolved.