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February 21, 2020

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Daddys and daughters will dance the night away Saturday

Event at Bluffton Family Recreation

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - A daddy-daughter dance, Elsa's winter wonderland ball, takes place Saturday, Feb. 22, at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road.

Tickets are $20 per couple for members and $40 per couple for program participants. Each additional daughter is $5.

It's an evening of "Frozen" enchantment of music, dancing and other fun events. Girls may invite their father or a special role model. Call 419-358-4150 for reservations.

Slapstick comedy this weekend at Freed Center

"Loot" performances Thursday through Sunday

The Freed Center at Ohio Northern University presents “Loot,” by Joe Orton, in three 7:30 p.m. performances, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-22 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Stambaugh Studio Theatre.

The performance is described this way:

“Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin in an attempt to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower.

United Way of Hardin County seeks items for radio day auction

March 28 on WKTN FM

The United Way of Hardin County invites Icon viewers to provide items for its radio day auction held Saturday, March 28, according to Phyllis Griffith.

“Residents and businesses are invited to donate items, which can include products, gift baskets, services, gift certificates, to be auctioned on March 28,” said Phyllis.

Contact the United Way office at 419-675-1860 for more details. The auction is broadcast over WKTN FM, Kenton, and bidding supports 22 agencies in the Hardin County United Way.

Blood glucose checks Friday at Beatitudes

ONU’s HealthWise Pharmacy will be at Beatitudes tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 14, between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., offering blood glucose checks to patrons.  

A blood glucose screening checks the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood stream – too high or too low glucose could indicate a serious medical condition, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

These checks are part of a partnership between Beatitudes community center and Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Pharmacy, offering free health screenings to residents in the community, according to Deb Curlis of Beatitudes, and Dr. Clay Miller of HealthWise.

Sheep Improvement Association banquet March 7

The Hardin County Sheep Improvement Association holds its annual lamb banquet on Saturday, March 7, at St. John’s Evangelical Church in Kenton at 6:30 p.m.  

Tickets can be reserved from the Extension office, 419-674-2297, and paid for at the door. Adult tickets are $15, children $7, and 2019 Hardin County Junior Fair sheep exhibitors are free with a reservation given to the Extension office by Feb. 28. 

Democrats hold District 5 Congressional candidate forum

Three Democratic candidates are vying for the chance to represent Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District in Congress.

In Ohio’s primary on March 17, Democratic voters will choose one of these candidates to run for the seat currently held by Robert Latta in the U.S. House. The counties in District 5 are Hardin, Hancock, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot, and parts of Mercer, Lucas and Ottawa.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, the public is invited to a town hall forum to hear what these candidates have to say to you and to each other. The forum is free and open to the public. is from 6-8 p.m. at The Findlay Social, 330 S. Blanchard St., Findlay.