Posted by Fred Steiner on February 19, 2017 - 5:12pm
The first-ever community chili cook-off is Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium.
Local “chefs” are preparing their favorite chili recipes for the community to judge. A $5 tasting fee includes a sample of each chili and a drink; other items for sale include hot dogs, shredded chicken sandwiches, chips and baked goods.
All proceeds benefit Bluffton Community Assistance programs.
The cook-off is planned by the mission committee of Bluffton Presbyterian Church with help from several other congregations.
Bluffton council exploring several options to move forward
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 17, 2017 - 4:12pm
One suggested fix resulting from Bluffton’s State Route 103 corridor safety study comes with a $10.4 million price tag.
That solution considers solving the following:
• Poor access management
• Lack of pedestrian facilities
• Need for crosswalks
• Separate bike and pedestrian facilities
• Congestion by the businesses
• Lack of turn lanes
• Poor sight distance at County Line Road
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 17, 2017 - 3:46pm
Bluffton council’s streets, alleys, lights and sidewalk committee meet Feb. 2 with seven agenda items.
• Asphalt sealing
• Alley vacation
• Riverbend lighting
• 2017 sidewalk connectivity
• State Route 103 corridor study
• South Main and College intersection
• Parkview-Main Street-State Route 103 intersection
Much of the discussion involved the Main-College intersection. Four possible solutions to the safety of the intersection are under discussion.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 17, 2017 - 3:37pm
The Bluffton Tree Commission is in conversation with the Bluffton Lions Club for a tree planting project in several locations in the village.
The commission met Feb. 7. During the meeting Gene Long of Lions presented a club tree planting project. Commission members are receptive to the plan. The first steps are to inspect sites along Snider Road and 313 North Main Street to hlep form a planting plan.
Several additional items were on the Feb. 7 agenda. The minutes of the meeting are attached.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 17, 2017 - 3:24pm
Note: The Icon acquired a manuscript titled “A Brief History of Bluffton’s Industrial Developments.” This publication was prepared by the classes in Marketing and Small Business Administration from Bluffton College, under the director of Dr. Howard Raid. Publication date is May 1959. We’ve updated some current addresses so viewers may identify locations.