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June 18, 2021

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Why anyone would spend money to place this message on a license plate is beyond us. Bob Antibus photographed this plate in Montana and sent it to The Icon.


Find the cup, win McDonald's Smoothies for a year

Jerry Lewis' McDonald's are giving area customers a new experience with the introduction of McCaf'e Real Fruit Smoothies, the latest addition to the McCaf'e menu.

McCaf'e Real Fruit Smoothies offer a blend of real fruit, fruit juice, and low-fat yogurt, blended with ice.

McCaf'e Real Fruit Smoothies, available in strawberry banana and wild berry flavors, are made with a blend of real fruit - combinations of strawberries and bananas or blueberries, strawberries and blackberries - fruit juice, low-fat yogurt and blended with ice.


Teacher MAC grant deadline July 31

The deadline is just a few days away for area teachers to apply for a McDonald's MAC Grant. Teachers wanting to apply for the MAC Grant must have their applications postmarked or submitted electronically by July 31, 2010.

Teachers can download an application or submit an application online by visiting www.jerrylewismcdonalds.com/macgrants. The application is very simple so there is still plenty of time for teachers to complete the application before the deadline.

Elizabeth Warren should head the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

By Greg Reichenbach

The big banks are scared. They might actually be regulated. The new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has that potential, if it's headed by someone who:

(a) understands economics and the effects on ordinary people and,

(b) has the backbone to stand up to powerful interests. That person is Elizabeth Warren.

Inconoclast: Berne, Ind., Swiss Days gain "worldwide coverage"

Icon viewer Dale Hochstettler of Michigan sent the following link to the Icon concerning Berne, Indiana's Swiss Day. It appears that Berne has obtained "world-wide notice" for the event. Click here for the entire story.


Trinity Lutheran School ice cream social July 29

An ice cream social will be held at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, on Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Free ice cream will be served and there will be entertainment and a watermelon seed spitting contest. More information is at www.trinitylutheran-jenera.org Everyone is invited.