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April 25, 2019

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Bluffton's memorable Richard "Dick" Jordan

But the best part of Dick – the part we will miss the most, is his explanation of obscure, yet significant Bluffton footnotes

When I think of Dick Jordan, several things come to mind.

• His license plate: 528 YZ. That was the family address on South Main Street.
• The Masonic Lodge. “A society of secrets, not a secret society,” or so he claimed.
• His Jordan triplet two brothers and one sister. My brother, Rudi, their contemporary, often said that Mrs. Jordan (their mother) should have been given sainthood. “She had Jordans three at one time.”
• His chuckle, reminiscent of the late Arden Baker’s.


Where the heck is it?

So, you think you know Bluffton?

Okay, identify this portion of a building, located somewhere within the village limits. The answer is found with all the Icon display ads, located on the bottom of each inside page.

Or, click here


Looking at the effects of waste

And, researching students’ attitudes toward recycling

University senior combines passions to pursue environmental sociology

Alicia Loch, a senior from Quakertown, Pa., is in the middle of a year-long research project studying sustainability at Bluffton University. While the project fulfills her sociology field-experience requirement, the project combines elements from both of her majors—biology and sociology.  


Was it just a dream?

A story for Halloween

This is a story told to me by my grandfather, Fred Hahn, who lived at 215 W. Elm St., Bluffton. As an adult, while cleaning out a box of family letters and photos, bits and pieces of the story again surfaced. This story happened 100 years ago this winter.

By Fred Steiner
One night in early December 1918, Fred Hahn dreamed that his brother, Harry, a railroad brakeman, tried to call him – but couldn’t make contact. The dream captivated Fred for the rest of his life.


Mr. Bluffton Pirate

Bluffton High School social studies teacher, Nick Rackley, aka, Blackbeard, dressed the part during the high school homecoming parade on Friday.


The crowns of Bluffton

In case you're wondering, here's a close up of the crowns of Bluffton High School. Jamie Nygaard captured them on Friday before all the hub-bub.