Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 9:13am
One of the most attention-grabbing polls on the Icon is the poll from last week (Dec. 1-5).
Our question concerned the village park pond. Sixty-eight viewers responded to the poll with 75 percent indicating an interest in keeping the pond. Fifteen person of those who responded said to fill it in. Two percent had no opinion.
Bluffton council, on recommendation of the village park board voted 5 to 1 on Dec. 5 to fill in the pond. Joe Sehlhorst voted against the measure to fill in the pond.
Sixteen years ago, as the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida transfixed the nation, the newly elected Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke directly to the likelihood that Al Gore would win the popular vote and still lose the election:
Read our account from an eye-witness - did Wilson win, or Hughes?
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 7, 2016 - 9:31am
Milt Sprunger graduated from Bluffton College in 1920 and returned to Bluffton during his retirement. During his college years, he became very familiar with Main Street businesses and characters, and experienced the 1916 presidential election as a Blufftonite. Here is his election account, taken from "A Good Place to Miss: Bluffton Stories 1900-1975."
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 27, 2016 - 2:45pm
Who needs a scary Halloween story when you can view a photo this scary. Imagine Pat and Richard Nixon in Bluffton during the 1979 (or 1980) Halloween parade. Accompanying the Nixons is Fred-in-Stein, who also frequents Bluffton at the end of each October.
Fred-in-Stein will be at the Bluffton Public Library tonight (Thursday, Oct. 27) taking photos of Halloweeners. Perhaps we'll see your photo later tonight on the Icon if you stop in at the library.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 26, 2016 - 4:53pm
Okay, you know everything about Bluffton.
Tell the Icon where one might find this sign? (Denny Morrison is not eligible to enter this because we think he know the answer.)
Here are some hints:
• You'll only find this sign turned on two times a day
• When it turns on it doesn't remain on very long
• It's on the east side of Main Street
• It's a very old sign
• It's message is very wise - it would be very risky to turn left this the sign is on