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March 1, 2015

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Beyonce surprise album 80,000 copies within three hours

Reviewed By: Delano Whidbee
Artist: Beyoncé
Album: Beyoncé
Genre: Pop,Music
Rating: 5/5

All hail Queen Bey! The Carter’s have their own rules when it comes to dropping their album. Following up in her superstar husband’s footsteps, Beyonce surprising dropped her new “visual” self-titled album “Beyonce’” on ITunes first. Giving every woman what they really wanted for Christmas.

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Music review: Velly Beretta delivers another street favorite

Reviewed by Delano Whidbee
Artist: VELLY BERETTA
Album: WORK HOSTED BY DJ SUBSTANCE
Genre: Hip Hop, Rap, Music
Rating: 4/5

MOVE OUT THE WAY!!!!!!! Velly Beretta delivers another street favorite hosted by Dj Substance. 

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Four "new" advertisers on The Icon, each with very interesting telephone numbers

Bear with us - you'll soon discover the pun's meaning.  

The cold weather has affected the Icon . A time machine sent us back into the 1930s of downtown Bluffton.

Four "new" advertisers posted ads on The Icon today. They are:
• The Iron Lantern - restaurant, (operated by Richard Boehr's father, John)
• Patterson Barbershop (operated by Nancy Fruchey's father, Don)
• Thompson and Rupright  groceries
• Mumma Electric Co.

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Here's a portion of the 2014 Bluffton new year's baby's family tree

Bluffton’s 2014 new year’s baby – Lincoln David Suter’s partial family tree

Thanks to several Bluffton-Pandora genealogical records, The Icon can provide the following paternal information on Lincoln.

There are obvious missing bits of information – and we apologize for that – but this offers an idea of his family tree. As you can see by last names, Lincoln has lots of relatives in the Icon viewership area.

Unfortunately, we do not have his mother’s family records.

Parents Mark and Andrea (Nichols) Suter

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Here are my Christmas memories as a pre-teen; what are your's?

No question about it.

My memories of the best Christmas ever come in a package wrapped from stores located in the Lima public square.

I know. It's sounds impossible to viewers born after Neil A. walked on the moon; but it's true.

There was nothing...nothing like going to Lima and shopping downtown for Christmas.

Picture this: Somewhere on South Main, Lima, there was Porter's Music Store. You could actually select a 33 1/3 rpm album, enter a listening booth and listen to the album in privacy. That way you'd know if you wanted to buy it or pass.

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Christmas memories: When Rudolf lived in Bluffton

Allow me to explain the photo.

It was taken in the days when Truman was in the White House. The scene is from our family yard at 201 N. Lawn Avenue, at the corner of Lawn and Elm.

My brother, Rudolf, was born in 1943 or was it '42?. He was named after his great-grandfather, Rudolf Althaus. Well, everything was going along fine until Gene Autry recorded Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. That was in 1949, the year I was born.

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No, Virginia, there will be no comet for Christmas this year

Looks like it didn't make it. One million year old comet Ison apparently disintegrated on its trip around the sun on Nov. 28.

According to USA Today: Like Icarus, comet ISON appears to have flown too close to the sun and broken up in its corona.

Scientists had hoped that the comet from the farthest reaches of the solar system would be able to slingshot around the sun Thursday and emerge streaming a tail visible to the naked eye next month.

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Can you name the community that fits this description? (it may surprise you)

You know your town pretty well, right?

Allow the Icon to pose this question: “Can you name the community that fits the following description?”

Spoiler warning: There’s an Icon in Bluffton and Ada. This column posted on both Icons today. The answer is at the bottom.

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Want to hear a good Halloween story - it happened south of Bluffton

By Fred Steiner
Want to hear a good Halloween story? Here’s one. And it’s true.

Most of us have forgotten that the bend in the road on State Route 235 north of Ada was originally laid out as a 90-degree angle. If you head north, you can see a remnant of that angle - but look closely.

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Welcome to Bluffton...Missouri

Don't blink or you'll miss it. If you've not figured out the purpose of this photo, look closely at the sign circled in red. It's Bluffton and the state is Missouri.

Phil Pannabecker biked through Bluffton, Missouri, recently and sent this view including two others, which are posted below.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.

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