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Posted by Fred Steiner on January 4, 2016 - 9:58am
Note: Jan Emmert provides the following additional information concerning the photo of Santa that the Icon posted on Dec. 24. The information provided is a portion of an email he sent to his brothers and sisters.
There are two things of interest to our family in this picture in the Bluffton Icon of downtown Bluffton, including the old Citizens Bank in the Center of town.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 9, 2015 - 4:06pm
Attached find a short reflection/poem in response to the mass shootings last week and Christmas.
Much good will to you as you continue to carry forth with the stimulating and challenging work of spreading words with meaning throughout the community and beyond!
Elizabeth Raid, formerly of Bluffton
3132 Royer West Drive,
Newton, Kansas, 67114
Reality, Grief, Hope
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on November 9, 2015 - 8:28pm
Thank you so much to the voters of Allen County for the passage of our Senior Citizens Services Levy! The seniors thank you as well. We will now have just the one levy in Allen County to go before voters every 5 years. It includes a renewal of our .5 mil levy and an increase of .5 mil. We will stop collecting on a .3 mil levy that was also in place. The agencies that share this levy include Bluffton Senior Center, Delphos Senior Citizens, Allen County Council on Aging, and Senior Citizens Services of Lima.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 5, 2015 - 3:54pm
The Friends of the Library would like to thank the community for their support in making the fall book sale the best ever. BUT, we really need donations of books, histories, mysteries, anything but text books, work books and encyclopedias. donating books supports the library.
Friends of Library
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on August 21, 2015 - 3:53pm
We at Stratton Greenhouses, Inc. would like to thank all of our flowerpot sponsors for the 2015 season. You can walk up and down Main St. and read the labels, but we would like to thank everyone for their contributions.
Posted by Fred Steiner on August 19, 2015 - 10:45am
"The Aug. 4 National Night Out was a huge success," Matt Oglesbee of the Bluffton Police Department, told the Icon. "But it didn't happen on its own. Many sponsors made donations.
Those sponsors are listed below:
Posted by Fred Steiner on July 22, 2015 - 3:59pm
Thanks Fred for sharing the photo of the Pure Oil station at Main and Elm with the old Marathon station in the background.
By 1965, I thought that the Pure station was run by Bob Renner. That station ultimately closed and was replaced with a new Union 76 (successor to Pure Oil) station at the corner of Main and Jefferson, where Stratton's car business is now.
Posted by Fred Steiner on July 14, 2015 - 9:13pm
The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton, in conjunction with the Village of Bluffton, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Bluffton American Legion, says thank you to the many businesses and individuals who helped to sponsor the 2015 Main Street flag project.
The cooperation among so many people who helped this project in so many ways is truly inspiring. And the stories behind the people who are honored and memorized are heartwarming.
Posted by Fred Steiner on July 9, 2015 - 1:14pm
Bluffton Family Recreation would like to thank Cindy Basinger of Backyard Perennials & More and Susie Stratton of Stratton Greenhouses for the plants they donated to the “Spruce Up” project at BFR.
Cindy donated a beautiful coral-bells plant and Susie donated a delightful flat of annuals. We have had some trouble with the geese and ducks playing havoc with our plantings but we are enjoying the beautiful colors the plants have added to BFR’s landscape.
Thank you Cindy and Susie!
Posted by Fred Steiner on June 19, 2015 - 3:26pm
Thank you to all our sponsors, participants and volunteers for making our Run for Literacy 5K Run/Walk a success.