Meet CHRS MSN. The Icon spotted this plate on a red Chrysler 300 S in the Mennonite Memorial Home parking lot in Bluffton. It has a Hancock County sticker. If Chris is viewing this, please tell us the meaning of this plate.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on May 22, 2015 - 3:14pm
The Board of Directors and the staff of the Bluffton Senior Center would like to thank Rick and Ruth Grihalva from Forever in Stitches for the very generous donation after they closed the retail side of their business. They gifted the Senior Center with much fabric, kits and sewing notions. The sewers at the Senior Center will be set for quite a while.
Posted by Fred Steiner on April 13, 2015 - 10:21pm
Here are some recollections about the April 11, 1965, Palm Sunday tornado from Icon viewer and former Bluffton resident, Anne McGinnis Parker.
1965 PALM SUNDAY TORNADO
Bluffton area was declared a disaster area by the federal government. Unfortunately, the declaration was not accompanied by funds. Mutual Insurance companies were left bankrupt by the many claims. A small sum from the State of Ohio was far from enough to repair the wide-spread damage.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the "Painting of the Street" in front of the high school. As one of the original "artists" I'm considering getting the band back together. We could just show up that day and enjoy the tradition that it has become; from it humble and clandestine beginnings.
I do not know the date of this year's festivities. Can yIcon viewers help me with that? Also, I have not mentioned this to the other band members.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on February 18, 2015 - 8:36pm
The Bluffton Senior Center would like to thank Forever In Stitches and Rick and Ruth Grihalva for the very generous donation of a Pfaff hobby 1022 sewing machine. This great donation valued over $100.00 will be used during Deb Beer’s Sewing Workshops at the Senior Center were members learn to make new items which are then sold in the Senior Center gift store. March 11 will be the next workshop where the machine will get plenty of use making oven mitts. If you have any questions about Deb’s Sewing Workshops, contact Deb mornings at the Senior Center, 419-358-8971.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 9, 2015 - 9:10pm
All members of the Bluffton American Legion Post 382 would like to thank Pastor Kim Miller and the congregation of the Bluffton First United Methodist church for honoring the Four Chaplains who so bravely gave their all for their Country, in a ceremony Feb. 1, 2015
Chaplain Donald Rock, Sam Reineke and Jerry Cupples led the services for the American Legion.
Again, Thank You to Pastor Kim Miller and the congregation for honoring all service men and women who have given their all for our Country.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 26, 2015 - 12:18pm
The Bluffton Public Library wishes to thank the wonderful patrons, community members and businesses who sponsored, donated time and gifts, and supported the library during 2014 - through your generosity we are able to offer successful programs which encourage reading, education, and community awareness.
We had wonderful programs and presentations which helped the community discover new things (and revisit old classics) which were provided by:
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 5, 2015 - 10:09am
Note: This letter is in response to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce's program on the Dixie Highway Centennial on Friday, Jan. 9.
Did you know the rails ran right down the center on Main St? I grew on 668 S Main in the 1920s, Watching for the trains was a big excitement. Played 'hide and seek' running with the freight car across the street to a new destination.Watched for the group of new cars being driven from Detroit to unknown. What wonderful memories!