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August 19, 2019

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Letter: Time to remove Jim Jordan

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Some time ago, I was dismayed to learn that Jim Jordan is our congressman. His representation is sadly due to extreme gerrymandering in our county.

Jim Jordan's continued conduct in discrediting and undermining the independence of the Justice Department and the FBI is not only shameful, but frankly un-American. Jordan continues to push a "deep state" conspiracy to further divide this country.


Letter to viewers: Final thoughts on the Shannon Cemetery plan

I am grateful even though the village has decided upon a different plan that was originally created.

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(Note: click here for this writer's letter of Sept. 17, which provides additional details on this project. And, click here for survey results from the Shannon Cemetery Commission survey of the community)


Letter: Why I'm supporting Mike Galbraith for U.S. Congress

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Former President Obama said recently that “the biggest threat to Democracy is indifference.” 

According to the web, Indifference is a noun meaning lack of interest, concern or sympathy.  When I wake up in the morning and listen to the news, I find myself shaking my head with a visceral (deep-felt response) when attempting to make sense of our current world. 


Letter to editor: Writer asks for community discussion on original plan passed on Shannon Cemetery

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Here’s some important background information on the Shannon Cemetery that needs to be considered prior to council making a decision on how to proceed with cemetery plan.

Cause for concern
A small group has brought forth a second-hand “grid,” which supposedly locates many original graves for the purpose of putting back many gravestones throughout the Shannon Cemetery on Jefferson Street.

Our own volunteers have asked this group for a copy of this authentic grid, but have yet to receive it.


Letter: Thanks for flag project support

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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 2018 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 memorialized  are heartwarming.         


Letter: Would like council to write out achievable action plan on Shannon Cemetery

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Responding to Dick Boehr's July 31, 2018 letter to the Icon editor -

To begin, I would like to thank Mr. Boehr for his countless hours of time, energy, and enthusiasm he has dedicated to our community. 

Likewise, Sue Cramer deserves a big thank you for all her many efforts on behalf of our historically significant Shannon Cemetery. 

And Bernie Ludwig should be commended on making the Shannon Cemetery grounds look incredibly better than they have in a very long time.