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June 20, 2019

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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.


Letter: "Shannon Cemetery Park” proposal of April 2013 needs to move forward

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Hello, Bluffton. It has been three years with very little action from our village council regarding the improving of Bluffton Shannon Cemetery.

Considerable efforts have been put upon mayors, administrators, and council members to put all the cemetery stones back, similar to where they were.

It seems to some of us volunteers that there was a broad majority to encourage the proposed “Shannon Cemetery Park” proposal of April 2013.

Now we need to let the new council, mayor and administrator know how the Bluffton populous feels.


Letter: Thank you 20 businesses who provided promotional items

Ride Two Remember cinch sack donations

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The Bluffton Ride to Remember committee would like to thank all the Bluffton businesses that provided promotional items for the cinch sacks each rider received.

The sacks were full of pens, pencils, sticky note pads, water, popcorn, chap sticks, eye glass cleaning cloths, a keychain bottle opener, highlighters, bookmarks, tea and loads of coupons with a value of more than $65 off purchases at businesses here in Bluffton. One rider said it was the best cinch sack he had ever received.


Letter: We enjoyed our time in Bluffton

America in Bloom judges

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Our thanks and appreciation goes to Bluffton for its participation in the America in Bloom awards program. Special thanks go to Becky Ramey, Susie Stratton and all of the Bluffton in Bloom members, staff, participants, sponsors, and volunteers for organizing a remarkable tour and meetings on July 19-20, 2018.

We have enjoyed meeting and spending time with all of you as you showcased all of the reasons Bluffton has to be proud.


Letter: Rep. Jordan would not schedule meeting to discuss proposed 28th amendment to Constitution

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Most Americans feel strongly about getting big and dark money out of politics. A recent survey on democracy found that 77 percent agreed that “the laws enacted by our national government these days mostly reflect what powerful special interests and their lobbyists want.”  Only 17 percent chose the alternative statement: “The laws enacted by our national government these days mostly reflect what the people want.”  


Letters: Bluffton legion post donates over $8,000 this year

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Our American Legion Post 0382 in Bluffton, Ohio, exists to support fellow veterans, their families, and our community.

In the last nine years we have donated an average of $7,000 to local community and veteran organizations. This is from our annual golf scramble.

Our donation this year is over $8,000. Basically, we see all levels of involvement from our members.

Some attend all our functions while others pick and choose their involvement because of commitments to other activities or personal family responsibilities.