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David Yoder

May 25, 2017


Poetic License

Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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Letter to the editor: From Stratton Greenhouses

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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.


Letter: National Night Out was successful thanks to many sponsors

"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:

National Sponsors


Letter: More on the Pure Oil station photo posted recently

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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. 


Letter: Main Street flags are flying

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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 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.        


Letter: Thanks to Cindy Basinger and Susie Stratton for BFR spruce up

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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!


Letter: Thanks to all the Friends of the Library 5-K run/walk sponsors

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Thank you to all our sponsors, participants and volunteers for making our Run for Literacy 5K Run/Walk a success.

Our sponsors:



Letter: Richard Boehr's project will improve the cemetery

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We support Richard Boehr and his dedication to Bluffton. His on going project to improve the Shannon cemetery is a wonderful way to memorialize and honor the deceased.

Sam and Janette Reineke


Letter: Give Richard Boehr support - he's doing a good job

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It’s about time that Blufftonites stick up for Richard Boehr and all that he has done for Bluffton, including the Shannon Cemetery, which he is thoroughly trying to improve. Where were all you complainers when the cemetery was in shambles?

Why is it that the person in this town who does something productive, gets blasted from people who do nothing but cause turmoil?

The good souls who live above ground and now who will be memorialized are shaking their fingers at the people who can’t leave well enough alone.


Letter: Thanks to all the silent auction donors

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The Bluffton Area Relay for Hope wishes to thank the following donors of items in this year's silent auction. The auction list is posted elsewhere on the Icon.

Dwight & Norma Rader, Jerry & Betty Burkholder, Lori Powell State Farm Ins., Toledo Walleye, African Wildlife Safari Port Clinton, Columbus Magic Mountain, Lowell & Joyce Rossman, Legacy Feed Store, Boehm’s Freezer Beef,


Letter: Voice concern and possible solution to lack of stoplight at Main and College

May 26, 2015

Dear Village of Bluffton council members, Mayor Augusburger, and Mr. Mehaffie,

Thank you so much for listening to my concerns about pedestrian safety at the intersection of College and Main at your streets and alleys committee meeting on May 18.

Since that meeting, I have observed vehicle and pedestrian traffic before and after school. On Tuesday, May 19, I counted 200 cars in the intersection in the 15-minute span between 3 and 3:15 p.m. Only two drivers stopped to allow pedestrians to use the crosswalk.