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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.

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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.


Letter to the editor: from Senior Citizens board

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.

Thank You,

Bluffton Senior Citizens board


Letter: Here's an update on Bluffton PTO projects

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Spring is here and that means the end of the school year is quickly approaching. 

The PTO committee has been busy discussing and working on many projects we want to complete before the end of the school year. 

We will be providing $400 for each grade level (K through 5th) to purchase new accelerated reader books; a total of $2400. 

We will be purchasing three SmartBoards, along with USB cables, for three of the third grade classrooms.  One classroom was completed previously.  The cost will be around $4758. 


Letter: Some information about 1965 tornado cleanup by NYC Jewish youth

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Here are some recollections about the April 11, 1965, Palm Sunday tornado from Icon viewer and former Bluffton resident, Anne McGinnis Parker.


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.


Letter: 50th anniversary celebration of BHS street painting this year

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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.

Thanks for your help.