Why is Harmon Field locked up? The gates should be locked open so people can use the field to walk or whatever. I think people don't know that it was given to the Village of Bluffton and the school took care of it. Seems to me the caretaker has locked out the owner!!!
The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
This April communities across the country are proclaiming "It's time ... to talk about it!" Let's be honest, "it" is not an easy subject to talk about.
Posted by Fred Steiner on March 17, 2012 - 11:49am
Note: Kevin Wagner wrote a letter to Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, and received a reply from Mehaffie. This is a follow up letter from Mr. Wagner to the village administrator. To read Mr. Wagner's first letter in the Icon - it is posted below this letter.
Village of Bluffton
Dear Mr. Mehaffie:
I have been to your office and I have talked to you on the phone. I am afraid that I have not communicated effectively. I often have difficulty in face to face conversations. I do not know if I am ill prepared or that it just takes too much time for me to consider the other's response.
In the Lima News lately Fred Steiner mentioned the "phony storefronts, trying to be a village" in towns other than Bluffton. I want to second the challenge to phoniness, by asking our friends right here for real honesty.
I went to our Community Market, whose manager and employees are both helpful and kind, to buy their advertised crab cakes, and hoped for information on a label about ingredients. Would crab be a minor part?
The 2012 Bluffton University Baseball team and coaching staff want to share appreciation to the stylists of the Curling Iron in Bluffton.
On Wednesday, Feb. 29, they shut their shop down during the lunch hour to come to campus and help us with our BaseBALD event for St. Baldrick's Foundation.
St. Baldrick's invests in childhood cancer research. Our team raised more than $8,000 for St. Baldrick's and on Feb. 29, we concluded our fundraising and awareness campaign by shaving our heads in support of children who have or have had cancer.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 26, 2012 - 4:43pm
I urge Bluffton residents to join me in voting YES for the 1/4-percent income tax for water and sewer projects. If this passes it will be effective starting January 1, 2013, just one day after the existing 1/4 percent income tax for remodeling Town Hall will be terminated.
Your Bluffton income tax will not increase beyond what it is now because the proposed tax is the same percentage and based on the same sources of income as the tax that is ending.