Posted by Fred Steiner on January 4, 2012 - 3:33pm
I would like to personally thank those businesses in the Bluffton Village who helped further my dreams of playing professional football at the next level by sponsoring me for the Hansen All-Star Senior Bowl in Virginia Beach, Virginia on January 16th.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 29, 2011 - 6:26am
Thank you for working with so many to put the book about Bluffton together...
I used to sit with my Grandmother (Ruth Shilling Culp) for hours - listening to stories about Pandora and what life was like when she was growing up.
I never met my Grandfather Milliard Herr, (though I did find his name in the graduating class! in your book) nor did I know my Grandma Herr (although I did meet her and did spend a few holidays) I never had the opportunity of sitting and talking about when she grew up as I did with my Grandmother Shilling.)
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 24, 2011 - 12:46pm
The Icon received a letter to Santa from one of the llamas at the Hard Rock Llama farm, rural Bluffton. Anyone who attends the Bluffton Arts and Crafts show each May has had a chance to say hello to some of the llamas. The farm is operated by Mike, Wendy and Mandy Gerken.
The letter came from a baby llama, who is yet to have a name, however, it signed the letter "Milk Toast."
We invited viewers to read the letter and to get an update on the life of llamas in rural Bluffton.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 23, 2011 - 5:05am
I wanted to take a moment to once again thank the diligent employees we have in the Bluffton Utilities Dept. No matter what time of day they are there to help you with your emergency situation with calm and professionalism. Thank you
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 13, 2011 - 3:11pm
Note: a Santa mailbox is in the lobby of the Bluffton Post Office. The post office and The Icon sponsor the mailbox. All letters to Santa placed in the special box will be published in The Icon. Here are recent installments.
To: santa to the north pole
I want a psp touch screen
the newest one or a Ipod
From Kyler to Santa
I have been a good girl. These are some of the things that I would like:
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2011 - 8:17am
Message to Andrew Bixel:
My wife and I enjoyed the Bixel interview. My wife, Joy, is also a Hope College graduate, and I am a Bluffton College graduate. Small world. We have been married 45 years. Kindly pass along to Andrew that the liberal arts of both colleges make for an ideal relationship.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 22, 2011 - 4:34am
As we get closer to Christmas and all that gift giving, many Americans are becoming more concerned with "buying American." In Bluffton, buying American comes easy. There is an e-mail out in cyberspace that says gift certificates to small businesses are a good way to buy locally.
Everyone gets their hair done or needs their oil changed. Who doesn't like a night out to eat or see a movie? We could all use more time at the Gym (BFR) or if money is really tight, a certificate to the grocery store or gas station would be appreciated.