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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 4, 2011 - 6:44pm
REALLY enjoy the Icon. Read it before the local paper. THANK YOU, too, for writing your book. I just want to read more! I limited my self to reading a small section every night before bed. Now that it is finished I feel it was a book that anyone who has lived or still live would enjoy.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 27, 2011 - 4:43pm
Chief Jon Kinn and the members of the Bluffton Fire Department would like to express our deepest appreciation for all of the Bluffton community for attending our recent open house held at the fire station.
We would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy our chili lunch and demonstrations throughout the day to help make the day a success. At the completion of the open house, we raffled off a quilt that was won by Linda Rumer. The proceeds from both the chili lunch and quilt raffle will be used for training and equipment costs.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 2, 2011 - 4:49pm
Anyone who sang with Earl Lehman in the past is welcome and encouraged to join the Chancel Choir at First Mennonite Church in order to sing at his memorial service, which will be held on Friday, October 7 at 2:30 p.m.
The rehearsal will be on Wednesday evening, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Mennonite Church.
The choir will be singing Mendelssohn's "He Watching Over Israel" and Rutter's "For the Beauty of the Earth."