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February 13, 2016

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Icon accepting letters to Santa Claus

The Bluffton Icon welcomes letters to Santa Claus.  The letters may be emailed to info@blufftonicon.com or delivered to a special Santa mailbox in the Bluffton Post Office.

If parents wish to have their children's names signed on the Icon, please print them legibly  on the letter.

Here is our first letter:

Dear Santa,

This is my Christmas list. I've tried really hard to be a good girl. We will leave you cookies and milk. Do you want chocolate or white milk? This is the stuff I want for Chrismas:


Letter: Just say no to abortion

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Bluffton Senior Center cookie walk invite community groups to participate

Dear Bluffton Community Member,

Happy Holidays! I know it seems liike the Christmas holiday is still many months away,
but it will be here before we know it!

This year Bluffton Senior Center and Signature Health Services will be hosting the first ever Christmas Cookie Walk as a fundraiser for the activities that the Senior Center provides for our area seniors.


Letter: Looking for a farm to care take, rent or work for rent

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We are in need of a farm to care take/rent/ or  work for rent; that is off
the road, away from commercial  chemical farming, with housing,outbuildings
and pasture, prefer woven wire fencing.


Letter: Arborvitae flower stolen from Stratton Greenhouses - have you seen it?

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Have you seen my arborvitae flower in a cedar box (see photo)?  

While we were in Maine it was stolen from our parking lot. It had to have taken two people because it is at least 150 lbs. And it is a $275.-$300 item, one of a kind.

If you have seen this arborvitae flower in a cedar box,  please call 419-358-6950 or the Sheriff at 419-227-3535.   

 I have already called the Sheriff so I have filed a report on the item.


Letter: Who cares about the Model T's!

Who cares about the Model T’s.! (this week's historical Bluffton photo). Check out the 1958 Chevy Impala convertible (with top down) in front of Niswander’s newsstand. The color is Black Onyx. It has wide white wall tires, fender skirts and a Continental tire on the extended bumper.


A United Way volunteer will ring your doorbell tonight

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I am writing on behalf of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Richland Township.  As we start our Door-to-Door Campaign, TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, we are excited about the opportunity that all of us possess to assist the many organizations that support the residents of Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Richland Township.

These local groups benefit practically EVERY PERSON, and especially EVERY CHILD, in our local United Way district. 


Letter: From Ronald Rich - "Who guards the guardians themselves?"

Note: The Icon printed this letter exactly as it was received.
Dear Icon:
A question in our Latin class (long ago!) was, "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?", or, if I have it right, "Who guards the guardians themselves?". The media have freedom of the press, but the constitutional guarantee is supposed to be for all citizens, not just a special class. How can we be protected from editors who distort things themselves?


Letter: Zabi Rahat fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 5

My name is Ahmad Zabi Rahat, I am from Kabul, Afghanistan. I have a Bachelor's of Arts in economics with a minor in political science, from Bluffton University.
I have been accepted at Eastern Mennonite University Peace and Justice master's program. It is a two-year, full-time program focusing on different approaching towards conflict and peace building. I believe that this program is essential to my future plans of peace building in the Middle East.


Letter: We appreciate all the help we had in clean up after the storm

We would like to thank all the helping hands that were on Columbus Grove Road horse barn cleaning up storm debris. We really appreciate it!
With great gratitude,
Shawn, Nancy, Shane & Kolton Stratton