April 24, 2014

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Letter: Heros


My son wrote this last year for English class at Trinity Lutheran School in Jenera. I thought it was very appropriate for the 9/11 anniversary. I think people should read it and realize our heroes are not football or basketball stars. They are ordinary people like you and me. It brings a smile to my face every time I read it so I thought it should be shared with the Bluffton community.

Linda Strahm



Letter: Thanks to all who supported the downtown flower pots

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We at Stratton Greenhouses would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2011 Bluffton Beautification Project. Because of your generous contributions, we were able to add five additional pots to extend the flowers throughout the entire streetscape project.

This year has been an extreme challenge with the heat. We have been watering every other day since May and fertilizing once or twice a week. We have used 6,300 gallons of water.


Letter: Bluffton American Legion Post 382 lists and thanks sponsors of golf outing

The American Legion Post 382 Bluffton, Ohio would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous donation's for our 2nd annual golf tournament.

Without donors such as those listed below the Bluffton American Legion Post 382 would not be able to support our charities.

A special thank you to Richland Manor and Stratton's Auto for their above and beyond support of our golf outing.

Also a big thank you to the Bluffton Golf Course and to all of volunteers who helped make this golf outing such a big success.


Letter: Sunset Drive residents also experiencing "rust-colored" water

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Note: The attachment is located at the bottom of this story.

The attachment contains a copy of a letter addressed to Eric Fulcomer, President of the Bluffton Village Council dated March 3, 2011; a letter in response dated March 25, 2011 to Elfrieda Ramseyer from President Fulcomer and the official petition presented to the Bluffton Village Council through the Utility Committee composed of Dave Steiner and Jerry Cupples on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.


Relay for Life committee thanks sponsors, volunteers


On behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bluffton, we would like to thank the many people who helped with our birthday celebration.

The teams did an outstanding job. Many thanks to Cut & Curl and Friends, Bluffton High School Track and Cross Country, Trinity Lutheran Church from Jenera, and DTR.

Their team leaders Lynda Best, Jerry Burkholder, Jean Ream, Kim Spallinger, Jody Logan and Hannah Chappel-Dick.


Thanks to everyone who helped in the sesquicentennial

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God smiled on our 2011 Bluffton Sesquicentennial. For nine days we had good weather and four years of work proved to be a very successful event.

Thank you to each and everyone who assisted our Sesquicentennial Committee.

Do you think in 150 years our successors will honor us as we have our ancestors? Hopefully we will prove worthy.

Beverly Amstutz
Director, Sesquicentennial Committee


Letter: Elm trees 50 years ago; ash trees today

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I've begun reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, a book that changed Dad's life. You might find this paragraph interesting:


Letter: Thank you letter carriers for help in food drive

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The Bluffton community can be proud of its mail carriers. Each year for the past several years, our local mail carriers who are members of the National Association of Letter and Rural Carriers have participated in the national Stamp Out Hunger Campaign.

On the second Saturday in May, our carriers not only deliver our mail, but pick up groceries that we leave on our doorsteps to be distributed to the needy in our area.


Letter: Sesquicentennial Committee will not sponsor raffle

Dear Business Owners:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Sesquicentennial Committee will not be able to sponsor the raffle.

If you wish to give out your designated gift, you may do so on your own terms. Thank you for your time and patience.

Beverly Amstutz
Terri Mullenhour


Letter: Interested in establishing employment car pools from Bluffton to other communities

Dear Icon:
I think it would be of great interest to your readers to post a section for people who would like to car pool from Bluffton to Lima. My wife and I both work in Lima and would look forward to car pooling with other individuals that wish to save money on the high cost of gas.

Robert Demeelweek