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October 23, 2017

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Burrell council interview

Sean  Burrell is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Sean Burrell, 105 Magnolia Lane

Why are you seeking a seat on the council and why should someone vote for you?
I am seeking reelection because I enjoy it and think I bring a no nonsense viewpoint to the issues.

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Cupples council interview

Jerry Cupples is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Jerry Cupples, 122 Richland Drive

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Kingsley council interview

Mitch Kingsley is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Mitchell Kingsley, 313 Campus Drive

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Miller council interview

Ralph Miller is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Ralph Miller, 126 N. Jackson Street

Why are you seeking a seat on the council and why should someone vote for you?
I want to continue to move Bluffton forward in the right direction. Not being a Bluffton native I approach each situation with an open mind and an unbiased opinion.

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Pinks council interview

Tony Pinks is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Tony Pinks, 138 Riley Street

Why are you seeking a seat on the council and why should someone vote for you?
To help restore the image of the town government. If you vote for me, I promise to work for the tax payers – not against them

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10 candidates seek 4 spots on Bluffton council

Here's their views of several village issues

Village of Bluffton voters will choose four of 10 candidates on the Nov. 7 ballot. Those elected have four-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Four incumbents are Sean Burrell, Ralph Miller, Phill Talavania and Roger Warren.

Also seeking seats are Jerry Cupples, Tony Pinks, Mitch Kingsley, David Steiner Benjamin Stahl and Deborah Weihrauch.

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Steiner council interview

David Steiner is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• David Steiner, 409 S. Main Street

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Talavinia council interview

Phill Talavinia is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Phil Talavinia, 311 Jared Circle

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Warren council interview

Roger Warren is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with Warren follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Roger Warren, 499 Cherry Street

Note: Mr. Warren provided the following information rather than answering the candidate questionnaire.

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Lions eye screen 230 area youth

Bluffton Lions Ed Yeager (pictured), Tom Edwards, Elaine Harris, Arliss Plaugher and Barbara Plaugher along with Don Hostetler’s wife, Joyce, helped to examine children at the beginning of the school year in several area schools.

Students examined were at Bluffton Elementary, Allen East Elementary, Hilty Home Day Care, Bluffton Pre-School and the County Line Day Care facility in Bluffton.

A total of 230 children were screened with 17 children failing the screening test. Failed screens are referred to parents for follow-up with their local eye doctor.

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