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March 18, 2019

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Greetings from the Today Show

Hey, we recognize those two

If you watched the Today Show this morning, you might have caught two familiar faces.

Jerry and Julia Szabo of Bluffton were among the new year's eve morning throng  awaiting to be panned by the NBC cameras. Jerry informed the Icon earlier this week of their plan. He said that he and Julia hoped to be in line at the NBC studio by 5 a.m.

Looks like they made it.

Asked if we should watch for them in Times Square when the ball drops, he replied: "No way." Adding that most of those people show up around noon.





Dwain Leiber came out of retirement in December

Just for the month - or just for the fun of it

Dwain Leiber came out of retirement in December – just for the month – or maybe, just for the fun of it.

Tom Dotson, who purchased Leiber Garage, 130 Vance St., from Duane in 2017, needed experienced help this month and he knew where to turn.

During December, the garage offers an $18.95 oil change special, and, well, the phone went off the hook with appointment requests.

Ente Dwain.

So, Dwain returned and as of the morning of Dec. 26 he has already changed oil on 140 vehicles.


Christmas thoughts from Bluffton seconds grader in 2009

Golden holiday oldiest from the Icon's vault

The Icon opened its Christmas vault. Out dropped Christmas thoughts from Bluffton second graders in Bev Stockman's class from 2009. We hope you enjoy the following:


BHS grad Eli Leader recipient of "Impact Teacher Award"

Groundskeeper at Salt Brook School, New Jersey

Reprinted from TAPinto.net - You don’t have to be a teacher in order to positively impact students’ lives.

The New Providence, N.J., school board  presented its second Impact Teacher Award to Eli Leader, groundskeeper at Salt Brook School, on Dec. 13.

Leader, a Bluffton High School graduate, is son of Don and Ann Leader of Bluffton.

He was recognized for his role in addressing students concern over a missing tree and helping students to find a solution for their dilemma.


Did you live in Lincoln Hall?

Tell the Icon viewers what you remember

With the razing of Lincoln Hall on the Bluffton University campus, the Icon invites viewers who lived there to offer some stories or recollections. Send to: info@blufftonicon.com. Here are four:

I lived in Lincoln Hall my first year as a freshman 1971 and as a senior in 1975. Even when it was known as a rather dirty, loud, study free dorm. It was always so centrally located on campus and was the closest dormitory to the gymnasiums.


Meet Danielle Novak, BHS December student of the month

She hopes to major in neuroscience or linguistics

Danielle Novak, a junior, is the Bluffton High School December student of the month.

She is a member of Art Club, Latin Club, Student Senate and is on the Academic Team. She received "Best in the Class" awards in English and Latin (two separate times), and also one in Science, History and Art. She has received a Gold Medal for the National Latin Exam three years in a row. Danielle is also a member of the BHS soccer team.