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October 20, 2016


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Poetic License

The Icon spotted "CHEER 63" in the Ada school parking lot in September. Look for it in a white Chevy Traverse LTE. Does it belong for a former cheerleader born in 1963? That's our best guess.

Do you have an interesting license plate? Send a photo to info@blufftonicon.com. Don't forget to tell us the plate's meaning.

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Vanity Plates

Birth date or zip code


We caught this plate in front of the Shannon Theatre during an afternoon movie matinee. Is it the driver's birth date, or is it a zip code from the west coast?


The K stands for Kathy

We've searched for this one

We've knew this one existed, but never had a camera on us when we spotted it, until now. BRAUEN K translates to Kathy Brauen.



Diller, Dunifon, Doty, Dukes?

Assuming these are initials do they belong to a Diller, Dunifon, Doty, Downey, Dukes, Dyck or Dunlap? We don't know the answer, except that the driver lives in Allen County.


The year was 1973

We know this much: PK lives in Hancock County. What we don't know is this: was PK born in 1973 or is PK a 1973 graduate of Cory-Rawson?


A Wyandot County Mason


We found this plate in the parking lot of Community Market. Must be a Mason from Wyandot County.


Could be a street address

445 WS

We've never seen this plate before. Looks like a street address and the resident of the house has the initials WS. That's our best guess.


Detour to where?


Sometimes you can figure out license plate meanings by initials, or numbers, but this one's curious. What does it mean? We're working on it but aren't getting anywhere.


Could this be a sentence?


Certainly this is one of the longest cryptic license plates that we've ever seen. Any viewer who knows its meaning, please share it with us.


Icon supporter of the year

Lucia Unrau Icon supporter of the year

Lucia Unrau was selected as the first-ever Bluffton Icon Supporter of the Year award. The selection committee had a difficult decision-making process. Several worthy supporters were also in the running, including Jodi Diller (first runner-up) and Bev Amstutz (second runner-up). Lucia will receive a free cup of coffee from the Common Groups and a 15-minutes with interview later in January.


North Carolina on Albert Street

NC plate on Albert Street

Among the many Christmas weekend guests to Bluffton was the driver of this vehicle parked in a driveway on Albert Street. The NC plate promotes the Blue Ridge Parkway, a major tourist feature on the western portion of the state.