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Scott Hoff

October 24, 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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But, which Stechschulte?


This plate may be viewed near the elementary school during school days. Okay, our guess is Stechschulte. But, which one? Viewers, help solve this one, please.


ONU plate in front of BHS

ONU plate

An Ohio Northern University plate on a vehicle parking on College Avenue across from Bluffton High School can only mean that the plate belongs to Steve Simon.


So, who is grandma?


If we read this plate correctly it states "Love you grandma." So, who is grandma? Viewers, please help us out.


This one's pretty cryptic


Ask Greg Moser about his license plate. We did. When he was a captain in the Air Force in Viet Nam he served in a group with a code name "Igloo White." Thus, his license plate.


Beaver street address

JR 136

Now we know Jim Raabe's address: It's 135 Beaver Street. You'll find this plate parked near Bluffton High School on school days and also weekends. He's the BHS athletic director.


It's a Hancock County plate

D 301 J

All we can tell you about this plate is the obvious: It's owner lives in Hancock County. The photo was taken in Bluffton. Any ideas?


We've seen this one around town


Sorry, we can't recall where this plate was shot. We've seen it various places around town. Any clues from readers to its meaning will be helpful.



LIL YELO is just what it says it is: It's a little yellow Chevy. We found it in the Riley Court parking lot. Viewers please help us identify the owner.


Street number 493

494 YZ

Once upon a time in Bluffton you could identify a driver's residence by the number on the license plate. This driver, now a resident of Mennonite Memorial Home, once had an address of 493 __________ St., Bluffton. Viewers help us out as to the owner of this plate.


James Bond in Bluffton?

MJ 008

Our only clue is that this plate is on a vehicle in the Bren-Dell parking lot at Bluffton University. We cannot comment on whether 007 has a meaning we aren't allowed to discuss. Viewers please help us identify the driver.