Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 10:56am
“The Song of Zechariah” is the focus of the Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Advent service at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera. The choir will sing “Praise to the Lord” and the church will be decorated for Christmas. Everyone is welcome as we hear how happy Zechariah was following the birth of his son John, who would go before the Lord to prepare the way for Him.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 10:35am
With smart phones at many people’s fingertips all day, every day, a generation of young people have grown up with access to information at all times. But has all that information lead to an increase in knowledge?
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 9:47am
At least one snow creature appeared in Bluffton following Sunday night's snowfall. This guy was seen on West Elm Street at the Bergstrand front yard. A few other sightings were reported on the Bluffton University Centenial Hall lawn.
The word the Icon received was that these snow people will return later this winter.(Jerry Maag photo)
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 9:13am
One of the most attention-grabbing polls on the Icon is the poll from last week (Dec. 1-5).
Our question concerned the village park pond. Sixty-eight viewers responded to the poll with 75 percent indicating an interest in keeping the pond. Fifteen person of those who responded said to fill it in. Two percent had no opinion.
Bluffton council, on recommendation of the village park board voted 5 to 1 on Dec. 5 to fill in the pond. Joe Sehlhorst voted against the measure to fill in the pond.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 5, 2016 - 5:36pm
A Main Street Bluffton business is ready for the next 50 area weddings.
Rachel Davis, owner of Studio Silhouette, 103 N. Main St., recently add 50 new wedding gowns to her shop’s inventory.
That’s not all.
The wedding gowns are part of over 230 new dresses and other clothing accessories coming to the shop this week, she says. In addition to a dress for the bride, additional inventory includes dresses for flower girls, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom.
The wedding gowns range from size 8 to 28 with prices from $200 to $1,500.
Experience the season in rural Bluffton-Pandora in the 1800s
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 5, 2016 - 4:25pm
The Bluffton Pandora Swiss Community Historical Society Christmas open house, “Christmas at the Homestead” is Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Schumacher Homestead.
The public is invited to tour the decorated 1843 house while snacking on homemade treats and listening to songs of the season.
Guests can watch food being prepared in the fireplace, hand dip a candle, play a game of checkers, string popcorn, shop in the gift shop and chat with staff about the history of the house and typical life in the 1840s.