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MJS 8 where are you?


We're guessing MJS are initials of the driver. But, for the 8, we don't know the meaning. We'll tell you this much: the plate is on a Buick. Viewers please help us identify this owner.

Chiles-Laman holds rememberance service Dec. 12

"The holidays can be a particularly difficult time to cope with the loss of a loved one and the Tree of Remembrance Memorial Service provides a forum in which families can come together to express their grief but also find peace for years to come," said Gordon Diller of Chiles-Laman Funeral Home.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Centre at Bluffton, 601 N. Main St., Bluffton, Chiles-Laman Funeral Home will hold a Tree of Remembrance Memorial Service for persons who have lost a loved one this year or in years past.


State Senator Huffman visits university students

Matt Huffman, Ohio State Representative, 4th district, visited Bluffton University on Dec. 4 to give a lecture about social work, social welfare policy and political connections.

More than 60 social work students from three different classes were encouraged to think about Huffman's word of the day: perspective.

Dec. 1-7 temperatures

Weather report from Guy Verhoff, Pandora

Date Maximum temp. Minimum temp. Prec.

Dec. 1 53 32

Dec. 2 43 30 .45

Dec. 3 42 30 .05

Dec. 4 33 17

Dec. 5 24 15 trace

Lions Club seeks citizen of the year nominees

The Bluffton Lions Club is now accepting Citizen of the Year nominations. To get criteria guidelines and print the nomination forms go to and click on citizens of the year.

Please complete the form by last day of January and mail it to.

Richard Ramseyer, President
175 Sunset Drive
Bluffton, Ohio 45817

About the award

More letters to Santa

Note: Write a letter to Santa. Drop it in the special box in the Bluffton Post Office lobby. The Icon will print your letter. The Bluffton Senior Citizens will send a response from Santa (provided you include a mailing address).

Dear Santa

I've been good this year. How have you been? I'm sure you are good. I would like a skateboard, a new helmet, pads, a tech deck (my other one's broken),and a Julie Albright doll. I would also like a turtle webkinz. Tell the elves "hi" for me.


Reagan Mittendorf